The Team

Managing team

The Fund’s Investment Board is a central and crucial aspect of the Fund’s activity, and is comprised of renowned jurists, economists and business people. The First Libra Fund employs experts in the fields of Law, Economics and Business, all of which have a wealth of experience, impressive achievements and an in-depth familiarity with Litigation and Arbitration.

we will always cherish and remember the honorable (ret.) judge dr. eliahu vinograd, who served as the first chairman of the investment board.

Adv. Ofer Furth, Chairman and Founder

Ofer Furth is a seasoned attorney, and over the past 20 years has specialized in commercial law, specifically in court appearances and complicated cases.

 

Adv. Furth represents both local and foreign clients, in matters of corporate law, class actions, tenders, takeover and shareholder disputes, as well as commercial and contractual disputes. Adv. Ofer Furth provides the Fund with an in depth knowledge of the commercial world and the courtroom.

Yariv Shnapp, Managing Director

Yariv, the Founder and Managing Director of the First Libra Fund, is an accomplished leader (RET. Colonel) who served in high ranking positions in the I.D.F, including as commander of the 'Arrow' Battalion and as head of the strategic liaison Department. Yariv specializes in founding and managing finance, hi tech and traditional industry related companies, has extensive business development experience and a proven ability for managing large-scale operations and handling complex negotiations.

Yariv has a BA degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Haifa University, MA Law from the Bar-Illan University, and MA Political Science and Government  from the Haifa University.

 

 

Adv. Boaz Wilensky – Partner 

Boaz Wilensky is an experienced litigator, and has represented both Israeli and foreign clients in the fields of corporate litigation, tenders, licensing, contracts, banking and class actions for the past 20 years. Adv. Wilensky has proven abilities regarding the evaluation of claims before they are filed.

 

Honorable (Ret.) Judge SALIM JOUBRAN – Chairman of the Investment Board

Salim Joubran, formerly the Deputy President of the Supreme court, deputy president of the District Court of Haifa, justice in the Magistrate Court of Haifa. Headed the central elections committee for the 20th Parliament, was a member of the Judges Appointments Committee. Lectured in the Haifa University Faculty of Law.

Honorable (Ret.) Judge SALIM JOUBRAN

Honorable (Ret.) Judge, Dr. Drora Pilpel

Dr. Drora Pilpel, formerly the vice president of the Tel Aviv District Court, completed her legal studies in the Tel-Aviv branch of the Hebrew University, and her doctoral studies in Bielefeld University in Germany. Dr. Pilpel has published dozens of books and articles, has lectured in Tel Aviv University’s Law faculty, and currently lectures in the Carmel Academic Center, Bar Ilan University and the Ono Academic College.

Dr. adi zarankin

 

Dr zarankin has a law degree (LLB) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, he is an
MBA graduate from NYU Business School, New York, and PHD in Conflict Management and Resolution, from Bar-Ilan University, Tel-Aviv. Dr Zarankin is a retired judge from the Haifa District Court, where he served as
civil law judge, dealing with all types of commercial law, specializing on corporate law and insolvencies, intellectual property law, negligence and  environmental claims, and class actions. A lecturer on Mediation law and negotiation and published a few publications in academic journals​

Professor Tzipora Cohen

Professor Tzipora Cohen is a Professor (Emeritus) in the Bar Ilan University, a Professor in the Ono Academic College and heads the LL.M program in the Ono Academic College. Professor Cohen completed her legal studies in Tel Aviv University, and has lectured at the Tel Aviv and Bar Ilan Universities, the Netanya Academic College, Shaari Mishpat College and the Ono Academic College.

Professor Cohen served on the Board of Directors of the Poalim Bank, and has written books on corporate liquidation and the rights of shareholders, as well as many articles in the field of corporate law.

Adv. Ofer Furth, Chairman and Founder

Ofer Furth is a seasoned attorney, and over the past 20 years has specialized in commercial law, specifically in court appearances and complicated cases. 

Adv. Furth represents both local and foreign clients, in matters of corporate law, class actions, tenders, takeover and shareholder disputes, as well as commercial and contractual disputes. Adv. Ofer Furth provides the Fund with an in depth knowledge of the commercial world and the courtroom.

 

Investment Board

The Fund is managed by senior managers and lawyers, and its professional boards are headed by renowned jurists, retired judges, and prominent academics and business people.