Class Actions

"Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. acts for plaintiffs and defendants and has niche expertise in environmental class actions".

LEGAL500 legal ranking

Since the beginning of modern class action suits in Israel in the 1990's, APM & Co. has been at the forefront of this unique area of litigation and involved in some of the country's most challenging class action suits.

With over 16 years of valuable experience and a substantial number of rulings resulting in precedents, APM & Co. has set the foundations and shaped this field from the onset- becoming one of Israel's leading Class Action practices.

This unique practice involves a complex interplay between the substantive law, subject to the field of the suit, and the legal requirements relating to the class action procedures. This complexity is further increased by rapid changes to this emerging practice.

In order to overcome said complexity, inherent to class action suits, our practice is comprised of highly-experienced trial attorneys, as well as those specializing in areas of the law subject to class action suits, and whose fields of expertise are essential in class action litigation.

We offer representation and advice to corporations and executives in class actions, as well as all legal aspects relevant to the process. Our experience in this demanding field extends not only to the defendants but also to the representation of plaintiffs. APM & Co. is one of the few large firms to also represent plaintiffs and litigate class actions against corporate and governmental misconduct. These class actions in particular require adequate resources to manage the cost and multifaceted claims against the state or corporate giants.

Our practice has vast experience handling class action suits in a wide range of areas, including administrative law, mass torts, insurance, banking, communications, consumer fraud and false advertising, with special expertise in environmental and tax related class actions. We also offer advice to corporate managers on legal aspects subject to class actions.

Our Experience:

  • Representing plaintiffs in a class action vs. Israel Perry and companies under his control in the matter of the defendants' fraudulent initiative to implement the social treaty between Israel and Germany, and demand reimbursement for the misappropriated funds.
    Reimbursement- No less than NIS 2.5 Billions.
  • Representing defendants in class actions vs. Bromine Compounds et al in the matter of alleged involuntary exposure to toxic substances emitted from the company's plant.
    Reimbursements- over NIS 4 Billions.
  • Representing plaintiffs in an administrative class action vs. the State of Israel in the matter of fees that should be deductible for tax purposes as of 2004.
    Reimbursement- estimated at NIS Billions.
  • Representing plaintiffs in class action vs. the State of Israel for the wrongful collection of Value Added Tax for international collect calls and calling cards.
  • Representing plaintiffs in an administrative class action vs. the State of Israel in the matter of convalescence payments appropriated for the establishment of a "rescue" fund for factories. 

News    about this expertise

Petition against Shaked: "Restricted the possibility of filing a class action against Israel Lands Authority"

May 21th, 2018

Does Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked make sophisticated use of the authority that was granted her to extend the scope of the Class Action Law in order to reduce its application to the Israel Lands Authority, contrary to the legislator's intent? This is the claim that underlies a petition that was filed against the Minister a few days ...Read More 

A class action against the banks was rejected : they can benefit from foreign currency exchange rates

March 13th, 2018

The Tel Aviv District Court rejected one of the largest class actions filed against the banks, and ruled that the banks were allowed to benefit from the profits of foreign currency conversions, a claim that was filed against four defendants, headed by the banks and credit card companies. The lawsuit was filed before 4.5 years for the...Read More 

The District court in Tel Aviv-Yafo confirmed yesterday (19.4.2016) a settlement agreement concerning a class action vs. Israel Peri Z” L

April 20th, 2016

Adv. Doron Levy, senior partner and the head of the taxation and class action departments, adv. Aya Reich-Mina, a partner in litigation and dispute resolution department in the office and Adv. Maya Rechintz in our office represented a group of plaintiffs in a class action in collaboration with Itzhak Avraham & co Law office. The...Read More 

Recognition    about this expertise

APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of BDI

June 11th, 2018

APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of BDI, a leading and influential Israeli legal directory: ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS CLASS ACTIONS ENVIRONMENTAL LAW HIGH TECH AND VENTURE CAPITAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND TENDERS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT TAX ...Read More 

APM & Co.'s Class Actions in the 2018 Edition of Legal 500

June 7th, 2018

APM & Co. has been ranked in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500, a leading international legal directory, for its exceptional achievements to the field of Class Actions. The guide noted: Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. acts for plaintiffs and defendants and has niche expertise in environmental class actions....Read More 

APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of DUN'S100

March 29th, 2018

APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of DUN'S100, a leading and influential Israeli legal directory: REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION URBAN RENEWAL BANKING AND FINANCE LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION INSOLVENCY AND BANKING LITIGATION CLASS ACTIONS MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS CORPORATE TAX ADMINIS...Read More 
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