Ehud (Udi) Arzi is a patner in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group and serves as Chairman of the Board of the firm. He represents prominent international and domestic clients in a variety of industries, and specilizes in highly complex commercial litigation cases.
Udi also has unique expertise in representing commercial banks, including all of Israel’s major banks, investment banks, hedge funds, financial institutions, insurance companies, export credit agencies, mezzanine funds and credit card companies on contentious issues relating to investment banking, derivatives and other financial products, hedging, bribery, fraud, criminal and regulatory investigations, problem loans, work-outs, restructuring, insolvency, insurance and defamation claims.
Among his clients –
- SMET-Belgian infrastructure company
- Port of Ashdod – the largest port in Israel
- Plus500 -an online merchant arena.
- Schindler World Elevator Company
- The Ponevez Yeshiva
Described by Chambers Global as being “a terrific barrister”, his litigation skills have been recognized by the main legal directories where he has been ranked a leader in his field.
Udi also advises financial institutions on risk management and regulatory issues arising from the promotion, offering and sale of complex investment products. He has advised many financial institutions in contentious and non-contentious matters arising out of the local impact of the global credit crisis, including the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Udi has often acted on many high-profile matters and has acted for one of the main secured creditors in connection with the corporate rehabilitation proceedings (the local equivalent to the US Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Code) of Israel’s largest conglomerate, IDB Holdings Ltd.
Udi is often appointed by the courts to act as arbitrator or mediator.
Udi also lectures on Administrative Law and teaches litigation practice, including the drafting of pleadings and advocacy skills within the framework of the Israel Bar Association’s advanced legal studies program for qualified lawyers.