- Leading Individual for 'Insurance (Israel)'
"Zvika Zelichov is very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful in all aspects of handling claims."
"Zvika Zelichov acts for insurers and reinsurers on the full range of claims, with strong expertise in complex cases."
The Legal 500 EMEA 2022
- Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute Resolution (Israel)'
The Legal 500 EMEA 2022
- Leading Individual and recommended lawyer for 'Insurance (Israel)'
"Zvika Zelichov is the managing partner and the best known insurance lawyer in Israel, with tremendous experience."
"Zvika Zelichov is one of the leading experts in Israel on insurance matters. He is very experienced, well connected and has a great client basis. He is very committed to his cases and will always go the extra mile to serve his clients."
"I can only speak knowledgeably of Chaim and Zvika Zelichov, with whom I think I have an excellent relationship that exceeds our professional respect for one another and extends to great friendship."
The Legal 500 EMEA 2021
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.
He 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