Energy in Israel

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. advises major companies on large-scale oil and natural gas projects. It has additional expertise advising clients on complying with complex regulatory developments, including new regulations regarding the professional and financial capability required from exploration and production companies and anti-concentration legislation. Dan HaCohen recently advised the Leviathan consortium on three separate financing rounds. Uri Rosenberg regularly advises on capital raising in the private and institutional markets, including public offerings. Eddie Ashkenazi is also very active, particularly in renewable energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Dan Hacohen; Uri Rosenberg

Other key lawyers:

Evyatar Sadeh; Eddie Ashkenazi

Testimonials

‘The leading energy practice in the market.’

‘We appreciate the attentiveness we receive from each and every member of Agmon’s team.’ 

Key clients

Leviathan Consortium

Tamar Consortium

Noble Energy

Delek Drilling

Doral Renewable Energy

Delek Group

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Hutchison Group

Navitas Petroleum, LP

Genesis Petrocorp

Work highlights

  • Advising The Leviathan Consortium on all legal aspects of the project since its inception.
  • Advising Tamar partners in all aspects of the project, which is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Israel, with a development cost of more than £3bn.
  • Advising Noble Energy and Delek Drilling on all aspects of their legal activity.

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co.

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co.'s 'very responsive and forward-thinking' team has particular strength advising clients on government tenders for major projects and transactions in the energy sector. Other areas of expertise include project finance, renewable energy developments and cross-border energy projects. In recent work, the team assisted Ben Moshe Group with an investment made by its subsidiary, Extra Holdings, in Israel Power Management for $550m. Uri Noy provides full-service advice to clients in relation to major projects, spanning development, financing, construction and operation. Nadav Olgan  is a key name for power purchase agreements, procurement and conversion matters. Associate Bat El Elias Zada is also noted. Uri Mandel was a new arrival in March 2021 from Yossi Levy & Co.

Practice head(s):

Uri Noy; Nadav Olgan

Other key lawyers:

Bat El Elias Zada; Uri Mandel

Testimonials

‘What is unique about the team is its total commitment to our commercial success.’

‘Very sound legal and business advice. Superb management of complex agreement that included multiple types of transactions.’

‘Uri Noy – sharp commercial thinking, superb negotiation skills, sound understanding of the legalities of the industry.’ 

‘EBN’s team brings a different approach to question and problems: their lawyers are creative, hard working and very professional.’ 

‘Uri Noy is a sharp minded, creative and experienced consultant, capable of finding a path to reach agreements in seemingly impossible situations.’

Nadav Olgan is always insightful, has deep knowledge of the electricity markets regulations and a very good business understanding.’ 

‘EBN team is truly one of a kind. The team has provided us with excellent legal services, which resulted in numerous successful transactions in the renewable energy market. The team has vast experience in all stages of the project development, financing, construction and operation, thus enabling it to provide us with high quality legal products in a very short time period.’ 

‘Uri Noy is a brilliant and an outstanding lawyer, and he is well respected by the key players in the energy market due to his vast professional knowledge, experience and strategic understanding of the market.’

Key clients

Invenergy LLC

BrightSource Energy

Alon Blue Square Group

Israel Natural Gas Lines

Acciona Agua S.A.

Israel Electricity Corporation

OPC Solar

EDF EN Israel

Afcon Holdings Ltd. and Afcon Construction Ltd.

Electra Ltd.

Augwind Energy Tech Storage Ltd.

El-Mor Electric Installations & Services (1986) Ltd.

Telemenia Ltd.

Alon Blue Square Ltd.

Hewlett-Packard Israel

Helios Energy Investments

Shikun & Binui Energy Ltd.

