Orly Gerbi


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Asia House
4 Weizmann Street
Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel: +972 3 692 2020
Fax: +972 3 696 6464

Email: gerbi@hfn.co.il
Web: www.hfn.co.il

Orly is the managing partner of the firm’s Labour and Employment Law practice group. Orly, who is regarded as one of the leading attorneys in Israeli employment law, is one of the founding members of the firm’s Labour and Employment Law practice group and has led it to its current status as one of the leading labour and employment practice groups in Israel, recognized as such by several international and local ranking guides.

Orly lectures on employment law issues in Israel and abroad at various academic institutions, seminars and important professional forums, and has served as the Israeli representative at international conference focusing on employment law in the Middle East, and throughout the world.

Orly specializes in representing international and local entities in the public and private sectors and advising them on a wide range of labour and employment law matters, and employee benefits and executive compensation. In her work, she takes into consideration not only employment law issues but also human resources and commercial aspects of employment relations.

Employees are a key component of any business operating in Israel, especially in those sectors where the success of an enterprise relies greatly on the high quality of its workforce. As Labour and employment law in Israel is unique and rapidly evolving, it is critical for domestic and international businesses in every industry to receive accurate and updated local labour and employment law advice in their “day to day” operations as well as in relation to specific events (such as transactions, tenders, collective negotiations and disputes and legal proceedings).

The Labour and Employment Law department scope of work includes:

  • Providing ongoing advice (including drafting and negotiating applicable agreements),on daily employment-related matters such as recruitment, retention, restrictive covenants, equal opportunities in the workplace, adaptation of international HR policies to local law, engagement of service providers and termination of employment relationships
  • Collective relations
  • M&A transactions
  • Special employee benefits and compensation
  • International relocation of employees
  • Litigation
  • Pension and social security matters

All clients benefit from HFN’s “one stop shop” model and obtain a full range of commercial advice. When necessary, the Labour and Employment Law department consults and works closely with other HFN departments (such as Commercial Litigation, Corporate Tax and Intellectual Property) to provide clients with unparalleled and comprehensive advice across virtually every commercial sector.

Over the past 40 years, Herzog Fox & Neeman has grown to become Israel’s premier law firm, earning a reputation as market leader through its involvement in every major development that has shaped the Israeli Economy.

Since our founding as a boutique firm for international clients doing business in Israel, we continue to be the law firm of choice for prominent multinational companies. Our unrivalled experience in cross-border and domestic matters enables us to address our clients’ legal needs across all industries.

Size & Structure

HFN is Israel’s most diverse law firm, with over 260 lawyers of whom more than 90 are partners. The firm has some of the brightest legal minds in the profession, possessing both intimate knowledge of local markets and a clear understanding of global business HFN employs over 50 dual-qualified, foreign-born lawyers who have worked at leading firms in the U.S., UK and Australia. In keeping with the firm’s global perspective, the majority of HFN’s business is conducted in English and lawyers work closely with leading firms in jurisdictions around the world.

Ranking & Recognition

HFN’s commitment to excellence is reflected in its prominent status in all major international and domestic publications. The firm has received top-tier rankings for consecutive years in almost all major practice areas in leading directories including: The European Legal 500, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, BDI and Dun and Bradstreet. HFN is the mostly highly ranked amongst all Israeli law firms, and was selected as Israeli Law Firm of the Year by the Financial Times and mergermarket, IFLR, Who’s Who Legal and others.