About Bar-Kahan, Zigenlaub & Co.
Bar-Kahan, Zigenlaub & Co. is a law firm whose partners have outstanding reputations and extensive experience in the fields of civil and commercial law. The firm specializes in commercial litigation in all courts of law and provides counsel to corporations and businesspeople in all areas of civil-commercial law. The firm represents leading companies in different sectors (including energy and infrastructure, industry, commerce, retail, Construction Companies, Tourism, high-tech, and entrepreneurs), and handles complex litigation cases in every field of civil law. The firm represents and counsels corporations and businesspeople in Israel and abroad in their ongoing business pursuits, as well as in complex business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, and lawsuits in various courts of law (litigation).
About the Firm
Bar-Kahan, Zigenlaub & Co. is a boutique law firm comprising approximately 11 lawyers, four of whom are partners. The firm’s current partners are Dr. Roy Bar-Kahan, Israel Zigenlaub, Klara Fonarov, and Tzvi Schwartz. The firm is located in the Azrieli Center (Square Tower, 26th floor), Tel Aviv.
Professional Distinction and Values
Professionalism, excellence, and creativity – The firm specializes in personal and personalized treatment for each client, in complex legal proceedings that require the highest level of professionalism, creatively and originally and according to the specific circumstances of each case.
Availability, commitment, and dedication – One of the firm’s core values is its full commitment and dedication to its clients. Its legal staff is always available and the firm is committed to expending every effort to provide its clients the best, fastest and most efficient service.
Integrated legal counsel according to a broad business approach – To provide ongoing counsel for the clients’ business activities, the firm’s partners are involved daily in their clients’ strategic business plans. This involvement provides added value and helps clients move forward with business activities in a complex legal environment while avoiding legal risks.
About the Partners
Adv. Dr. Roy Bar-Kahan – 26 years of experience in complex litigation and supporting companies and individuals in all aspects of commercial law, and a member of the Israel Bar Association since 1994. LL.B. LL.M. and J.S.D. from the Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. Dr. Bar-Kahan is an expert in litigation and counseling companies and individuals in commercial law, contract law, corporate law, real estate transactions, liquidations and receivership, creditor settlements, bankruptcies, labor law, and municipal law – with special expertise in banking and guarantees. Dr. Bar-Kahan frequently lectures at Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, IDC Herzliya and the College of Management. He also lectures at the Institute for Advanced Judicial Studies, the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, the Ministry of Justice and the Israel Bar Association (courses and training seminars on business law, contract law, banking law, guarantees, collateral, and deeds). He is a mediator and a member of the Israeli Arbitration Institute; former chairperson of the Property Tax and Compensation Fund Appeals Committee, Jerusalem; and author of the books “Guarantees” and “Guarantor Protection Laws,” and of many legal articles.
Adv. Israel Zigenlaub – 20 years of complex litigation experience and supporting individuals and companies in all aspects of commercial law. Member of the Israel Bar Association since 2000. LL.B. (with honors), Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University; interned at the Supreme Court. Adv. Zigenlaub specializes in commercial litigation in the following fields: contracts, corporate law, administrative and constitutional law, real estate and tenders. He is an expert negotiator who has handled a wide range of complex commercial transactions, including those involving administrative and regulatory authorities. He has particular expertise in the fields of energy and infrastructure and was a lecturer on contract law and the author of articles in legal journals.
Adv. Klara Fonarov – LL.B., LL.M. (with honors), Tel Aviv University. Member of the Israeli Bar Association since 2012. Adv. Fonarov specializes in litigation and supporting companies and individuals in commercial law, contracts law, corporate law, guarantees, banking, liquidation and receivership, creditor arrangements, and bankruptcies.
She also supports day-to-day corporate activities such as: drawing up contracts, reviews, negotiations, consultations during complex transactions, Labor law, etc. and she is experienced in representing clients in international transactions. Adv. Fonarov has special expertise in municipal law (municipal property law).
Adv. Tzvi Schwartz - LL.B, Bar-Ilan University. Member of the Israeli Bar Association since 2013. Adv. Schwartz specializes in commercial and civil litigation (including alternative dispute resolution) in a broad variety of commercial field such as contracts, securities, property, labor, and insolvency; various commercial transactions, incorporation and establishment of legal entities, investment agreement and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and counsel in regard to various aspects of the transactions; and on-going counsel to corporations and individuals.
Areas of Expertise
Commercial Litigation - Representing clients and managing complex legal disputes and proceedings in all fields of commercial law and in all courts of law, contract disputes, corporate disputes, various claims related to banking and guarantees, procedures related to infrastructure and various contracting projects, receivership and liquidation, class action suits, cases involving antitrust issues, administrative proceedings and real estate disputes, administrative and civil proceedings in the field of building planning and construction, worker disputes, municipal tax issues, etc.
Rehabilitation of companies - The firm has special expertise in stay of proceedings procedures and rehabilitation of companies under the new Insolvency and Rehabilitation Law.
Transactions and Business Procedures - Providing counsel and managing negotiations for different types of deals.
Corporate Legal Counsel - Ongoing legal/business counsel for corporations.
Energy and Infrastructure - The firm has special expertise in all legal issues about energy and infrastructure.
Antitrust - Representing leading corporations on issues related to antitrust issues. Banking, Mortgages, Guarantees, and Repayment.
Plans - The firm handles negotiations and debt restructuring with banks.
Retail Commerce - The firm represents both private and publicly-owned retail businesses in various negotiations and transactions.