Advocate Zeev Liond – Founding and Managing Partner
Advocate Zeev Liond completed his internship in 1976 at the by the late Shmuel Tamir, the former justice minister, who later became his partner. Advocate Zeev Liond has extensive and vast experience in various litigation fields, handling complex cases involving commercial litigation, contracts, administrative law, corporate issues, liquidation of partnerships, antitrust, defamation, copyright, licensing, planning and construction, class actions and more. During his years of practice, he has been providing legal advice In large scale commercial activities in many areas, including mergers and acquisitions, among others, in the communications and media fields, oil and gas, antitrust, real estate, mobile content companies, etc. Advocate Zeev Liond has also handled many real estate transactions and provided legal representation in various planning and building matters before the courts and various judicial instances. Advocate Zeev Liond holds an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University.
Areas of Practice
Journalism and Media – The firm has extensive experience in the field of journalism and media, including providing full and tailor made legal and media strategies to its clients. In addition, the firm provides ongoing legal advice to a variety of media bodies, including printed and on-line newspapers, television channels and more, in many legal areas, including representation in petitions to revoke gag orders, defending reporter’s privilege, freedom of information petitions, libel suits, copyright and trademark claims, representation before the Antitrust Authority and the Knesset committees. the firm also provides legal advice regarding media regulation, consumer protection laws commercial activities, to the printed press, online platforms and various digital media projects.
Defamation and Libel – The Firm has been consistently ranked as one of Israel’s leading law firms in the field of libel and defamation. The firm has extensive experience in dealing with libel and defamation suits. The firm regularly represents publishers and media professionals who require proactive legal counseling in the field of content in general and particularly in the field of defamation and libel, from the initial stage of formulating the journalistic content to the final stage of publication. The Firm also represents plaintiffs, including prominent public figures, in the field of defamation and libel, providing them with close and personal counsel in the legal and media spheres.
Litigation – the firm has been providing litigation services and representation before all judicial instances for several decades, including representation before the Supreme Court, the Knesset committees, appeals’ committees and planning and building committees. The firm’s litigation practice spans many disciplines, ranging from commerce, corporate law and arbitration, control struggles between shareholders, antitrust matters, administrative petitions, planning and building laws, as well as litigation in the fields of journalism, media and intellectual property, class actions, and other legal areas such as taxation, sport, inheritances and bequests, oil and gas.
Intellectual Property – The firm is one of the most known in Israel in the field of copyright, and Is ranked as one of the outstanding leaders boutique firms in the area of intellectual property. The Firm represents large media bodies in the printed, digital and broadcasted press, as well as various news and economy web sites, social networking web sites, publishing companies, artists and entrepreneurs. The firm’s involvement in this field is reflected both in representation before the courts and providing ongoing legal advice in, among others, contracts, complex content agreements, licenses and professional opinions for media bodies.
Real Estate, Planning, and Construction – In the real estate field, the firm offers counsel in complex real estate projects, buying procedures, planning, marketing and sale of hundreds of housing units, including bank financing, re-zoning procedures, registration of cooperative housing projects, etc. The firm Is also involved in urban renewal projects & Tama 38, and represents clients in hearings before planning and building committees, appeal committees, administrative tribunals, etc.
Giving Back to the Community – The heart of the firm’s pro bono activity focuses mainly in promoting transparency and good governance in Israeli sports, particularly in football. The legal aid is led by Advocate Dor Liond, and includes representation in petitions to the courts, recently resulted in obliging Israel’s football association and various football clubs to publish their financial statements and disclose the identities of donors, lenders and securities depositors. The firm also provides ongoing legal advice to various football fans nonprofit organizations, such as “Ha’yatzia”, who aims at promoting transparency, good governance and public scrutiny in sports, Including promoting various legislative initiatives.
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