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Firms To Watch: Infrastructure

Klein & Co Energy & Infrastructure continues to gain traction in the market, particularly in the energy space. The group was additionally boosted by the hire of Gilad Peretz, who was formerly head of the infrastructure and economic department at the IDF Military Advocate General Corps.
Traditionally better known for its energy practice, Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices is handling a growing volume of work in the transportation and waste treatment spheres. New infrastructure co-head Galia Scherf Shmuel recently joined from Simon-Vekslar, Spierer, Maoz Law Offices.

Infrastructure in Israel

Arnon, Tadmor-Levy

According to clients, Arnon, Tadmor-Levy’s involvement in infrastructure matters, ‘casts calmness over sometimes-stressful processes’. A popular choice to represent the public sector in major transport, water, and social infrastructure projects, the team also routinely represents lenders and construction clients. Fielding one of the deepest benches in the market, following the 2022 merger between legacy firms Yigal Arnon and Tadmor Levy, the group draws on the expertise of 11 partners. Key contacts include Noa Meidan, who is a go-to name for project finance and infrastructure; Doron Tamir, who focuses on infrastructure projects and international tenders; Asher Bichoonski, who stands out for his strong public sector-side experience; and transactional specialist David Schapiro,

Other key lawyers:

Noa Meidan; David Schapiro; Doron Tami; Asher Bichoonski; Amos Oseasohn


‘The team’s strength, to my impression, is in its diversity. Responses and advice for various matters are well-articulated, profound, and based on knowledge, experience, and a high “legal IQ”. Its involvement casts calmness over sometimes-stressful processes, and it often resolves issues prior to their occurrence.’

‘I worked with the firm on PPP projects. The team is very experienced; it has a set methodology for PPP projects and knows very well how to overcome obstacles. The team works together with very good internal and external coordination.’

‘High-level service, very professional, available and provides all the range of services and legal accompaniment required for a company in general and a government company in particular.’

‘The firm’s team provides professional advice and always goes the extra mile. The politeness and willingness to assist are felt, which turns the experience from working with a consultant to working with a work colleague.’

‘Doron Tamir’s legal team in the field of infrastructure is one of the leaders in this field in Israel. Doron has advised on many national projects and is well known in various government offices and relevant authorities. He is a true professional, very knowledgeable and knows how to provide the best service.’

‘Asher Bichoonski is a strong-minded, experienced, and highly capable legal advisor. His recommendations are always “on the spot”, yet, when matters are complex and demand multidisciplinary knowledge, he will make sure that the right advisors are brought in, and that a well-informed decision is taken.’

‘Noa Meidan, even though managing the infrastructure team, is highly involved in every aspect of the team’s work and very into the details. Her availability and attention to the clients’ needs is exceptional.’

‘Particularly outstanding is Amos Oseasohn, who has supported our company for many years. He is a dedicated team player, deeply familiar with all aspects of our company, he assists in solving problems, is always available, service-oriented, polite, streamlines work methods and is involved and creative.’

Key clients

Ministry of Defense

Shanghai International Port Group

Shapir Orian Logistics

Jerusalem Transport Management Team

The Ministry of Transport

The Jerusalem Municipality

State of Israel (Ministry of Finance)

Accountant General of the State of Israel

Netivei Israel

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System


Israel Ports Development and Assets Company

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Mizrahi

Israel Discount Bank

Shapir – Pizzarotti Highway 16

Siemens Israel

Yefe Nof Transport Infrastructures & Construction

Barclays Capital



BNP Paribas

JP Morgan Chase

Work highlights

  • Representing the Ministry of Finance and the Governmental Housing Agency in the project to build a new Hall of Justice in Jerusalem.
  • Advising the NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System in the development of a metro network which will form part of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Mass Transit System, consisting of three mostly underground metro lines.
  • Advising the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the preparation of prequalification documents for the new Jerusalem Green Line Light Rail project and the extension of the existing Jerusalem Red Line Light Rail project.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. enjoys a prominent reputation for large-scale infrastructure projects in the transport sphere, particularly roads where it maintains a close relationship with the national roads authority, Netivei Israel. Alongside state-owned entities, the group also counts construction, energy and engineering companies among its key clients. Simon Jaffa contributes extensive experience in project finance and infrastructure transactions and heads the department. The group also includes Gal Shani, who is noted for his strong public sector-side practice; Ronit Niederman, who combines strength in administrative law, tenders and infrastructure projects; and Shai Avnieli, who specialises in contentious construction. Associates Maayan Berg and Sarah Benatar provide support.

Practice head(s):

Simon Jaffa

Other key lawyers:

Gal Shani; Ronit Niederman; Shai Avnieli; Maayan Berg; Sarah Benatar; Lisa Frense


‘A very nice team, adept at handling international clients, and experienced in big projects work. Simon Jaffa is a pleasure to work with.’

‘I work with Shai Avnieli and Lisa Frense. They are very knowledgeable, service-oriented and success-driven. Whether litigation, general counsel or contractual work, they are always ready with excellent advice.’

