Peter Gad Naschitz | Partner
One of the firm's founding partners, Peter Gad Naschitz initiated and heads the firm’s involvement in the insurance, maritime, banking and litigation areas and has been the cornerstone for the firm’s international practice in representing leading worldwide firms, banks, insurers, re-insurers and ship-owners.
Mr. Naschitz acts for major Israeli and international insurance and reinsurance companies, rendering advice, providing general representation in litigation and subrogation matters, as well as assisting with regulatory issues for leading U.S. and U.K. insurers with respect to licensing in Israel. Mr. Naschitz also heads the firm’s representation of mass tort and class action claims.
Mr. Naschitz’s practice in maritime law includes recovery and subrogation claims, large total loss claims, average and salvage cases and arbitrations. Mr. Naschitz has advised on transactions involving ship acquisitions and financings. On many occasions, the Government has appointed Mr. Naschitz as a receiver for the sale of ships by the courts.
Over the years, Mr. Naschitz has represented several leading international banking institutions and has provided general advice on local and international sophisticated transactions. In addition, Mr. Naschitz has represented these institutions in all aspects of litigation.
Heading up the firm’s civil litigation practice, focusing on tort, contract, banking, administrative, class actions and intellectual property issues, Mr. Naschitz appears regularly before courts countrywide and in international arbitrations – and has been involved in many landmark decisions.
Mr. Naschitz is heavily involved in promoting public activities concerning his areas of expertise. He has lectured in the Tel-Aviv, Bar Ilan and Hebrew Universities, as well as in foreign universities, seminars and conventions. He is President of the Israel Maritime Law Association, President of the Israeli branch of AIDA (Association Internationale de Droit d’Assurance), and Vice President of the AIDA World Organization, a member of AIPPI (International Association for Protection of Industrial Property), a member of the United States Trademark Association, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Southwestern Institute of Arbitrators, and an Associate Member of both the American Bar Association and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Naschitz has been awarded the first prize for his work on the right of passage of Israeli ships in the Suez Canal (1955). He has been selected by Dun & Bradstreet as the Outstanding Lawyer of Israel, the only Israeli lawyer who has been awarded this distinction. He has also been recommended over and over again by Chambers Global and the Legal500 ranking pages.
Mr. Naschitz is also Honorary Consul General of Iceland in Israel, the Dean of the Israel Consular Corps and a former World President of FICAC - the International Federation of Consular Corps and Associations. He is also chairman of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition.
LL.B., Tel Aviv University (1955)
LL.M., Tel Aviv University (1973)