Commercial and International Litigation Department
Adv. Zvi Bar-Nathan is the Head of the Commercial and International Litigation Department and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Adv. Bar-Nathan is a renowned expert in the various fields of commercial litigation and handles litigation in the civil-commercial field, including in the fields of corporate law, contract law, banking law, communications, libel, tender law, and more.
Adv. Bar-Nathan is involved in a prominent share of the complex commercial disputes held in Israel, and possesses extensive experience in the representation of clients in international disputes. Among others, Adv. Bar-Nathan represents foreign plaintiffs and respondents in legal proceedings in Israel, represents clients in enforcement proceedings of foreign verdicts and of international arbitration, assists foreign entities to receive temporary and permanent verdicts against Israeli entities, and represents Israeli plaintiffs and respondents in legal proceedings held abroad.
Adv. Bar-Nathan possesses unique expertise relating to alternative dispute resolution, including complex arbitration and mediation, with an emphasis on international commercial-business arbitration involving public figures and prominent businesspeople. In 2012, Adv. Bar-Nathan was appointed as a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC) and as the Head of the International Arbitration Committee of ICC Israel. In July 2016, Adv. Bar-Nathan was admitted as a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) arbitration panel. Adv. Bar-Nathan is the sole Israeli panel member of the SIAC.
Among others, Adv. Bar-Nathan possesses significant reputation relating to sensitive commercial disputes in the family law field, which involve significant capital and assets. Adv. Bar-Nathan represents high net worth individuals in complex personal status and inheritance disputes, including commercial disputes relating to family law and estates.
Adv. Bar-Nathan's extensive experience and significant expertise in the international arbitration field is consistently recognized by international guides, including The Legal 500 and Expert Guides, which rank him as one of the leading attorneys in the field.
As part of his public activities, Adv. Bar-Nathan has served as the Head of the Legislative Committee on Contract Law in the Israel Bar Association, as a judge at the Israel Bar Association's Disciplinary Regional Tribunal and National Tribunal, and as the Chairman of the New Codification Committee of the Israel Bar Association. In addition, Adv. Bar-Nathan lectures at various academic institutions, including Tel Aviv University and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.
LL.M. (cum laude), Cambridge University, England, 1990
LL.B. (cum laude), Tel Aviv University, 1988
Israel Bar Association, 1990