‘For many years Shai Avnieli has handled all of our legal needs, whether contentious or commercial. He has unmatched knowledge about specific legal aspects of construction law and specifically construction law litigation.’

‘Lisa Frense is extremely motivated and dedicated, with keen attention to detail.’

Key clients

Netivei Israel

Israel Natural Gas Lines

Israel Port Company

Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF)

Wingate Institute


Poran Shrem

Work highlights

  • Advising Netivei Israel, a government-owned corporation, on all phases of its infrastructure projects, from pre-tender to execution.
  • Advising Israel Natural Gas Lines, a government-owned corporation established to construct and operate the national gas transmission system, on ongoing matters.
  • Representing Israel Port Company on its various tenders.


FISCHER (FBC & Co.) houses a full-service infrastructure practice that secures key roles in major projects in the road, rail, water, energy, defence and social infrastructure spheres, among others. Well-positioned to advise on all stages of a project — from bidding processes through to development, financings and corporate transactions — the group is mainly active on behalf of sponsors, lenders, construction companies and investors. Gilad Winkler is widely recognised for his project finance prowess and heads a department that also draws on the senior experience of Hezi Kattan, whose practice spans project finance, infrastructure and energy. Newly promoted partner Reut Maor Kartowsky and associate Laurence Elbaz-Avisar are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Gilad Winkler

Other key lawyers:

Hezi Kattan; Reut Maor Kartowsky; Laurence Elbaz-Avisar


‘The team is deal-oriented.’

‘What sets FBC apart for me is the team’s very high availability. Additionally. lawyers provide very thorough and professional work, while getting to know a variety of fields in depth and creating synergy between these fields.’

‘The lawyers I worked with were very professional and business-like and also knew how to offer creative solutions.’

‘Gilad Winkler has a unique “let’s go forward” approach. He always offers a solution that will benefit the transaction. He is very familiar with the banks and financial institutions’ regulations, dynamics, people, and considerations which makes him the perfect fit to lead negotiations involving institutional investors.’

Key clients

Allied Infrastructure


IDE Water Assets; IDE Water Technologies

China Railway Construction Corporation (International)

CRCC Hong Kong

EDF Group

OPC Energy

AFI Group

Bank Hapoalim; Poalim Equity

Israel Discount Bank

Bank Leumi

Bank Mizrahi Tefahot

JP Morgan Securities

Clal Insurance Group

Harel Insurance

Migdal Insurance Company

The Phoenix Group

Menora Mivtahim Insurance

Meitav Dash Investments


Shikun & Binui Energy; Shikun & Binui Etgal Partnership

Ormat Systems

SMS Galili

Dan Public Transportation Company

Danya Cebus

VID Desalination Company

TiL Group (Subsidiary of MSC Shipping Company)

Generation Capital

Hadarom Container Terminal

Lapidoth Capital

Negev Ecology

Quadro National Infrastructures

Starplast Industries (1987)



Zabar Solar

El-Mor Electric Installations & Services (1986)




Afikim Advanced Transport Services

Amitim Pension Fund

Work highlights

  • Representing Discount Bank, Harel Insurance, Menora Mivtachim Holdings and Amitim Pension Fund, as senior lenders, in an infrastructure project for the construction of a military facility, valued at NIS6bn.
  • Advising a consortium in a bid for the design, construction, operation, and financing of the Blue Line of the Jerusalem Light Rail Transit Network, valued at NIS10.7bn.
  • Representing a consortium of local infrastructure, transportation and PPP companies in a rail PPP bid in the northern part of Israel, valued at $1.5bn.

Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co.

The infrastructure practice at Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co. is commended for its ‘forward-looking counsel that takes into account the broader market’. The newly merged department stands out for its public sector-side work, where it counts the Israel Government Companies Authority, Cross Israel Highway and various other state entities among its key clients. The team also routinely represents construction companies and lenders, among others, on large-scale infrastructure projects. The group is co-led by all-round transactional specialist Rami Sofer; go-to infrastructure expert Tal Danon Shenhav; energy and project finance partner Yotam Leshem; and Dubi Zoltak, who leads the corporate and capital markets team.

Practice head(s):

Rami Sofer; Tal Danon Shenhav; Yotam Leshem; Dubi Zoltak


‘An outstanding team with first-rate capabilities across a range of legal aspects — no matter what the legal question is, it can provide an answer from a specialized expert in that specific field. Its attorneys are top-notch, providing sophisticated counsel and easily handling highly complex matters.’

‘Lawyers have exceptional commercial awareness, they are attentive to market trends and provide very good forward-looking counsel that takes into account the broader market commercial situation. ’

‘Yotam Leshem is a fantastic attorney with a sharp intellect and a creative mind. He integrates an extraordinary expertise in the infrastructure and energy fields with an in-depth commercial-technical understanding of the field that is truly unique in the legal sector, resulting in innovative counsel.’

‘The team is very professional with strong business acumen. Rami Sofer is highly responsive and really promotes his clients’ business interests.’

‘A professional team that is service-oriented and possesses vast knowledge —a one-stop-shop.’

