John Harris & Co.
Maritime Lawyers
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About Us
John Harris heads the "boutique" legal firm John Harris & Co. specialising in maritime law. The firm, which has been in existence for more than 35 years, consistently receives "highly recommended" recognitions from international rating entities.  John Harris is regularly nominated as the best maritime lawyer in Israel by Legal500.

Mr. Harris is a member of the international group of lawyers and the author of the article "Ship Arrest Jurisdiction and Practice in Israel" which appears on their web site. He is also an associate member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association.

Mr. Harris is regularly invited to lecture at International Maritime Law Conferences.

John Harris & Co. represents leading ship owners and operators, ships agencies and freight forwarders. The firm also acts as correspondents for leading London and New York law firms and represents international ship insurers based in the UK, Scandinavia and Holland.

The firm has established major precedents in maritime and marine insurance matters before the Supreme Court which is the highest Court of Appeal in Israel.

As an ancillary to its maritime law practice, and also separately therefrom, John Harris & Co. advises on matters relating to international corporate and international trade, law.

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The legal team consists of specialised maritime lawyers and para-legal assistants.  The  firm co-operates in maritime law matters with Adv. Yoav Harris who is a partner in the Israeli law firm Doron, Tikotzky and heads their maritime law and commercial litigation departments. Adv. Yoav Harris regularly contributes legal articles to the Israeli Transport monthly publication "The Cargo", the quarterly international publication "Arbitration Watch", and is a moderator in the newly established Maritime Resources (Law) Research Centre of the faculty of Law, Haifa University and a lecturer in the University's Legal Department pre-Master programme in Maritime Law.  He also advises on matters pertaining to the International Law of the Seas and off-shore energy utilisation.

 The firm is highly recommended for its high quality cost efficient services.

The firm's clients appreciate the firm’s knowledge and experience, its instant response time, its ability to understand their needs and to provide them with practical and efficient solutions.
John Harris & Co. is considered to be one of the leading Maritime Law Firms in Israel.