Aveeram Wind Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Invenergy LLC on its bid for the Ramat Hovav power plant, the second power plant that was sold by IEC, and in relation to the pre-qualification process for a BOT tender of a PV power plant with a net capacity of approximately 300MW.
  • Advised Israel Natural Gas Lines on a raft of issues, including negotiations with gas suppliers regarding gas transmission to domestic customers and exportation to Egypt and Jordan, as well as negotiations for the construction of an offshore gas pipeline between Ashdod and Ashkelon.
  • Advising Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd. on the pre-qualification and the PPP tender for the design, finance, construction, operation, and maintenance of a municipal solid waste-to-energy facility in Ma’ale Adumim.

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)'s team predominantly advises energy giants operating in Israel on corporate and commercial agreements, including major tenders, M&A and equity investments. It is also well-known for its expertise in gas marketing, regulatory matters before industry bodies such as the Natural Gas Authority, and gas export arrangements. Practice head Gilad Winkler is advising Shikun & Binui Energy on all matters concerning a private power plant with a capacity of 186MW. Hagit Horowitz has notable expertise in large-scale solar, photovoltaic and conventional power projects.

Practice head(s):

Gilad Winkler

Other key lawyers:

Hagit Horowitz

Testimonials

‘The practice provides excellent service to their clients, through a real understanding of the deal and what it needs. They manage to take care of all legal issues by themselves and let the client focus on the specific material commercial matters, making it easier to execute the transaction.’

‘Gilad Winkler is one of the best lawyers I have come across, he has great business understanding and specific infrastructure and energy experience that always helps to guide the client through the process.’

‘Deep industry knowledge, service oriented team.’

‘The service level, their investments for their clients, the personal relations, their ability to answer and find solutions any time any day.’

‘Gilad Winkler’s team of lawyers is providing top-notch legal advice in the energy, M&A and fund management niches and his business acumen allows him to provide commercial advice and business strategy support to us.’

‘Hagit Horowitz – a rare combination of intellect and business acumen. Hagit quickly understands the business goal and tailors the legal solution to achieve that goal.’

‘Excellent team. Very dedicated and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Generation Capital

Kesem Energy Ltd.

Avner Oil Exploration LP

Bank Hapoalim

Clal Insurance

Delek Drilling LP

EDF Energies Nouvelles Israel Ltd

Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company

El Mor Renewable Energies

Harel Insurance

Helios Fund

IDE Technologies Ltd.

Migdal Insurance

Mivtach Shamir Holdings Ltd.

Noble Energy Inc.

OPC Energy Ltd.

Phoenix Group

Shikun&BinuiLtd.

SolarEdge Ltd.

Zabar Solar Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising the Tamar Partners (Noble Energy, Delek Drilling, Isramco Negev 3, Tamar Petroleum, and others) on various aspects relating to their natural gas reservoir in Israel, including gas marketing in the Israeli local market, regulation, matters concerning export of gas, and allocation of capacity.
  • Advising Etgal Ashdod Ltd. on a transaction for a private conventional power plant – the first privately owned “peaker” plant – with a capacity of approximately 200MW.
  • Advising Alon Blue Square Group and GEK Terna in connection with a $1.2bn tender to purchase the Ramat Hovav power station.

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co.'s practice is often involved in major oil and gas exploration projects and developments involving private power stations and renewable energy initiatives. Jack Smith has a wealth of experience of major transactions, including project finance and cross-border deals, involving clients in the energy sector. In a recent highlight, he advised Zomet Energy on the negotiation of agreements regarding the construction of a 400MW facility. Itay Geffen is well known for advising sponsors on various different kinds of energy projects. Ronit Rozenstein-Barel is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Jack Smith; Itay Geffen

Other key lawyers:

Ronit Rozenstein-Barel

Testimonials

‘What is good about Gornitzky is that their service is more comprehensive than others. They can go into small details, to give accurate points, and also see the big picture.’

‘One of the most experienced energy practices in Israel. They have handled almost every legal aspect of the energy sector in Israel, and it shows.’

‘I have mainly worked with Jack Smith and Ronit Rozenstein. Both are experienced, qualified, clever, knowledgeable and have a hands-on approach.’

