Avi Zamir

Avi Zamir

Judge (Ret.), advocate, mediator and arbitrator
Judge (Ret.) Zamir earned his LL.M (cum laude) from the Tel Aviv University - Northwestern University (Chicago) Joint Public Law Program for Senior Executives.
He is also a graduate of a mediation course and diploma studies in the ´Judge as Manager´ Program at the Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University. He joined the Israel Bar Association in 1989.

Judge (Ret.) Zamir was an employee of, and a partner in the Sahar, Stobietsky law firm, where he engaged in tort and contract law, tenders, real estate, and planning and construction.

He was appointed as a judge in 1998. He had served as judge and vice president in the Magistrate´s Court in Kiryat Gat, in the Tel Aviv Magistrate´s Court and in the Tel Aviv District Court until his retirement in 2015, after 17 years on the bench. While on the bench, he engaged with criminal and civil cases, including commercial law, real estate and insolvency.

Judge (Ret.) Zamir joined the firm in 2015, and has since been involved in civil mediation and arbitration proceedings, including commercial law, real estate, corporate law, communications, intellectual property, public and administrative law.

He was ranked among the Leading mediators in Israel by Dun´s 100 for 2020.

Serves as an arbitrator in complex international disputes at the ICC as well as at the Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre (BAIAC), Singapore.

Judge (Ret.) Zamir was a member of the Association for Public Law, member of the Forum for Law and Society, member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), and member of the National Judges´ Association. He is currently a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and a member of mediation and arbitration committees. He teaches courses in constitutional law, administrative law and dispute resolution at the Executive Master in Public Policy of Tel Aviv University´s Faculty of Social Sciences.


Avi Zamir, Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures, Israel Bar Association Journal, Vol. 44, Pg. 36 (2020) 

"Judicial notice” and public policy in the process of judicial decisionmaking in Israel, 87 Israeli Judges´ Journal, p. 182 (2018) [Hebrew]

Avi Zamir, Truth v. Justice: Judicial Stay of Criminal Proceedings Due to Principles of Justice and Fairness – an Israeli Development to a British Rule, 78(6) The Journal of Criminal Law 511 (2014).

Zeev Segal, Avi Zamir, Judicial Stay of Criminal Proceedings in the Light of the Criminal Procedures Law – New Order of Legal Fairness, in David Weiner Book, p. 231 (2009) [Hebrew].

Zeev Segal, Avi Zamir, Judicial Stay of Criminal Proceedings – Criminal Law and Public Law, Hapraklit Law Review, vol. 47, p. 42 (2003) [Hebrew].

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