Overview

Ran Feldman is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group, where he specialises in banking, financial services and investment banking related disputes.

Ran represents both Israeli and international clients in complex legal disputes and cases in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Law, including, inter alia, shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, class actions and insolvency proceedings.

Ran possesses broad knowledge and many years’ experience in providing specialist legal services and advice with the utmost integrity and professionalism. The litigation cases in which Ran is involved are diverse in scope and include class actions, derivative actions, shareholder disputes and commercial-contractual disputes in the areas of banking, officers’ liability, professional liability, securities, insurance and the like.

Ran also has rich experience in providing legal representation in relation to companies that are undergoing financial difficulties. In this context, Ran has been involved in some of the most highly complex and significant liquidation, bankruptcy, receivership and freeze on proceeding procedures ever conducted in Israel.  Further, Ran has for many years provided representation in proceedings that include dealing with complex corporate recovery and rehabilitation plans, the realisation of assets, the investigation of office holders, the filing of claims of debt and the submission of an array of applications as part of the insolvency process, all of these by representing the relevant creditor(s)/debtor(s) before the competent courts or regulatory bodies and by providing all accompanying, ancillary and ongoing support and advice as required throughout the proceedings.

Within the ambit of his engagement in this sector of law, Ran has represented and continues to represent both Israeli and foreign creditors, including leading Israeli banks and large international corporations located worldwide in insolvency-related cases in Israel.

In addition, coupled with his degree in economics, Ran is able to apply his knowledge and expertise in this specific area when advising clients on complex disputes involving finance, accountancy and tax-related issues that require, in addition to the necessary legal tools, forensic accounting skills.

Languages: EnglishHebrew
Admissions: Israel Bar, 2006
Education: LL.B cum laude and the Dean's List - Tel Aviv UniversityB.A. (Economics) - Tel Aviv University

Experience

  • Representing Bank Mizrahi Tefahot in corporate rehabilitation proceedings commenced against the IDB concern (formerly owned by Nochi Dankner), proceedings which were both intensive and innovative in the insolvency field, and involved the simultaneous handling of claims on a number of different fronts and involved leading companies in the Israeli market
  • Representing Bank Mizrahi Tefahot in several highly complex cases, including a complicated case of fraud inside the Bank
  • Defending Bank Mizrahi Tefahot against a claim for damages of NIS 82 million, brought by a client holding an options trading account at a branch of the Bank. The plaintiff commenced proceedings for heavy trading losses arising from the Bank’s alleged unlawful seizing of the plaintiffs account and other changes unilaterally made by the Bank to the terms governing the operation of the trading account
  • Representing Bank Hapoalim in a claim against a group of companies and private individuals valued at in excess of 1 billion NIS, and achieving a successful settlement of the claim
  • Representing Israel Discount Bank in the bankruptcy proceedings of Eliezer Fishman. The debt claim filed on behalf of Discount Bank amounted to approximately NIS 283 million
  • Representing Marsh, a British insurance broker, in a claim of NIS 300 million filed against it; the insurer, Pembroke Syndicate 4000 and the insurance agent Plethors Insurance Agencies Inc. by the Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., regarding the insurance payment due to the “Amos 6” satellite explosion on September 1st, 2016
  • Representing Smet, a Belgian company specializing in underground techniques, in a number of multi-parties litigation proceedings, which are being conducted in the Israeli courts
  • Representing PLUS500IL Ltd. a prominent company which is part of PLUS500 in a class action brought by consumers relating to internet commerce, on the grounds that it creates proactive trading breaks on its web platform, allegedly, in order to hurt its customers’ profits
  • Representing Aston Martin Lagonda Limited, a British luxury car manufacturing company whose vehicles are sold worldwide, in a lawsuit filed against it by AuroraVi Inc. and its shareholders. In the SOC, plaintiffs ask compensation of NIS 9.5 million for damages incurred as a result of, allegedly, breach of contract by Aston Martin

Representing Warner Bros. Entertainment Nederland BV in a number of proceedings, including in the bankruptcy proceedings of Globus Max Ltd., which involves unique legal questions regarding to the sale of its activities to Elco Ltd. Warner and Globus Max entered into a film distribution agreement, under which Globus Max distributes Warner’s films in Israel and transfers the rewards from the film screenings

Other Activities

While a student at Tel Aviv University, Ran was a member of the editorial board of Tel Aviv University’s Law Review: Law, Society and Culture.

 

In addition, Ran taught high school students civil and criminal law within the framework of a teaching program initiated by the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University.

As a volunteer for the Halev organisation, Ran also provided legal advice to underprivileged individuals.

Recent News

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The impact on contracts of possible insolvency due to the corona crisis

07/04/2020 | By Ehud (Udi) Arzi, Ran Feldman, Dorit Hamberg, Noa Lavian and Eden Weiss

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Covid-19 Update: Regulations & Legal Implications of the Corona Crisis

02/04/2020 | By Ehud (Udi) Arzi, Avi Ordo, Ronen Brumer, Ofir Pozner, Moran Katz, Shay Gimelstein, Ran Feldman, Evyatar Azulay, Nathaniel Lavie, Dorit Hamberg, Noa Lavian

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