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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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