Key clients

Adani Group



Gadot Chemicals Terminals (1985)

GES Global Environmental Solutions

MRC Alon Tavor Power

Shikun & Binui – Solel Boneh – Infrastructure

Danya Cebus

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering

Generation Capital

Israel Aerospace Industries

Netivei Ayalon (Ayalon Highways)

Cross Israel Highway

Bank Hapoalim B.M.,

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

Bank Leumi le Israel B.M.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Company

Phoenix Insurance Company

Mivtach Shamir Holdings

China Harbor Engineering Company

Pan Mediterranean Engineering Company (PMEC)

Solel Boneh Infrastructure

Israel Government Companies Authority

Israel Ministry of Finance (including Procurement Administration, Housing Administration and more)

Israel Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources

The Geological Survey of Israel (GSI)

Inbal Insurance Co

Mekorot Water Company

Canada Israel Group

TEN – Petroleum Company

Magen David Adom In Israel

Massad Oz Management & Engineering

iSTERN Civil Engineering Projects Management

Ashtrom Group

Negev Natural Gas

DaromNatural Gas

Igudan (the Dan Region Association of Towns for Sewage and Environmental Issues)

The Tel Aviv-Yafo Economic Development Authority

SolelAben EPC Ashalim Limited Partnership

TSK Group

Bayside Land Corporation (Gav Yam)

Isa Khoury Metal Industry

Kolbo Gas

Dor Alon Gas Technologies

Amisragas – the American Israeli Gas Corporation


Sano-Bruno’s Enterprises

Delta-Galil Industries

Breath of Life International



Sorek Operation and Maintenance Company

Europe Asia Pipeline Company

Meydan Group

DDM Group

Elevion Group

V.I.D. Desalination Company

Kfar Saba Water Plant – Cooperative Agricultural Society

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Mediterranean Shipping Company

Quadro National Infrastructure

Ramat Hasharon Municipality

Vulcan Power Consulting & Security


Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M Group)

Work highlights

  • Representing both sides (Adani Group and Gadot Chemicals on one side, and the Israel Government Companies Authority on the other) in the approximately NIS4bn privatisation of the Haifa Port.
  • Advising Cross Israel Highway on several infrastructure projects, including on the expansion of Highway 6 by way of a BOT agreement for the planning, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a new 100km route.
  • Representing Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering in several infrastructure projects amounting to billions of NIS, including two desalination plants.

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co.’s diversified infrastructure practice is frequently appointed to handle a broad range of transport projects, social infrastructure matters and industrial projects. Primarily active on behalf of private-sector participants, including sponsors, construction companies and lenders, the group is equipped to advise on all stages of a project, from pre-qualification to operational issues. The group is co-led by Itay Geffen, who stands out for his impressive record in structuring multi-sourced financings; Ronit Rozenstein-Barel, whose expertise spans project finance and development; and Yiftah Farber, who is noted for his experience in the public transport sphere. Recently promoted partner Maya Dvir and senior associate Liron Koren are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Itay Geffen; Ronit Rozenstein-Barel; Yiftah Farber

Other key lawyers:

Maya Dvir; Liron Koren

Key clients

Keystone Fund

Dan Public Transportation

Dan Capital Infrastructures and Financial Investments

Noy Fund

OPC Energy (OPC Rotem, OPC Hadera)

Mekorot Water Company, Voith Hydro and Verbund

Alstom Israel

Electra Concession

Clal Insurance and Finance Group

Menora Mivtachim Insurance



Voith Hydro

Siemens Mobility Israel

Amitim Pension

Phoenix Insurance Company

G.E.S. Global Environmental Solutions

Generation Capital

Shikun & Binui – Northern Roads

Negev Energy – Ashalim Thermo – Solar

Zero Waste

Ratio Energies Limited Partnership

Nahor Transportation Lanes

Extra Public Transportation

Work highlights

  • Representing Zero Waste as the winning bidder, in the BOT tender issued by the State of Israel, for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a municipal solid waste treatment plant.
  • Representing Dan Public Transportation Company as a shareholder in TMT–TLV Metropolitan Tramway, the successful concessionaire in a PPP tender for the design, financing, construction, and maintenance of the Green Line of the Tel Aviv light rail.
  • Representing Keystone Fund in its NIS4.8bn acquisition of Egged, Israel’s largest public transport provider.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Herzog Fox & Neeman is praised by some as ‘the most experienced law firm in the field of infrastructure’. Combining a deep bench of sector specialists with a pioneering track record in the development of the country’s core infrastructure, the group is a popular choice to represent public authorities, lenders, and bidding groups and concessionaires in large-scale projects. Project finance expert Mark Phillips is lauded as ‘a cut above everyone else in the market’; he co-heads the department together with Adam Eytan, whose recent work spans energy, water, defence and social infrastructure projects. The group also draws on energy and infrastructure partners Eran Wagner and Zara Gold, as well as environmental law head Ruth Dagan.

