Barak Tal

Partner

Telephone: (+972) 3 608 7835
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Barak has extensive experience in virtually the full range of civil & commercial litigation, including antitrust law commercial law, insurance law, communications law, banking law & restrictive trade practices. Barak also specializes in class action suits and has represented parties in some of Israel's leading class action litigation.

Additionally Barak has defended clients in some of Israel's highest profile white collar crime trials. Barak appeared repeatedly before Israel's Supreme Court.

Barak served as a member of the Disciplinary Panel of the Israel Bar Association 2002-2008. Barak served as a judge in the National (Appellate) Disciplinary Court  of the Israeli Bar Association (2009-2011).

Barak is a member of the board of trustees of the law faculty of the Tel Aviv University. Barak lectures to LLM students in the law faculty of Tel Aviv University and often lectures in continuing education programs for attorneys. 

In addition, Barak is a member of the board of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Barak joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 1995.

Education:

Barak received his law degree from Tel Aviv University in 1991.

Bar Admission:

Barak was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1992.

Languages:

Barak is fluent in Hebrew and English.

Recognition:

Barak has received consistent recognition for his highly valued litigation skills.

  • Chambers Global (2008-2017 editions) Barak Tal is ranked in Band 1. "​Department co-head Barak Tal is "sharp, experienced and knowledgeable" and "client-oriented," according to clients. Peers also cite him as being among "the most important lawyers defending against class actions." One source stated: "I was impressed with his knowledge of not just law but the economic rationale behind the law." He advises on class actions as well as civil and commercial litigation" (2017). The "brilliant" Barak Tal is recognised by market sources as a prominent specialist in class actions and is also experienced in general litigation. Sources compliment his elegant approach to advocacy, saying: "He is a very good lawyer who knows how to argue cases strongly and with dignity (2016). "He is described as an "excellent" litigator and is frequently involved in class actions (2015)."Barak Tal is one of the country's foremost litigators and is skilled in civil and commercial litigation. He is involved in a number of key disputes as his clients include major Israeli insurance firms" (2014). "Barak Tal is a leading figure in the litigation arena, and is praised by clients and peers for his “very good legal and analytical skills.” (2013);  "Barak Tal is without doubt one of the best class action lawyers in Israel. He is attentive, has outstanding knowledge of the law and really cares about getting the right outcome.” (2011); Barak was ranked in Band 2 noting that “peers pick out Barak Tal as a leading lawyer in the team. Clients describe him as very sharp, attentive and personable.” (2010); “Barak Tal is an expert in white-collar cases, class action and antitrust litigation.” (2008)
  • The Legal 500 (2010-2016 editions) ranks Barak as a leading individual under Dispute Resolution and recommends Barak under Insurance and Telecoms & Media. Barak Tal is ‘Excellent and efficient’  (2015). "Barak Tal has a fantastic reputation." (2013) "One of the five best litigators for class actions in Israel and an extremely good lawyer".(2011) “Barak Tal is a very impressive litigator who displays integrity but is very tough.”(2010)
  • Who's Who Legal (2017 edition) ranks Barak Tal as one of the world’s leading litigation lawyers.  
  • International Lawyer Office Awards (ILO) (2012 edition) listed Barak Tal as Best Litigator in Israel. Barak was chosen out of hundreds of candidates as part of the 2012 Client Awards. The award is given yearly since 2005 internationally to advocates and firms.  
  • PLC Which Lawyer (2011-2012 editions) lists Barak Tal as recommended in Dispute Resolution.
  • Legal Experts -- Europe, Middle East & Africa (2011 edition) recognizes Barak as an expert in Dispute Resolution.
  • Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers (2010) lists Barak as an expert in litigation.
  • Client Choice (2014 edition), listed Barak Tal as an expert in Litigation.