Managing Partners: Asher Heled
Number of partners: 6 Number of lawyers:12
Languages: English, Hebrew
With 40 years’ experience in labour and social security law, Asher Heled & Co., is one of Israel’s primary destinations for employers, workers’ organisations and employees on a complete raft of employment services. As a top-tier Israeli boutique, Asher Heled & Co. is widely recognised as an outstanding firm by all the domestic and international directories, as well as by a roster of major domestic and international enterprises and organisations, including:
■Energy and natural resources companies
■Pension and retirement funds
■Hi-tech and communication companies
■Higher education institutions
Employers trust the firms’ long and successful track record in the field and a deep understanding of their needs and priorities as they navigate their day-to-day activities.
Asher Heled & Co.’s package of services include:
■Drafting employment agreements
■Crisis management with individual employees or employee groups
■Counselling on individual dismissals or collective layoffs
■Intellectual property and goodwill issues in employment
Asher Heled & Co. also specialises in advising Israeli multinationals on relocating executives and employees, whether outbound from Israel or on return to Israel.
Asher Heled & Co. relentlessly focuses on helping employers to manage a healthy relationship with employees, a priority boosted by its substantial experience in representing employees and workers’ organisations. The firm regularly provides advice in relation to workplace integration and employment agreements, right through the employment period to any exits, terminations and golden parachutes. Clients also benefit from a successful track record in litigating and resolving sexual harassment claims in the workplace, on behalf of both defendants and complainants. Having handled significant organisational changes for employers, such as redundancies, mergers and acquisitions, Asher Heled & Co. is regularly instructed as in-house counsel to employers’ and workers’ organisations across various industry sectors.
Should employment agreements be contested or disputes arise, seasoned attorneys have accumulated vast experience in strategically guiding labour disputes from the outset, skilfully representing clients in any court appearances, and bringing the dispute successfully and swiftly to an end. Clients have a distinct advantage by partnering with Asher Heled & Co. lawyers, who have enjoyed many successful appearances before all courts and tribunals, such as the Israeli Supreme Court and the Labour Courts, as well as in disciplinary proceedings before the Disciplinary Administrative Court for State Employees, and in arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
The firm’s focus on the legal and technical detail and commercial needs of employers makes it one of the go-to law firms in relation to pension and social security funds, routinely advising corporations and organisations in the process of seeking suitable pension arrangements for them and for their workers. Asher Heled & Co. has a particular expertise in advising on the establishment of new pension/provident funds and in drafting their articles, and also successfully represent clients, often in precedent-establishing cases, before the National Labour Court and the High Court of Justice.
Main Areas of Practice:
■Pension & Provident Funds
■Amitim – a government-appointed organisation that incorporates the eight senior pension funds under special management
■Pelephone Communications Ltd.
■The Paz Group
■Veridis Environment Ltd.
■Bezeq The Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd.
■Gazit Globe Ltd.