Zvi Bar-Nathan


Head Commercial and International Litigation Department

Adv. Bar-Nathan is Chairman of the firm and Head of the Commercial and International Litigation Department, and a member of the 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, positions he held until 2018. In July 2016, Adv. Bar-Nathan was admitted as a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) arbitration panel. Adv. Bar-Nathan serves as an arbitrator in numerous complex local and international arbitrations.

Among others, Adv. Bar-Nathan possesses significant reputation relating to sensitive proprietary disputes in the family law field which involve capital and assets. In this capacity, Adv. Bar-Nathan represents high net worth individuals in complex personal status and inheritance disputes.

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, as well as a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC in Paris (as stated above) and Head of the Arbitration Committee of the Israel Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Adv. Bar-Nathan lectures at various academic institutions.


LL.M. (cum laude), Cambridge University, England, 1990

LL.B. (cum laude), Tel Aviv University, 1988

Bar Admission

Israel Bar Association, 1990

"An excellent strategist in complex litigation."

The Legal 500 | 2022

"A go-to lawyer for international arbitration cases."

The Legal 500 | 2022

"A great lawyer with a wonderful mind… widely experienced in the international field."

The Legal 500 | 2020

"Notable for his handling of civil and commercial litigation for a variety of multinational clients."

Chambers & Partners | 2018

"An intelligent lawyer with a pristine reputation in the international arbitration field."

Chambers & Partners | 2018