Ronen  Brumer

Ronen BrumerPartner

  • Ronen is a commercial litigator with extensive experience acting for clients on a broad range of civil and contractual matters. His practice focuses on acting for clients on complex high value disputes in the real estate, construction, energy and media sectors. He is also an expert on administrative and constitutional law, challenging and seeking review of local and national legislation, as well as regulatory and ministerial decisions, before the full range of Israel's administrative and civil courts and tribunals, including the High Court of Justice (the Supreme Court) and the Court for Administrative Affairs.

     

    Ronen has considerable experience in the fuel and energy sector, representing energy companies before the State Comptroller, the Government Companies Authority and the Public Utilities Authority (Electricity). Ronen also institutes, defends and settles all types of competition law and contractual disputes related to the energy sector.

     

    Ronen’s clients also include public bodies and prominent public officials whom he has represented on a wide range of matters.

     

    In his media and entertainment practice, Ronen represents corporate clients on a broad range of claims, including music and digital licensing and royalty disputes.

  • Ronen’s extensive experience includes representation of:

     

    • The Paz Group in several multi-million dollar commercial and antitrust disputes, including a long-running dispute between Paz and its petrol station operators over their rights to operate 300 Paz fuel stations around Israel
    • Paz before Israel’s Supreme Court in proceedings filed by Paz against the Finance Minister, the Minister of Energy, and other public entities challanging and seeking to set aside the Government's decision to reduce the profit margins of fuel companies on the sale of certain fuel products that fall under the controlled prices regime
    • The Israel Electric Company on a large number of proceedings against the Public Ombudsman relating to a wide range of matters and accompanying the IEC and its board of directors at all hearings and proceedings before the Ombudsman’s office
    • The Israel Electric Company in a series of disputes including claims arising from damage caused by the storms of winter 2013, and in a high value claim against a major multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate and a former director
    • Construction company Kim Lustigman Ltd., in a claim for US$ 30million filed against it by, among others, the Custodian of Terra Sancta, with regard to the client's real estate development project in Jerusalem’s French Hill suburb
    • The Strauss-Elite Group in a dispute against distributors of unlicensed coffee capsules that fit in Nestle’s Nespresso coffee machines
    • Bank Hapoalim and Bank Leumi on the conversion of part of their holdings of capital notes in Tower Semiconductors Ltd. into shares of the company and obtaining the permission of the US Securities and Exchange Commission to their registration
    • Helicon Records in a series of disputes with a number of Israel’s leading musical performers concerning allegations of mismanagement and fraud
    • The New General Labour Union, the largest employee organisation in Israel, in a number of constitutional and administrative law matters concerning the organisations’s by-laws, including the appointment of a stand-in chairman
    • The Tel Aviv Municipality in a multi-million dollar claim before the Supreme Court against the Israel Lands Authority concerning betterment tax and other levies
    • El Al Israel Airlines, in connection with the adoption by the authorities of the “open skies” policy and the opening of the Tel Aviv-New York route to competition
    • The Ramat Gan Municipality in a series of administrative and planning proceedings dealing with the fallout from the acceptance of bribes by a senior municipal official
    • The Jewish Agency in claims concerning its rights in agricultural collectives set up prior to the establishment of the State
    • A group of bidders in connection with the submission of a tender bid for the establishment of a new commercial television channel in Israel
  • Ronen has a strong interest in constitutional law and has, for example, provided ongoing consultancy to the Central Election Committee of Israel’s Labour Union.

     

    During his law studies, Ronen was assistant editor of Tel Aviv University’s Plilim: Israel Journal of Criminal and Public Justice.