Class Action 30633-05-18 Smuelitz v. Korean Air Co., Ltd Our firm successfully represented Korean Air in a motion to certify a class action suit alleging a failure to refund airport taxes on unused flight tickets. As part of its motion, the plaintiffs requested that Korean Air automatically reimburse airport taxes for unused flight tickets, and pay substantial monetary compensation, for failure to reimburse. In response, FISCHER argued against the automatic refunding of airport taxes based on provisions set forth in the contract between passengers and the airline, including a notice requirement and an applications submittal requirement...
FISCHER (FBC & Co.), founded in 1958 by the late Mr. Isachar Fischer (1929-2013), is one of Israel’s premier full-service law firms and among the largest firms in the country, providing high-quality, diverse and multidisciplinary legal services in a wide range of practice areas, as a one-stop-shop. Over more than half a century, the firm has acquired a distinguished reputation, while championing its core values of excellence, professionalism and integrity.
The firm is the professional home of over 330 lawyers, of which more than 110 are partners, who provide legal services customized to their clients’ business environment. The firm’s multidisciplinary approach, which combines experts from various legal disciplines, enables us to provide each client with unique, professional legal services, tailored to its needs.
FISCHER recruits high-quality and experienced human capital. The firm’s lawyers have in-depth familiarity with the full spectrum of the Israeli economy and have far-reaching work relationships and a wide global presence. The firm is regularly involved in a broad range of transactions and litigation at the center of Israel’s legal, economic and public agenda, and represents local and international clients in a long list of practice areas.
Having worked at top-tier international law firms, many of FISCHER’s partners and associates have foreign legal education and practice experience. These practitioners maintain extensive work relations with a network of former colleagues in some of the world’s leading law firms. Consequently, the firm benefits from an outstanding reputation among leading legal professionals in numerous countries.
Our team members play a vital role in our clients’ most significant decisions and provide them with highly valued strategic advice. They also work closely with members of parliament in drafting bills and regulations in various industries and sectors.
FISCHER represents a long list of international clients who operate in a variety of sectors and industries. The firm’s clientele is a showcase of some of the largest local and international public and private companies, executive officers, entrepreneurs, senior officials in the public sector, high-net-worth individuals, and others.
FISCHER has more Tier 1/Band 1 rankings than any Israeli law firm. We regularly lead the legal ranking tables, and year after year are widely recognized in all practice areas by the most prestigious international ranking guides, including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, IFLR 1000, GCR, WWL, Dun’s 100, BdiCode, and more.
Year this Office was Established: 1958
Lawyers Worldwide: 330
Areas of Practice
Further to the decline of the Covid-19 spread in Israel after the successful vaccination rollout, Israel has announced changes in foreign entry policy into the country, which will allow, among others, the regular entry of foreign experts and businessmen. These reliefs come after several months in which the state borders were almost completely closed to foreigners. According to the new policy, foreign experts' entry into the country will be approved, subject to the approval of the relevant government ministry. Also, entry of foreign workers' in the agriculture and construction industries will be approved, including the entry of foreign workers who visited their home...
FBC partner and head of Banking & Finance practice, Miri Kimhi was recognized among the IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2020. According to the IFLR, Women Leaders are the leading female transactional lawyers in the world; these lawyers have impressive track records and are consistently recommended by clients and peers for the quality of their advice and service. Please see here and here. FBC partner and member of the Competition and Antitrust practice, Ziv Schwartz was named to the Global Competition Review (GCR) 40 under 40 list of the world’s top young antitrust lawyers and economists...
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co Law Firm is Ranked First in Israel by All Three Leading International Ranking Guides
FBC was recognized as Israel Law Firm of the Year by IFLR and received the highest rankings from Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. "It is very significant that the rankings are mainly based on client recommendations," says Adv. Reuven Behar. The Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co law firm (FBC) recently received outstanding recognition from the three most prestigious international law firm ranking guides: Legal 500, IFLR (International Financial Law Review), and Chambers and Partners, which all placed FBC at the top of their rankings of Israeli law firms. The recently released Legal 500 guide ranks FBC at the top of the list of Israeli firms for 2020...