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Herzog Fox & Neeman
ASIA HOUSE
4 WEIZMANN STREET
TEL AVIV 6423904
Israel

Work Department

Projects and Energy

Position

Mark specializes in advising on infrastructure projects and project financing transactions. He represents concessionaires, bidding groups, Israeli and international banks and financial institutions as well as the public sector in connection with large-scale infrastructure projects in Israel, such as toll roads, light rail systems, and desalination facilities. Recently, Mark has advised lenders and developers of conventional and renewable energy projects in Israel with an aggregate capacity of more than 2000MW. Mark also advises clients in the energy field, with particular emphasis on exploration and production of natural gas, gas sales and transmission. He represents owners and operators of gas assets as well as Israeli and international lenders on all aspects of the financing of gas exploration and production projects in Israel. In addition, Mark has considerable experience in advising on local and crossborder mergers and acquisitions. He represents Israeli and international corporations, private equity funds and strategic investors in M&A, private equity and financing transactions.

Career

Israel 1998

Languages

Hebrew and English

Education

University of Leeds, LL.B. first class honours

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

Mark PhillipsHerzog Fox & Neeman

Herzog Fox & Neeman has a strong reputation in the infrastructure and project finance space, where it acts for multinational project consortiums, public and private project tenderers, lending bodies and financiers, and project operators. The practice group is jointly headed by Mark Phillips and Adam Eytan (‘one of the brightest lawyers in this field‘). Phillips is acting for one of the bidding consortiums for two new segments of the Tel Aviv LRT, and Eytan is advising the private-sector project companies on the development of multiple large-scale defence projects. The team is also involved in a number of major road projects, and utilities and water desalination projects, as well as a significant port development.

Israel > Transport

Herzog Fox & Neeman’s ‘excellent knowledge of the industry’ translates into a broad transport practice, which has strong skill sets in aviation, public transport and road projects. Arguably, the team is best known for its strength in finance-related matters, particularly in the aviation sector for clients such as Aviation Capital Group, BNP Paribas and MG Aviation. It also has supplementary expertise in transport technology, with recent experience in satellite navigation and driverless cars. Aviation head Alan Sacks and project finance specialist Mark Phillips are the key contacts.

Israel > Energy

(Leading individuals)

Mark PhillipsHerzog Fox & Neeman

Herzog Fox & Neeman‘s project finance practice is consistently involved in the development of the country’s largest energy infrastructure projects, acting both for lenders and sponsors. In addition, the firm is a key adviser to the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), and as such Mark Phillips has been heavily involved in the privatisation of Israel’s electricity market, which will see the IEC sell five large-scale power plants. Another key contact is Adam Eytan, who specialises in energy infrastructure projects in Israel and abroad, and has recently acted in the development of several major renewable power projects. Also recommended are Zara Gold and Eran Wagner, two slightly more junior partners in the project finance and energy practice.