Tamir Livschitz


Tamir Livschitz, 5Gambit Disputes

Tamir, who is admitted to practice in Switzerland, Israel and in the State of New York, has more than 20 years experience representing corporations, regulated entities, private equity and venture capital funds as well as high net worth individuals on the resolution of complex disputes involving commercial relationships, defamation and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on the banking, post-M&A, commodities, construction, crypto and sports sectors, both in state-court litigation and international arbitration. Further, Tamir has extensive expertise in representing clients in judicial assistance procedures and in the context of regulatory or criminal enforcement proceedings driven by domestic and foreign authorities.

Tamir is consistently ranked as a leading practitioner in litigation and arbitration by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, Legal500, Who’s Who Litigation, Who’s Who Arbitration and Best Lawyers.

Tamir was awarded “Litigation Lawyer of the Year 2023” by Legalcommunity Switzerland and he is included in the 2023 list of the top 10 influential litigators in Switzerland published by Business Today.

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«Tamir Livschitz – one of the smartest lawyers ever. Very professional in his attitude, delivers faster than the most demanding client would expect.»
(Legal 500 2023)

«Tamir Livschitz is firm, super bright and exceptionally efficient. Tamir has an outstanding flair for advocacy and an admirable no-nonsense approach, he always gives very clear advice. He is fantastic to work with.»
(Legal 500 2023)

«Tamir Livschitz is an extremely bright arbitration practitioner, with extensive experience in the fields of international arbitration. He is razor-sharp, focused and unflappable. Tamir has superb judgement and an excellent grasp of the law, and is very thorough in his approach.»
(Legal 500 2023)

«Tamir Livschitz is a compelling advocate, extremely tough and always very sharp in his observations. He has an excellent grasp of the issue and is very quick to get to the heart of any case. Tamir has an excellent legal and strategic mind and is analytically on top of legal issues. He is proactive and clear and provides completely on-point advice.»
(Legal 500 2023)

«Tamir is a genuine specialist in arbitration. He is extremely bright, quick and concise and exceptional at identifying the key points of a case. Tamir is a tenacious but fair advocate that really rolls up his sleeves. He is a true fighter for his clients.»
(Legal 500 2023)

«I would always recommend Tamir Livschitz.»
(Chambers Global 2023)

«He has very good legal and tactical skills, is easy to work with and defends the client’s interests very well.»
(Chambers Global 2023)

State-court litigation:

  • Acting for three major US-based crypto venture capital firms on a USD 200 million claim related to their participation in a decentralized exchange.
  • Acting for an ultra high net worth individual on a CHF 84 million claim against a Swiss financial institution concerning the management of the plaintiff’s assets.
  • Acting for an ultra high net worth individual on a USD 18 million claim against an independent asset management company alleging the misappropriation of assets.
  • Acting for an ultra high net worth individual on a EUR 42 million claim against a German financial institution pertaining to the failure to properly discharge its anti-money laundering obligations.
  • Acting for an ultra high net worth individual on her USD 384 million claim against her business partner alleging misappropriation of property/shareholdings.
  • Acting for a Swiss based commodities trader in its defamation/KYC-related lawsuit against one of the largest global data processers.
  • Acting for an ultra high net worth individual in his defamation/KYC-related lawsuit against a Swiss non-for profit organization.
  • Acting for a US based consultancy firm in the defense sector in multiple defamation/KYC-related lawsuits against three of the largest Swiss news outlets.

Regulatory litigation:

  • Acting for a Swiss financial institution against FINMA (including in appeals proceedings before the Swiss Federal Administrative Court) concerning the scope of legal aid granted to another governmental agency.
  • Acting for a Liechtenstein-based foundation against the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) alleging an unlawful data transfer in the context of an AIA (automatic information exchange) data delivery.
  • Acting for an Israel-based provident fund in proceedings initiated by the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) alleging non-compliance with stock exchange reporting requirements.
  • Acting for an ultra high net worth individual against the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) (including in appeals proceedings before the Swiss Federal Administrative Court) objecting to an unlawful denial of a residential permit.
  • Acting for various ultra high net worth individuals against the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in relation to the de-freezing of assets under various sanctions regimes and the obtaining of licenses or negative clearance confirmations.
  • Acting for a Swedish defense contractor against the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) alleging the unlawful withdrawal of export control licenses.

International arbitration:

  • Acting for an international sports federation on a USD 80 million claim brought against it by one of its member associations in relation to the hosting of an international event.
  • Acting for an international sports federation on a USD 320 million claim brought by a media rights distributor related to broadcasting rights for a global sports event.
  • Acting for a Middle East-based pharmaceutical company in relation to a USD 70 million ICC-arbitration claim of its distributor alleging an infringement of exclusive distributor rights.
  • Acting for an Israeli-based biotech-company on its USD 180 million Swiss Rules arbitration claim brought against a US based services provider.
  • Acting for a German specialty chemicals provider on its Swiss Rules EUR 35 million breach of contract claim filed against its Chinese subcontractor alleging an infringement of a contractual third party sales prohibition.
  • Acting for one of the largest Spanish construction companies in a EUR 115 million FIDIC arbitration commenced by its Finnish client related to delays in the construction of a power plant.
  • Acting for a Spanish construction consortium in a EUR 100 million FIDIC claim brought by their Turkey-based contractual counterpart alleging breach of warranties.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong-based commodities trader on its USD 88 million ICC arbitration-claim brought against its Kazakh-Chinese counterparts asserting breach of exclusivity provisions.
  • Acting for an Israeli based defense contractor on its USD 150 million ICC arbitration-claim brought by its Turkish counterpart based on allegations of the delivery of defect goods.
  • Acting for a global hybrid power technologies company defending against a CHF 66 million Swiss Rules arbitration claim brought by its customer for defects in the goods delivered.
  • Switzerland
  • Israel
  • The State of New York
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
  • Lic.iur., University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law
  • Advanced Professional Certificate in Law and Business, New York University Stern School of Business