‘Service is absolutely excellent. No match in the Israeli market. Highly experienced professionals with strong connections.’

‘Jack Smith – his most valuable quality is that he cuts through the nonsense! He will tell a client in five minutes what other lawyers will say in half an hour. He is outstanding for a client who is knowledgeable and knows what he wants.’

Key clients

OPC Energy Ltd.

Shikun & Binui – Renewable Ltd.

Ratio

Oil Refineries Ltd.

Israel Chemicals Ltd.

Negev Energy

Mekorot Water Company Ltd.

I.P.M. Beer Tuvia Ltd.

Reindeer Energy

Navitas Petroleum LP.

Telemenia

Zomet Energy

PGS (UK)

Palmira exploration

Shneor Ze’elim Limited Partnership

OPC Hadera Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised OPC Energy Ltd. and Noy Fund, in relation to the second tender held by the Electricity Authority as part of the electricity market reform for the purchase of Ramat Hovav power plant, the second plant sold under the IEC reform.
  • Advising Ratio on a transaction with the Leviathan reservoir partners involving an agreement for the sale and transmission of natural gas from the Leviathan reservoir through the EMG pipeline to the Egyptian market.
  • Advising Negev Energy – Ashalim Thermo-Solar Ltd., the concessionaire of a solar energy thermal power plant located at Ashalim area of the Negev, on a raft of matters.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Herzog Fox & Neeman's team advises sponsors, developers and lenders on the development of power plants, solar power projects, wind farms and other renewables. It also has notable experience advising clients on the development and financing of the natural gas discoveries in Israel's territorial waters. Mark Phillips specialises in guiding clients through all stages of upstream oil and gas exploration projects, including financing, construction and operation. Adam Eytan is very active in cross-border energy transactions. Eran Wagner has a wealth of experience in project finance.

Practice head(s):

Adam Eytan; Mark Phillips

Other key lawyers:

Guy Yekutiel

Testimonials

‘This practice has a great team. The feeling is that all members of the team like and appreciate each other. The division of labour is really good and nothing falls through the cracks.’

‘Mark Philips – very experienced, sees the big picture and knows how to break it down.’

‘I met Mark and his team while working on a very complex infrastructure project. They are exactly the team you want on this kind of project.’

‘I have mainly worked with Mark Phillips as the lead partner and Guy Yekutiel as the supporting associate. They are very experienced, clever, helpful and professional. They really aim to help the business and close the deal. They provide comprehensive legal support. Smart people with an aim to win.’

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim BM

Bank Leumi Le-Israel BM

Israel Electric Corporation

Deutsche Bank

Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd.

IPP Ramat Gavriel

IPP Alon Tavor

Wind Bereshit LP

Meshakim and Partners – Limited Partnership

Haifa Chemicals Ltd.

Emek Habacha Wind Energy Ltd.

Star Pumped Storage Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Israel Electric Corporation on all matters pertaining to the ongoing reform and structural change in the Israeli electricity sector.
  • Advising Bank Hapoalim and other Israeli lenders in connection with the financing of the approximately 400MW power plant to be constructed by Zomet Energy Ltd.
  • Advising Meshek Energy on the development and financing of multiple PV projects in connection with the recent quotas and commercial tender processes issued by the Israel Electricity Authority.

Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices

Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices specialises in the commercial aspects of energy projects, such as EPC agreements and power purchase agreements. It is also particularly well known for its expertise in natural gas projects, which includes advising consumers, marketers, distributors and infrastructure companies engaged in the sector. Amit Krispin has considerable experience advising clients, particularly those in the electricity and natural gas sectors, on the complex regulatory and commercial aspects of projects in Israel. Sagit Chen often advises clients on transactions underpinning the establishment of private power plans and renewable energy projects. Associate Israel Shooker is also a key member of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Amit Krispin; Sagit Chen

Other key lawyers:

Israel Shooker; Daniel Henis Noyman; Irit Karat-Segal

Testimonials

‘Amit Krispin is one of the best energy lawyers in Israel. The agreements that the firm is making are unique.’

