Advs. Nir Rosner, Roey Sasson and Amnon Lorch represented the Arena Group in a lawsuit in which businessman Roni Mana sought a brokerage fee of NIS 6 million for the sale of the Arena Mall in Herzliya to Reality Investment Fund. The lawsuit was dismissed and the plaintiff was ordered to pay NIS 160k - a fairly high and unusual amount - to the Arena Group.
This judgment summarizes the main practices of real estate brokerage and details why unjust enrichment is not an alternative remedy in cases where a brokerage fee should not be paid.
Advs. Ido Chitman, Edan Regev and Guy Yarom represent gym and fitness club chain Holmes Place Israel in a petition to the High Court of Justice against the forced closure of gyms in Israel due to Covid-19. The petition, aimed at the Israeli government and Israel's PM Netanyahu, claims the decision to force gyms in Israel to cease operation was arbitrary and the presumption that gyms are a focal point for transmitting the Covid-19 virus has no factual basis.
Advs. Barak Tal, Lior Gelbard and Ortal Zanzuri represented the First International Bank of Israel in a a motion for preliminary approval of a class action suit. Judge Khaled Kabov rejected the motion.
Advs Mordehai Baicz and David Shmulevitz represented the Chabad movement in an ongoing dispute between them and the Moshav Meron Committee, regarding the use of the traditional Lag B'Omer holiday compound in Meron. The Nazareth District Court rejected the Meron Committee's petition and ruled that the Chabad movement would be able to conduct activities in the compound on Lag BaOmer.
Advs. Mordechai Baicz and David Shmulevitz represented a borrower that his gray-market loan from the 1990s grew as sides fought in court. The borrower now owes just 22 million shekels.
An article in Globes, in which Dror Varsano's cross-examination of Guy Lerer in Labor Court is described - in the case surrounding the question of ownership of "The Tube" Facebook page.
Advs. Daniel Abarbanel and Lior Gelbard represented the real estate developer Henry Take a lawsuit filed against him by the high-tech man Yair Barzilay.
Adv. Barak Tal was interviewed for the Calcalist newspaper, in light of Yigal Arnon & Co.'s long list of notable successes in class actions and litigations cases in 2014.
Adv. Barak Tal spoke at the International Commercial Arbitration – The UNCITRAL Model Law and Beyond at the Bar Ilan University.