Sharon Shefer

Sharon Shefer Partner

Practice Areas: Liability Claims (in particular Third Party, Employer’s Liability, and Product Liability), Environmental claims, Mass Tort, Class Actions in the Oil and Gas fields, and Jeweler’s Block Policies. Sharon worked for several months during her training period in the London Market, and has served this market and the German market since 1997.
Degree: LL.B.
Education: After graduating from the Tel Aviv University, Sharon successfully completed her LLM in a combined program for commercial law run by the Tel Aviv and Berkley University in California.
Status: Sharon heads the Jewelers’ Block Insurance Department and the Energy, Oil and Gas Department. Sharon currently acts for Insurers of the oil and gas industry in some of the largest claims submitted in Israel, mainly gas explosions, accidents etc.
Membership:   A member of the Israel Bar Association, the International Bar Association, member also of the Israeli Triathlon Union.
Languages: Hebrew, English
Email: sharons@levitansharon.co.il

POLICY – Declination letter, Statement of Defence and What Lies in Between

By |January 1st, 2020|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

Declination letter, Statement of Defence and What Lies in Between

In a recent decision handed down by the Supreme Court, the boundary between maintaining the Commissioner’s directives to include "full grounds and reasons for dismissing the claim” in a letter of declination, and the right of Insurers to provide additional details in the Statement of Defence was outlined, as the Supreme Court accepted Insurers’ position

By |January 1st, 2020|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

A Subrogation Claim by a Foreign Insurer – Two Contradictory Decisions of the District Courts

Recent conflicting decisions were given, one by the Haifa District Court and the other by the Tel Aviv District Court, on the question whether a foreign Insurer is entitled to file a subrogation claim through its Insured after paying the Insured insurance benefits. In these two instances the alleged tortfeasor requested from the Court to

By |January 1st, 2020|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

Insurance, Diamonds and Fraud: Supreme Court declined Insured’s appeal on fraudulent Jewelers Block Claim

On July 28th 2019, the Supreme Court of Israel (Justices N. Hendel, M. Mazuz, A. Baron) declined an appeal filed by Eran Polack and several companies controlled by him against Insurers: Allianz Versicherungs, Menorah Mivtachim Insurance Company and HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherungs. Insurers were represented by Levitan, Sharon & Co. (P. Sharon, S. Shefer, K. Barel)

By |August 4th, 2019|Categories: Aviation - Insurance, Class Actions|Tags: |

A Partial Settlement Agreement precludes the unsettling Defendant from Sending a Third Party Notice to the Settling Defendants

Introduction: A Settlement Agreement was concluded between Plaintiffs and several Defendants who were parties to the claim, which included an allocation of liability, as well as of the amount of the damages. As a result, the Claim against the settling defendants was dismissed.   The State, which was also a Co-Defendant in the Claim (hereinafter:

By |August 4th, 2019|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

THIRD PARTY LIABILITY / PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY – WHICH POLICY SHOULD APPLY?

A fine line differentiates between act or omission of a torfeasor which could be covered by Professional Indemnify Policy and act or omission that could be covered by Public Liability Policy.   For example, if a pedestrian falls due to a broken pavement – is the Municipality where the pavement is situated covered by its

By |December 24th, 2017|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

The Israeli Court declined a JB Claim accepting the Argument of Fraud

Adv. Peggy Sharon, Adv. Sharon Shefer and Adv. Karin Barel October 2017 On 25th September 2017, the Central District Court (Judge Kinar) declined a Claim filed by Plaintiffs: Eran Polack (hereinafter: Polack) and several companies controlled by Polack against Insurers: Menorah Mivtachim Insurance Company, after Menorah, represented by Levitan, Sharon (P. Sharon, S. Shefer, K.

THIRD PARTY LIABILITY / PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY – WHICH POLICY SHOULD APPLY?

A fine line differentiates between act or omission of a torfeasor which could be covered by Professional Indemnify Policy and act or omission that could be covered by Public Liability Policy. For example, if a pedestrian falls due to a broken pavement – is the Municipality where the pavement is situated covered by its PI

By |July 9th, 2017|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH MEASURES TO REDUCE THE RISK, WILL INSURERS BE EXEMPT FROM LIABILITY?

In a Supreme Court decision handed down on 15th September 2013[1] which serves as a precedent, judges ruled on one of the most repeated disputes which the lower Courts have dealt with in the past few years, i.e. whether the Insurer can avoid liability in the event the Insured overlooks a condition to apply security

By |August 6th, 2016|Categories: Jewelers|Tags: |