A founding partner of EBN, Giora Erdinast specializes in the field of commercial litigation.
Giora is widely regarded as one of the most prominent litigators in Israel. Many of the cases handled by Giora have become leading legal precedents in Israel in various areas of the law, including corporate law, contract law, commercial law, administrative law, and constitutional law. In 2017, TheMarker, Israel’s leading financial publication, selected Giora as one of the three most influential civil litigators in Israel.
Giora specializes in representing corporations and individuals in all aspects of commercial disputes concerning, inter alia, takeovers, proxy disputes, shareholder disputes, complex contract disputes, and tender related proceedings. Giora’s practice also includes managing complex class action suits, as well as representing corporations and other bodies before governmental authorities, mainly the competition Authority, the Israeli SEC and the Commissioner of Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings.
Giora is ranked as a leading civil litigator in all major guides, such as BDI Israel, Duns100, Chambers Global and Legal 500.
Giora’s recent high-profile cases include the representation of controlling shareholders and officers in IDB Group in numerous motions for approval of derivative claims in amounts exceeding ILS 2 billion; Bank Mizrahi Tefahot Ltd. in its acquisition of Union Bank of Israel Ltd. at a value of NIS 1.4 billion; businessman Mr. Gad Ze’evi in a major lawsuit against eight banks, which resulted in an unprecedented NIS 290 million judgment in favor of the claimant; businessman Mr. Moti Ben-Moshe in a NIS 1 billion dispute with respect to the control of the IDB conglomerate; Caesarstone in a NIS 400 million dispute; Bank Hapoalim in one of Israel’s largest insolvency proceedings in the matter of Mr. Motti Zisser; businessman Roni Itzhaki in a shareholders’ dispute in the Itzhaki Group, one of Israel’s most prominent real estate companies; Itzhaki Group in a claim and counterclaim of several hundred millions NIS against the Israel Land Authority; Nesher, Israel’s largest cement manufacturer in a lawsuit based on a claim that Nesher abused its dominant position.
LL.M., Yale University, U.S.A. (Fulbright Scholarship recipient), 1986.
LL.B., Law and Philosophy (magna cum laude), Tel Aviv University, 1984.