David HamouPartner at M. Firon & Co. Advocates (Israel)
Advocate David Hamou is a partner and the head of the firm’s litigation department.
David launched his professional career at the firm as an intern in 1996, qualified as a lawyer in 1998, became a partner in 2006 and is currently head of the firm’s litigation department.
In 2007, at the age of 36, David was hailed by The Marker as one of Israel’s most outstanding and promising young lawyers.
Together with the litigation department he leads, David is consistently recognized by Israeli and international ranking directories. David has extensive experience in representing the firm’s clients – some of Israel’s largest public and private companies, as well as international companies – in complex, sensitive disputes which can reach billions of dollars in value. This experience has been accumulated through countless appearances at all Israeli legal instances - including arbitrations and mediations, and by providing pre-litigation support to preempt potential claims.
David is a distinct expert in all areas of commercial and civil litigation, with emphasis on derivatives and financial claims, as well as actions relating to corporate law, real estate, and property. In addition, over the years, David has acquired a well-deserved reputation for his unique expertise in handling complex contractor claims relating to national construction and infrastructure projects, including PPP, PFI, and BOT projects. David's broad experience, his proven success, his uncompromising sense of service, his assertiveness, his unique ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a case and to devise an effective strategy accordingly - down to the last detail, together with the sound, productive advice which he provides, all inspire confidence among his clients. All this, alongside with other traits of an exceptional litigator, have, over the years, made David a very dominant figure in the firm, and clients will often ask that he handle their legal affairs in person.
David has represented one of the world’s largest foreign banks in a claim filed against it in Israel in a sum of NIS 30 billion; A holding company in a derivative claim filed against it alleging a prohibited distribution of dividends and demanding the return of a sum of about NIS 100 million; A holding company in a derivative claim filed against it under the Law of Concentration, in a sum of approximately NIS 130 million; Various clients in complex shareholder disputes which included claims of minority oppression and more; Various companies in proceedings at the financial division of the district courts; Some of the largest infrastructure companies in Israel in disputes with clients engaged on PFI and PPP projects involving hundreds of millions of Shekels; Some of the largest construction companies in Israel in disputes with clients, each involving tens of millions of Shekels.