Key clients

Edeltech Group

Shikun & Binui Group

Canadian Solar Inc.

Menora Mivtachim Energy Ltd

Haifa Chemicals Ltd

Enlight Ltd

Emek Habacha Wind Energy Ltd

Rafael Advanced Defence Systems LTD

Hadassah Medical Organization

Tnuva Central Cooperative for the Marketing of Agricultural Produce in Israel Ltd.

Supergas Natural Ltd.

Amot Investments Ltd

G.P Global power Ltd

Shalam Packaging Solutions Ltd.

The Union of the Independent Power Producers

Ramat Negev Energy Ltd.

Ashdod Energy Ltd.

Negev Natural Gas Ltd.

Darom Natural Gas Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Edeltech Group and Shikun & Binui Group on all stages and aspects relating to the tender, and subsequently the sale and handover process, for the Ramat Hovav Power Plant.
  • Advising a joint venture comprising Canadian Solar Inc. and Menora Mivtachim Energy Ltd. with respect to the development of a series of PV solar projects throughout Israel, with an aggregate capacity of 150 MW.
  • Advising Haifa Chemicals Ltd. on the framework of the commercial agreements required for construction and operation of an integrated Ammonia production and co-generation power plant to be constructed in Mishor Rotem.

Lipa Meir & Co

Lipa Meir & Co is considered a leading firm for kibbutzim in Israel, with proven expertise advising on various developments impacting the clients' land, including renewable energy projects. The group is also regularly instructed by private companies in the field of renewable energy. Zuriel Lavie is well known for advising public and private clients on BOT and PPI agreements in the energy sector of considerable scale and value. Uzi Mor has particular expertise in corporate transactions and finance agreements, which he leverages to advise numerous energy companies.

Practice head(s):

Zuriel Lavie; Michal Schwartz; David Weinstein; Uzi Mor

Other key lawyers:

Asaf Iluz

Key clients

The Ministry of Finance

Dalia Power Energies

Meshek Solar Energy

CNTY

The Kibbutz Economies Group

Ramat Hovav Energy (Alon Tavor Group)

A.V. Infrastructure and Mobility

Netafim

Ginegar

Kibbutz Alumim

Kibbutz Beit Keshet

Ganir & Gan Shmuel

Dimona Renewable Energies Groupe

Work highlights

  • Advising Dalia Power Energies Ltd. on the construction of Israel’s largest privately-owned natural gas power station.
  • Advised two separate bidders on both the sale of the Ramat Hovav and Alon Tavor power stations, mandated by the IEC’s reform in the electricity sector.
  • Advising a consortium of sponsors (The Kibbutz Economies Group and Bituach Haklai) on a complex mezzanine financing of the construction, operation and maintenance of a 100MW wind turbine farm in northern Israel.

Meitar Law Offices

Meitar Law Offices's team is well known for its diverse array of work, which encompasses contractual and regulatory aspects of natural gas, conventional, cogen and renewable energy developments. Renelle Joffe specialises in upstream regulations and transactions, fuel purchases and cross-border transactions in the energy sector, and frequently acts for Energean Israel on a range of matters. Elad Sharabani and Avi Licht, who has extensive experience in the natural gas and electricity sectors, are other key names.

Practice head(s):

Renelle Joffe

Other key lawyers:

Avi Licht; Elad Sharabani; Naomi Peled; Jonathan Finkelstone

Testimonials

‘Renelle Joffe – exceptional team leader.

‘Outstanding knowledge of the local market, tight collaboration with other Meitar departments to maximize value for the client. Super availability.’ 

‘Renelle – highly experienced, hands on approach, attention to detail, huge added value for gas agreements deriving from personal skills and experience, excellent professional connections in the industry. Pleasure to work with – always delivering required legal results.’