Practice head(s):

Adam Eytan; Mark Phillips

Other key lawyers:

Eran Wagner; Zara Gold; Ruth Dagan


‘Herzog Fox & Neeman is the most experienced law firm in the field of infrastructure. It possesses the most diverse team in Israel representing lenders, concessionaires, EPC contractors and O&M contractors. It operates at the highest level of any discipline in the infrastructure business.’

‘Mark Phillips and Adam Eitan, the co-leaders of the Infra division in HFN, are very experienced and always strive to find a solution and mitigate any risk and obstacle in the way. Guy Yekutiel and Gilad Eshed are both bright young partners following in the lead of Mark and Adam.’

‘The team provides an excellent quality work product: deep analysis with commercial application combined with a user-friendly ability to deliver drafting and analysis that is noticeably above its competitors.’

‘Mark Phillips is a cut above everyone else in the market.’

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim BM

Bank Leumi Le-Israel BM

Israel Discount Bank

First International Bank of Israel

Gadot Chemicals Tankers & Terminals

Israel Electric Corporation

Deutsche Bank

Ashtrom Industries


Enlight Renewable Energy


Chevron (formerly Noble Energy)

Shikun U’Binui

Meshek Energy

Haifa Chemicals

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

Wind Bereshit LP

Emek Habacha Wind Energy

Solel Boneh


EDF Renewable Energy

Star Pumped Storage

Via Maris Desalination Plant

Ashdod Port Company

Israel Ports Company

RS Industries

Work highlights

  • Advised Shikun & Binui on a tender for a BOT Project to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain the IDF facilities known as Ofek Rahav.
  • Advised a consortium of senior lenders, led by Mizrahi Tefahot Bank and Phoenix, on the financing of the new fast lanes to be constructed and operated on the main roads leading into Tel Aviv.
  • Advised Shikun & Binui and Egged on the BOT tender for the Haifa–Nazareth Light Rail project.

Meitar law offices

Primarily active on behalf of sponsors and lenders, Meitar Law Offices’ infrastructure team advises a mix of domestic and multinational clients on project finance and project development matters. The group is well-versed across all key infrastructure sectors, with its recent experience encompassing roads, energy, defence, rail and water projects, among others. The group includes high-profile department head Jonathan Finklestone, who is widely recognised as a leading project finance specialist; Tani Zahavi, who is noted for her record in PPP projects; and Guy Kles, whose practice spans project finance, tender law and infrastructure. At associate level, Tal Bignitz and Inbal Perry are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Finklestone

Other key lawyers:

Guy Kles; Tani Zahavi; Tal Bignitz; Inbal Perry


‘The team is professional, precise, on time and reliable.’

‘The team member I work with is Guy Kles. He is professional, reliable, and smart. He looks at the big picture and is able to adjust to specific needs.’

Key clients

Doral Group Renewable Energy Resources

The project company – Highway 6 – North

Bon Tour Bus Company

Bank Leumi le-Israel B.M.


Noy Infrastructure and Energy Fund

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering

Joint Venture of Danya Cebus & Electra

A consortium comprised of Alstom, Electra, Allied Infra, Minrav

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

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

Minrav Holdings

Work highlights

  • Advising Bank Leumi le-Israel BM on several matters concerning its activities in the infrastructure sector.
  • Advising Bank Hapoalim on the financing arrangements for the NIS3bn expansion of the electronic toll highway, Highway 6.
  • Advising Doral Group Renewable Energy Resources, as the sponsors, on the development of numerous clusters of solar projects with battery storage capacity.

S. Horowitz & Co

Among S. Horowitz & Co’s infrastructure strong suits, it excels in project finance, where it can leverage the wider firm’s top-tier banking and finance offering. The team also represents construction companies and project sponsors on project development, operational matters and litigation. Commercial head Aharon Bloch spearheads a multidisciplinary group that additionally draws on the expertise of contentious infrastructure expert Benjamin Sheffer. Other names to note include transactional partner Michelle Liberman; Eran Bezalel, who focuses on energy and natural resources and infrastructure work; Lior Mimon, who has an emphasis on tenders and administrative law; commercial litigator Ohad Ben-Yehuda; and corporate partner Shlomi Delgo.

Practice head(s):

Aharon Bloch; Benjamin Sheffer; Michelle Liberman; Eran Bezalel; Lior Mimon; Ohad Ben Yehuda; Shlomi Delgo


‘S. Horowitz is a great law firm and the lawyers are very good. In particular, Benjamin Sheffer, Adi Hoffman and Meital Malkiel-Wertheim are all very experienced, very familiar with the material, always work to find a solution, are fully collaborative and are always available as required.’

Key clients

Derech Eretz Highways (1997)

Shikun & Binui – Solel Boneh Infrastructures

Kiryat Hatikshuv Htechnologit BaNegev

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC)

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering & Shapir Impresa Pizzarotti & C.

