October 3, 2022

Volume XII, Number 276

Haggai Carmon

Haggai Carmon heads Carmon & Carmon, a boutique international law firm with offices in Tel Aviv and a front office in New York.

Litigation:

From 12/1985 through 12/2016, the U.S. Justice Department continuously retained Carmon as its primary attorney to represent U.S. government interests in Israeli civil litigation and provide several government agencies with counsel on Israeli legal matters. Carmon continued his service to the US government as a legal counsel to the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv under a contract with the State Department, a position he has held since 2003 through 12/31/2017, and to the Estonian Embassy in Tel Aviv. Carmon was also legal counsel to the UN Force in Sinai and has successfully represented the European Union in civil litigation in Israel. Carmon is known for his aggressive yet ethical litigation practice that led him to win almost 100% of the cases decided on their merit, when he represented the United States government during his 31 years of service.

Commercial Law Activity

Carmon is an acknowledged expert in enforcement of foreign judgments litigation, in public and private international law (including in complex transnational jurisdictional issues) and in complex contract and tort litigation. Among his achievements is a victory in Further Hearing Knaan v. US where the Supreme Court reaffirmed its earlier judgment (and the lower court’s) granting the US full ownership of two high-value paintings, in a complex stolen-art matter.

Carmon regularly represents business entities with transnational interests including Israel’s largest HMO, which insures 55% of Israel’s population. As of mid-2016 Carmon has been combating fraudulent binary options companies on behalf of U.S clients. As a result, his clients have been refunded US$3,500,000 without litigation.

Carmon is the author of Foreign Judgements in Israel -- Recognition and Enforcement, a comparative law legal textbook published in Hebrew in late 2011 by the Israeli Bar Association, with an introduction by the Honorable Eliezer Rivlin, Deputy Chief Justice of the Israel Supreme Court. The book became an immediate authority, cited in 24 judgments, including in 8 judgments of the Supreme Court.

In 2013, Springer Publishing, brought out the English version of Foreign Judgments in Israel -- Recognition and Enforcement, in hardcover and electronic editions. Springer is one of the largest publishers in the world.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Haggai Carmon

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