Team Members

Baruch Baigel

Baruch Baigel

Partner

Baruch is Head of International Arbitration at Asserson. He is a solicitor advocate with extensive experience in England, Europe and the Middle East. He is regularly consulted by major corporations and Israeli law firms on international arbitration matters. Baruch has also acted on several high profile and high value claims in the UK High Court.

In 2014 Baruch was appointed as Israel’s only Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and in 2016 he was appointed by the LCIA as the court’s first representative for Israel. He sits as Israel’s delegate on the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and is the English law advisor to the Jerusalem Arbitration Centre.

Baruch is qualified to act as an arbitrator and is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the President of the UK Law Society, as well as arbitral institutions in Vienna (VIAC) and Singapore (SIAC). Baruch is regularly invited to lecture at conferences and other law firms on International Arbitration.

Baruch graduated with a double first from the University of Cambridge and won a scholarship to Harvard Law School where he received a Masters in Law.

Baruch enjoys spending time with his four children, as well as singing and cycling, occasionally simultaneously.

Examples of recent work

Arbitration:

  • LCIA arbitration worth in excess of $1 billion for a global mining group in relation to substantial mining rights in West Africa
  • LCIA arbitration for a major hotel group against a European leisure company
  • An LCIA arbitration for a global retail and real estate group against a Russian bank
  • ICC arbitration for a high net worth investor in relation to a shareholders’ dispute relating to an Eastern European conglomerate of automation companies
  • ICC arbitration for a pharmaceutical company against a financial institution
  • ICC arbitration for a global real estate company against a major Austrian bank
  • Ad hoc arbitration worth in excess of $100m for an Israeli investor in relation to a shareholder dispute and gold mining rights in West Africa

High Court:

  • Acting for and successfully defending the primary defendants in the UK Madoff litigation in a claim worth in excess of $90 million
  • Acting for a group of solar energy companies in on-going proceedings against the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change in respect of a compensation claims worth in excess of £200 million under the Human Rights act
  • Acting for and successfully defending defendants in a major civil recovery claim brought by the UK Government under the Proceeds of Crime Act with value at stake worth in excess of £100m
  • Acting for claimants in a professional negligence claim against a major UK law firm, valued in excess of £65 million.

Professional Endorsement

Recognised by Legal 500, 2017 as the only identified “Next Generation Lawyer” in the region who “impresses with his intellectual ability and hard work.”

Highly commended in the Modern Law Awards as Rising Star of the Year, 2015

Highly commended in the category of Junior Lawyer of the Year in the prestigious English Law Society Awards for Excellence, 2013 and commended by the Law Society for having “opened up English arbitration to Israeli business.”

Recognised by the Law Society Gazette as a “star in the making” praised for “his excellent legal analytical and problem solving skills as well as the level of professional maturity he demonstrated far beyond his years…”

Publications

Leading QC
A fantastic team worker… perhaps most impressive of all… he saw potential problems – and solutions to those problems – that very few lawyers do.
Leading QC on the Madoff Trial
Baruch provided immediate, efficient and thoroughly professional assistance at all times – working hard, working late, working without complaint and (I might add) with a welcome sense of humour under circumstances that might well have frayed a far more experienced solicitor’s nerves … The case simply could not have been defended without his invaluable assistance.
Partner at Major Law Firm
He was able to see all the angles and pitfalls and to find creative solutions to complicated problems… Baruch’s specialist arbitration knowledge gives his client in arbitration proceedings significant added value.  
Dispute Resolution Client
I know that I am in the best hands and I appreciate it.