INPROJECT, Mahod Engineering and Artelia

Minrav Group

6 Cross-Israel North

Electra Group; Electra Infrastructure; Electra Elco C&S

Oron Group Holdings & Investments

Minrav and Megureit Israel

Elyakim Ben-Ari Group

K.S.M.G Contractors for Infrastructure and Development Works

Work highlights

  • Representing Derech Eretz Highways (1997), as the concessionaire, on the extension of the Highway 6 toll road.
  • Representing Shikun & Binui – Solel Boneh, as the contractor, on the construction of the Intelligence Unit Compound in the Negev.
  • Representing INPROJECT, Mahod Engineering and Artelia, as joint bidders, in the tender for the provision of supervision and management services for the metro lines M1, M2 and M3.

Shibolet & Co.

Over the past year, Shibolet & Co. added 15 new clients to its infrastructure practice, including government entities and major domestic and multinational infrastructure companies. A strong performer in energy-related matters, where it can team up with the firm’s premier standalone energy offering, the full-spectrum group also handles projects in the rail, port, defence and road spheres, among others. Department co-head and project finance specialist Alon Ziv leverages over two decades of experience in advising on large-scale projects. Ziv co-heads the team together with ‘extremely knowledgeable’ construction chair Sharon Adler; and David Magriso, who has an emphasis on transport projects.

Practice head(s):

David Magriso; Alon Ziv; Sharon Adler


‘Sharon Adler excels in all his fields of practice. Technically proficient and extremely knowledgeable about the market, he is the lawyer you want by your side when doing business in Israel.’

Key clients

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

OPC Energy



BL Energy


Israeli Governmental Authority

Israeli Natural Gas Authority

Aluma Infrastructure Fund (2020)

Grand Ofek Projects

Natoon Group

Ayalon Highways

Sociedad Española De Montajes Industriales (SEMI)

YSB Group

IMASA Ingeniería y Proyectos

Lesico Group

Oron Group

Palgag Group

Deutsche Bahn Engineering & Consulting

ib vogt


ACS Group

Delek Group

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC)

Clal Insurance

Phoenix Insurance Company



Shikun & Binui

Ellomay Pumped Storage (2014)

Bank Leumi

Cfir Light Rail

Helios Energy Investments

Amitim – Senior Pension Funds

Blue Sphere Corporation


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

Poalim Capital Markets – Investment House

Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy

Yevuley Shemesh

F.K. Generators and Equipment

Harel Insurance

Capital Nature

Altshuler Sacham


Effisolar Enterprises

Ralco Energy

Superbus / Auto-Chen Group

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering

Poran Shrem Engineering and Appraisal

Danya Cebus, COMSA Unipersonal, Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, Enclavamientos Y Señalizacion Ferroviaria Enyse

Menolead Herut Systems

Ashdod Port Company

Grand Ofek Projects (GOP)

Adani – Development of the Haifa Port

Phoenix Insurance Company

RCS Solar

Meshek Energy

China United Corp

Ford Municipal Systems

Work highlights

  • Representing the Design-Build-Maintain Contractor (SEMI) in the $3bn Israel Railways electrification project.
  • Representing a bidding consortium (composed of Poran Shrem Engineering and Appraisal, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, RITES, and others) in the Line Manager Tender, in connection with the development of the Tel Aviv Metro project.
  • Representing Yevuley Shemesh in the development of major renewable power plants in Greece and Poland, with an overall value of more than €500m.

Lipa Meir & Co

With an emphasis on public sector-side mandates, Lipa Meir & Co frequently appears on behalf of various state ministries and government-owned entities in infrastructure projects. The group is particularly well-versed in the water sector, where it represents the Israeli Water Desalination Administration on major desalination plant projects. Key names include Zuriel Lavie, whose broad focus encompasses kibbutzim, tenders and infrastructure; David Weinstein, who specialises in agriculture and rural settlement systems; Michal Schwartz, who leads the infrastructure and BOT practice; and corporate head Uzi Mor.

Practice head(s):

Zuriel Lavie; Michal Schwartz; David Weinstein; Uzi Mor

Key clients

Ministry of Defense

Ministry of Finance

Clalit Health Services


Dalia Power Energies

Meshek Energy – Renewable Energies

Ella Power Energies

The Kibbutz Economies Group

Ginegar Plastic Products

Dimona Renewable Energies Groupe

Kibbutz Alumim

A consortium of lenders led by Bank Leumi


Kibbutz Gan Shmuel

Kibbutz Mishmar Hasharon

Kibbutz Zikim

Kibbutz Erez

Astral hotels

Kibbutz Dorot

AP Partners

Work highlights

  • Advising the Government vis-à-vis the concessionaires in major desalination plants in Israel: Hadera, Ashkelon, Palmachim, Sorek and Ashdod.
  • Acting for NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System, the company responsible for the design and construction of a mass transit system for the Tel Aviv area, in relation to the Green Line.
  • Representing the Ministry of Defence in the Technology Campus project, to be constructed in the south of Israel.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries impresses sources with its ability to ‘navigate complex legal landscapes with ease’. A strong choice to advise major construction companies on infrastructure projects, including Ashtrom Group, Shikun & Binui and Shapir, the team also acts for lenders, public-sector entities and other key stakeholders. High-profile sector specialist Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky heads the real estate, infrastructure and project finance departments and maintains a diverse projects practice. The group also draws on infrastructure and project finance partners Timor Pesso and Sivan Atias.

