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Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co
3 DANIEL FRISCH ST
TEL AVIV 64731
Israel

Work Department

Real Estate; Planning & Zoning

Position

FBC – Amir Chen

Mr. Chen serves as FBC’s Managing Partner and heads the Real Estate and Planning & Zoning Department.

He focuses on the planning and execution of large-scale and complex real estate projects, real estate-related financing, and real property tax matters.

Mr. Chen is recognized as one of Israel’s leading deal-makers and is consistently ranked by international and domestic indices as one of the pre-eminent Israeli real estate attorneys. Mr. Chen advises and comments upon legislation in the real estate sector and frequently provides interviews, publishes and lectures on current trends in the Israeli real estate market.

Mr. Chen serves as Chairman of the Property and Real Estate Committee of the Tel Aviv District of the Israel Bar Association, is a director and the academic coordinator at the Practical Law College, and is the academic director of the advanced real estate management course at the Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute at the IDC Herzliya.

Mr. Chen is active in a number of non-profit organizations and led FBC’s establishment of the Senior Citizen Support and Social Facilitation Clinic at the IDC Herzliya.

Languages

Hebrew, English

Memberships

Israel Bar Association, 1987

Education

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (LL.B, 1986).

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Amir ChenFischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co handles a substantial volume of real estate transactions in Israel for the country’s major public and private companies, spanning land and property purchases, commercial leasing, financing transactions, option transactions and construction licensing and building permits. Amir Chen leads on the majority of the firm’s instructions, including a recent matter in which he advised Amot Investments on the purchase of Unilever Building at Airport City, comprising 15,000sqm of land, through a lease agreement set for a minimum of ten years. Omri Shilo is another key name and senior associate Moran Rabbia-Perera is also noted.

Israel > Real estate: urban renewal

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co acts for developers, promoters and property owners engaged in urban renewal projects at all stages, from negotiations with apartment owners through to certification and occupancy. It receives a steady steam of work relating to demolition and reconstruction. The group is advising Tama 38 Company on 50 separate projects, including five under construction, comprising thousands of units in total. Amir Chen handles Tama 38 and 38/2 projects alongside a wide range of other real estate transactions. Senior associate Ori Yanoc frequently assists Chen with all types of urban renewal projects. Omri Shilo is the other name to note.

Israel > Planning and zoning

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co acts for clients including major development companies, NGOs and banks, on the full scope of planning and zoning matters, including new city plans, construction licensing and building permits. It also handles litigation arising in the space regarding objections and appeals. Amir Chen and Efrat Sharon are advising  Z.F Building on the establishment of a new community in the Jerusalem hills (‘Eden Hills’) consisting of housing units, commercial areas and public areas. Chen’s broad workload includes development projects, planning and zoning work, urban renewal projects and real estate litigation; Sharon is notable for her expertise advising clients throughout the entire planning process.