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The ‘hugely professional’ team at Gross, Orad, Schlimoff & Co. provides among ‘the highest level of service in the industry’. The firm covers insurance and reinsurance in a variety of sectors, but is particularly well known for its work in the aviation industry. Sigal Schlimoff-Rechtman and Harry Orad are the primary contacts, and Omer Shalev joined from El Al in 2016.

Levitan, Sharon & Co continues to act for nearly every Israeli insurance company and many of the international insurance and reinsurance groups operating in Israel. Rachel Levitan and Peggy Sharon are primary contacts in the team, which has specialist partners in areas such as litigation defence, D&O liability and reinsurance.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. has extensive expertise in every area of Israeli insurance and reinsurance and is especially active in medical malpractice and professional indemnity. Shimon Chertow is acting for Ingosstrakh Insurance Company in a dispute with the broker of an Israeli business. Amit Mor represents a diamond dealer in a $11m claim against an insurance and reinsurance company.

Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co is one of ‘the go-to Israeli law firms for insurance claims’. Recently, the team advised Menora Mivtachim Insurance regarding its professional liability coverage for members of the Israeli Bar, and also handled a $120m subrogation and recovery claim following a major fire at Rotem Amfert Negev. Chaim Zelichov, Yaron Ben-Dan and Zvika Zelichov are contacts.

The insurance department at Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is ‘highly professional and always delivers on time’. Headed by the ‘experienced negotiatorRami Sofer, the team acts for Israel’s largest insurance companies and also advises AIG Israel and American International Group.

Herzog Fox & Neeman advises major foreign and domestic insurance companies on Israeli insurance regulation and also handles insurance-related disputes. Neta Dorfman Raviv assisted Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization regarding the provision of long-term coverage for its members.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries is highly respected in the Israeli insurance field and recently won an enviable mandate from an international reinsurer. Joseph Halevy is advising the Israel Insurance Association on legislative initiatives and industry regulation.

Knowledgeable, creative and readily available’, Granot Speiser Law Office is particularly experienced in D&O and professional indemnity suits, but also handles product liability and reinsurance claims for some of Israel’s best-known insurance companies. Shai Granot is highly recommended. In 2018, the legacy S. Granot & Co. Law Offices firm merged with Speiser Law Offices, bringing corporate and commercial lawyer Oren Speiser to the team.

The service provided by S. Horowitz & Co’s insurance group is ‘characterised by immediate responses, in-depth legal assessments and clear recommendations’. The team, which includes Alex Hertman, Ehud Arzi and Avi Ordo, handles a huge variety of insurance litigation.

Yigal Arnon & Co is extremely active in tort and insurance-related disputes and in that regard ‘compares well to the best firms in Israel’. Yoran Gill acts for many of Israel’s largest insurance companies and defended IEC in a subrogation suit.

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