S. Friedman & Co. is proud to be a pioneer of maritime law in Israel, having led this unique field of unparalleled knowledge, expertise and experience from its inception to the present.

Its dominant and dynamic team enjoys a market-leading shipping practice and client roster featuring major domestic and international companies. The department is frequently called upon as counsel to advise on some of the country’s most high-profile vessel acquisitions. Alongside its strong transactional capabilities, the team has demonstrable strength in contentious matters, especially with regard to EU shipping matters.

The department is regularly ranked at the top of international and Israeli legal rankings in the field of maritime law.

Achievements that Attest to Success

The shipping department of S. Friedman & Co. has served as legal counsel to the Israeli shipping company “ZIM” since its founding, one of the twenty largest companies in the world in container transportation, as well as most of the local shipping agencies and the international P&I clubs.

Our department regularly advises Maersk, the largest container and cargo container company in the world, as well as the Israeli Chamber of Shipping (affiliated with FONASBA), which members are tthe shipping organizations in Israel.

Expertise and Experience in a Complex Field

Maritime law is characterized by numerous complex challenges involving a dedicated and exclusive set of laws, issues of international public law and the integration of other legal areas, including antitrust laws, joint ventures, operational partnerships, etc.

Leading legal experts in the field have come together to create the Maritime Law Department in S. Friedman & Co. combining extensive experience in representing both Israeli and foreign clients, including the State of Israel, international shipping companies, owners, charterers and operators, insurance companies, fuel suppliers, importers and exporters, marine terminal operators and land carriers,  P&I clubs for ship owners and charterers , and more.

Our department deals with a wide variety of matters related to the field of Maritime Law. These include legal proceedings before the local courts including the Admiralty Court, cross border financing, purchasing, chartering, sale and purchase of  ships, conflict resolution in Israel and abroad, maritime insurance and related matters, regulation including legal advice regarding entrepreneur, charter parties, joint ventures, slot charters and consortium agreements, antitrust law, WTO (world trade organization), limitation of liability of vessels,  sea pollution issues (civil and criminal),  advice  and enforcement of liens and mortgages  and more.

The shipping department operates in conjunction and in cooperation with the other departments in the firm including International Commercial, Tax and Labor Law. This cooperation enables the shipping department to provide its clients with a complete, high-quality solution package that has earned S. Friedman and Co. its reputation among its longtime clients.