Overview

Shlomit is a partner in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group of the firm. She has extensive experience representing international and Israeli clients before the entire range of Israeli courts (including Israel’s Supreme Court), as well as before arbitration tribunals, both national and International, in high value and complex commercial disputes.

Shlomit’s practice includes complex international, cross-border and domestic commercial disputes, including banking disputes, real estate disputes, large contentious family and inheritance disputes, insurance disputes, commercial class actions, complex commercial national and international disputes and disputes with government offices and other authorities.

Shlomit joined the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in 2014 from St. Peter’s College and Oxford University, where she held the positions of Law Fellow and of Associate Professor of Law for eight years, specialising in European Union law, criminal law and public international law.  She has taught courses for undergraduate and graduate degrees and researched in these areas.  Her articles have been published in leading international law journals such as Criminal Law Review, Criminal Law and Philosophy and the Virginia Law Review.

Shlomit was a visiting professor at the University of Virginia Law School (2012) and the Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University (2011).

She was a member of the Steering Committee of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), The James Martin 21st Century Schools at Oxford University.

Formerly, Shlomit clerked at Israel’s Supreme Court (for justices Prof. I. Zamir, and Prof. Y. Englard), and was the editor-in-chief of Mishpatim, the Hebrew University’s Law Review.

Languages: EnglishHebrew
Admissions: Israel Bar, 2000
Education: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, LL.B., magna cum laude, 1999Oxford University, M. Stud, 2001Oxford University, D.Phil (PhD), 2005

Experience

  • Representing Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America in a dispute regarding compensation paid for strategic consultancy services provided to them during the crisis of Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) in 2013-2014.
  • Representing Anat Agmon in a multi-billion dollar family-separation dispute against her former partner Marius Nacht.
  • Taking part in representing 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.
  • Taking part in representing a group of foreign entities in multi-billion dollar arbitration proceedings regarding, inter alia, material breaches of certain agreements in connection with mining and oil production rights in Africa.
  • Taking part in representing British Airways in an appeal before Israel’s Supreme Court in a class action instituted against the airline by the Israel Association of Travel Agents and Consultants and more than 110 travel agents regarding alterations made by the airline to its agent commission payment structure. The Supreme Court upheld British Airways’ defence of the claim.
  • Taking part in representing Club Hotel Group Ltd., Israel’s largest timeshare vacation company, in a number of class action claims and a group claim regarding disputes over the contracts and conditions of time-sharing contracts.
  • Taking part in representing a wealthy private client in an appeal before Israel’s Supreme Court, appealing a district court judgement concerning the fraudulent sale of real-estate belonging to the client without his knowledge or approval.

Other Activities

Shlomit has served as:

  • Advisor to the Justice Verma Committee (India), investigating the reform of India’s sexual violence laws, which was the basis for a major legislative reform of the Criminal Law Act concerning sexual offences in India in 2013.
  • Media legal expert.
  • Founder and convener of the Criminal Law Discussion Group at Oxford University (2010-2013).
  • Reviewer for books and articles published, among others, by the following: Oxford University Press, Hart Publishing, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, New Criminal Law Review, Criminal Law and Philosophy.
  • Member of the Governing Body of St. Peter’s College and various sub-committees thereof (including: finance committee, and Charter committee).

Publications (Partial List):

