Michael Fox (lawyer)

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Michael Fox, MBE (8 March 1934 – 9 May 2009) was a British-Israeli lawyer. He was co-founder of Herzog, Fox & Neeman, Israel's largest law firm.[1]


Michael Fox was born in London, England, to Sam and Freda Fox. He studied law at the University of London (King's College London) and opened a private practice, Fox & Gibbons, in London, prior to his immigration to Israel in 1968.[2] He lived in Herzliya Pituah. Fox was married to Sheila Israel, also an attorney. They had no children.[2] He died in Jerusalem on 9 May 2009, after a decade-long battle with cancer.[2]

Legal and journalistic career[edit]

Fox was a member of the International Bar Association and the Law Society of England and Wales. He was an expert in corporate law, especially in mergers & acquisitions and infrastructure development. He was chairman of the Israel, Britain and the Commonwealth Association (IBCA). Fox wrote a monthly column for the English edition of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.[2]


In 2003, Fox was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his contribution to Israel–British relations. [2]

Published works[edit]

  • Mountains and Molehills, Essays 2003–2007, Weill Publishers


  1. ^ Cashman, Greer Fay (April 18, 1997). "A friend who was like an older brother". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2007-01-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Cnaan Liphshiz (10 May 2009). "Michael Fox, cofounder of Israel's largest law firm, dies at 75". Haaretz. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 

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