Overview

Noam Zamir is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of the firm. He has extensive experience representing international and Israeli clients of the firm before the entire range of Israeli courts (including the Supreme Court), as well as before arbitration tribunals, in high value and complex commercial disputes.

Noam’s practice includes cross-border disputes, public company and private company shareholder disputes, shareholder derivative actions, class actions, insolvency related litigation, general commercial disputes and large contentious inheritance-related matters. Clients of the firm whom he advises include private and public companies, financial institutions and high net worth individuals.

Noam joined S. Horowitz & Co. in 2008 as an associate having previously interned in the Supreme Court as a clerk for the Honourable Supreme Court Justice, Asher Grunis.

Languages: EnglishHebrew
Admissions: Israel Bar, 2008
Education: Tel Aviv University, LL.B., summa cum laude (first in class), Rector's List (twice) and Dean's List, 2007Tel Aviv University, B.A. (Accountancy) magna cum laude, and the Dean's List, 2007Noam completed both degrees under full scholarship in a special program for outstanding students.

Experience

A selection of Noam’s recent cases includes representation of:

  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., in defending several high-profile and high-value cases filed against it and estimated at billions of dollars, including: motions to approve class actions, derivate actions and motions seeking the inspection of documents. Noam successfully represented Teva in defending: a motion seeking an inspect documents related to a distribution of dividends made by it; a motion to certify a claim as a class action related to an alleged bribery affair; and other several motions requesting the inspection of documents
  • IDB Development Ltd. in its successful defence of a petition to certify a claim as a class action in an amount exceeding NIS billion, in which claims were raised concerning the sale of Clal Holdings Insurance Ltd, as well as other claims related to two rights issues
  • Israel Insurance Association (RA), whose members comprise most of the insurers operating in Israel, in the successful submission of a petition against the Commissioner of Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings Division within the Israeli Ministry of Finance, opposing the large-scale reform in the automobile compulsory insurance branch that was contemplated by the Commissioner
  • One of Israel’s largest law firms (accorded a Tier 1 ranking), in a professional liability suit
  • AIG Europe Ltd and AIG Europe (Services) Ltd in several high-profile class actions relating to misleading details that were allegedly included in the prospectus published by Urbancorp Inc. prior to its issuance of bonds
  • Controlling shareholders of a bank in their successful defence of a lawsuit filed against them by certain shareholders, related to the rights of the minority shareholders
  • Energean Israel Limited and Energean Holdings E&P Limited, in a claim filed against them and other related companies and officers, by Tsabar Group, which is controlled by Mr. Beny Steinmetz, estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars, within the ambit of which the Tsabar Group is seeking to obtain a share or an interest in the project related to the Karish and Tanin gas reservoirs
  • Doron Ofer in connection with an inheritance dispute relating to the estate of Yuli Ofer, the assets of which include a controlling interest in one of Israel’s largest banks and a controlling interest in one of Israel’s largest real estate companies
  • Doron Ofer, as a director in Ofer Investments Ltd., in an action filed to compel the company to provide him with documents and information requested by him
  • Club Hotel, and B.A.T. (Management) 2004 Ltd. in a major shareholder dispute, which included, inter alia, a derivative action filed against Queenco Leisure International Ltd. and others regarding alleged theft of a business opportunity, and also an action filed regarding decisions unlawfully accepted in the general shareholders meeting of Dasharta Holdings Ltd.
  • An Italian conglomerate in a claim of debt filed by it within the framework of liquidation proceedings being conducted in respect of S. Dunhill General Industries Ltd.
  • Balram Chainrai and Kital Holdings Ltd. In legal proceedings initiated by them against the businessman Arkady Gaydamak, including bankruptcy proceedings
  • The Swiss subsidiary of a major Israeli bank in several actions regarding questions of jurisdiction clause and forum non conveniens
  • The liquidator of a company located in the British Virgin Islands in proceedings in connection with a letter of request for the collection of information and documents, which dealt with precedential questions

Other Activities

Noam was the recipient of a grant from the Wolf Foundation.

While a law student, he was a member of the editorial board of Tel Aviv University’s Law Review: ‘Iunei Mishpat’.

Noam regularly lectures on corporate law and publishes articles in the financial papers about civil litigation. In addition, Noam published pioneering article about the role of provisional reliefs within cross border litigation in one of Israel most prestigious law reviews. Another article written by him about derivative actions is forthcoming in a book honouring Justice Grunis.

 

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