Orit  Yolles-Dabby

Orit Yolles-DabbyPartner

  • Orit is a commercial litigator with extensive experience in all aspects of dispute resolution.  Her practice focuses on complex high value disputes, in the real estate, construction and energy sectors, disputes with local authorities concerning municipal taxation, and contractual disputes.


    Orit's practice includes acting on disputes regarding rights in connection with land ownership, use and leasing, often representing clients in complex claims against the Israel Lands Administration - claims that require a forensic review of historic records which pre-date the founding of the State.


    Her expertise includes defending, challenging or seeking to set aside regulatory, ministerial and governmental decisions, before the full range of Israel's administrative courts and tribunals.


    Orit's clients include local and global companies, energy companies, construction companies, real estate owners and agricultural collectives (moshavim), as well as public bodies and local authorities.

  • Orit’s extensive experience includes:


    • The Jewish Agency in claims concerning its rights in agricultural collectives (moshavim) set up prior to the establishment of the State
    • The Municipality of Tel Aviv in its successful multi-million dollar claim against the Israel Lands Authority over its assessment of the amount of land betterment tax payable on State-owned properties
    • Hanotea Ltd. against the Israel Lands Authority, in a law suit to gain recognition of rights over 114 dunams of land adjacent to the city of Netanya's coastal plain
    • Ben Ari Ltd., in a law suit for recognition of rights at a quarry, and in proceedings against the Israel Lands Authority for the allocation of land in a national priority area for the establishment of a concrete and asphalt factory
    • Brit Shalom (a non-profit organisation) in an appeal against the Israeli Land Authority in the matter of land allocation for the organisation's activity within the municipality of Netivot
    • Representing Paz in several multi-million dollar commercial and antitrust disputes, including a long-running dispute between Paz and its petrol station operators
    • The Israel Electric Company in proceedings in which the high court rejected claims by a number of municipalities against the Israel Electric Company for taxes which amounted to hundreds of millions of shekels, in respect of electricity lines running through their districts
    • The Israel Electric Company on a large number of proceedings against local authorities concerning claims by the authorities for payments of municipal taxation
    • Granite Hacarmel, one of Israel’s major infrastructure companies and a subsidiary of the Azrieli Group, Israel’s largest real estate company, in proceedings against the Water Desalination Administration concerning the client’s licence for the operation of a desalination plant, following a sharp reduction in the quantity of water for desalination granted via the licence.  As a result of the proceedings, the reduction was significantly smaller
    • The board of directors of the Hamashbir department store chain in a series of claims instituted against members of the board following the chain’s insolvency