Practice head(s):

Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky

Other key lawyers:

Timor Pesso; Sivan Atias


‘High-level service, very professional, available and provides all the range of services and legal accompaniment required for a company in general and a government company in particular.’

‘The firm’s team provides professional advice and always goes the extra mile. The politeness and willingness to assist are felt, which turns the experience from working with a consultant to working with a work colleague.’

‘Sivan Atias and Nir Markovitch have been guiding the company for the last few years with dedication, upholding the company’s best interest. Their experience and knowledge, combined with their commitment, have made their services invaluable to the company.’

‘I am more than happy to recommend the M. Firon team. Its meticulous attention to detail, comprehensive understanding of the legal intricacies, and ability to navigate complex regulatory frameworks are instrumental in our business.’

‘I think Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky is the best there is in Israel. I watch her peers in action when we negotiate with other parties, and I must say, she has the best expertise: it’s not only the experience, but also the way she knows how to make the right adjustments, which are sometimes critical in large-scale projects.’

‘The partners we work with ensure that legal issues are identified and addressed in a proactive and strategic manner. Their proactive approach to identifying and mitigating potential legal issues is particularly impressive, and they demonstrate strong ability to navigate complex legal landscapes with ease.’

‘I work very closely with Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky, who is highly skilled and deeply committed to providing us with personalized attention and support. She takes the time to listen to our concerns, understand the goals and objectives, and develops strategies that are fully matched to each project.’

‘I work closely with Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky, who is a very experienced and knowledgeable lawyer. There is no question that she does not know how to answer. She holds deep understanding and experience in all legal aspects, as well as in the business of the industry.’

Key clients

Ashtrom Group

EDF EN (Israel)



Light TLV


Phoenix Insurance Company


Netiv Ha-or

Malam Team

Harel Insurance Company

The inter-ministerial committee of the Israel Ministry of Finance, the Housing Ministry, the Israel Land Authority and Apartment for Rent – Government Housing Rent Company

Israel Railways Company

Carmelton Group

Meonot Shlomo

Shikun & Binui

Waksman Govrin Geva; D.E.L;



The Academic College of Tel Aviv Yafo

Work highlights

  • Advising CAF and Sapir on a PFI project for the planning, construction, and maintenance of Tel Aviv’s Purple Line light rail, alongside an approximately NIS4bn financing agreement.
  • Advising Meonot Shlomo (a BOT joint venture between The College and the Afcon Group) on the planning, financing, construction, and operation of the new College of Management’s dormitories.
  • Advising Malam Team as an ICT sub-contractor for the group that secured the ‘Ofek Rachav’ tender, issued by Israel’s Ministry of Defence.

Simon-Vekslar, Spierer, Maoz Law Offices

Since its establishment in 2019, boutique firm Simon-Vekslar, Spierer, Maoz Law Offices has made significant inroads into the infrastructure market, particularly on the public-sector side. Over the past year, the team has advised various government ministries and state-owned companies on road, rail, hospital, defence and water projects. Ayelet Simon-Vekslar is commended by sources as an ‘industry-leading lawyer’ and co-heads the practice together with Shira Spierer, Shmuel Maoz and Talia Yerushalmi, who was formerly general counsel for Cross Israel Highway.

Practice head(s):

Ayelet Simon-Vekslar; Shira Spierer; Shmuel Maoz; Talia Yerusalmi


The team is very talented and dedicated. It is always ready and aware of all legal aspects, and has the ability to advise the client in the best way possible. Its strong commercial awareness, extensive expertise and huge amount of work in infrastructure projects, makes it knowledgeable.’

‘Ayelet Simon-Vekslar, as a leading lawyer, makes efforts to build and maintain an environment where all are treated without bias and have equal opportunities for advancement. I know for a fact that there are other partners who are very capable and efficient lawyers.’

‘The technical knowledge combined with the legal expertise makes Simon-Vekslar, Spierer, Maoz Law Offices one of the best law firms in Israel.’

Key clients

Cross Israel Highway (Trans Israel)

NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit System

Ministry of Transport and Road Safety – Fast Lanes

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Defence

Netivie Israel – National Transport Infrastructure Company

Mekorot Water Company

The Government Water and Sewage Authority

Tel Aviv Municipality and Israel Land Authority

Mei Ashkelon – Municipal Water Corporation

Israel Ports Development and Assets Company

Work highlights

  • Advising NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System on the financial close of the PPP project for the design, finance implementation operation and maintenance of the Purple Line of the light rail system in Tel Aviv.
  • Advising Cross Israel Highway on a BOT project for the design, finance, construction, operation and maintenance of the Haifa-to-Nazareth LRT project.
  • Advising the Ministry of Transport on a PFI project for the design, finance, construction, operation and maintenance of fast lanes on Highway 20 and Highway 5.

Yehuda Raveh & Co.

