‘In any litigation which requires us to be represented in a court or for dispute resolution or in any other tribunal, our first choice would undoubtedly be Adv. Michael Oiknine. He is a fierce litigator who possess exceptional skills in the art of cross examining the witnesses and experts of the other side. He is uncompromisingly professional, thorough and has the capacity to provide a comprehensive response to our needs.‘
The Legal 500
Michael Oiknine is a partner in the firm’s litigation practice.
Mr. Oiknine joined M. Firon & Co. as a pre-intern in 1998, continued as an articled intern and then associate, making partner in 2007.
“The Best” magazine listed Mr. Oiknine as one of the most promising commercial litigation attorneys in Israel. Similarly, he regularly receives high accolades in the international attorney ranking guides such as The Legal 500.
Mr. Oiknine specializes in a broad range of complex disputes valued at hundreds of millions of shekels through the commercial-civil lawsuits that he litigates, which involve, among other legal issues, real estate, infrastructures, corporate law, and administrative law. He built his extensive experience on hundreds of appearances before all levels of the court system in Israel, including its Supreme Court, and in arbitrations and mediations as well as on counseling on all matters connected to infrastructures tenders proceedings, from competing in a tender through representing clients in administrative petitions; litigating all manner of contractor lawsuits in complex construction and infrastructures projects, including, PFI, POT, and PPP projects; and litigating complex technological project lawsuits in addition to multi-faceted economic and accounting disputes.
Mr. Oiknine is renown as his clients’ confidant and excels at handling sensitive and complex issues, to their satisfaction, both in and out of court. His professional approach is founded on his complete mastery of all legal dispute resolution techniques coupled with the ability to study in depth all aspects of each client’s operations. Mr. Oiknine’s workstyle features a broad perspective balanced with the appropriate emphases on the full range of nuances that the quality legal services that he provides to his clients addresses whether as their advocate in litigation or advisor in business planning.
His clientele includes commercial corporations from all corners of the Israeli market, leading defense industry conglomerates, and some of the largest real estate and infrastructure companies in Israel.
Mr. Oiknine has represented, among others, one of the top international defense industry enterprises in the world in a complex project, valued at NIS 250 million, for the supply of advanced military systems to a foreign country and regarding the enforcement of anti-competition agreements, a lawsuit the economic significance of which is estimated in the hundreds of millions of shekels; a leading entrepreneurial firm in a lawsuit for the enforcement of an agreement to establish an NMP (National Master Plan) 38 project valued at hundreds of millions of shekels; a prominent infrastructures company in a lawsuit regarding the construction of the southern segment of the Trans-Israel Highway (Route 6); and a foremost contracting company in a lawsuit regarding the establishment of a real estate project in central Israel. Israeli and foreign companies also enjoy Mr. Oiknine’s on-hands representation in international disputes, including in ICC arbitrations.
His rich experience and constant willingness to learn each new client’s unique needs alongside his sensitivity and loyalty to his clients and his forceful advocacy for their interests make Michael Oiknine a true partner in the face of every complex challenge.
LL.B. (magna Cum Laude), Academic Center of Law and Business, 2000
LL.M. specializing in Commercial Law, Tel Aviv University, 2005
ISRAEL BAR ASSOCIATION, 2000