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The firm

Krispin, Rubinstein, Blecher & Co. is a newly established law firm, formed by former senior partners of Goldfarb Seligman & Co., each of them a leading lawyer in their practice area – Adv Amit Krispin in energy and infrastructure projects; Adv Noga Rubinstein in the regulation, telecoms and media and competition; and Adv Roy Blecher in the white-collar litigation and dispute resolution.

The firm’s domestic and international clients include public and private companies, entrepreneurs, institutional investors, corporations and financial institutions operating in a variety of industries and jurisdictions and senior members of the business and public sectors.

Krispin, Rubinstein, Blecher & Co. provides clients with ongoing legal support on all aspects of clients’ business activities. The partners work closely with each client’s management team in order to assist them in the daily operation of their businesses, as well as in the structuring and execution of domestic and international commercial transactions. The firm’s lawyers provide clients with advice regarding their overall legal needs, addressing all matters as they arise, while taking into consideration all aspects of the business. The firm has vast experience in providing such legal support to clients in a broad spectrum of industries, and some of the largest companies in Israel engage the firm on a regular basis.

The firm aims to provide clients with the highest level of legal service, in an efficient and yet creative manner, through the personal involvement of partners in each transaction and matter. The co-operation between the various teams at the firm enables the firm’s clients to enjoy rapid, dedicated, efficient and professional personal treatment and many resources of knowledge, experience and expertise.

Areas of practice

Krispin, Rubinstein, Blecher & Co. takes part in complex cross-border corporate transactions involving Israeli entities, while maintaining continuous contact with government authorities and handling all regulatory aspects. In handling these cross-border transactions, the firm’s attorneys apply knowledge from various disciplines of commercial law. The firm’s lawyers have vast experience and expertise in structuring, drafting and negotiating all types of commercial agreements. The firm’s attorneys also regularly counsel companies and directors on the legal aspects of all areas of corporate law and legal issues affecting corporate clients, including corporate governance, finance, joint venture, commercial and merger and acquisition transactions.

The firm provides comprehensive legal services in the energy field in Israel in general, and in the electricity and natural gas fields in particular. It represents many of Israel’s leading energy companies, and has advised on the establishment of power plants and natural gas projects, including the establishment one of the largest private power plants in Israel; it provides ongoing consulting services to the natural gas IPP forum and represents three of the seven natural gas distributors in Israel. Among the main legal services provided by the team is consulting regarding EPC agreements, power purchase agreements (PPA), O&M agreements, natural gas acquisition agreements (GSPA), project finance agreements, and more.

The firm advises on a significant portion of the largest infrastructure projects in Israel. Over the last few years, the partners have advised leading infrastructure companies in Israel and abroad on various infrastructure projects and initiatives in the fields of energy (including renewable energy projects such as wind and PV), transportation, development, water (including desalination plants), and more. The firm provides clients, among them government agencies, government-owned corporations and private and public companies, including international companies, with legal services that encompass all the financial, financing and operational aspects of infrastructure and development projects. The comprehensive counsel provided encompasses all the stages of executing infrastructure projects – beginning from advising on the tender proceedings, through providing counsel and representation before the regulator, advising on finance procedures and drafting all agreements relating to the project, to ongoing counsel regarding the execution stages, statutory and legislative proceedings, and expropriations.

The firm’s litigation practice is very experienced in representing private and public parties in various administrative litigation proceedings. The firm handles complex administrative disputes, and represents clients in all relevant instances, including the High Court of Justice. The firm’s litigation practice represents Israeli and international companies, as well as key businesspeople and senior officials from the public sector. The firm’s legal expertise, together with business expertise, enable the team to strive to resolve disputes in the shortest amount of time, while utilising the most advanced and creative legal tools. The firm advises on a wide array of legal issues, among them complex commercial litigation; corporate litigation in public companies; class actions; international litigation and arbitration; administrative proceedings; antitrust litigation; internet litigation; real estate litigation and more. In addition, the firm represents senior members of the business and public sectors in criminal cases involving matters such as securities, antitrust, taxation and money laundering, defence and national security offences and more. The firm also represents clients before governmental and military commissions of inquiry and in national security hearings.

The firm has extensive experience and deep knowledge of the field of communications and telecommunications, and is familiar with the complex regulatory issues in the field. The firm’s team regularly monitors legislative processes, government decisions and hearings, and is able to identify regulatory changes and advice regarding the implications of the emerging regulatory rules, including assisting clients in establishing a long-term regulatory strategy. The firm represents clients in hearings on legislation and government policy with the relevant government bodies, including the Ministry of Communications and the councils and the public authorities that supervise the broadcasts, and provides advice in connection with tenders in the field. The firm also has unique experience in the most complex antitrust matters. The firm also advises on antitrust and competition aspects arising from transactions, including monopolies, restrictive agreements and mergers, and represents clients in these matters. It is also characterised by a strong working relationship with the regulator which assists clients in achieving optimal results.

The firm provides strategic advice in various fields of economic regulation, including in the financial sector: banking, insurance, pension and securities; and in the infrastructure and services sectors: transportation, food, mail, communications and media. The firm provides comprehensive legal services to companies and corporations, from swift solutions of specific issues to setting long-term regulatory strategies.

  • Number of lawyers: 17
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

Above material supplied by Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices.

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