‘The leading international law firm in Israel. Offers a full array of top notch legal services in all fields of law with leading partners in each respective field. ’

‘Meitar has a highly professional team that can support entities within the energy market as a whole, and within the natural gas market in particular, with all areas of their day to day activities.’ 

Key clients

Energean Israel Limited

Dalia Power Energies Ltd.

Super NG Natural Gas Distribution Company Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim

Megalim Solar Power Ltd.

Noy Infrastructure Fund

BAZAN Group – ORL

Supergas Natural Ltd

Israeli Oil Company Ltd.

Naphtha Israel Petroleum

PW Power Systems LLC

Work highlights

  • Advising Energean on various ongoing matters, including negotiation and drafting of four gas sales and purchase agreements with industrial companies.
  • Advising Israeli Oil Company and Naphta Israeli Petroleum Company on regulatory matters regarding the offshore Shimshon lease, an application for change of lease boundaries, and in relation to negotiating and drafting of offshore contracts with international contractors.
  • Advising Dalia on many of its power purchase agreements signed with new clients – mainly industrial clients and major electricity consumers.

Shibolet & Co.

Shibolet & Co. is experienced in international and domestic energy projects and tenders, spanning power, natural resources, oil and gas and utilities. It is a popular choice for governmental and municipal authorities involved in energy and infrastructure projects, including the Ministry of Energy. Alon Ziv recently advised Paz Ashdod Refinery on Israel's largest liquefied petroleum gas tender. Revital Ben-Artzi specialises in the financing, construction and maintenance of major cross-border conventional and renewable energy projects. Orit Marom-Albeck is frequently involved in renewable energy developments.

Practice head(s):

Alon Ziv; Orit Marom-Albeck; Revital Ben-Artzi

Other key lawyers:

Ariel Sheffer

Key clients

Paz Ashdod Refinery Ltd.

Meitav Dash Investment Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.

Delek Group

Clal Insurance Ltd.

Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Limited

Netafim Limited

Siemens AG

Haifa Chemicals Ltd.

Shikun & Binui

Ellomay Pumped Storage (2014) Ltd.

Bank Leumi

Helios Energy Investments

NBT AS

Blue Sphere Corporation

Solegreen Ltd.

Global Sun Israel, L.P (Arava Power Company Ltd.)

Poalim Capital Markets – Investment House Ltd

Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Ltd.

Yevuley Shemesh Ltd.

F.K. Generators and Equipment Ltd.

Harel Insurance Ltd.

Capital Nature Ltd.

Altshuler Sacham Ltd.

Telemenia Ltd.

Effisolar Enterprises Ltd.

Ralco Energy

Work highlights

  • Advising Ellomay Pumped Storage and Ellomay Capital in relation to all aspects of a NIS1bn 340MW pumped-storage project in Manara Cliff, Israel.
  • Advising a consortium of Israel’s largest financial institutions (Altshuler Shacham, Clal Insurance Company Ltd., Amitim – Pension Fund and Poalim Capital Markets) in connection with the development, construction and financing of the largest PV renewable facility in Europe, with a capacity of over 400MW, based in Spain.
  • Advising Clal Insurance on financing, together with a consortium of lenders, on the development and construction of approx. $6bn of LNG Power Plants of a capacity of over ten million tons/year in Louisiana.

Tadmor Levy & Co

Tadmor Levy & Co. specialises in negotiation and drafting contracts concerning a range of energy projects, including EPC, O&M and PPA agreements. It also has expertise in infrastructure project financing, which leads to an influx of transactional work in the power generation, oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors. In recent work, the team is advising Bank Leumi on the financing and development of OPC Mishor Rotem Power Station, a 400MW gas-fired power plant in the south of Israel. Noa Meidan has experience advising lenders, government bodies and developers on tenders, financing and construction in the field of energy.

Practice head(s):

Noa Meidan

Other key lawyers:

Asher Bichoonski; Yossi Daniel

Key clients

MRC Alon Tavor Power Ltd.

