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Shay Cohen | Partner
Shay Cohen is a partner in the firm's litigation department. Shay specializes in complex litigation cases, particularly in the fields of insurance and tort (mostly product liability, professional negligence, and mass torts), civil and commercial litigation (mostly constructions litigation and contractual disputes), and various class actions (as defense counsel in insurance, product liability, environmental and consumer protection class actions). Shay is also an expert in advising Israeli and foreign companies on all aspects of product compliance and recall in Israel.

Over the years, Shay has had the opportunity of representing some of Israel's largest public companies and foreign insurers and reinsurers, in different legal proceedings, before all of the local instances, including arbitration proceedings. In this capacity Shay has been involved in some of the biggest cases that were trialed in Israel.


Education
LL.B., Tel Aviv University (2000)
Admission
Israel (2001)
Languages
Hebrew
English
Representative experience
• Representing Harel Insurance Co. and the Hadera Local Committee for Planning and
Construction in a series of property damage disputes as a result of a major flooding
occurrence, in the total amount of NIS 150 million, including subrogation claim that was
brought by a foreign insurer.

• Representing A. Arenson Ltd. in a variety of construction disputes involving owners
and sub-contractors, including in a NIS 100 million civil claim filed against the Israeli
Port Company Ltd., and a NIS 60 million civil claim that it filed against Israel Roads Ltd.

• Representing Harel Insurance Co. and foreign reinsurers in a multi-million dollar
insurance claim that was filed as a result of alleged defects in a desalination plant,
including loss of profits as a result of delays in constructions.

• Representing Haifa Chemicals in a class action that was filed by the residents of the
Haifa Gulf Area, alleging that air pollution increased their health risks, whereas their
damages were estimated in the amount of 14 billion NIS.

• Representing Caesarstone Ltd. in more than 170 civil claims alleging personal injury as
a result of occupational exposure to silica dust.

• Representing Mekorot The National Water Company Ltd. in a variety bodily injury and
property damage claims, with an aggregative value of more than NIS 100 million.

• Representing Haifa Chemicals in a joint civil claim that was filed by more than 100
different plaintiffs alleging that they suffered bodily injury as a result of exposure to
contaminated water in the Kishon River.

• Representing City Bank, N.A. and Himalayan Bank Limited in a complicated letter of
credit fraud case.

• Representing Clal Insurance Co. in an arbitration proceeding as a result of alleged
damages in the amount of NIS 20 million, as a result of flooding in the offices of a high-
tech company.

• Representing the City of Ashkelon and the Ashkelon Local Committee for Planning and
Construction in a professional negligence claim that was brought against it alleging
damages in the amount of NIS 20 million as a result of delays in providing building
permits.

• Representing BSH Home Appliances Ltd. in a series of product liability claims, and
regularly advising the company regarding product regulation and recalls.
Contact Information:
Tel. +972-3-623-5052
Fax. +972-3-623-5149
Shay Cohen | Partner
Shay Cohen is a partner in the firm's litigation department. Shay specializes in complex litigation cases, particularly in the fields of insurance and tort (mostly product liability, professional negligence, and mass torts), civil and commercial litigation (mostly constructions litigation and contractual disputes), and various class actions (as defense counsel in insurance, product liability, environmental and consumer protection class actions). Shay is also an expert in advising Israeli and foreign companies on all aspects of product compliance and recall in Israel.

Over the years, Shay has had the opportunity of representing some of Israel's largest public companies and foreign insurers and reinsurers, in different legal proceedings, before all of the local instances, including arbitration proceedings. In this capacity Shay has been involved in some of the biggest cases that were trialed in Israel.


Education
LL.B., Tel Aviv University (2000)
Admission
Israel (2001)
Languages
Hebrew
English
Representative experience
• Representing Harel Insurance Co. and the Hadera Local Committee for Planning and
Construction in a series of property damage disputes as a result of a major flooding
occurrence, in the total amount of NIS 150 million, including subrogation claim that was
brought by a foreign insurer.

• Representing A. Arenson Ltd. in a variety of construction disputes involving owners
and sub-contractors, including in a NIS 100 million civil claim filed against the Israeli
Port Company Ltd., and a NIS 60 million civil claim that it filed against Israel Roads Ltd.

• Representing Harel Insurance Co. and foreign reinsurers in a multi-million dollar
insurance claim that was filed as a result of alleged defects in a desalination plant,
including loss of profits as a result of delays in constructions.

• Representing Haifa Chemicals in a class action that was filed by the residents of the
Haifa Gulf Area, alleging that air pollution increased their health risks, whereas their
damages were estimated in the amount of 14 billion NIS.

• Representing Caesarstone Ltd. in more than 170 civil claims alleging personal injury as
a result of occupational exposure to silica dust.

• Representing Mekorot The National Water Company Ltd. in a variety bodily injury and
property damage claims, with an aggregative value of more than NIS 100 million.

• Representing Haifa Chemicals in a joint civil claim that was filed by more than 100
different plaintiffs alleging that they suffered bodily injury as a result of exposure to
contaminated water in the Kishon River.

• Representing City Bank, N.A. and Himalayan Bank Limited in a complicated letter of
credit fraud case.

• Representing Clal Insurance Co. in an arbitration proceeding as a result of alleged
damages in the amount of NIS 20 million, as a result of flooding in the offices of a high-
tech company.

• Representing the City of Ashkelon and the Ashkelon Local Committee for Planning and
Construction in a professional negligence claim that was brought against it alleging
damages in the amount of NIS 20 million as a result of delays in providing building
permits.

• Representing BSH Home Appliances Ltd. in a series of product liability claims, and
regularly advising the company regarding product regulation and recalls.