Administrative Law

Simultaneously with the growing economy, the public sector is being increasingly regulated by various regulatory governmental authorities. Our firm provides legal advice in the various aspects of administrative law, inter alia, rules and regulations, petitions against the various local and national governmental authorities, tenders and planning, as well as zoning procedures. Our team provides legal services ranging all the way from submissions of applications for regulatory permits, to representation before the various tribunals.

 

Our firm represents clients in proceedings before the Court of Administrative Affairs, the Israeli High Court of Justice, as well as various governmental and municipal committees. Our firm's clients are comprised of both private sector companies and corporations, as well as governmental and municipal entities.
 

Highlights:

  • RMB represents Haifa Chemicals Ltd., in an appeal filed by the Haifa municipality on the judgment of the Administrative Court of Haifa, which abolished the charge of Haifa Chemicals to drainage and paving levies in the amount of NIS 50 million.
  • In addition, RMB represents Haifa Chemicals Ltd., in a claim brought against it by Bazan Group, also known as Oil Refineries Ltd. (Israel's largest Oil refinery) , with respect to the evacuation of Haifa chemicals plants covering an area of over a quarter of a million square meters, leased by Haifa Chemicals since 1960.
  • RMB represents Cellcom Ltd. (Israel's largest cellular company) in an immense commercial dispute against Bezeq (Israel's monopoly in the landline telecommunication sector) regarding the determination of the market share of each of the companies in the fields of telephony, internet and international communication services.
  • RMB represented Hashavim H.P.S Ltd. (the largest online legal databases operator in Israel, including “Takdin” and “Takdin light”), in a successful petition to the High Court of Justice versus the Israeli Court Administration, regarding its authority to deny search engine operations from online access to judgments, rulings and decisions rendered by various courts. In a precedential and well-reasoned ruling, the High Court of Justice fully accepted all arguments made by RMB on behalf of Hashavim and determined that in this matter a fair balance between the fundamental rights and interests indicated that the freedom of information overrides the rights and interests of data protection and privacy. It was furthermore established that without a specific mandate in the applicable laws to block accessibility to  judicial records the Courts Administration is prohibited from doing so.
  • RMB represents Haifa Chemicals Ltd. (an Israel-based multinational corporation and a global leading supplier of potassium nitrate) in an administrative petition filed against Haifa municipality and the appeal committee of Haifa district to the Israeli Supreme Court, regarding the operation of the National ammonia terminal located in Haifa Bay - which is a vital national infrastructure, that was also announced as part of the national economy emergency system.
  • RMB represents represents Paz Ashdod Refineries Ltd. (“Paz”- the Paz Group’s refining division, which manufactures petroleum products and electricity, both for its own use and to sell to customers), in a petition to the High Court of Justice against a precedential decision rendered by the Electricity Authority according to which private electricity producers (such as Paz) will participate in the public costs of the electricity sector as from 1.6.2013.
  • RMB represents Prof. Shimon Slavin MD (one of Israel's senior physicians, internationally renowned for his innovative use of cell therapy and immunotherapy in treating cancer and other life-threatening diseases) and CTCI, the International Center for Cell Therapy & Cancer (the private clinic where he administrates his treatments) in a petition to the High Court of Justice against the Ministry of Health's order that sought to prevent Prof. Slavin from treating cancer patients at CTCI on the grounds that he was allegedly conducting illegal clinical trials on patients.
    The petition along with a motion filed for an interim injunction to overturn the Ministry of Health's decision and to allow Prof. Slavin to further carry out his practice were fully accepted within a precedential ruling.
    RMB further represented CTCI and Prof. Slavin in yet another petition to the High Court of Justice against the Ministry of Health's closure order rendered with respect to CTCI on the alleged grounds that a disordered medical activity is taken place unlawfully within the premises of CTCI.
    The remedy sought within the petition to overturn the Ministry of Health's decision, and reopen CTCI was eventually granted by the High Court of Justice.