Shapira Kafri Bar-Zik Advocates
White collar offenses and civil-commercial litigation
About Shapira Kafri Bar-Zik Advocates
Shapira Kafri Bar-Zik Advocates is a leading quality boutique firm, rated as one of the leading firms in Israel in white-collar offences and civil-commercial litigation. The firm was established in 2016 by three partners who are veterans of large and leading firms, in order to offer its clients a high-quality and highly available legal service, while maintaining a high professional standard, attention to details and a tight client-attorney relationship.
Shapira Kafri Bar-Zik Advocates has vast experience in handling crises while offering the client comprehensive solutions for his needs, both criminally (white-collar) and with civil law issues. The firm offers professional, thorough and in-depth consultations, while emphasizing a strategic, overall and creative manner of thinking, fully taking into account the client’s needs both short and long ranged. This also includes offering preliminary consultation in order to assist, in suitable contexts, in preventing legal disputes from arising. The firm represents clients both locally and globally, and among its clients one may find mega-corporations, public companies, key businessmen and public officials including ministers, Knesset members and mayors.
Since its establishment the firm has been dealing with the most significant white-collar cases in the Israeli public sphere and in complex litigation cases, including tens of millions of NIS in monetary suits. Alongside this activity the firm conducts pro-bono work which aligns with its ideology.
Commercial-Civil Litigation - The firm’s commercial-civil litigation department is run by Adv. Meirav Bar-Zik and Adv. Tal Shapira, both vastly experienced attorneys in the field. In commercial-civil litigation, the firm deals with various subjects, including monetary and contractual suits, business disputes, shareholder disputes, libel suits, derivative suits and more.
The firm represents both individual clients and corporations, at all instances and courts including arbitrations and mediations, as well as in conducting complex negotiations with public and government bodies. The firm specializes in complex shareholder disputes and offers its clients comprehensive legal guidance both inside the court room and outside it, while understanding the business needs and difficulties which arise in “dead end” situations. All this is to usher a creative, fast and effective solution.
White-Collar Offences - The firm’s white-collar department is run by Adv. Ariel Kafri and Adv. Tal Shapira, both vastly experienced attorneys in the field.
With respect to white-collar offences, the firm handles complex financial cases and offences related to businessmen and public officials, specifically securities related offences, anti-trust offences, money laundering offence, bribery, bribery involving a foreign public official, deceit and violation of trust, tax offences and negligent manslaughter offences. In this capacity, the firm handles the most pivotal and significant white-collar cases in Israel, including the representation of massive companies, senior managers, and leading businessmen. The firm represents companies and individual clients in white-collar offences of different natures and throughout the process, including consultation and guidance during investigations, representation in hearings, and conducting the legal proceedings. The firm has a unique expertise in representing elected officials and public servants, including ministers, Knesset members, mayors and other senior public servants in bribery, deceit and violation of trust offences and others.
In addition, the firm has a unique expertise in answering civil suits accompanying criminal proceedings, including embezzlement cases, civil suits leading to a criminal conviction and more.
Administrative Law - The firm has an expertise in administrative law, in which capacity it represents companies, political parties and individual clients in administrative motions to administrative courts and the High Court of Justice.
Liquidations and Insolvency - The firm has an expertise in liquidations and bankruptcies, including the representation of creditors, companies, position holders and shareholders in various insolvency proceedings. The firm also has an expertise in legal counsel during preliminary work for these kinds of proceedings, including advising position holders about their potential liability during insolvency proceedings.
Adv. Meirav Bar-Zik, a firm founder and a partner therein, holds an LL. B (cum laude) from Tel Aviv University and an LL. M (cum laude) from Tel Aviv University and Berkeley University. Adv. Bar-Zik holds vast experience in handling disputes in all fields of commercial and civil law, including shareholder disputes, contractual suits, derivative suits, administrative motions, libel suits and insolvency law. Adv. Bar-Zik is one of the authors of a book chapter dealing with insolvency law and director liability in Israel, published both in print and online:
International Insolvency - Group insolvency and directors’ duties, Thomson Reuters Legal Publication (Fourth edition, 2015).
Adv. Ariel Kafri, a firm founder and a partner therein, holds an LL. B from Tel Aviv University. Adv. Kafri holds vast experience in handling white-collar cases, beginning at guidance during investigations, through to hearings and conducting the legal proceedings. Adv. Kafri uniquely specializes in securities cases, anti-trust offences, and money laundering cases. In this capacity and field, Adv. Kafri represents mega-corporations and individual clients. In addition, Adv. Kafri uniquely specializes in civil suit representations accompanying criminal proceedings, including suits against position holders, embezzlement cases and more.
Adv. Tal Shapira, a firm founder and partner therein, holds an LL. B from Tel Aviv University. Adv. Shapira holds vast experience in handling cases in all fields of commercial and civil law as well as white-collar cases. Adv. Shapira uniquely specializes in offences attributed to elected officials, including bribery and deceit and violation of trust, in which capacity he represents ministers, Knesset members and mayors in the most pivotal and significant cases on the public daily agenda. In light of the firm’s success and its representation of high-profile clients, Adv. Shapira was noted by the Globes newspaper as a “future top attorney”, as part of a special project by the newspaper to celebrate the 2017 Independence Day, under the title “The Heirs”.
Group insolvency, consolidation of debt and directors' duties and liabilities in Israel, By Avraham Well, Meirav Bar-Zik & Meiran Sandelson, May 2015, Publication
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