Dr. Orion, co-head of FBC’s Litigation Department and the head of the class actions & derivative suits practice, is recognized by international and domestic indices as one of Israel’s most highly-regarded litigators and one of the leading practitioners in the area of class actions and derivative suits.
His practice spans the field of complex commercial litigation, securities law matters, and international and domestic arbitrations, and he is a well-known speaker and author on a range of topics related to commercial litigation and class action defense.
Dr. Orion received his doctorate in 1996 from Harvard Law School in the fields of corporate law and securities regulation. He has also served as an assistant lecturer for contract law and held the position of editor and member of the editorial board of the Tel Aviv University Law Review.
Dr. Orion serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Israel Bar Association's Class Actions Committee.
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Harvard University, Massachusetts, S.J.D., 1996
Harvard University, Massachusetts, LL.M., 1993
Tel Aviv University, LL.B. (Cum Laude), 1989
Important development concerning international jurisdiction over foreign defendants and service of process outside Israel (amendment to Regulation 500(7) of the Civil Procedure Regulations 1984) In September 2019, an amendment effecting an overall reform of the Civil ...Gil Orion, Dr. & Michal Sela | Dec 2018
A legal update regarding a decision of the District Court in the matter of Tulip Capital Fund v. Teva, in which it rejected a motion for discovery prior to the filing of a motion to certify a derivative claim, in a claim concerning dividend distribution. Please find ...Gil Orion, Dr. & Oded Revivo & Royi Steinmetz & Avraham Well & Nitzan Sandor | Nov 2018
The Supreme Court Reaffirms the Application of Foreign Law to Dual-Listed Companies On October 16, 2018, the Supreme Court (Honorable Justices Solberg, Groskopf and Baron) issued a decision in Civil Appeal 2889/18 Cohen v. Tower Semiconductor Ltd. et al. (in which ou...Gil Orion, Dr. & Jana Rabinovich | Nov 2018
A legal update in which we review key points from the District Court decision in the ‘Better Place’ matter in which, for the first time in Israel, a court summarily dismissed a claim against directors and office holders based on the Business Judgement Rule defense. I...Gil Orion, Dr. & Oded Revivo & Avraham Well & Gal Porre | Oct 2018
In this legal update, we review a precedent setting decision of the Economic Department of the Tel-Aviv District Court regarding Suny Electronic, in which the Court established when the statute of limitations begins to run in a claim alleging a prohibited distribution o...Gil Orion, Dr. & Oded Revivo & Royi Steinmetz | Sep 2018
Recently, the Supreme Court, in the Sonol matter, discussed the considerations for approving "Compensated Withdrawal Settlements" in class action proceedings. The Court ruled that, when a motion to withdraw from a motion to certify a class action is filed, there is no ...Gil Orion, Dr. & Or Arbel | Aug 2018