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The first port of call in Israel’, John Harris & Co., Doron, Tikotzky & Co. Shipping and Maritime Law Group handles the gamut of maritime matters, contentious and non-contentious. Founding partner John Harris acts for freight forwarders, charterparties and shipping agents on maritime and trade law. Yoav Harris specialises in maritime disputes, and has been active in ship arrests, as well as representing Grimaldi Group in various cargo disputes.

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries provides ‘exceptional advice on sale and purchase contracts and ship financing’, as well as handling litigation. David Malkoff acted for Zim in relation to various financing deals, various sale and purchase transactions, as well as arbitrations and service negotiations. Other clients include Maersk and Portline HK.

The ‘well-known sector professionals’ at Ilan Orly & Co. Law Firm have a particular specialism in yacht-related matters, and also handle a wide range of maritime disputes. Founding partner Ilan Orly heads the team, which has acted on many super-yacht projects, including drafting shipbuilding contracts, vessel registrations, plus documents and crewing needs. Yoav Shpigler has experience in trade disputes, including cargo contamination and late delivery cases. Eran Shellac is recommended.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.’s Peter Gad Naschitz represents two of Israel’s major ports – Ashdod Port and Haifa Port – in all litigious maritime matters; notably, this included a case involving Zim Shipping Company, which has resulted in 13 claims against Ashdod Port. The practice also acts for most of Israel’s major insurance companies and has been representing Phoenix Insurance in a damaged cargo dispute.

At Leshem-Kipperman, Law Offices & Notary, Moshe Leshem and Irit Leshem-Kipperman handle cargo recoveries and ship arrests, in addition to other admiralty matters for domestic and international clients.

Primes, Shiloh, Givon, Meir, Law Firm has extensive experience in maritime cases, variously acting for shipowners, insurers, receivers, freight forwarders and container companies. The firm has developed a niche in mediation, with Gad Shiloh having been nominated as sole mediator in many cargo and port disputes.


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Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co primarily focuses on representing major airlines in various lawsuits, but also handles commercial transactions and regulatory work. Practice head Shirly Kazir has been representing easyJet in a lawsuit claiming that reservations made via the airline’s website should be protected under an Israeli consumer protection law. El Al Airlines, Delta Airlines and British Airways are also clients.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. has substantial strength in aviation-related litigation, especially in insurance liability cases. Department head Isaac Winder successfully represented El Al, Israel’s national airline, in a case regarding the airline’s liability after a passenger developed deep vein thrombosis. The team has been advising Lufthansa on commercial matters. The firm recently hired the aviation team from Hermann, Makov & Co.

S. Horowitz & Co has ‘first-class knowledge of procedural issues, consumer issues and traffic rights’. The ‘highly experiencedHugh Kowarsky jointly heads the team with Eyal Doron. Together, they have been representing British Airways against claims brought by the Israel Travel Agents Association regarding the commercial relationship between the airline and travel agents. The department also acted for Bank Hapoalim as the lender on several aircraft lease financings and routinely represents International Air Transport Association in Israeli antitrust matters.

Headed by Yoav Caspi, the team at AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co often works for clients in the automotive industry and public transport sector. Kavim Public Transportation retains the team to advise on tenders, financing, regulatory matters and purchase agreements.

Herzog Fox & Neeman’s Alan Sacks has ‘profound knowledge and experience’ of aircraft finance. Clients include Boeing and Airlease Corporation of Los Angeles California.

The multidisciplinary group at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices handles contentious and non-contentious work for clients in a range of transport sectors. Giora Ungar is representing Alstom Transport in a lawsuit against NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit System regarding the cancellation of a tender for the light railway in Tel Aviv. The team also advises Mayer Cars and Trucks on regulatory issues.

Tadmor & Co. Yuval Levy & Co.knows the transport industry very well’, having acted for public and private companies involved in public transport tenders. The firm was appointed as legal adviser to NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit System regarding the Tel Aviv Light Rail. Shai Bakal and Yaniv Aronowich jointly head the team, which also has experience acting for start-ups with interests in the transport industry.

Yigal Arnon & Co’s Doron Tamir specialises in advising government entities and is assisting the Ministry of Transportation in relation to legislative and regulatory procedures for the Jerusalem Light Rail. David Schapiro handles private sector mandates, where clients include Siemens Israel.


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