Prior to founding the firm, Yuval Levy & Co. in 1973, Prof. Yuval Levy served in several positions in the military Advocate General office and was a partner in one of Israel’s top law firms, specializing in commercial, maritime and international law. During that time, he traveled frequently through East Africa advising on public works, road building, and construction in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
A lecturer in law at Tel Aviv University School of Law since 1961, and now Professor (emeritus) having served on the faculty for over forty years, Prof. Levy has published some 30 books and articles mainly in the field of criminal law, evidence, private international law and procedure.
Prof. Levy has represented a myriad national and multinational companies and banks, and served as director of the Mercantile Discount Bank for fifteen years.
He has spearheaded numerous precedential cases in Israel’s Supreme Court and is frequently consulted for legal opinions on a variety of corporate, banking and commercial matters. In his practice Prof. Levy served as a court-appointed supervisor, in what is likely the largest property transaction ever conducted in Israel regarding a vacant area of almost 300 acres in the midst of a populated part of Israel (north Tel Aviv), represented public figures investigated by cabinet-appointed commissions of inquiry following major events in Israel’s history and has taken a major part in dozens of important milestones including, inter alia:
- as Chairman of the Law Revision Committee on Directors’ and Auditors’ Responsibilities in Public Companies, which submitted a draft legislation (1978);
- serving as a member of the Criminal Law Revision Committee, chaired by Chief Justice Agranat;
- serving as a member of the Advisory Committee to Director of Government Companies.
Prof. Levy has served as arbitrator, both in Israel and overseas, and is a member of the Arbitration Institute, which operates under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.