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The firm: Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co (formerly Chaim Zelichov & Co) was founded in 2005, following the separation of Adv Chaim Zelichov, the firm’s senior partner, from the law firm of M Seligman & Co (now Goldfarb-Seligman & Co), at which he was a senior partner, and the head of the insurance, torts and medical malpractice department.

In November 2018 Zelichov, Ben Dan & Co. entered into an association agreement with the global law firm of Kennedys.

Areas of practice: Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co is considered to be one of the leading and most prominent law firms in Israel in insurance law and medical malpractice.

In the context of the insurance legal practice, the firm represents major Israeli insurance companies such as Migdal Insurance Company Ltd, Clal Insurance Company Ltd, Ayalon Medical Risk Management Ltd and Menora-Mivtachim Insurance Company Ltd.

As part of its insurance legal activity, the firm has represented some major corporations and entities such as Intel Electronics Ltd, Pelephone Communication Ltd, Mirs Communication Ltd, Netafim Ltd, The Municipality of Jerusalem, the Municipality of Netanya, Medtechnica Ltd, Rotem Amfert Negev Ltd, Tornos SA, Tower semiconductors Ltd, Tadiran Group Ltd, Elbit Systems Ltd, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd and many more.

The firm has represented and is currently representing foreign insurance companies and reinsurers such as Munich-Re, Assicurazioni Generali, Swiss-Re, AIG, The Medical Defense Union in London, HDI-Gerling, INA Assitalia, XL-Catlin and more. In this framework, the firm has close business relations with most leading surveyors and adjustors in the UK insurance market. Also, the firm is advising and assisting leading law firms in various countries on Israeli insurance law on a regular basis.

Property damage: The firm deals with all aspects of property insurance claims, especially significant high-profile ones, such as CAR; civil and heavy engineering; energy, machinery breakdown; professional liability, as well as major fire and water property losses.

Subrogation claims: The firm handles many subrogation claims on behalf of local Israeli insurers as well as foreign reinsurers in most insurance fields and aspects. Also, the firm represents major corporations, manufacturers, and private enterprises in insurance-related claims for indemnification and compensation regarding property damages.

Attorneys, accountants, adjustors, architects and professional liability: The firm handles professional liability claims against attorneys, accountants, adjustors, architects, constructors etc. on behalf of insurance companies and reinsurers.

Product liability: The firm is involved in many product liability claims, representing insurance companies as well as private Israeli manufacturing companies.

Medical malpractice: The firm currently represents various hospitals, sick funds, private doctors and medical staff in hundreds of medical malpractice claims as well as private claimants against medical institutions.

Class actions: The firm represents insurers and reinsurers in a number of class actions in various legal areas.

Insurance regulation: The firm is involved in regulatory insurance work for Israeli insurance companies as well as assisting foreign insurers, reinsurers and law firms in various regulatory matters.

Motor vehicle accidents: The firm currently represents various insurance companies in hundreds of claims submitted against them following bodily damages occurred in motor vehicle accidents, as well as private claimants who were injured in motor vehicle accidents.

Construction and engineering: The firm’s attorneys provide its clients with legal advice on construction and engineering matters as well as energy insurance issues concerning damages to turbines, generators, transformers and electrical systems.

Alternative dispute resolution: The firm is highly involved with alternative dispute resolution proceedings outside Israeli courts, whether in the framework of mediations, ENE (expert neutral evaluations) or arbitrations.

  • Number of lawyers: 17
  • Languages
  • English
  • Hebrew

Above material supplied by Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co.

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