Overview

Evyatar is a partner and member of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of the firm, and has extensive experience in acting for clients on a broad range of civil and contractual matters. Evyatar’s practice focuses on acting for clients in complex high value disputes in the real estate, energy, construction, telecommunication and media sectors.

Evyatar also advises on administrative law and is a skilled litigator in defending, challenging and seeking to set aside regulatory and ministerial decisions before the full range of Israel’s administrative and civil courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court and the Court for Administrative Affairs.

Evyatar is highly experienced in acting for clients that operate in the fuel and energy sector and, particularly, in representing energy companies before the State Comptroller and the relevant regulators, including in connection with civil disputes.

Evyatar has successfully represented numerous public bodies and other audited bodies before the State Comptroller, the outcome of which led to a significantly softened version of the relevant draft reports and the deletion of problematic statements and recommendations from those reports.

Evyatar also has considerable experience in acting for clients in the real estate/land use sector and, particularly, in representing companies tasked with organizing and managing purchasing groups, and has successfully advised, supported and provided guidance to these clients in connection with disputes related to real estate projects intended to be embarked upon, launched and developed by the relevant purchasing groups.

Evyatar’s portfolio of clients includes, inter alia, public and privately held companies, government companies, diverse public bodies, prominent public officials and institutions of higher education, on whose behalf he provides representation on a broad spectrum of matters falling within his specialist practice area.

Evyatar joined S. Horowitz & Co. in 2005, where he completed his internship and qualified as an Israeli practitioner.

Languages: EnglishHebrew
Admissions: Israel Bar, 2006
Education: Haifa University, LL.B., summa cum laude and the Dean’s List, (2005)

Experience

Evyatar’s experience includes representation of:

  • The Israel Electric Corporation Ltd. (“The IEC”), in numerous disputes including: with respect to land use, in a high value claim against a major multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate as well as a former director; in disputes with local and international suppliers regarding the natural gas pipeline construction project; and in disputes concerning several contracts entered into with major engineering companies, who demanded that the contracts be set aside in order to enable them to achieve better terms and conditions than those agreed to in the contracts
  • The IEC (and other audited bodies) in multiple proceedings against the State Comptroller relating to a broad array of matters and accompanying the IEC and its board of directors at all hearings and in all proceedings
  • The Paz Group in several multi-million dollar commercial and antitrust disputes, including a long-running dispute between Paz, the owner of approximately 300 fuel stations throughout Israel, and some of its petrol station operators.
  • The New General Labour Union, the largest employee organisation in Israel and its Central Election Commission, in various constitutional and administrative law matters concerning the organisations’s by-laws, including the appointment of a stand-in chairman
  • Minhal Megurim Israel Ltd., a real estate company, specializing in the setting up, development and management of large scale projects and a leader of purchasing groups in Israel, in high-value civil and administrative proceedings.
  • Braun & Sons Ltd., which operates, inter alia, an animal food blends factory, in various proceedings, including administrative proceedings before the Administrative Court and in negotiations with the relevant local authority and the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
  • Cim Lustigman Enterprises & Construction Ltd., owned by the Canadian Metrontario Group, in principled disputes, including a claim for US $30 million filed against it by, among others, the Custodia de Terra Santa (the Custody of the Holy Land), the largest religious Order in the Catholic Church in the Middle East, concerning the client’s real estate development project in Jerusalem’s French Hill suburb
  • Sharbiv Ltd., a privately held company specialising in the construction of housing and large scale infrastructure, in proceedings instituted against the Israel Land Administration and the Municipality of Haifa for compensation for loss suffered as a result of delay in transferring ownership in certain prime real estate to the client
  • Delek Power Stations Ltd., a contractor and operator of power stations, in various contractual disputes with desalination plants on whose behalf Delek provides electricity and with the State of Israel (the Water Desalination Administration)
  • Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH of Germany, a group and holding company of providers of naval vessels, surface ships and submarines, in its dispute with the Industrial Cooperation Authority, a division within the Ministry of Economy and Industry, on the issue of offset procurement as undertaken by the company.
  • Helicon Records in disputes with several leading Israeli musical performers concerning allegations of mismanagement and fraud.

Other Activities

During his law studies, Evyatar served as a member of the editorial board of Haifa University’s Law Review: Law & Government (Mishpat Umimshal).

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