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Yigal Arnon & Co

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Doron Tamir

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Yigal Arnon & Co

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Environmental Law, Litigation, Privatization, Project Finance, Public Tenders.


Doron Tamir specializes in representing public and private entities in infrastructure projects and international tenders, involving governmental companies, banks, infrastructure, commuter railways, solid and liquid waste management, water purification and desalination and other utility projects. He is integrally involved with many high-profile public governmental tenders in Israel.
Doron has gained vast experience, of over 15 years in the field of environmental law, including drafting and accompanying tender processes, litigation, and accompanying the public sector and private clients in all stages in the course of Environment and Energy related projects in Israel.
Doron's experience includes representing of Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd. over many years and accompanying the Company throughout many large and complex tenders and projects, and serving as lead counsel to the public sector in the Solar-thermal project currently undergoing in the South of Israel- a unique project for the construction of 3 solar power stations.  

Doron has represented both the public sector and the private sector in many water desalination and sewage purification projects, including drafting of the relevant documents, accompanying the tender process, litigation, and working with governmental and municipal bodies. 

Doron also represents the public sector in two of the largest transportation projects in Israel - the Jerusalem Light Rail and the Haifa Matronit and leading the introduction of the next generation of environment - friendly public transportation in Israel. 

Doron has drafted and advised on legislation initiatives in the field of renewable energy public transportation in general, and specifically in light rail issues, including the drafting of amendments to the Iron Railroad track Ordinance in order to regularize the privatization currently occurring in this field. He has drafted regulations in areas relating to light rails, amendments to the Transportation Ordinance in regard to local authorities and their right to set parking rules, and provided hands on assistance to legal advisors in the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Transportation.


Doron co-authored the book "Bills of Exchange - Case Law" and has written numerous articles on tender law and on renewable energy. He also co-authored with Orna Sasson the Israeli chapter on arbitration law in "The Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration 2005". Doron also lectures at the forum for senior Israeli executives on tender law.

Doron is a member of the Jerusalem District Committee of the Israel Bar Association and chairman of the ethics committee of the Jerusalem district, as well as a member of the national ethics committee. He was in the managing board of the Association for civil rights in Israel between1996-2007. He also serves as both a member of the executive board, and as the Financial Committee Chairman, of the "Bezhut" organization which assists physically challenged people in Israel.

Doron joined Yigal Arnon and Co.  in 1992 and became a partner in 1998.


Doron is fluent in Hebrew and English.


Doron was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1992.


Doron graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1991


Energy and infrastructure

Within: Energy and infrastructure

Yigal Arnon & Co is engaged by government bodies, project companies and contractors, and international lenders in the financing and development of some of the largest energy and infrastructure projects in Israel. Among the most active government-side counsel, the team, which includes Doron Tamir, is acting for the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transportation and the Municipality of Jerusalem in relation to all aspects of the Jerusalem Light Rail network. In addition, Tamir and Oren Roth are advising NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System on the tendering for the design and construction of the Light Rail Transit project in Tel Aviv. On the lender side, Shiri Shaham and Simon Weintraub acted for JP Morgan and HSBC in relation to the provision of a $1.75bn term loan to finance the development of the Leviathan gas field. The team also advised JP Morgan Securities, CitiGroup Global Markets and HSBC Securities USA, as underwriters, on a series of project bond issuances in connection with the Tamar gas field, with an aggregate value of $2bn. Also recommended are Micha Tollman and David Schapiro, who are advising a consortium led by Shapir Civil & Marine Engineering on the construction of a new port in Haifa. The government-focused group was further strengthened in 2019 by its merger with Weinstock-Zecler & Co, which brought Ayelet Simon-Vekslar to the practice group.

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