A strong performer in project finance, Yehuda Raveh & Co. is a regular fixture on the lender side of infrastructure transactions, where it acts for banks, financial institutions, and alternative lenders. The group also acts for construction groups, energy companies, investment funds and service providers on a broad mix of energy, transport, defence and social infrastructure projects. Department head Ron Vered is a project finance specialist, who ‘always thinks out of the box to find the best solutions’. Ezra Baris contributes extensive experience in cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):

Ron Vered

Other key lawyers:

Ezra Baris


‘Ron Vered is a great lawyer. We worked with Ron very closely this year and together we have finalized several financial closings.’

‘Ron Vered is a very experienced lawyer. He always thinks out of the box to find the best solutions and he is deeply familiar with the industry. Ron is one of the brightest lawyers in the infrastructure field, familiar with all disciplines and, simply, a talented lawyer.’

Key clients

Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M

Bank Hapoalim


Allied Infrastructure

Israel Discount Bank

Enlight Renewable Energy

Shikun & Binui – Solel Boneh – Infrastructures

Nextcom Group

Amitim Group

Dalia Power Energies

Mabat LaNegev

Electra Group


Minrav Group

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank

First International Bank of Israel

Mivtachim Menora Insurance Group

Dan Capital

Israel Infrastructure Fund

Michlol Growth Fund

Harel Insurance Group

Altshuler Shaham investment house and Migdal Group

Meir Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Bank Leumi, HSBC Bank and other foreign financial institutions in the financing of the concessionaire of the Tel-Aviv Purple Line LRT Project.
  • Represented Israel Discount Bank in the financing of the College of Management student dormitories, a DBOT project executed by the Afcon Group.
  • Advised Israel Discount Bank, First International Bank and Menora Mivtachim Group on the financing of the purchase of the East Hagit Power Plant by Shikun and Binui and Edeltech Group from IEC.

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)’s growing infrastructure practice added 13 new clients during 2022/23, including major domestic and multinational construction companies such as China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, EGIS and Electra. The group has a focus on energy work, but is also increasingly active in the road and rail sectors. Projects specialist Amnon Epstein co-heads the department alongside Asaf Rimon, who handles project finance, oil and gas and public tenders. Chen Weiss and associate Tal Ishay  are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Amnon Epstein; Asaf Rimon

Other key lawyers:

Chen Weiss; Tal Ishay


‘Asaf Rimon is the stand out for us: he is proactive, gets deals done 24/7 — real London quality and service.’

‘The ERM team is very knowledgeable in many legal fields. The team is hard-working and meets all deadlines. I am very confidant in its work and advice.’

‘I would like to personally recommend Asaf Rimon, Amnon Epstein and Tal Ishay for their due diligence, accuracy and hard work in providing high-quality advice and work products in a very a short time. I know I can trust them completely.’

‘ERM have been very approachable since our initial connection. The team’s high availably, careful care of sensitive issues, close and flexible support (according to our changing requirements) and general approach, have been positive and productive to our proceedings.’

‘My main impression is that partners value our business and relationship, are down-to-earth and seek to provide the best legal counsel available, which provides us with confidence and reassurance. At any time, I can pick up the phone to Asaf Rimon and Amnon Epstein and receive their full attention.’

Key clients



Auto Chen

Ariel Wimasor – YSB Group

Bank Leumi

Barazani Transport

Blilious Group

BNP Paribas


China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation


Credit Agricole


Downer Group

Evoqua Water Technologies



Generation Fund


Goldman Sachs


Hutchison Water International

IIF (Israel infrastructure fund)

Israel Opportunity Energy Resources





Mivtach Shamir

Mekorot Water Company


Noy Fund

The Phoenix insurance company


Ratio Oil Exploration


Shikun & Binui

Société Générale

Summit Group

Tahal Group

TMH International

Turbo Gen

Yaacobi Brothers


Work highlights

  • Advising an international consortium competing in the BOT government tender for the Highway 5 Express Lanes project.
  • Advising a consortium on the Tel Aviv LRT Green & Purple lines operation BOT tender.
  • Advising Veridis and Electra on their participation in the BOT tender for the construction and operation of a waste-to-energy facility in Neot Hovav.

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co scores highly with sources for its ‘strong business acumen’, which marks it as a solid choice to represent private-sector clients on infrastructure-related matters. The practice strikes a balance between lender and borrower-side mandates, with banks, financial institutions, construction groups and energy companies all on the team’s books. Uri Mandel spearheads the energy, infrastructure and project finance department, while Yaron Cohen leads the tenders and project development team. Oren Tal is a talented senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Uri Mandel; Yaron Cohen

Other key lawyers:

Oren Tal


‘The team is very professional with strong business acumen.’

‘The individuals are highly responsive and really promote our business interests.’

‘The team is highly professional and available. Lawyers are reliable and are able to suggest complex and simple solutions.’

‘There is good communication, which helps to prioritize the various tasks and to find solutions even for topics where the team is less familiar/strong. The practice has built its abilities to provide a one-stop-shop related to the activities of the company I manage.’

