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Ofir Pozner specialises in all areas of non-contentious and contentious employment law, and is also a commercial litigator. His expertise includes employment litigation, in both individual and collective disputes, before the Regional and National Labor Courts and in alternative dispute resolutions such as arbitration. Ofir also specialises in advising on individual and collective employment terms, staff handbooks, termination of employment, redundancy, discrimination, grievances, whistleblowing, collective agreements, union recognition, , obtaining work permits and visas for expert foreign employees, and representing clients before the various governmental offices which enforce labour laws in Israel. Ofir’s expertise also includes advising on the employment aspects of commercial transactions, in particular venture capital and seed financing of technology based companies, mergers, acquisitions, business sales and transfers of undertakings.

Ofir’s clients include domestic and international clients from a wide range of industries, venture capital funds, investors, founders, government entities and foreign embassies in Israel as well as senior employees.

Ofir has extensive experience representing both private and state-owned companies in union-related and individual employee labour disputes. These have variously related to workplace conditions, collective agreements, termination and lay-off policies, severance entitlement, pensions, and other contractual issues. He has also handled sensitive cases relating to whether individual workers are to be considered independent contractors or employees. His expertise also includes the effectiveness and enforcement of restrictive covenants, particularly with regard to preventing former employees setting up competing businesses or working for competing entities.

Languages: EnglishHebrew
Admissions: Israel Bar, 2000
Education: College of Management, Rishon LeZion, LL.B., cum laude, (1995-1999)

Experience

  • Ofir advises a wide range of leading entities in connection with employment law and litigation. These include: Representing Hadassah Medical Organisation for many years in all ongoing employment matters, contentious and non-contentious, individual claims and collective bargaining and disputes, redundancies and reorganization.
  • Representing Haifa Port Company Ltd. including in personal and collective disputes, and applications for temporary measures against tenders and reorganizations, and other legal opinions.
  • Representing the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi) in employment claims and applications for temporary measures before the Labour Courts.
  • Representing Minrav Holdings Ltd. in ongoing matters of employment law and employment claims, including a petition to the High Court of Justice.
  • Representing Procter and Gamble Israel Ltd. in all aspects relating to employment relations and labour law, management of termination of employment in contentious situations.
  • Advising Final Group on ongoing matters of employment relations, including drafting of legal documents and legal opinions.
  • Representing the British Embassy, British Consulate and British Council for many years, on all aspects of labour law, including proceedings brought against them in relation to personal employment disputes in the labour courts, provided legal opinions and assisted them in drafting legal documents.
  • Representing Dubek Ltd. for many years, including on employment law litigation, both individual and collective disputes.
  • Advising com on all ongoing matters relating to employment law and employment relations.
  • Advising HCL Technologies Ltd. on providing a broad survey of Israeli employment law, and assisting in ongoing employment law matters including with respect to foreign company employees.
  • Advising Karnit – Road Accident Victims Compensation Fund (Statutory Authority) on matters relating to employment law, inter alia with respect to their special status as a public employer and a statutory authority.
  • Advising Brimag Systems Ltd., Brimag Service Ltd. and Brimag Digital Age on fundamental issues of labour law and preparation of legal opinions, as well as representing in litigation before the labour courts.
  • Advising Robert Bosch Technologies Israel Ltd. in employment law and issues arising from employment relations in their operations.
  • Representing Kodkod Ltd. in a precedent-setting employment law claim concerning employer liability.
  • Advising Aroma Espresso Bar Ltd. in matters of employment law, and providing legal opinions with respect to employment law related issues.
  • Advising Wobi Insurance Agency Ltd. on ongoing employment law related matters.
  • Advising Redwood International Sports on ongoing legal matters relating to employment law and employment agreements.
  • Advising Gitam BBDO Group, and its media, advertising and public relations companies on all employment law related matters.
  • Advising the Israel Academic College in Ramat Gan on collective employment law and proceedings on unionisation, bargaining and signing of a collective agreement.
  • Representing the Israel Cancer Association for many years, on all legal aspects related to labour relations.
  • Representing and advising Thomson Reuters Israel Limited on a raft of employment issues.
  • Advising Iscar Ltd. on ongoing matters relating to employment law.
  • Advising Advent International on the employment aspects of an agreement to acquire Forescout Technologies, Inc., in a complex global transaction which included different legal systems, multiple jurisdictions and various IP, antitrust and regulatory aspects.

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