Rapac Energy Ltd.

MRCG Ramat Hovav Ltd.

State of Israel

Ramat Negev Energy Ltd.

Ashdod Energy Ltd.

I.P.P. Delek Sorek Ltd.

Amitim Pension Funds

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

GES Global Environmental Solutions

Bank Leumi Le Israel BM

Work highlights

  • Advised the winning bidder in connection with the sale by the Israel Electric Corporation of the Alon Tavor Power Plant, the first power plant sold by IEC as part of the reform of the electrical power industry.
  • Advising the state of Israel on preparing the tender for the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of a waste-to-energy facility.
  • Advising Bank Hapoalim on advancing NIS2.8bn to finance the construction of a thermo-solar power plant located in Ashalim.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. advises kibbutzim, as well as local and international companies on energy mandates in Israel, including wind, solar and gas projects. Of particular note is the firm's ongoing work for GE Wind regarding its construction of the first wind project in Israel, which involves complex regulatory negotiations. Simon Jaffa specialises in infrastructure projects and project financing, often involving renewable energy, electricity and natural gas clients. Associate Uri Hillel is recommended for his expertise in private and public BOT tenders in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Simon Jaffa

Other key lawyers:

Uri Hillel

Testimonials

‘Very good at dealing with international clients, very professional and great client handling skills.’ 

‘Simon Jaffa has a great way with clients, especially international clients investing in Israel.’

Key clients

Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd.

GE

Belectric Israel

GE Wind Energy

Amitim

Psagot.

Azrieli Group

Verbund

Zoko Enterprises

Work highlights

  • Advising Israel Natural Gas Lines on various matters, including the negotiation and conclusion of a detailed agreement with the Greek oil and gas company Energean.
  • Advising GE on its power station projects in Israel.
  • Advising a group of lenders (including Psagot and Amitim) in connection with a deal to finance, together with Bank Leumi, the construction and operation of a power plant in Ashdod.

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) advises sponsors, financiers and contractors engaged in energy projects, including conventional and renewable power and oil and gas mandates. It is also well placed to represent clients in regulatory negotiations before bodies including The Electricity Authority and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy. Amnon Epstein leads the practice, which includes key partners Lior Aharon and Asaf Rimon.

Practice head(s):

Amnon Epstein

Other key lawyers:

Lior Aharon; Asaf Rimon

Testimonials

‘Asaf Rimon is an exceptionally great lawyer. He is a very professional, patient and pleasant person and it is a pleasure working with him. He is highly intelligent, has vast global knowledge and experience in the field and he is also very resourceful and insightful.’

Key clients

Abengoa

Afcon

Bank Leumi

BNP Paribas

Bombardier

Credit Agricole

Downer Group

Enlight Energy

Evoqua Water Technologies

Generation Fund

Global Power

Goldman Sachs

Hutchison Water International

Israel infrastructure Fund

Israel Opportunity Energy Resources

K.N. Solar

Kibbutz Economies Group

Macquarie

Mivtach Shamir

Mekorot Water Company

Netixis

Noy Fund

Oshrad Group

The Phoenix insurance company

PMEC

Ratio Oil Exploration

Shikun & Binui

Société Générale

Solaer

Solegreen

Tahal Group

Turbo Gen

Veridis

Work highlights

  • Advising Bank Leumi on the non-recourse financing of a 50 photovoltaic plant portfolio of the Ralco Group.
  • Advised Mekorot in relation to its activity in the solar energy and electricity fields.
  • Advised Solegreen on the NIS150m financing agreement of a large portfolio of PV facilities with Amitim Pension.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is best known for advising on the financing aspects of energy infrastructure projects, including private power plants and natural gas distribution centres. Oren Reif has notable strength in transactions facilitating the development of natural gas plants, and additional expertise in tender processes. Rami Sofer and Dubi Zoltak are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Dubi Zoltak; Rami Sofer

Other key lawyers:

Oren Reif

Key clients

The Israel Electric Corporation

Shikun & Binui

Danya Cebus Ltd.

