Bar-Kahan, Zigenlaub & Co.

Commercial Law


Founding Year 2017
Address A Menachem Begin Road 144 (43rd Floor, Midtown Tower), Tel Aviv 6492124- View Map
Phone 972-3-6962999
Fax 972-3-6966191
Email [email protected]
Company Website


Tzvi Schwartz, Partner, Bar-Kahan, Zigenlaub & Co.

Tzvi Schwartz


Dr. Roy Bar-Kahan, Adv., Founding Partner, Bar-Kahan, Zigenlaub & Co.

Dr. Roy Bar-Kahan, Adv.

Founding Partner

Israel Zigenlaub, Adv., Founding Partner, Bar-Kahan, Zigenlaub & Co.

Israel Zigenlaub, Adv.

Founding Partner

Klara Fonarov, Partner, Bar-Kahan, Zigenlaub & Co.

Klara Fonarov


About Bar-Kahan, Zigenlaub & Co.

Bar-Kahan, Zigenlaub & Co. has a strong reputation and significant experience in civil and commercial law. The Firm specializes in commercial litigation in all legal instances and ongoing legal support for corporations and business people in all areas of commercial law while permanently representing leading commercial entities in the economy's various sectors (such as energy, infrastructure, industry, trade, retail, contracting companies, tourism, hi-tech and entrepreneurs), and counsels for complex and diverse litigation cases in all areas of civil law. As part of this activity, the Firm represents corporations and businesspeople in Israel and abroad, both regarding their daily operations, in complex business processes such as mergers and acquisitions, and litigation in the various court instances.

About the Firm
With offices on the 43rd Floor of Tel Aviv’s Midtown Tower, the Firm has 13 advocates, 4 of whom – Roy Bar-Kahan, Israel Zigenlaub, Klara Fonarov, and Tzvi Schwartz, are partners.

Professional Differentiation and Values
Professionalism, Excellence, and Creativity – the Firm specializes in personal attention to clients in complex legal processes, at the highest professional and creative level, according to the circumstances of each case.
Availability, commitment, and dedication – the central values guiding the Firm’s legal work are dedication and total commitment to clients, with full availability. The Firm is committed to providing clients with the best, quickest, most appropriate and most effective counsel.
Legal counsel and a broad business understanding – as part of comprehensive support for the Firm’s clients, the Firm’s partners are intensely involved in the client’s strategic-business thinking processes. This combination brings added value to the client, promotes business operations in a complex legal environment and neutralizes legal risks.

Areas of Specialization
Commercial Litigation – Representing clients and managing complex legal disputes and proceedings in all fields of commercial law and at all courts of law, contract disputes, corporate disputes, various claims related to banking and guarantees, procedures pertaining to infrastructure and various contracting projects, receivership and liquidation, class action suits, cases involving antitrust issues, administrative proceedings and real estate disputes, administrative and civil proceedings in the field of building planning and construction, worker disputes, municipal tax issues, etc.
Day-To-Day Business Conduct – Ongoing legal-business accompaniment of the corporation and its activities, including the establishment and management of businesses and ventures, the establishment of partnerships, relationships and disputes between shareholders, relationships with employees and suppliers, dealing with regulators, lease agreements and branch establishment, legal issues relating to the corporation’s business.
Transactions and Business Processes – Handling, accompanying and managing negotiation processes for the execution of various types of transactions, such as: founders’ agreements, mergers and acquisitions, establishment of companies and joint ventures, acquisition of companies, various investment and financing transactions, management of tender processes, legal processes related to regulation and licensing, representation before the authorities and administrative institutions.
Freezing Proceedings and Rehabilitation of Companies – The Firm handles and has expertise in freezing proceedings and rehabilitating companies. The Firm has also served as a pioneer in filing an application for economic rehabilitation under the new Insolvency and Economic Rehabilitation Act.
Energy and Infrastructure – The Firm has special expertise in the fields of energy and infrastructure, and all legal aspects related to this area of activity, such as: investment agreements, financing agreements, contracting agreements, handling regulation and licensing in this field. All this, both in the traditional fields of energy and in the fields of renewable energies and especially in the field of natural gas.
Banking, Mortgages and Debt Settlements – The Firm handles and has special expertise and reputation in negotiations and debt settlements with banks, representation in lawsuits against banks, defense against bank claims, handling disputes and disputes with banks and non-bank lenders and housing protection.
Guarantees – Providing legal advice and counseling, handling liabilities as a result of signing guarantees, protecting guarantors from bank claims and non-bank lenders. The Firm has special expertise in consumer law provisions that protect guarantors and debtors.
Retail Trade – The Firm handles various negotiations and transactions on behalf of retail, private and public marketing and sales companies, inter alia – with leading real estate entities in the field of retail trade, franchisees, suppliers and other third parties.
Antitrust – Representation of leading corporations in the economy in matters of monopoly, restrictive arrangements, mergers between companies.

The Legal Team
Adv. Dr. Roy Bar-Kahan – 27 years of experience in complex litigation and supporting companies and individuals in all aspects of commercial law, and a member of the Israel Bar Association since 1994. LL.B. LL.M. and J.S.D. from the Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. Dr. Bar-Kahan is an expert in litigation and counseling companies and individuals in commercial law, contract law, corporate law, real estate transactions, liquidations and receivership, creditor settlements, bankruptcies, labor law, and municipal law – with particular expertise in banking and guarantees. Dr. Bar-Kahan frequently lectures at Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, IDC Herzliya, and the College of Management. He also lectures at the Institute for Advanced Judicial Studies, the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, the Ministry of Justice and the Israel Bar Association (courses and training seminars on business law, contract law, banking law, guarantees, collateral, and deeds). He is a mediator and a member of the Israeli Arbitration Institute; former chairperson of the Property Tax and Compensation Fund Appeals Committee, Jerusalem; and author of the books “Guarantees” and “Guarantor Protection Laws,” and of many legal articles.
Adv. Israel Zigenlaub – 21 years of complex litigation experience and supporting individuals and companies in all aspects of commercial law. Member of the Israel Bar Association since 2000. LL.B. (with honors), Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University; interned at the Supreme Court. Adv. Zigenlaub specializes in commercial litigation in the following fields: contracts, corporate law, administrative and constitutional law, real estate and tenders. He is an expert negotiator who has handled a wide range of complex commercial transactions, including those involving administrative and regulatory authorities. He has particular expertise in energy and infrastructure and was a lecturer on contract law and the author of articles in legal journals.
Adv. Klara Fonarov – LL.B., LL.M. (with honors), Tel Aviv University. Member of the Israeli Bar Association since 2012. Adv. Fonarov specializes in litigation and supporting companies and individuals in commercial law, contracts law, corporate law, guarantees, banking, liquidation and receivership, creditor arrangements, and bankruptcies.
She also supports day-to-day corporate activities such as: drawing up contracts, reviews, negotiations, consultations during complex transactions, Labor law, etc. She is experienced in representing clients in international transactions. Adv. Fonarov has particular expertise in municipal law (municipal property law).
Adv. Tzvi Schwartz – LL.B, Bar-Ilan University. Member of the Israel Bar Association since 2013. Adv. Schwartz specializes in commercial and civil litigation (including alternative dispute resolution) in a wide variety of commercial field such as contracts, securities, property, labor, and insolvency; various commercial transactions, incorporation and establishment of legal entities, investment agreement and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and counsel in regard to multiple aspects of the transactions; and ongoing counsel to corporations and individuals.

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