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Israel Bar Association

The Practice of Foreign Law in Israel

04.04.2011

|   Michal Waltner, Adv., Foreign Relations Coordinator

Subject to the installment of needed regulation, the permitted practice of foreign lawyers in Israel will be limited to providing legal opinion and counseling regarding the foreign laws which apply in the foreign country in which the lawyer is certified, and the drafting of legal documents which the foreign law (non Israeli) apply to them.

According to the amendment of the BAR ASSOCIATION LAW, 5721- 1961 passed by the Knesset, the Israeli legislator, foreign lawyers who do not possess an Israeli advocacy license (hereinafter, "Foreign Lawyer") will be able to practice foreign law in Israel and establish branches of foreign law firms in Israel as soon as the Minister of Law and the Minister of Finance will install the needed regulation.

 

The permitted practice is limited to providing legal opinion and counseling regarding the foreign laws which apply in the foreign country in which the lawyer is certified, and the drafting of legal documents which the foreign law (non Israeli) apply to them, including the representation of a client in a negotiation towards such drafting of legal documents.

 

For your convenience, please find attached hereto the translation of Chapter Eight A of the BAR ASSOCIATION LAW, 5721- 1961.

 

 

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