Adv. David Hamou - M. Firon & Co. Advocates

David Hamou

Partner

‘David Hamou the head of Firon’s litigation department is a unique professional litigator. Peaceful, diligent and professional case handling are the main and unique characteristic of his work as well as the reason why clients come back again and again to him.’

The Legal 500

David Hamou is a partner in the M. Firon & Co. firm and heads its litigation practice.

In addition, M. Firon & Co. launched a new international partnership with the French leading law firm UGGC. The partnership, FIRON-UGGC, providing international legal services and cross-border solutions to our clients in Israel, France, Morocco and West Africa (Ghana and the Ivory Coast). Mr. Hamou is leading the firm’s partnership operation in all the relevant branches, from Firon side.

Mr. Hamou embarked on his professional path in the firm as an intern in 1996. He was admitted to the bar in 1998 and in 2006, was promoted to partner. In 2007, at the age of 36, the magazine The Marker named Mr. Hamou as one of Israel’s most prominent and promising attorneys. Mr. Hamou, together with the litigation practice that he heads, is frequently well-ranked by both prestigious Israeli as well as international attorney ranking guides.

Mr. Hamou has many years’ experience in managing and representing the firm’s clients, who are some of the largest and best known publicly traded as well as privately held companies in the market as well as multinational corporations in complex, sensitive, and extensive disputes whose value have at times been estimated in the billions of dollars. This experience has been accrued over the course of thousands of court appearances at all levels throughout Israel, including arbitration and mediation, alongside preventive pre-litigation consultation designed to avoid potential lawsuits.

Mr. Hamou’s expertise is diverse and extensive and extends over all branches of commercial and civil litigation with an emphasis on derivative and economic lawsuits and corporate and real estate litigation. Additionally, over the years, Mr. Hamou has also gained a unique and proven reputation and expertise in complex contractor lawsuits relating to national construction and infrastructure projects including DFI, BOT, and PPP projects. Mr. Hamou’s varied and diverse clients include one of the largest banks in the world in a lawsuit filed against it in Israel for approximately NIS 30 billion; a holding company faced with a motion to certify a derivative action that alleged improper distribution of a dividend and a demand to disgorge the sum of approximately NIS 100 million; a holding company faced with a motion to certify a derivative action in connection with a corporate consolidation pursuant to the Anti-Concentration Law that alleged harm and improper benefit for the controlling shareholders and sought damages in the sum of approximately NIS 130 million; a variety of clients in complex shareholder actions, including based on oppression of minority shareholders, as well as separation lawsuits; various companies involved in a variety of different proceedings pending before the District Court Economic Division in those cases within the court’s subject matter jurisdiction; some of the largest infrastructures companies in Israel with regard to PFI and PPP project clients for sums estimated in the hundreds of millions of shekels; one of the largest construction companies in Israel in disputes with various clients – also in the scope of tens of millions of shekels per lawsuit, and more.

Mr. Hamou’s extensive experience, success, uncompromising service ethic, resolve, unique ability to analyze a case’s strengths and weaknesses and formulate a smart and effective strategy for it, and attention to detail, as well as the sound and useful advice that he regularly provides are well-known to the firm’s clients. All of this, coupled with the other qualities required of a leading litigator, have made Mr. Hamou, over the years, a solidly dominant character in the firm whose clients frequently request that he personally handle their legal affairs.

 

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08.05.2022

The Legal 500 ranks 20 of our practice areas and 44 of our lawyers

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20.03.2022

Uncompromising service, year after year

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16.03.2022

Our Litigation department was ranked in Chambers Global 2022

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01.09.2021

Our commercial law department was awarded, again, top tier ranking by BdiCode for 2021

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20.04.2021

The prestigious guide The Legal 500 has, again, in its 2021 edition, highly recommended our litigation department

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20.04.2021

Our litigation department was awarded, again, top tier ranking by Dun’s 100 for 2021

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20.04.2021

Adv. David Hamou was recognized by The 2021 Legal 500 prestigious guide

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06.04.2021

WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED, AGAIN, AS ONE OF ISRAEL’S LEADING LAW FIRMS

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15.09.2020

Congrats to Adv. David Hamou, head of our litigation department, on making the list of the 15 prominent lawyers in Israel

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01.09.2020

Our commercial law department was awarded, again, top tier ranking by BdiCode for 2020

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01.09.2020

Our litigation department was awarded, again, top tier ranking by BdiCode for 2020

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20.04.2020

The prestigious guide The Legal 500 has, again, in its 2020 edition, highly recommended our litigation department

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20.04.2020

Our litigation department was awarded, again, top tier ranking by Dun’s 100 for 2020

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20.04.2020

ADV. DAVID HAMOU WAS RECOGNIZED BY THE LEGAL 500 PRESTIGIOUS GUIDE

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15.03.2020

THE PRESTIGIOUS GUIDE CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS HAS, AGAIN, IN ITS 2020 EDITION, RECOMMENDED OUR LITIGATION DEPARTMENT

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02.03.2019

THE PRESTIGIOUS CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS RANKED OUR FIRM IN 9 DIFFERENT PRACTICE AREAS

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31.03.2022

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31.03.2022

A change in the ownership of a company requires a mechanism to protect minority shareholders

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30.03.2022

Our Firm is proud to launch a new partnership FIRON-UGGC, that will operate in Israel, France, Morocco and West Africa

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05.03.2022

“Control” and “Controlling interest”

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14.11.2021

AS A FIRM THAT HANDLES MANY LARGE INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WE CAN SAY THAT A SPECIALIZED JUDICIAL FORUM IS DIRELY NEEDED

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15.02.2021

ASSET RECOVERY CONFERENCE – MIDDLE EAST

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31.08.2020

Judge Shevach refused to acknowledge an arbitral award

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14.06.2020

Webinars

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31.05.2020

Corona news flash|Handling real estate disputes during the Corona crisis webinar

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    LL.M., Tel Aviv University, 2000

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    ISRAEL BAR ASSOCIATION, 1998

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