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Meitar Law Offices
RAMAT GAN 5250608

Work Department

Project Finance Group




Dr. Tani Zahavi is a partner in the Project Finance Group.

She focuses her practice on public-private partnerships and a wide range of project and infrastructure financing structures in several industries, including power (from both conventional and renewable sources), water and transportation.

Tani regularly represents developers, project companies, sponsors, banks and other financial institutions in the development, financing, refinancing, construction, and operation of infrastructure and energy projects.

In the past, Tani was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York, and law clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch of the Supreme Court of Israel.


Tani is also an experienced commercial mediator.

Dr. Tani Zahavi, was included in the latest Women Leaders edition published by the IFLR.


Hebrew and Einglish


Yale Law School, New Haven, CT (J.S.D., doctoral thesis entitled: “Sovereign Debt: Analyses and Remedies”, 2005);
Yale Law School, New Haven, CT (LL.M., 2002);
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (LL.M., magna cum laude, 2001);
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (LL.B., summa cum laude, 1999)

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Infrastructure

Meitar Law Offices  has a well-known project finance group that is particularly active in the energy infrastructure space, though the team has also had strong recent showings in the rail, road and water sectors. In addition to acting for domestic and international project companies and concessionaires, the team also has a strong reputation for advising domestic banks and insurers on the financing of major infrastructure projects, which recently included the financing of the addition of a new line on the Jerusalem LRT. Key figures in the project finance team include practice head Jonathan Finklestone and Tani Zahavi, ‘a problem solver, not a problem maker‘. Also recommended are Guy KlesElad Sharbani, who was recently promoted to partner, and Renelle Joffe, who is a name to note for energy-sector work.

Israel > Energy

Meitar Law Offices  is among the market leaders in project finance and oil and gas law, and is considered by more than one client to be ‘the top energy team in Israel‘. The energy practice is led by Renelle Joffe, who is highly rated for her expertise in upstream energy regulation, cross-border oil and gas transactions, and energy-related government tenders. Joffe is instructed by a number of international oil and gas companies and Israeli subsidiaries, including Energean Israel, which is developing the Tanin and Karish offshore natural gas fields. Key figures in the project finance practice include department head Jonathan FinklestoneTani Zahavi and Guy Kles.