Tax and Executive Compensation Department
Adv. Zeitoun is a partner in the Tax and Executive Compensation Department and specializes in import and export, indirect taxes, maritime and aviation law, international forwarding, and Intellectual Property, and also represents clients in complex litigation proceedings relating to these matters.
Adv. Zeitoun is considered as an expert in these fields, and provides his clients with comprehensive legal consul on a wide array of matters in the fields of customs and international trade, including providing professional opinions and conducting indirect tax planning; handling retroactive assessments; handling claims for return of excess tax; handling the verification of certificates of origin; advising on antidumping duties; obtaining tax rulings from the Customs Authority; advising on international trade agreements (Free Trade Areas and WTO-GATT Agreements); representation before import committees and financial sanctioning due to money laundering committees; and more.
In addition, Adv. Zeitoun represents clients in complex disputes relating to maritime law, aviation law and international forwarding, including claims regarding cargo damages and delays in their arrival, claims regarding professional negligence of various logistics entities, and various claims against insurers.
Adv. Zeitoun also provides ongoing counsel to his clients in inspections and investigations related to customs, money laundering, purchase tax, and violation of the import and export order.
Adv. Zeitoun advises on legislation and regulation proceedings in the import field and possesses extensive experience in collaborating with policy makers and enforcement authorities in the field.
Among Adv. Zeitoun's clients are Israel's leading importers, exporters, and industrialists, leading international companies, customs agents, international forwards, insurers and other entities which handle international trade and international forwarding.
Alongside his professional work, Adv. Zeitoun lectures on import and export matters before various professional and academic forums, and co-authored the book "Customs Law and Foreign Trade" with Adv. Avigdor Dorot, published by the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce.
LL.B., College of Management Academic Studies, 2002
B.A., Business Administration (Accounting), College of Management Academic Studies, 2002
Israel Bar Association, 2003