‘I have a close working relationship with the partner who leads the team, Uri Mandel, who makes an effort to provide proper service in every matter for our company, in as short a time as possible.’

Key clients

Acciona Agua

Afcon Construction

Afcon Holdings

Allied Infrastructure

Alon Blue Square Israel

Bank Hapoalim

Edeltech Group


Harel Insurance Company

Migdal Insurance Company

InfraRed Capital Partners


Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

Phoenix Insurance Company

PSP Investments

Ramat Hovav Power Plant Limited Partnership (a single purpose entity held by Shikun & Binui and Edeltech)

East Hagit Power Plant Limited Partnership (a single purpose entity held by Shikun & Binui and Edeltech)

Shikun & Binui

Synergy C.P Capital Partners.

Denya Cebus

Work highlights

  • Representing Mizrahi Tefahot Bank and Phoenix Insurance Company, as lenders, on a $800m project finance transaction with Shapir Engineering and Generation Capital.
  • Representing Shikun & Binui in a transaction for the sale of its holdings in the concessionaire of a seawater desalination facility in Hadera.
  • Representing Electra, and its subsidiaries, on a project for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of fast lanes to Tel Aviv.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

In April 2022, Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. turbocharged its infrastructure practice with the hire of Nadia Davidzon from Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary. Davidzon’s arrival has seen the team add 17 new clients to its roster over the past year, including major construction groups, energy players, technology companies and investors. The growing department has been particularly active in the energy, transport and water spheres of late.

Practice head(s):

Nadia Davidzon


‘Deep knowledge of the business processes in the field.’

‘Lawyers are smart, patient, very dedicated and detail-oriented.’

Key clients

Hangzhou Jinjiang Group Co

El-Mor Electric Installation & Services (1986)

Ford Municipal Systems


IBI Group

Green Stream

Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles

Caf Investment Projects


Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering

Noy 3 Infrastructure And Energy Investments

Bynet Computers Communication

Ham-Let (a public company recently acquired by the American UCT)

Zing Energy

KT-Kinetics Technology

Dan Public Transportation

EV Meter

Mashav Energy

Macquarie Group



Minrav Engineering & Building

Lesico Group

Oron Holdings

Enel Group

EDF Renewables Israel

Hangzhou Jinjiang Group Co

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz continues to develop its infrastructure practice following the arrival of department head Micha Tollman in February 2020. The group is notably gaining ground in the transport sphere, where it is representing several major construction companies in rail, road and port projects. The team also brings to bear significant experience in representing state agencies, among other market participants.

Practice head(s):

Micha Tollman

Other key lawyers:

Nadia Schleicher


‘The team is professional and very knowledgeable. Lawyers are highly available and can communicate in an informal prompt manner when required. Billing methodology is reliable and fair.’

‘Micha Tollman has exceptional expertise in the infrastructure field. His profound knowledge, extensive experience, and mastery of both Hebrew and English make him stand out. He exhibits remarkable understanding of local and international markets providing insightful answers to any legal inquiries.’

‘Associate Nadia Schleicher is highly professional and experienced. Micha Tollman and Nadia are both kind individuals who consistently respond with politeness and patience. Their availability is extraordinary. It is a pleasure to work with them.’

Key clients

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering


Aluma Infrastructure Fund

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC)

STC Power

BHI (Korea)



Matav Rails

Work highlights

  • Represented Shapir in the financial close of the Purple Line in Tel Aviv, a PPP administered by NTA and financed by HSBC and Bank Leumi.
  • Represented Skoda in its bid for rolling stock supplier on the Haifa Nazareth PPP Tender.
  • Advised EGIS Rail on the construction of the LRT network, a project valued at tens of billions of US dollars.

Yossi Levy & Co

Noted for its longstanding involvement in Israel's infrastructure arena, Yossi Levy & Co is primarily recognised for public procurement work. The team is well-versed in representing government agencies and state-owned entities in tenders for transportation, water, and energy projects, while it also acts for bidding consortiums and lenders. The group is co-led by Yossi Levy,Meir Dahan, Hezi Kugler and Arik Dubinsky.

Practice head(s):

Yossi Levy; Meir Dahan; Arik Dubinsky; Hezi Kugler

Key clients

Netivei Israel – National Transport Infrastructure Company

Psagot EasyBus.

NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit System

The Israel Airport Authority.

Ayalon Highway

Dan Public Transportation

Afcon Control and Automation

Tnufa Transportation Solutions

Sorek Desalination 2 Limited Partnership.

IDE Technologies

Israel Railways

Sinohydro Corporation

Work highlights

  • Representing NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit System in the execution phase of the contract for the management of Tel Aviv Metropolitan Metro Network.
  • Representing NTI on the Eastern Railroad project for the construction and establishment of a new 65km railway in the east of Israel, valued at NIS8bn.
  • Acting as legal counsel to the winning bidder (a consortium consisting of Dan, Electra and Electra Afikim) in the BOT/PPP tender for Fast Lanes in Gush Dan, in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area.