Dr. Katy Elmaliah

  • Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia 

  • Master of Law University of Zurich (magna cum laude, 1989)

  • Dr. of Law University of Zurich (magna cum laude, 1993) 

  • Attorney at Law in Zurich, Switzerland (1995) 

  • Advocate in Israel (1999) 

  • Emigrated from Switzerland to Israel (October 1, 1996)

  • Author of numerous publications on various topics of international legal practice

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Practice Areas

 

  • Negotiating and drafting of commercial agreements.

  • Tax law

  • Corporate law

  • Transnational litigation and enforcements of depth (including the enforcement of foreign court decisions).

  • Banking law

  • Civil law (in particular inheritance and real estate law) as well as citizenship law.

Professional Experience

  • Since 2002 head of her own law practice and counsel of the 
    Alon Kaplan Law Firm.

  • Associate at M. Seligman & Co., Tel Aviv

  • Foreign attorney at the Alon Kaplan Law Firm, Tel Aviv

  • Associate at the Alon Kaplan Law Firm, Tel Aviv 

  • Associate at Froriep Renggli Attorneys, Zurich

  • Articled Clerk at two major commercial law firms in Zurich (Lenz & Staehelin, Froriep Renggli).

 

During her entire professional carrier, Dr. Elmaliah has been heavily engaged in German, Swiss and Israeli commercial and contract law as well as in international commercial litigation and arbitration.

Education and Academic Experience 

  • Research assistant for Contract and Private International Law, University of Zurich (1989-1991)

  • For her doctoral thesis on international media law she was awarded a grant by the Swiss Fund for the Support of Scientific Research and the French National Fund for Scientific Research, 

  • Teaching Activities at various professional organizations in Germany, Switzerland and Israel.

Memberships

 

STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), Israeli Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association, German Israeli Chamber of Commerce, International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.

Languages

 

German, Hebrew, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Yiddish

Publications

 

  • Chapter on Israeli Foundation Law in: Handbook on the International Law of Foundations (Zerb Verlag, Germany, 2007);

  • Report on Germany and Switzerland in: Elmaliah, Samarelli, Ernest et al., Inheritance Law in Israel and in the other States of the World (Hebrew), Ozar HaMishpath, 2007;

  • Alon Kaplan, Katy Elmaliah, Estate Planning under Israeli Law, Internationale Wirtschaftsbriefe 2000, 989-992;

  • Remarks on the Swiss Israeli Double Taxation Treaty co-published with Adv. Lior Pick, Tel Aviv, at Internationale Wirtschafts-Briefe 2004 (in printing process);

  • Alon Kaplan, Katy Elmaliah, Erbschaftsplanung nach israelischem Recht (Estate Planning under Israeli Law), Internationale Wirtschaftsbriefe, 2000, 989-992;

  • General Editor of Israelisches Wirtschaftsrecht (The Commercial Laws of Israel), a book pulished in German at Oldenbourg Verlag, Munich, 1998; Israeli Law of Agency (publication in German), Internationale Wirtschafts-Briefe, 1996, p. 131-134;

  • Israeli Law of Enterprise (publication in German), Internationale Wirtschafts-Briefe, 1995, p. 937-944;

  • The New Practice of the Swiss Court of Commerce regarding the Term “International” as a Part of the registered Trade Name of a Company (publication in German), Yearbook of the Commercial Register, 1994;

  • Right of Reply – Droit de Réponse, a Comparative Study on the Mass Media Laws of Germany, France and Switzerland (publication in German), a book published at Stämpfli Verlag, Berne 1993, as a part of the Publication Series on Mass Media and Intellectual Property Law;

  • Right of Reply or Right to Publish Extremist Views? (publication in German), Plädoyer 1993/6;

  • Contribution to a Commentary on the Swiss Act on Private International Law: Heini/Keller/Vischer/Volken, IPRG Kommentar, published Zurich 1993; Political Criminal Law in Turkey (publication in German), Plädoyer 1991/1

  • Remarks on the Swiss Israeli Double Taxation Treaty co-published with Adv. Lior Pick, Tel Aviv, at Internationale Wirtschafts-Briefe 2004 (in printing process); 

  • Alon Kaplan, Katy Elmaliah, Erbschaftsplanung nach israelischem Recht (Estate Planning under Israeli Law), Internationale Wirtschaftsbriefe, 2000, 989-992;  

  • General Editor of Israelisches Wirtschaftsrecht (The Commercial Laws of Israel), a book pulished in German at Oldenbourg Verlag, Munich, 1998; Israeli Law of Agency (publication in German), Internationale Wirtschafts-Briefe, 1996, p. 131-134;  

  • Israeli Law of Enterprise (publication in German), Internationale Wirtschafts-Briefe, 1995, p. 937-944;  

  • The New Practice of the Swiss Court of Commerce regarding the Term “International” as a Part of the registered Trade Name of a Company (publication in German), Yearbook of the Commercial Register, 1994;  

  • Right of Reply – Droit de Réponse, a Comparative Study on the Mass Media Laws of Germany, France and Switzerland (publication in German), a book published at Stämpfli Verlag, Berne 1993, as a part of the Publication Series on Mass Media and Intellectual Property Law;  

  • Right of Reply or Right to Publish Extremist Views? (publication in German), Plädoyer 1993/6;  

  • Contribution to a Commentary on the Swiss Act on Private International Law: Heini/Keller/Vischer/Volken, IPRG Kommentar, published Zurich 1993; Political Criminal Law in Turkey (publication in German), Plädoyer 1991/1

  • The Recognition of Divorces form Non-European States – the Example of Israeli Divorce: Katerina Elmaliah / Felix S. Thomas, FamRZ 2018, 739-746.

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