Senior Partner, Executive Member
|Fields:||Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Energy, Real Estate Law, Planning and Construction, Antitrust Law, Local Authorities, Representation and Appearances in Court, Arbitration.|
|Position:||Senior Partner, Executive Member|
|Seniority in position:||38 Years|
|Military (res.):||Major, Engineering Corp|
What are the significant strengths of the firm in your eyes?
S. Horowitz has been providing legal services since 1921. Throughout the years, the firm has grown and developed, acquired know-how, experience, expertise and professionalism while at all times maintaining the utmost devotion to its clients, all of which traits position it as a leader in its field and as a top tier Israeli law firm.
The firm provides legal services in almost every area of commercial and civil law, so that the mere size of the firm and its specialization in various fields, make it a one-stop-shop in all the sectors in which it is involved, and, particularly, in litigation, an area in which the firm has been ranked first in recent years.
All of the firm's partners were formerly interns and associates, who grew and developed within the firm and, with their combined skills, expertise and specialization, have consolidated and entrenched their status and abilities in the various departments of the firm. This continuity and practice allows the firm to instill and maintain, in the best possible way, the firm's long-established traditions and values, and to integrate them into the legal work being performed on a daily basis
What are the main measures carried out recently that will lead to the strengthening of the firm in the coming years?
Beyond the firm's traditional areas of activities, S. Horowitz has in recent years expanded its practice to encompass the fields of real estate and the environment, and has reinforced its status in all aspects of intellectual property, in the fields of infrastructure, energy, real estate, corporations, banking and finance, communications and taxation. We expect that these areas will continue to attract a significantly higher volume of activities, and will increase in the coming years. For many years, our firm has been, and continues to be, the sole Israeli member of Lex Mundi, an organization comprising the world's largest firms with representatives in more than 160 countries.
What are the firm's main challenges in the coming years?
The firm's main challenges are to maintain its professionalism and high level of legal services in all of the areas in which it engages. The core foundation of the firm's activities is its unique human capital, and the main challenge is to continue to nurture and promote it, while maintaining the special and warm atmosphere that is prevalent in the firm.
What advice would you offer to a young lawyer who is starting out?
A young lawyer must remember that there are no "shortcuts" and only perseverance, investment and hard work will bring about the desired results. The skills[, knowledge and firsthand experience] that are acquired at the start of a career will accompany a lawyer throughout his or her professional life.
It is recommended that every young lawyer take advantage of the early years to learn and equip himself or herself with the proper, high quality and efficient work tools in all aspects related to an attorney's work and profession.
What is important to remember even in difficult times?
Throughout the nine decades in which the firm has been providing legal services, its captains had the know-how and foresight to steer the ship to safe shores and to bring about the firm's continued prosperity, growth and development, while preserving its unique character at all times. The practice that allowed this was, and still is, to continue to adhere to the values on which the firm was established and based [but to nonetheless be aware of the ever-changing growth and development in technology, industry and all other business sectors and to adapt accordingly]. Our role, therefore, is to ensure that this practice [and combination of old and new, tradition and diversity] is passed on to the younger generation.