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, Gitit Rosenfeld-Berger and Klara Fonarov. 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, in a creative and original manner 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 in order to provide its clients the best, fastest and most efficient service.
Integrated legal counsel according to a broad business approach – In order to provide ongoing counsel for the clients’ business activities, the firm’s partners are involved on a daily basis 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 – 25 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 a 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 – 19 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. Gitit Rosenfeld-Berger – LL.B., Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Member of Israel Bar Association since 2007. Adv. Rosenfeld-Berger specializes in commercial litigation as well as in contract, corporate, energy, retail and wholesale, administrative and constitutional law, real estate and tenders. She counsels complex negotiations and handles varied commercial transactions, and has particular expertise in energy and infrastructure law, as well as in retail commerce.
Adv. Klara Fonarov – LL.B., LL.M. (with honors), Tel Aviv University. Member of the Israeli Bar Association since 2012. Adv. Fonarov specializes 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 a special expertise in municipal law (municipal property law).
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.
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 pertaining to 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.