  • ‘Oblique Intent in English and Jewish Law’, (2014) Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, 258-285
  • ‘Delegation of Powers and Authority in International Criminal Law’ (2013) Criminal Law and Philosophy, 123.
  • ‘Safety Interviews, Adverse Inferences and the Relationship Between Terrorism and ‘Ordinary’ Criminal Law’ in A. Masferrer & C. Walker (eds.) Counter-Terrorism, Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Crossing Legal Boundaries in Defence of the State (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013).
  • ‘On the Legitimacy of Imposing Direct and Indirect Obligations to Disclose Information on Non-Suspects’ in GR Sullivan & I. Dennis (eds.) Seeking Security: Pre-empting the Commission of Criminal Harms (Hart; Oxford, 2012) 37.
  • Why English Law Should Not Incorporate the Defence of Superior Orders [2010] Crim. L. Rev. 109.
  • ‘A drunken consent is still consent’—Or Is It? A Critical Analysis of the Law on a Drunken Consent to Sex Following Bree’, 73 J. Crim. L. 582 (2009).
  • Criminalizing Remote Harm and the Case of Anti-Democratic Activity, 28 Cardozo L. Rev. 2697 (2007).
  • ‘The State’s Duty of Self-Defence: Justifying the Expansion of Criminal Law’, in L. Lazaros & B. Goold (eds.) Security and Human Rights (Hart Publishing 2006) 277.
  • Justifying Self-Defence: A Theory of Forced Consequences, 91 Virginia L. Rev. 999 (2005).
  • , “Thou Shall not Respect the Person of the Poor, nor Honour the Person of the Mighty: On the Dinitz Case”, with M. Kremnitzer 33 Mishpatim 13 (2003) (in Hebrew).
  • Who Can Apply to Add Sites Situated in Disputed Territory to the World Heritage List? (2012) Ejil Talk (internet publication).
  • War, Aggression and Self-Defence by Y. Dinstein – book review (2012)4 European Human Rights Law Review.
  • ‘Victim – Beware! On The Dangers of Sharing Wrongs with Society’ in K. Kessler-Ferzan, S. Garvey & P. Robinson (eds.) Criminal Law Conversations (2009, OUP) 240.
  • ‘Why Causal Responsibility Matters’, in K. Kessler-Ferzan, S. Garvey & P. Robinson (eds.) Criminal Law Conversations (2009, OUP) 396.
  • ‘The Third, Combined, Theory for Justifications’, in K. Kessler-Ferzan, S. Garvey & P. Robinson (eds.) Criminal Law Conversations (2009, OUP) 356.
  • ‘Two Flaws in the Autonomy-Based Justification for Self-Defense’, (commentary) in K. Kessler-Ferzan, S. Garvey & P. Robinson (eds.) Criminal Law Conversations (2009, OUP) 377.
  • Jowitt’s Dictionary of English Law (3rd ed., 2010) – specialist contributing editor in criminal law and criminal procedure.

Presentations (Partial List);

  • ‘Sexual offences in England and Wales’ at Congreso Internacional Soblre el Tratameinto Penal De la Delincuencia Sexual (International Conference on Sexual Offences), Valencia University, March 2013.
  • ‘Oblique intent in English law and Jewish law’ in Oxford Criminal Law Discussion Group, Nov. 2012.
  • ‘Delegation of powers and Authority in International Criminal Law’

delivered at the following: Conference on Criminalization at Stirling University, Sept. 2011; faculty seminar, Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University, Dec. 2011; the Page-Barbour Initiative on Forced Migration and the Center of International Studies, University of Virginia, Mar. 2012; Seminar – Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), Oxford University, May 2012; faculty seminar, Faculty of Law, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel, Jan. 2013.

  • Respondent at the Workshop on Preventive Justice, Oxford, January 2012.
  • ‘Terrorism and the Rule of Law’ guest speaker at a seminar at ERM Law Firm, Tel Aviv Israel, Sept. 2011.
  • ‘Safety Interviews, Adverse Inferences and the Relationship Between Terrorism and ‘Ordinary’ Criminal Law’ at a Workshop on ‘Democratic States: Response to Terrorism under the Rule of Law’, IISJL Onati, July 2011.
  • ‘On The Legitimacy of Imposing Direct and Indirect Obligations to Disclose Information on Non-Suspects’, faculty seminar – Faculty of Law, Oxford Brookes University, April 2011.
  • Conference on ‘Seeking Security: Pre-Empting the Commission of Criminal Harms’ at University College London, Sept. 2010.
  • ‘The Defence of Obedience to Superior Orders’ at a Workshop on ‘Shooting to Kill’, Onati, June 2009.
  • ‘A Drunken Consent is Still Consent’ – Or Is It? A Critical Analysis of the Law on a Drunken Consent to Sex Following Bree’ at Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, 2009.
  • Participation in a panel on ‘Terror, The Courts and The Black Hole of Justice’ American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Conference, Oct. 2007.
  • ‘General Principles of Criminal Law and the Criminalization of Anti-democratic Ideologies’, Conference on Criminal Law in Honour of G. Fletcher, Cardozo Law School, Nov. 2006.
  • ‘Self-Defence as a Basis for an Extension of Criminal Law’ , Oxford Colloquium on Security and Human Rights, March 2006; and Conference on the Justification of Political Violence, Oxford, June 2006.
  • ‘General Principles of Criminal Law and the Criminalization of Anti-democratic Ideologies’ , Annual Conference of the (American) Law & Society Association, 2004.
  • ‘Justifying the Right of Self Defence: The Problem of Self Preference’ Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, 2004.
  • ‘The Harm Principle and the Case of Anti-democratic Ideologies’, the Nuffield Political Theory Discussion Group, Oxford, 2004.
  • ‘Principles Governing Criminal Law and the Case of Anti-democratic Ideologies’, the Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, 2002.

 

 

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