Zvika Zelichov > Kennedys > Herzliya, Israel > Lawyer Profile

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Zvika is the managing partner of Kennedys’ office in Israel, and he is the head of the Israeli office property division and all non-personal injury related matters. He qualified in 1998 and is fluent in Hebrew and English.

Zvika is highly involved in all broad aspects of insurance legal fields. He acts for local and international insurers and reinsurers in all insurance aspects such as high volume subrogation claims, mechanical breakdown, energy, contractors’ all risks, financial lines, life sciences, casualty, professional liability, business interruption, product liability, fire and flooding damages, embezzlements, break-in and theft damages, jewellers block, coverage, monitoring and more.

Zvika also specialises in contracts law, commercial litigation and was involved in some pharmaceuticals class action litigations representing insurers and their insureds.

Zvika represents insurers and reinsurers in all Israeli courts’ instances, in mediation proceedings as well as in local and international arbitrations in the framework of the ICC, LCIA and more.

Zvika’s represents multiple major Israeli insurance companies and leading corporations in the Israeli market, as well as international insurers and reinsurers.

Zvika is currently leading the largest insurance claim that was ever submitted in Israel on behalf of multiple insurance companies and reinsurers worldwide, in the total amount of $116,000,000, following a major fire that occurred at a chemical factory in 2015.

Zvika also represents insurers in major subrogation claim following insurance benefits that were paid to an Israeli power station following damages that occurred to gas turbines. The claim was submitted against the manufacturers of the turbines based upon the allegations of negligent design and latent defects. The scope of the damages that occurred due to the alleged negligent design and latent defects is approximately $80,000,000 out of which $30,000,000 were covered by insurers.


  • Qualified in 1998 and admitted to the Israeli Bar in 1999
  • LL.B from the Sha’arei Mishpat College, 1998

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Zvika Zelichov - Kennedys

As the only global law firm brand in Israel’s insurance market, Kennedys stands out for its ability to deal with multi-jurisdictional cases. The group handles the full range of regulatory and contentious matters, but is arguably best known for its record in disputes across all insurance fields. Key names include managing partner Zvika Zelichov, who heads the office’s property division and all non-personal injury related matters; Chaim Zelichov, who fronts the medical malpractice work and is sought after for his record in representing hospitals, sick funds, doctors and others in complex litigation; and Inbal Atias-Mazor, who specialises in medical malpractice and personal injury work. Ilana Bar left for an in-house position at PassportCard.

Israel > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration

A global insurance powerhouse, Kennedys is acclaimed by some as the ‘market leader in insurance litigation and arbitration’. The group acts for major domestic and multinational insurers, including Migdal, Allianz and Generali, while it also acts for high-profile corporates, such as Royal Caribbean International. Zvika Zelichov and Chaim Zelichov co-head the practice.