"Naschitz delivers a perfect service in a timely manner and provides the best possible solution to any particular legal matter addressed to them."
Chambers Global: Shipping

Naschitz Brandes Amir is dedicated to providing best-in-class service to businesses involved in domestic and international shipping and transport, production activities, offshore drilling, and onshore and port-side operations. Our extensive client roster includes inland barge lines, towboat companies, shipping and cruise lines, ports and shipyards, terminal operators, stevedores, oil and gas exploration, production, transmission, and service companies, offshore construction companies, tank and vessel builders, barges, rigs, and pipelines, and hull, cargo, P&I, and general liability insurers. Our maritime industry lawyers are experts in transactional matters and business operations issues, as well as in regulatory or government relations issues and in complex, high-stakes litigation, arbitration, and mediation.


How we help our clients:


  • Sale and purchase of vessels.
  • Negotiating contracts of carriage, multi-year charter parties, and vessel finance agreements
  • Ship construction contracts.
  • Maritime bankruptcies and workouts, including maritime liens
  • Litigation and arbitration, both as plaintiff and defendant, involving claims for lost, damaged, delayed, or hazardous cargo claims arising out of collisions, wrongful death and personal injury, contract disputes, oil spills, pollution and product liability, in rem claims against vessels and other property, and complex marine insurance claims.
  • Ship arrests
  • Ship registration and transfer of registry issues
  • Negotiation of major leases for port and maritime operations and rights-of-way for pipeline systems intended for the import and export of liquid bulk products.

Noble Energy Mediterranean

Represent Noble Energy Mediterranean in a claim against the Haifa Port, ZIM, and a land transport operator, for damages caused by the clients off-shore drilling equipment. We also provide Noble Energy with ongoing strategic and legal counsel on regulatory matters relating to the client's on-shore and off-shore operations.


RCL Cruises (Royal Caribbean International)

Defend the client in a class action against claims of personal injuries sustained onboard RCL cruise vessels.


Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp

Represent Yang Ming in a class action alleging the client's unwarranted imposition of congestion charges.


Shipco Transport

Represent Shipco, a US-based ocean carrier, in claims related to various cargo damages.


Ashdod Port

Action as primary legal counsel for Ashod Port with respect to various claims involving ship accidents, property damages, and personal injuries.


Haifa Port

Represented Haifa Port in a claim filed against Kocks Krane concerning the damages caused to the port's infrastructure as well as damages caused to vessel and cargo owners.


The Phoenix Insurance Company, Migdal Insurance, and Harel Insurance

Acting for marine insurance departments of major Israeli insurance companies in subrogation claims for damages to vessels and cargo insured by the clients.


Sonigo International Shipping Packaging & Moving

Represented Sonigo in a class action lawsuit over excessive foreign exchange rates applied to charges related to international trade.


Sea Alliance

Representing Sea Alliance, a yacht brokerage and management company, in general corporate work and in a labor dispute over docking rights in Eilat.

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