Designated by LEGAL 500 as the “Leading Insurance Firm in Israel”, Naschitz Brandes Amir acts on behalf of all major Israeli and international insurance and reinsurance companies – rendering advice, providing general representation in litigation and subrogation matters, and performing regulatory work for leading US and European insurers.
A few examples of complex matters, in which the firm has been involved, include tobacco claims totaling over $5 billion, a $100 million claim over the Kishon River pollution, the Ramat Hovav air pollution claim, the Maccabia Bridge Collapse (over 80 claims), fire claims amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars (Elisra, the destruction by fire of the Netanya IKEA building, the Beit Mercazim fire and many others), and complex product liability cases.
Of special note, the firm won an important case in the issue of sovereign immunity in August 2010 when Israel's Supreme Court decided that the United States government does not enjoy immunity from claims before the courts of Israel. The claim was for bodily injuries (and loss of lives) caused to US Marines who suffered the loss and damage while on a taxi ferry which transferred them from the shore in Israel, back to the U.S.S Saratoga, which was parked within the territorial waters of Israel.
The firm’s partners are frequent speakers on Insurance Law at universities and professional organizations both in Israel and abroad. Name partner P.G. Naschitz recently served as chair of the Torts and Insurance Committee of the Israel Bar and is the President of the Israel Chapter of the Association of Insurance Law.
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