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd.

Supergas Energy Ltd.

Alon Energy Centers Ltd.

TEN – Petroleum Company Ltd.

Negev Natural Gas Ltd.

Darom Natural Gas Ltd.

Ezom Ltd.

Gabi Shoef Ltd.

SolelAben EPC Ashalim Limited Partnership

TSK Group

Isa Khoury Metal Industry Ltd.

Kolbo Gas Ltd.

Dor Alon Gas Technologies Ltd.

Amisragas

OPC Energy Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Coca-Cola Israel and its subsidiaries regarding the development and establishment of small power plants within its factories.
  • Advising SolelAben EPC Ashalim Limited Partnership on the construction and performance and acceptance test of the Ashalim Energy Project, one of the tallest solar power towers in the world.
  • Advising SBges EPC JV, the lead construction contractor for the construction of the Shafdan energy and waste treatment project.

Gross Law Firm – GKH

Gross Law Firm – GKH is experienced in all aspects of energy projects, however the team's track record of advising public and private clients on major tenders is particularly noteworthy. Anat Klein's wide range of work includes assisting with matters concerning oil and gas exploration, natural gas marketing and distribution, and the construction of power plants. Recently, Klein represented MRC Operation in relation to the tender for the privatisation of the IEC's power plant in Ramat Hovav, involving complex regulatory examinations.

Practice head(s):

Anat Klein

Other key lawyers:

Dana Tal

Key clients

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Alubin

Amir Dagan

Angel Bakeries

Changchun Railway Vehicles CO. Ltd

China Railway Construction Corporation (International) Ltd.

Cargal Ltd.

Dalia Power Energies Ltd.

Derech Hayam Ltd.

Dor Alon Gaz Technologies ltd.

Efacec Engenharia e Sistemas

Enlight Renewable Energy

Gala’am

Generation Capital Ltd

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hutchison Water Ltd

Intel

Jerusalem District Electricity Company

Merlion Desalination Ltd.

Mobilak

MRC Operation Ltd.

Nofar Hatzor

Orian Ltd.

Osem

Palestinian Energy & Natural Resources Ministry

Palestinian Power Generation Company

Pasadim Recycling Institute

Paz Oil Ltd.

Paz Refinery Ashdod Refinery Ltd.

Paz Shmanim Ltd.

Pazkar Ltd.

Phoenicia Glass Works Ltd

Plazit

Quesem Energy

Rimon Energy Ltd

Shapir Civil & Marine Engineering Ltd.

Solbar

Solel Boneh Infrastructure Ltd

Soy Magic Ltd.

System Manager Ltd.

Solel Boneh – Shikun Binui

Tapugan Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising System Management Company Ltd. in relation to its responsibility to manage the entire electricity transmission system in Israel.
  • Advising the Ministry of Health on a tender for full EPC turnkey projects and full O&M long term contracts, for the construction, operation and maintenance of cogeneration plants in eight different hospitals in Israel.
  • Advised Hutchison and Merlion in relation to an extremely large BOT tender for the finance, design, construction, operation, maintenance and transfer of a 200 million cubic meter sea-water desalination facility at Sorek B site.

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co has the bench strength to represent energy clients in litigation and administrative proceedings, in addition to advising on major tenders and financing arrangements. The team's ongoing work in the field includes assisting the IEC with a complex international tender for the sale of Ramat Hovav power station. Yehoshua Horesh stands out due to his prolific involvement in litigation regarding energy companies, including construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes. Shlomi Delgo and Eran Bezalel are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Yehoshua Horesh; Aharon Bloch; Shlomi Delgo; Eran Bezalel; Benjamin Sheffer; Lior Mimon

Other key lawyers:

Amit Steinman

Testimonials

‘The team has a vast experience in M&A in general and in the infrastructure field in particular. They are very professional and give high importance to details and accuracy of the wording in comparison to other law firms that we are working with.’

