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Zell & Co. assisted a major e-commerce company to establish a U.S. portal to facilitate the purchase of consumer products by foreign buyers. The engagement involved advising the client on cross-border consumer protection and privacy law issues, as well as international payment mechanisms, funds transfer and corporate issues.
The firm successfully argued and represented U.S. clients in an interlocutory appeal from the denial of a motion for summary judgment in a complex real estate dispute in New York Supreme Court Appellate Division. The case involves intricate questions of joint venture law; contract law; real estate financing and development law; and commercial torts.
In a precedent-setting appeal to a state appellate court in the United States, Zell & Co. successfully represented a U.S. client against an attempt to compel arbitration of a multi-million dollar wrongful death claim arising out of a work-related accident that took place outside the United States. The case involved application of the so-called estoppel doctrine to permit enforcement of an arbitration clause by non-signatories against a signatory to the arbitration agreement.
Our attorneys have filed a landmark petition to the Israel Supreme Court sitting as a High Court of Justice which will establish for the first time in Israeli legal history the criteria to be followed by the Government in determining whether a Jewish convert from Christianity has returned to the Jewish religion under the Law of Return.
The firm has commenced litigation under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act against the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration arising out of the improper detention of a U.S. citizen traveling between the U.S. and the Middle East.