Barak Tal has extensive experience in virtually the full range of civil and commercial litigation, including contract law, corporate law, insurance law, communications law, banking law, securities law, consumer law and antitrust law.
In his civil litigation practice, Barak specializes in class actions and derivative claims. He focuses on representing defendants in these claims and has handled hundreds of cases, including some of the largest class actions filed in Israeli courts.
Barak is also highly experienced in criminal law and has defended clients in some of Israel's highest-profile white-collar trials. In addition, Barak has an administrative and constitutional litigation practice that includes petitions to the Supreme Court, as he represents large commercial corporations in regulation procedures vis-à-vis state authorities.
Among Barak's clients are many of the largest companies in Israel and abroad, including banks, insurance companies, communications companies and airlines.
Barak has extensive experience in representing both Israeli and international airlines and tourism companies in litigation proceedings, including class actions lawsuits, with expertise in representation relating to claims about violating Israeli and Foreign laws and international conventions. Barak has successfully represented clients in some of the most prominent and precedential aviation cases in Israel, some of which have shaped the aviation law in the country, as well as consumer laws that are relevant to the aviation industry. Barak also provides ongoing consultation and legal support to airlines and tourism companies on various matters, as well as providing legal opinions to foreign companies that seek to operate in Israel by advising them on the legal requirements under Israeli law.
Barak’s recognitions are numerous. He has repeatedly earned top rankings in Chambers Global, most recently in both Dispute Resolution and Dispute Resolution: Class Actions (Band 1) categories. According to Chambers sources, he is “one of the most highly regarded litigators” in the country. In previous years, he has been described in Chambers as “brilliant,” “one of the country’s foremost litigators” and “without doubt one of the best class action lawyers in Israel.” Barak is likewise honored consistently by The Legal 500 (a ‘Leading Individual’ in Class Actions), Legal Experts’ Europe, Middle East & Africa guide and Globe BMG’s Client Choice awards. He has also been listed in Who’s Who Legal, the International Lawyer Legal Awards (Best Litigator in Israel) and the Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers.
At the beginning of his legal career, Barak served for several years as a teaching assistant in criminal law at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. In recent years, he has lectured at in the LL.M. program at the Tel Aviv University Law School. Barak is also active as a lecturer in various training courses for lawyers.
Barak is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. He is also a member of the board of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce (ICC). In 2017, Barak was honored to be a Supreme Court candidate.
Barak received his law degree from Tel Aviv University in 1991. He undertook studies (not for the purpose of obtaining a degree) in the framework of an LL.M. as well as in the framework of a master’s degree, at the Cohen Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of the Humanities.
He joined Yigal Arnon & Co. in 1991 and became a partner in 1995.