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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michael Shachor is "a remarkable litigator" who is "highly experienced, a great source of knowledge, fast, sharp and meticulous".


Born in 1963 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Michael was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1989. He studied at Tel Aviv University (LLB, 1988). Michael was associated with Goldfarb, Levi, Eran & Co until 1994. He was founder and managing partner of Shinar, Shachor, Weissberger until 2004, and in 2005, Michael established and now currently manages the litigation boutique firm, Michael Shachor, Menes, & Co.

Mr Michael Shachor, is an exceptional creative litigator, providing his clientele with professional services in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, cross-border and fraud associated litigation as well as additional commercial and corporate law services. 

He specialises in strategic litigation counselling, while his unique expertise is in providing these services in cases involving cross-border aspects including insolvency, asset collection and commercial fraud and litigation optimisation and efficiency. In his capacity as a strategic counsellor, he advised inter alia, Mr Nessim D Gaon (Switzerland) including his international groups Aprofim and Noga, McDonald's, Fidelity Insurance Company, La Mobiliere (Swiss Mobiliar Insurance Company), Estee Lauder, the Azrieli Group (of Canadian entrepreneur David Azrieli), The Israeli Allied Group, The British leading transponder producer- Pace Micro Technology (today part of ARRIS), as well as BIG Commercial Centers, Mr Yoav Golan (owner of Israeli Hamat Group and Nior Holdings Ltd) and Unitronics (including its co-owner Mr Haim Shani). He's also the global legal adviser of Mr Balram Chainrai (Hong Kong).

Michael is an expert in private international law. He has extensive practice in international disputes including international arbitration courts as well as managing international disputes via domestic lawyers in foreign jurisdictions.

Michael chaired the Israeli Bar's civil procedure and evidence committee.

Well known precedents in the Supreme Court (Israeli top legal instance), are registered under Michael's name. Those precedents include, inter alia, a few cases of McDonald's (Israel branch) vs Bank Hapoalim and McDonald's vs Ariel McDonald (Israeli-American top basketball star), as well as the case of Mr N Gaon (Geneva) and Aprofim vs State of Israel in a multimillion case which is famous within the legal community.

Due to his solid reputation and experience, Michael was nominated as “lawyer of confidence” by the Swiss embassy, Tel-Aviv. 

He speaks Hebrew and English.

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