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Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co
TEL AVIV 64731

Work Department

Real Estate; Planning & Zoning


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.


Hebrew, English


Israel Bar Association, 1987


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

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Planning and zoning

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is a firm fixture in the Israeli real estate market and its planning team is an ‘indispensable‘ part of its service to the sector. The firm is regularly involved in the country’s most complex and sensitive planning schemes, ranging from the creation of brand new communities to the expansion of rights in historically protected buildings. Of note, Amir Chen and Efrat Sharon are advising ZF Building on all planning procedures relating to the Eden Hills project in Jerusalem; this project consists of housing, commercial spaces and parks in an area spanning hundreds of thousands of square metres. The duo is also acting for Lodzia Rotex Investments in relation to several commercial projects in the BSR complex in Bnei Brak, and has also assisted real estate developers such as Union Properties and Ybox Real Estate Group with the creation of new city plans for multiple areas in Tel Aviv. Further, the team handles planning objections and disputes, and advises Netivei Israel – The National Transportation Infrastructure Company on expropriation claims and other objections to the client’s zoning initiatives.

Israel > Real estate and construction

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Amir Chen

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co leverages its strengths in corporate real estate, finance, securities and construction to service every stage of the real estate life cycle. Department head Amir Chen is among the market’s most highly regarded real estate lawyers; he and his team act for many of Israel’s most active real estate investors and development companies in relation to high-profile residential and commercial developments. Chen also advises REIT 1, Israel’s first and largest REIT, on its various investment and acquisition activity. In just a few examples of the group’s work, Chen advised Ybox Real Estate Group on a transaction through which the client acquired rights to a 2,200 sqm plot in Tel Aviv and, in exchange, will construct a combined residential and commercial project totalling nearly 50,000 sqm. Further, the team assisted Union Properties with the establishment of a new city plan for The Agricultural Bank, a historic building in Tel Aviv. Other key clients include Amot Investments, Sufrin Group, Yitzik Tshuva Group, and ZF Building. The team also handles lease transactions for major corporate occupiers and institutional landlords such as Menorah Properties and Investments. Omri Shilo is also highly recommended.

Israel > Real estate: urban renewal

With strengths across the spectrum of complex real estate mandates, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is well known in the market for its work in urban renewals, where it acts for range of market participants and is most active in TAMA 38 projects. The key figure in the team is Amir Chen, who is acting for Yigal Almi & Co, a development company specialising in the construction of high-end residences, on the execution of over a dozen TAMA 38 projects in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Chen is also assisting ZF Construction Company with TAMA 38 projects in Ramat HaSharon, Ramat Gan and Tel Aviv. Omri Shilo is another contact in the department, which also acts for apartment owners and promoters.