Our Israel practice consists of a team of skilled, multilingual lawyers who understand and have experience of Israeli business and culture

The Israeli insurance market is large and mature, with a number of domestic financial conglomerates. Most large risks are reinsured overseas, often directly into the London and US markets. As such, Israel is a natural marketplace for us and our clients.

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 expertise

As a leading global insurance law and disputes firm we have expertise in all lines of business. Our core practice areas include:

  • Aviation
  • Energy and construction
  • Financial lines
  • Fine art and specie
  • Healthcare and medical malpractice
  • Insurance and reinsurance coverage advice
  • Marine
  • Monitoring and claims coordination services
  • Personal injury
  • Political risk
  • Product liability and recalls
  • Property damage

Our highly regarded international litigation and arbitration team is also experienced in all forms of commercial disputes relating to Israel. We regularly advise clients on jurisdictional, forum and international risk issues.

Work highlights

  • 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.
Our Israel Desk

Kennedys grows its Israel presence with hire of new partner

We are pleased to have boosted our Israel office with the appointment of Ilana Bar, one of the country’s most respected corporate insurance and institutional entities lawyers.

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Kennedys recognised by The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has seen us build on our 2020 achievements.

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Our office in Israel

2 Hamenofim St.
Sea View Building
Tel Aviv

T: +972 99711111
F: +972 99711122

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Market recognition
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    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021