Mr Eran Bezalel > S. Horowitz & Co > Tel Aviv, Israel > Lawyer Profile

S. Horowitz & Co
S. HOROWITZ HOUSE
31 AHAD HAAM STREET
TEL AVIV 65202
Israel

Work Department

Position

Partner

Career

Eran’s practice spans a wide range of complex commercial disputes, including all aspects of administrative law commercial real estate, contractual, corporate and competition law. He has appeared before the entire range of Israeli courts and arbitration tribunals and has considerable experience in multi-party litigation, class actions and contentious competition law related issues.

Eran has particular expertise in the field of complex tenders and government procurement projects, advising on major, multi-million dollar public and private tenders of every description. His clients include bidders (including special purpose bid vehicles formed by local and global project partners) as well as government authorities and government companies. He has extensive experience advising clients on procurement strategies, providing clients ongoing counsel throughout the complex tender process, including aspects of financing, project management and, where necessary, representing clients when tender-related disputes arise.

Eran has advised on a large number of groundbreaking BOT, PFI and PPP national infrastructure and construction projects in Israel, including: the high-speed railway tunnel to Jerusalem; the Fast Lane project on Highway 1; the extension to the Cross-Israel Highway, the first and longest toll road in Israel; and the new military schools and barracks for the Israel Defence Forces in Southern Israel. His government procurement practice also includes advising on tenders for the purchase of services and equipment from diverse sectors, including the pharmaceutical, technological, financial, infrastructure and construction sectors.

The Marker, Israel’s leading financial online and print magazine, included Eran in 2014 in their shortlist of the “40 Most Promising People Under the Age of 40”.

In 2020, Eran was singled out by The Legal 500 as a leading partner ( “very professional and brilliant litigator”), in the field of dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration.

In addition,  Eran regularly lectures on behalf of the Israel Bar Association on issues related to administrative law and tenders before various universities, companies and organisations that wish to train or educate their employees in these fields.

Languages

English Hebrew

Memberships

 Israel Bar, 2000

Education

Tel Aviv University, LL.M. (2006)Tel Aviv University, LL.B. cum laude and the Dean’s List, (1999)Tel Aviv University, B.A. in Economics, (1999)

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Infrastructure

S. Horowitz & Co has considerable strengths in banking and finance, litigation, construction, and administrative law, skill sets that all contribute to the firm’s ability to handle mega-project financing and development matters. Key names on the lender side include Clifford Davis, who specialises in international transactions and has experience in export credit financing, and Aharon Bloch and Michelle Liberman, who acted for the lenders in relation to the Jerusalem LRT BOT, Israel’s only operating light railway project. Names to note for bidders and project companies include Benjamin Sheffer, who is acting for an international bidder in  tender for the design and construction of an additional line on the Tel Aviv LRT, and Eran Bezalel, who is involved in a number of large projects related to the Cross-Israel Highway.

Israel > Energy

S. Horowitz & Co has a deep-seated reputation for ‘professional excellence‘ and ‘prudent advice‘ on large-scale project finance and development, energy-related government tenders and corporate energy transactions. Of particular note, the team is a key adviser to the Israel Electric Corporation, which it is advising on the tender sales of several state-owned power plants as part of the privatisation of the country’s energy market. The firm also distinguishes itself by its market-leading dispute resolution team, which represents major energy companies such as Paz Oil Company. Yehoshua Horesh and Eran Bezalel are key contacts for energy and infrastructure disputes; Aharon Bloch advises bank lenders on project finance transactions; Shlomi Delgo has experience corporate transactions in the energy space; and Benny Sheffer specialises in infrastructure development projects.

Israel > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration

S. Horowitz & Co has a long-standing reputation as one of the leading firms in Israel’s litigation market. The firm has enviable strengths in nearly every area of litigation, and is consistently instructed by the largest and most high-profile domestic companies as well as multinational corporates such as Google, which the firm represents in a litany of libel disputes and commercial claims. Another key area of strength is tender-related litigation, where the team is representing a Chinese company in multiple NIS1bn+ tenders. Joint practice heads Alex Hertman and Yehoshua Horesh are widely considered to be two of the country’s best litigators; Ehud Arzi has expertise in banking and financial services litigation; Avi Ordo is best known for his work in IP litigation, but also handles tort claims; and Eliya Zunz Koller focuses on administrative law and environmental claims. Clients have also singled out partners Eran Bezalel and Ronen Brumer.