About the Israeli Institute for Business Arbitration

The Israeli Institute for Business Arbitration has been working since 1989 to promote a public goal of encouraging the use of alternative mechanisms for the settlement of civil disputes. The Institute for Business Arbitration provides an effective organizational framework for managing arbitrations and mediations in the fields of civil law in general and business law in particular.

The institution was established as an association from the founding of the Union of Chambers of Commerce. The late Prof. Samdar Ottolenghi was one of the founders of the institution and served as its first president for about 15 years.

Over the years, senior jurists in Israel have joined the Institute for Business Arbitration, and today the team of arbitrators and mediators at the Institute includes most retired Supreme Court judges, senior judges from the District and Peace Courts, presidents of the National Labor Court, leading lawyers in Israel, accountants, engineers, and more.

The institution offers the parties mechanisms for settling disputes outside the walls of the court, including mediation, arbitration and arbitration.

The procedures at the institution are conducted in a professional, fast and high-quality manner at costs that are not high.

Having procedures to resolve disputes outside the walls of the court has many advantages.

Why is arbitration better than legal proceedings?


Conducting mediations and arbitrations in an arbitration institution allows the parties to enjoy additional benefits.

Why arbitration in a business arbitration institution

Why mediation in a business arbitration institution


In the decades of existence of the Commercial Arbitration Institute, thousands of arbitration cases were conducted in it. An arbitration award of the Commercial Arbitration Institute has never been annulled in a court.


The Presidents of the Business Arbitration Institute:

1989 – 2004: The late Prof. Samdar Ottolenghi

2004 – 2012: Judge (acting) Amnon Strashnov

2012 – 2015: Judge (acting) Dan Arbel

2015 – 2018: Judge in office Ila Proccia

2018 – Today: Adv Menashe Cohen