Senior partner Itamar Anaby heads the litigation department of S. Friedman & Co. With more than 30 years of professional experience, his practice covers a wide range of legal matters, including disputes relating to commercial transactions, disputes between partners or shareholders and complex class actions. In addition, Itamar has been representing clients in a diverse range of commercial transactions.

Clients benefit from Itamar’s wealth of knowledge in commercial matters and his depth of experience as an arbitrator and mediator. He was described by the leading international directories as “one of the best legal minds in Israel, which he couples with modesty. He is extremely smart and incredibly personable “, according to Chambers Global, while Legal 500 praised his “knowledge of consumer class actions, sound judgment and great interpersonal skills.”

He counts some of Israel’s largest companies as his clients and represents foreign corporations in transactional and shareholders disputes in various courts and arbitrations. Widely considered a leader in litigation relating to higher education, he has represented, and continues to represent, leading universities in Israel in precedential cases.

Itamar also has a unique understanding of agency, distribution and franchising agreements and related litigation and has subsequently played key roles in various forums examining and formulating legislative initiatives in this area.

Itamar worked in the past as a lawyer at White & Case in New York. He has taught commercial law for business administration (MBA) students at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion and has led a number of professional courses for lawyers organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Israel Bar. He is often invited as a speaker and chairman of professional conferences.

In 2015, Itamar was appointed Deputy Head of the Israel Bar International Forums Committee.