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Gil Atar | Partner
Named as a Leading Individual in Insurance Law by Legal500, Gil has extensive experience managing some of the largest and most complex insurance and tort claims in Israel such as property claims, personal injury claims, medical and other professional negligence claims, as well as class action claims.

Gil represents most of the insurance companies in Israel, as well as insurers and reinsurers around the world. He has extensive experience advising clients with respect to litigation matters in jurisdictions outside of Israel such as the US, the UK, Australia, Russia, Denmark, Italy, and the Netherlands. Gil also advises Israeli and International commercial companies in tort and insurance claims of all types.

Among many highlights, Gil has successfully handled the largest toxic tort case in the Israeli history (alleged bodily injuries due to a river pollution), a claim for massive flood during desalination of seawater in a construction project in Tel Aviv, the total destruction of IKEA store due to fire, the collapse of 40,000m building in Tel Aviv, the largest road accident occurrence in the Israeli history, and product liability claims such as silicosis and asbestos claims.

Gil also specializes in sports law. As such, he acts as a legal advisor to the Olympic Committee of Israel and represents many sports organizations. In 2019, Gil was appointed to serve as an arbitrator in the most highly regarded judicial institution in the world: the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), in Switzerland.

Gil joined the firm in 1994, prior to that he worked for 6 years in the claims and insurance department of the Ministry of Defense. During that time, Mr. Atar also served as a legal representative of the Israeli Government’s Attorney General and handled claims in which the State of Israel was involved.
Education
LL.B. (cum laude), Tel-Aviv University Law School (1994)
Admission
Israel (1994)
Organizational Affiliations
Arbitrator, Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Lausanne, Switzerland
Languages
Hebrew
English
Representative experience
● Representation of Haifa Chemicals LTD in the largest toxic tort case brought against
it in Israel, with regard to the alleged River pollution (200 plaintiffs). The claim was
fully dismissed by the Supreme Court.
● Representation of Casearstone in more than silicosis 200 claims.
● Representation of Eitanit and Migdal Insurance Co. in various asbestos claims.
● Representing Afcon in NIS 300 million file loss claim.
● Representation of Haifa Chemicals in class actions regarding alleged damages due
to air pollution.
● Representation of Zurich Belgium in a NIS 200 million property damages claim.
● Representation of Phoenix Insurance Co. in a $120 million claim by Elisra (fire loss).
● Representation of Clal Insurance Co. in the $60 million fire and bodily injury claims
with regard to the Biet Mercazim fire.
● Representation of Mekorot water company in all its property, insurance and bodily
injury claims.
● Representation of Hachshara Insurance Co. in the largest road accident claim in
Israel (50 bodily injuries and fatalities of Russian tourists).
● Representation of the Phoenix Insurance Co. in the claim of 100 Australian plaintiffs
(bodily injuries and fatalities) due to the collapse of the Maccabiah Bridge.
Contact Information:
Tel. +972-3-623-5044
Fax. +972-3-623-5051
Gil Atar | Partner
Named as a Leading Individual in Insurance Law by Legal500, Gil has extensive experience managing some of the largest and most complex insurance and tort claims in Israel such as property claims, personal injury claims, medical and other professional negligence claims, as well as class action claims.

Gil represents most of the insurance companies in Israel, as well as insurers and reinsurers around the world. He has extensive experience advising clients with respect to litigation matters in jurisdictions outside of Israel such as the US, the UK, Australia, Russia, Denmark, Italy, and the Netherlands. Gil also advises Israeli and International commercial companies in tort and insurance claims of all types.

Among many highlights, Gil has successfully handled the largest toxic tort case in the Israeli history (alleged bodily injuries due to a river pollution), a claim for massive flood during desalination of seawater in a construction project in Tel Aviv, the total destruction of IKEA store due to fire, the collapse of 40,000m building in Tel Aviv, the largest road accident occurrence in the Israeli history, and product liability claims such as silicosis and asbestos claims.

Gil also specializes in sports law. As such, he acts as a legal advisor to the Olympic Committee of Israel and represents many sports organizations. In 2019, Gil was appointed to serve as an arbitrator in the most highly regarded judicial institution in the world: the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), in Switzerland.

Gil joined the firm in 1994, prior to that he worked for 6 years in the claims and insurance department of the Ministry of Defense. During that time, Mr. Atar also served as a legal representative of the Israeli Government’s Attorney General and handled claims in which the State of Israel was involved.
Education
LL.B. (cum laude), Tel-Aviv University Law School (1994)
Admission
Israel (1994)
Organizational Affiliations
Arbitrator, Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Lausanne, Switzerland
Languages
Hebrew
English
Representative experience
● Representation of Haifa Chemicals LTD in the largest toxic tort case brought against
it in Israel, with regard to the alleged River pollution (200 plaintiffs). The claim was
fully dismissed by the Supreme Court.
● Representation of Casearstone in more than silicosis 200 claims.
● Representation of Eitanit and Migdal Insurance Co. in various asbestos claims.
● Representing Afcon in NIS 300 million file loss claim.
● Representation of Haifa Chemicals in class actions regarding alleged damages due
to air pollution.
● Representation of Zurich Belgium in a NIS 200 million property damages claim.
● Representation of Phoenix Insurance Co. in a $120 million claim by Elisra (fire loss).
● Representation of Clal Insurance Co. in the $60 million fire and bodily injury claims
with regard to the Biet Mercazim fire.
● Representation of Mekorot water company in all its property, insurance and bodily
injury claims.
● Representation of Hachshara Insurance Co. in the largest road accident claim in
Israel (50 bodily injuries and fatalities of Russian tourists).
● Representation of the Phoenix Insurance Co. in the claim of 100 Australian plaintiffs
(bodily injuries and fatalities) due to the collapse of the Maccabiah Bridge.