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Benjamin Baratz

  • Partner, Chair of the IL Commercial Litigation and IL Real-Estate Practice Groups
  • Tel Aviv


Benjamin leads the IL Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Prcatice Groups, utilizing his vast experience in all aspects of civil and commercial law.

With over four decades of experience as a seasoned litigator, He has served before all levels of Israeli courts, tribunals, and arbitration, utilizing his vast experience in all aspects of civil and commercial law. He has been involved in high-profile cases which ultimately resulted in precedent rulings, set by the Israeli Supreme Court. Alongside his litigation abilities, Benjamin draws upon extensive knowledge in asset sales, and commercial, industrial, residential and mixed-use real estate projects.

Benjamin represents clients in insolvency and liquidation cases, accompanying creditors and shareholders and representing parties in motions for an injunction following liquidation proceedings. Benjamin also dealt with complex, broad-ranging separation agreements between spouses, siblings, and alike as well as multi-faceted matters regarding inheritances and estates in Israel and abroad.

Further, Benjamin has taken part in a wide range of public activities over the course of the years. These include participating in an ad hoc committee that was formed by Prime Minister Ehud Barak for the purpose of negotiating peace agreements with Syria and Lebanon, the committee acting on behalf of the Ministry of Finance for selecting auditors for governmental entities, as well as acting as the secretary of a committee formed by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin for reviewing government policy on immigration and absorption. In addition, for several years, Benjamin acted as chairman of the “Nitzan” disciplinary court, within the framework of which he represented the Israeli Bar association on different occasions including in front of the Supreme Court. Benjamin is also a member of the board of governors, as well as currently serving as the honorary consul of Romania in Israel.

Benjamin’s clients range from global leading conglomerates to rising start-ups and their entrepreneurs. Benjamin also represents various construction companies, real estate developers, and individual entrepreneurs in their respective fields. When in need, Benjamin represents these clients in construction and schedules delay disputes as well.

In 1982, Benjamin founded Baratz & Co., which merged in 2013 with Pearl Cohen to provide full-service, cross-border legal support to its clients.

Recognized by Legal 500 2023 guide as a Recommended lawyer in the area of Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration.