University of Haifa

Faculty of Law


Collective Redress, Class Actions and ADR

Conveners: Dr Ariel Flavian, Dr Rabeea Assy​


DAY ONE: (Thursday 26 November 2015) - Edmond Safdie Auditorium,  Multipurpose Building
Opening Session: 09:30 – 11:00

Chair: Adv. Rachel Ben Ari, Founder Partner, Ben-Ari, Fish, Saban, & Co. Law Offices and Notary

Prof. Gad Barzilai, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa​

Chief Justice​ (ret.) Asher Grunis, former President of the Supreme Court, Israeli Supreme Court​


PANEL ONE: 11:00 – 13:00

Title: "International Developments in Class Actions and Collective Redress"
Chair: Dr. Gil Orion, Senior Partner, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co.

Break 13:00 – 14:00

PANEL TWO: 14:00 – 16:00

Title: "Specific Jurisdictions"

Chair: Adv. Itamar Anaby​, Senior Partner, S. Friedman & Co.

PANEL THREE: 16:30–18:00

Title: "Transnational Class Action and the Global Impact of US Class Actions"
Chair: Adv. Kobi Sharvit, Herzog Fox and Neeman Law Firm

PANEL FOUR: 18:00–19:30

Title: "The Quality of Legal Representative"

Chair: Dr. Rabeea Assy, University of Haifa

DAY TWO: (Friday 27 November 2015) - Aviva & Sammy Ofer Observatory, Eshkol Tower, 30th floor.

PANEL ONE: 09:00​10:30

Title: "ADR/ODR and Collective Settlements"

Chair: Prof. Christopher Hodges, Oxford University  

PANEL TWO: 10:30–12:00

Title: “Social Impact of Collective Actions

Chair: Menachem Perlman, Perlman & Co. Economic Consulting

Conference Summary: 12:30

Title:  "The Future of Collective Actions"

Chairs: Dr. Rabeea Assy and Dr. Ariel Flavian, University of Haifa