Meital Malkiel Wertheim specialises in dispute resolution with a strong focus on construction, infrastructure, company law and contractual and real estate-related disputes.

Meital has extensive experience assisting global and local clients on a wide range of infrastructure projects, tenders and civil engineering matters.

She provides legal advice throughout all stages of the project (including strategic contractual advice during the course of a project), and handles dispute management when necessary. Meital has a strong track record resolving complex disputes arising from the construction of infrastructure and energy projects. She is seasoned in a wide range of dispute resolution methods, including: negotiation, mediation, expert determination, arbitration and court proceedings. These dispute resolution activities span a wide range of matters, including: tenders, construction disputes, cost overruns, termination of EPC contracts, functional performance of project facilities, construction, design defects and general contractual issues.

Meital’s clients include a broad range of international and domestic contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, property owners, landlords, tenants and joint venture partners.

Prior to joining S. Horowitz & Co. in 2009, Meital worked in the Criminal Division at the State Attorney’s Office.  She also worked in the Legal Department of the Knesset.


Languages: EnglishHebrew
Admissions: Israel Bar, 2009
Education: LL.M., Tel Aviv University cum laudeLL.B., Hebrew University of Jerusalem


  • Representing Minrav Engineering and Construction Ltd. in its successful petition against the outcome of a tender issued by Israel Railways Ltd. Meital demonstrated to the court that the successful bidder had misrepresented its capabilities to perform the tender requirements in its bid submission. As a result, the court disqualified the initial tender winner and awarded the tender, valued at NIS 170 million, to the client.
  • Representing Minrav Engineering and Construction Ltd. in a dispute (with a claim in excess of NIS 300 million as well as a counter-claim) against the Rambam Hospital regarding the construction of new buildings and an underground parking facility for the hospital. Meital, successfully obtained injunctions against the execution of the bank guarantees by the
  • Representing Minrav Infrastructure in complex disputes with the Beer Sheva Sewage Corporation regarding financial claims and the corporation’s demand to remove Minrav. The court rejected the Sewage Corporation’s claims outright, and an arbitration agreement was reached guaranteeing the retention of Minrav’s rights.
  • Representing a leading international company in the preparation and submission of a proposal for a large complex tender for the design and construction of the Green Line, one of the three lines in the Tel Aviv Light Rail Project published by NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd.
  • Representing Solel Boneh Infrastructures in its claim against Cross-Israel Highway with regard to disputes arising in the NIS 250 million construction of new stage of the highway near Beer Sheva.
  • Representing Magnezi Infrastructure Ltd. in a successful petition to the Supreme Court to set aside the award of a tender issued by Arim, a government-owned company, for the construction of waste management and recycling facilities in Dimona with an estimated project value of NIS 60 million. This case has now become the leading case regarding setting priorities between the Accountant General’s guidelines for assessing bids on government procurement contracts and regulations promulgated under the Mandatory Tenders Law
  • Representing MMM Landfill Enterprises (which belongs to the Taavura Group and the Veridis Group) in legal proceedings against the Israel Land Administration regarding rights in respect of the Ganei Hadas landfill.
  • Representing a number of defendants in a class action valued at hundreds of millions of NIS brought in connection with the issuance of a promissory note against the deposit of funds with a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers, backed by a Lehman Brothers guarantee. The plaintiffs claimed that material information regarding the imminent collapse of Lehman Brothers had been withheld from them.


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