The Cathay Associates network member in Tel Aviv, Israel:
Shavit Bar-On Gal-On
Tzin Witkon

Established: 1992

Staff: 54

“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.”

—Wayne Huizenga

Cathay Associates in Israel, Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Witkon, is a Tel Aviv-based law firm specializing in commercial and corporate law, M&A, planning and construction law, environmental law, litigation, real estate, antitrust, municipal law and taxation, labor law, cross-border transactions, and international law.


The firm is featured in all major listings, ranking among the elite and the leading firms in a variety of fields of expertise. The firm is top ranking in the EMEA Legal 500, Dunn & Bradstreet, Business Data International – BDI , and is the Israeli representative in the ELG – European Legal Group , a legal network that collaborates and assists clients to navigate the legal complexities of different countries.


The firm employs some 32 lawyers and 6 interns and represents a wide range of clients – local and foreign corporations, public institutions, municipalities, and government authorities. The firm is the Israeli representative of the European Law Group (ELG), which specializes in commercial and corporate law.



  • Commercial Law

Rendering legal opinions on commercial legal issues – contracts law, property law, agency law, etc.; drawing up agreements in all sectors
of commercial law, providing legal services to private and public companies; legal representation business corporations; conducting negotiations for transactions in Israel and overseas, managing international commercial transactions, international acquisitions, specializing in industry, mining and chemicals


  • Planning and Construction

The firm is one of the leading offices in Israel in the field of planning and construction and represents public authorities and developers
in planning, licensing and enforcement; the firm appears before planning commissions
throughout Israel before the national commission, district courts, appeals court and local
committees; handles broad-scale projects for infrastructures, industry, commerce and housing; supports dozens of national, district and local master plans; handles licensing, exceptional use permits, and exemptions; represents defendants in planning and building violations; handles expropriations, compensation claims, and representation in proceedings before appeal and assessors committees in the matter of levies and betterment taxes


  • Corporate Law

Legal services to private and public companies in all their activities; routine legal
representation of corporations; founding local and multinational corporations; shareholder
agreements, joint ventures, incorporations; financing and investment agreements as part of private and public offerings; M&A; representation
of high-tech and bio-tech enterprises, cooperatives, agricultural enterprises.


  • Litigation and Arbitration

Commercial, corporate and civil litigation, representing in and managing proceedings in courts and arbitrations in Israel and abroad; company control and takeover disputes, representation of majority and minority shareholders.

  • Real Estate

Representation in real estate transactions: development enterprises, leasing and renting, purchasing land and buildings, management agreements, representation of malls and commercial buildings, land tenders, vacation and build agreements, counseling on earthquake protection standards, etc.


  • Antitrust

The firm represents corporations and individuals in administrative, criminal and civil proceedings before the Antitrust Authority and other tribunals. The firm provides legal opinion on antitrust and transaction planning, and serves as “lawyers’ lawyer” for other firms.


  • Administrative

The firm represents clients in administrative law cases, appearing before regulators and authorities, supervision and enforcement authorities and Knesset committees. The firm represents private and institutional bodies in obtaining rulings and appeals before administrative and judicial authorities, and the High Court of Justice in the Supreme Court, as well as representing educational institutions.


  • Tenders

The firm handles complex state tenders, government offices, municipalities and other bodies in the area of infrastructure, acquisition etc., including BOT PFI tenders on behalf of the tender owner and proposer. The office also specializes in complex tender litigation.


  • Administrative Offences

The firm has gained extensive experience in the developing sector of administrative offences. This includes a growing spectrum of criminal offences deriving from regulatory legislation. The firm represents defendants in planning and building offences, business regulators, environmental protection, antitrust, etc.


  • Environment

Supports routine environmental activities of corporations and local authorities; organizational training and implementation; due diligence; consultancy and support for environmental management plans; handling local and general regulatory arrangements; environmental litigation; levies, fines and administrative sanctions; recycling charges and obligations.



Sonol Tower, 20th Floor, 52 Menachem Begin Rd., Tel Aviv 6713701

Telephone: +972 3 7912 800


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