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.