‘We have been working with Amit Steinman and Shlomi Delgo for many years. They are both highly professional, reliable and affable to work with. They have many years of experience and a lot of legal and business knowledge and above all they know best how to identify and achieve their client’s most important goals.’

Key clients

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Israel Electric Corporation

Israel Infrastructure Fund

Solelaben EPC Ashalim

IDE Technologies Ltd.

S.M.S IDE Ltd.

Super NG Natural Gas Distribution Company Ltd.

Electra, Solel Boneh – Pumped Storage Gilboa

Ashdod Port Company Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Paz Oil Company Ltd. in a number of proceedings, including regulatory and administrative proceedings held by several government offices, regarding alleged antitrust issues in the Israeli petrol market.
  • Advising a syndication of lenders led by Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank in connection with a complex refinancing transaction to replace loans and credit lines granted in connection with the construction of two private power plants – Ramat Negev Energy and Ashdod Energy.
  • Advising Israel Electric Corporation in relation to a series of complex and precedent-setting international tenders for the sale of power plants owned by the IEC as part of the obligations imposed by the IEC’s reform in the electricity sector.

Yehuda Raveh & Co.

Yehuda Raveh & Co. is best known for its credentials in project financing transactions and tenders related to the construction of desalination facilities, power plants, wind and solar energy farms. Ron Vered advises all parties, including international financial institutions, on the corporate and commercial facets of energy and infrastructure projects across Israel.

Practice head(s):

Ron Vered

Key clients

Minrav Group

Electra Group

Bank Leumi Le-Israel BM

Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd.

Dalia Power Energies Ltd.

Denham Capital

Dan Capital

Naturgy

Bank Hapoalim BM

Israel Discount Bank

Leidos Inc.

Dor Alon

Nextcom Group

European Investment Bank

KfW

Peninsula Fund

Amitim

Harel Insurance Group

Work highlights

  • Advised a consortium of international and domestic lenders led by Bank Leumi on the financial closing for the Sorek 2 Project.
  • Advised Enlight Renewable Energy on the financial closing of numerous solar PV projects, including land, rooftop and floating projects.
  • Advised Dalia Power Energies on the financial closing of four peaker power plants with the capacity of 210MW.

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co frequently advises banks and government bodies involved in energy and infrastructure projects on contract maintenance issues. It is also sought out be clients engaged in major tenders and projects in the renewable energy, and oil and gas sectors, leveraging a large team to provide full-service advice. David Schapiro specialises in project finance transactions; Doron Tamir regularly advises on international tenders; and Simon Weintraub stands out for his involvement in financing the construction of the Tamar and Leviathan gas fields.

Practice head(s):

David Schapiro; Doron Tamir; Simon Weintraub

Testimonials

‘High level of professionalism, complete dedication to projects, deep understanding of the legal materials as well as other relevant topics. 

‘Comprehensive vision about the project and its many aspects – planning,  financing, operation and more.’ 

Key clients

Siemens Israel Ltd.

Israeli Government

The Jerusalem Municipality

Shapir Civil & Marine Engineering Ltd.

Barclays Capital

Citibank

HSBC Bank PLC

BNP Paribas

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Barak Capital

Work highlights

  • Advising the inter-ministerial Tender Committee and the Solar Energy Administration (comprised of members from the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Energy, the Electricity Authority and Inbal Insurance Company Ltd.) on all matters relating to the Ashalim Thermal-Solar Energy 121 MW power plant BOT project.
  • Advised HSBC Bank and JPMorgan in relation to their role as lead underwriters in the bond offering by Delek Drilling – $2.25bn in debt – amid huge demand of $7bn from foreign and Israeli investors.
  • Advised Unilever Israel Group on its mega project to convert to the use of natural gas in its factories, as an environmentally friendly corporation.