Partner at Avniel, Salomon & Co. | Israel
LLB from the University of Tel-Aviv, admitted to the Israeli Bar in 1979.
Yoav is the managing partner of Avniel, Salomon & Co., a law firm that was established in 1950.
He practices commercial law and is known especially for his complicated transactional practice and for complicated commercial disputes litigation and ADR, as well as for his cross-border practice. He represented international insurance carriers, banks, financial institutions, traded companies, local authorities, public hospitals, as well as other business entities and private clients. The Israeli Bar code of ethics prohibits revealing the identity of the clients.
Yoav’s firm, Avniel, Salomon & Co. is ranked among the 100 best law firms in Israel, in a peers and clients survey, for its commercial dispute resolution practice. The survey, published in March 2022, was conducted by Statista, the leading global business data platform, and Globes, the leading Israeli economic newspaper.
Yoav chaired a panel of “Intercultural Negotiations” in a seminar held in October 2012 at Lazarski University, Faculty of Law and Administration, Warsaw, Poland.
Yoav’s Bar activities and involvement include serving as a judge of the disciplinary court of the Bar, serving as a member of the publication committee of the Bar and as a member of the foreign relations committee of the Bar and as the editor of the Haifa and northern district Bar’s periodical.
Yoav’s other professional related activities include serving as the chairman of LAWORLD – an international network of independent law firms – between 2006 and 2008.
The Rights of the Unpaid Seller of Sold Goods: An Israeli Perspective, The Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Vol. 14, 1992, Graham & Trotman; Protection of Foreign Sellers of Goods in Israel, International Business Lawyer, Vol. 15 No. 6, 1987;
Co-author of the book “International Distribution Law” (Transnational publishers, Inc. NY, 2001). Languages: Hebrew and English.
Yoav was included in the EUROPEAN LEGAL EXPERT’s (published by Legalease) shortlist of Israeli leading litigators until its publication was ceased.
Community volunteering activities:
Yoav is the chairman of the Milman Center Association, a non-profit organization and a leading institution for treatment of pre-school children with autism spectrum disorders. He set up and chaired the team for the right of the individual to the control of his own body of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (Haifa branch) and served as a member of the managing board of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (Haifa branch).