Adv. Gideon Fisher, FCIArb

Adv. Gideon Fisher, FCIArb

Adv. Gideon Fisher, FCIArb, is the founder and senior partner of the law firm of Gideon Fisher & Co, a certified Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a former judge of the Court of International Arbitration of the ICC, the chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Israeli Press Council, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cambridge and serves as president of the Cambridge alumni society in Israel and a Ph.D candidate in arbitration at Bar-Ilan University.

Employing his high proficiency in a wide variety of legal practices, specialized expertise in complex commercial litigation as well as his copious experience inside and out of the courtroom, Adv. Fisher is renowned throughout the Israeli legal sector as a seasoned advocate, receiving to his name dozens of precedential rulings. Coupling a high level of creativity with a true devotion to the client, Adv. Fisher works tirelessly until achieving the best results possible, which will serve the clients' long-term interests.

Among Adv. Fisher's clients are corporations, not-for profit organizations, senior politicians and ministers, governmental authorities and major business leaders.

Adv. Fisher is one of Israel's leading experts in the field of arbitration, serving as a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a lead counsel in multiple high-stakes arbitrations, as well as serving as arbitrator in many complex and intricate arbitration cases, in Israel and abroad. Adv. Fisher is an active member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Arbitration Board in Paris and Chairman of the ICC’s international arbitration committee. Adv. Fisher was also a member of the Board of Trustees of ICC’s International Tribunal and Arbitrations in Paris. Recently, Adv. Fisher decided to share his knowledge and experience in the field o arbitration by writing a book on the matter - "Arbitration in the business world", which is considered as the most comprehensive book on the subject, and gained widespread popularity. In addition, Adv. Fisher is currently in the midst of establishing an innovative institute to train arbitrators, the first of its kind in Israel, in cooperation with Bar-Ilan University.

In addition to his professional activity, Adv. Fisher is also highly dedicated to public service, serving as president of the Israel Bar Association’s International Foreign Relations Committee, president of the Israel Press Council’s Ethics Tribunal and former chairman of the WIZO Israel Appeal. He is the founder and chairman of The Fisher Fund, which is dedicated to making donations and providing grants to promote welfare, social and educational purposes, and to assist various populations facing dire financial, social, personal, medical and mental hardships.

 

Education‎

  • Ph.D., Bar Ilan University; Thesis: Study of the decision to refer a commercial dispute to Israeli courts or to arbitration; Supervised by Prof. Michal Alberstein; Due to submission 2018
  • The International Arbitrations and Taxation Program, Law Faculty, Harvard University, United States 
  • LL.M., magna cum laude, Thesis on International Business, Law Faculty, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
  • LL.B, magna cum laude, University of Leeds, Law Faculty, Leeds, England

Public Service

  • Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
  • The Fisher Fund - Chairman
  • Cambridge University Alumni Association in Israel - President
  • ICC’s International Tribunal and Arbitrations in Paris - Member of the Board of Trustees (retired)
  • Israeli Media Council Ethics Tribunal - Judge
  • The Israel WIZO Appeal  - Chairman (from 2004-2012)
  • Committee for the Appointment of Consultants to Companies owned by the State of Israel - Member
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Arbitrations Committee - Chairman
  • Afeka College Board of Trustees - Member
  • Friends of Rabin Medical Center Society (Beilinson and Hasharon Hospitals) - Member
  • Friends of the Reut Medical Center - Member
  • Friends of the United Nations Association - Member
  • Israeli Forum Association – Chairman (retired)
  • Tel Aviv Rotary – Member of Management
  • Association for the Promotion of Ethical Values - Co-founder
  • Israel National Parents Organization - Chairman (2012 - 2015)
  • Recipient  of Public Board Award for The Promotion of Women’s Employment
  • Advisory Board for Israeli Cinema Tax Incentives - Chairman (Elected by Israeli Minister of Finance)
  • Israeli Prime Minister’s CFO Forum Award - Member of Board of Judges
  • Council of the Internal Comptroller’s Office - Member
  • Tabeka Ethiopian Association - Member of Management

Legislative Activity

  • Prompted and drafted Amendment No. 2, 5753-1993 to the Consumer Protection Law, 5741-1981, legislated by the Knesset in August, 1993
  • Prompted and drafted a bill to amend the Standard Contracts Law, 5743-1982, and revision of Section 20(A) to the Income Tax Ordinance
  • Representative of the Israel Bar Association on the sub-committee to the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee to draft the Computers Bill 5754-1994, legislated by the Knesset in 1995

Academic/Teaching

  • Coordinator of the legal curriculum and senior lecturer for the Internal and Public Audits Master’s Degree Program at Bar-Ilan University
  • Lecturer on International Trade Law at Bar-Ilan University, Israel Export Institute, Israeli Management Center, International Trade College, The Israeli Information Technology Association (ILA), and at commercial bank training centers
  • Lecturer on Public Tenders and Computers Law at academic centers for Senior IDF Officers
  • Lecturer on International Law at Tel-Aviv University, Law Faculty

 Publications

  • 2016: "Arbitration in the business world" - Author
  • 2005: “Rich Father, Poor Father,” by Robert Kioasky – Author of Legal Interpretation of Hebrew edition
  • 2002: “Contract To The Point” (Published by Diyunon) - Author
  • 2000: "Antitrust and New Media" (published by Kluwer Law) - Co-Author
  • 1999: “The New Companies Law, In Practice” (published by BDO Ziv Haft CPA Firm) - Co-Editor and Co-Author
  • 1999: "Webvertising – Unfair Competition and Trademarks on the Internet" (published by Kluwer Law) – Co-Author
  • 1997: "The Financing of Start - Up Companies" (published by AIJA) – Co-Author
  • 1996:‎ "Israeli Business Law" – Author of Chapter on Computer Law
  • 1993: Economics Journal of Law - European Transport Law ((II No. VXX, Vol). No. 4 - Author
  • 1993: "Israeli's Bank Liability Under Documentary Credit" (published in Maritime &  Commercial Law Quarterly by Lloyd of London Press) (1-144,  part 1) - Author