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Israel > Insurance Tier 1

Kennedys‘ combination of local law expertise together with its ability to lean on its extensive global network for support in multi-jurisdictional cases ensures that it is a popular choice for multinational insurance clients, including Allianz, QBE and Zurich Re. The firm also advises major Israeli clients, evidenced by its recent appointment to the medical malpractice panel of Clalit Health Services — it now represents two of the three largest healthcare service provides in Israel. Chaim Zelichov is particularly noted for his experience in medical malpractice claims, while Zvika Zelichov acts for insurers and reinsurers on the full range of claims, with strong expertise in complex cases.

Practice head(s):

Zvika Zelichov; Chaim Zelichov

Other key lawyers:

Lee Ramon

Testimonials

‘Great service and full control of each file and claim. Timely responses and professional know-how.’

‘Market-leading individuals providing market understanding and creative problem solving. Great service and communication.’

‘This practice has always been inclusive and respectful.’

‘The team is very professional, communicative and diligent.’

‘Zvika Zelichov and Lee Ramon were very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful in all aspects of handling the claim.’

Key clients

Clalit Health Services

Leumit Sick Fund

Bituach Haklai Insurance Company

Sompo

AIG

Electra Group

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd.

Lloyds

Generali

Clal Insurance Company

Allianz

Raval ACS

SCOR

Arkal Automotive

Harel Insurance Company

QBE

Migdal Insurance Company

Travellers

Work highlights

  • Advised Clalit Health Services on medical malpractice cases.
  • Advised Bituach Haklai on property damage, product liability, professional negligence and product recall matters.
  • Advised Sompo International Holdings on a D&O claim relating to an Israeli construction company that went bankrupt.

Israel > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 4

Kennedys has a standout reputation in insurance and reinsurance disputes, including D&O and professional liability matters, product liability actions, medical malpractice cases, property damage and subrogation claims and class actions. Under the joint leadership of Chaim Zelichov and Zvika Zelichov, the team acts for a number of leading Israeli and multinational insurers and reinsurers in this space. Complementing its expertise in litigation, the group is also active in arbitration proceedings and mediations. The firm is acting for AIG in a NIS 57m claim coverage dispute over solar panel heaters.

Practice head(s):

Zvika Zelichov; Chaim Zelichov

Testimonials

‘Strong professional attention and customer care. Clear thinking and precise analysis.’

‘I’ve had the pleasure of working with this team over the past few years. Professional, pragmatic, solid legal advice and also bring a good sense of humour.’

‘Top-level service and professionalism.’

Key clients

Clalit Health Services

Leumit Sick Fund

Bituach Haklai Insurance Company

Sompo

PSP

Electra Group

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd.

Lloyds

Generali

Clal Insurance Company

Allianz

OPC

SCOR

Arkal Automotive

Work highlights

  • Acting in a D&O claim for Sompo International Holdings relating to the liquidation of a construction company.
  • Representing Clal Insurance Company Ltd. and International Reinsurers in relation to damaged turbines.
  • Representing Arka Automotive in a product liability claim alleging damages to Daimler vehicles.

Our Israel practice consists of a team of skilled, multilingual lawyers (including Hebrew speakers and Israeli qualified lawyers) who understand and have experience of Israeli business and culture. We aim to give rapid and practical legal advice tailored to your needs. We provide our London and international insurer clients with insurance and reinsurance coverage advice as well as monitoring, claims administration, management and coordination services relating to Israeli risks.

Our work highlights include:

  • Advising London, German, and Swiss insurers on a number of claims in Israel, including on the scope of coverage, relating to various issues such as medical malpractice, personal injury and professional liability.
  • Appeared over 100 times in the Supreme Court of the State of Israel, in both of its capacities as the highest appellant division and as the High Court of Justice in insurance, torts civil and commercial related matters.
  • Representing a chemical company and their insurers and reinsurers in a multi-million subrogation claim following fire damages at a chemical plant.
  • Representing two insurance companies and reinsures in a multi-million subrogation claim against an electrical manufacturer following damages that occurred in gas turbines.
  • Advising London insurers on coverage relating to major flooding damage relating to a prestigious Israeli PPI infrastructure project.
  • Representing a US manufacturer in respect of a major medical implant product recall in Israel.
  • Advising foreign leading airlines on cargo claims issued against them by Israeli entities.
  • Advising Israeli and UK insurers in connection with a recall of Israeli manufactured consumer products in the US.
  • Acting for the international insurance market in respect of major damage to a ship by an underwater installation in the port of Hadera.
  • Advising UK insurers on, and monitoring, a series of related EPL claims brought in the Tel Aviv labour court.
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Zvika ZelichovZvika.Zelichov@kennedyslaw.com+972 9 9711111
Chaim ZelichovChaim.Zelichov@kennedyslaw.com+972 9 9711111
Yaron Ben-DanYaron.BenDan@kennedyslaw.com+972 9 9711111
Inbal Atias-MazorInbal.Atias-Mazor@kennedyslaw.com+972-9-9711111
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Monitoring

Workforce composition is monitored at all levels to ensure equality of opportunity across the firm. Where appropriate, steps will be taken to identify and remove unjustified barriers.

Disabled employees

Those with a disability will be treated fairly and reasonable adjustments to the workplace, or job content, will be made to ensure that an employee with a disability is not disadvantaged.


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