Patrick Benzimra


Real Estate, Planning and Construction Department

Adv. Benzimra is a partner and Head of the European Clientele Practice within the Real Estate, Planning and Construction Department.

Adv. Benzimra specializes in providing legal-commercial counsel to Israeli and European corporations as well as private foreign investors in the fields of real estate, commercial law and more, particularly in relation to investments in Israeli commercial and residential real estate and other transactions in Israel.

Adv. Benzimra possesses significant experience in real estate investments and investments in Israeli corporations by foreign commercial entities. Over the years, Adv. Benzimra advised a broad variety of European clients in their commercial activity in Israel, including real estate, aviation, tourism, hotels, telecommunications and retail. He is one of the most experienced attorneys in Israel with regard to advising French-speaking clientele, and maintains close ties with leading Paris-based law firms.

In addition, Adv. Benzimra represents foreign corporations in private arbitration proceedings relating to civil and commercial disputes, before all courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court.

Adv. Benzimra also is an expert in representing clients in relation to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Abduction Convention), as well as complex, cross border estates.

Among Adv. Benzimra’s clients are foreign embassies and governments, foreign airlines, telecommunication companies, private foreign investors and more.


LL.M., University of Nice (Sophia Antipolis), France, 1990

LL.B., University of Nice (Sophia Antipolis), France, 1988

Bar Admission

Israel Bar Association, 1993

Israeli Notary, 2005

Representative Work

Government of France

Representing the French Government in real estate transactions in Israel.

Air France

Ongoing counsel and representation to French airline Air France.

Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A. (Alitalia)

Ongoing counsel and representation to Italian airline Alitalia.

Golan Telecom Ltd.

Ongoing counsel and representation to telecommunications company Golan Telecom.

Various Clients

Representing various clients in the acquisition of hotels, retirement homes and commercial areas across Israel.