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Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.
TEL AVIV 6777016

Work Department

Infrastructure and Project Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private client, Trust, International Transactions, Corporate and Commercial.


Simon is a founding partner and the head of our Corporate Department. Simon has a diverse practice advising foreign companies operating in Israel.

Simon is hugely experienced in multi-jurisdictional transactions and has extensive experience in advising on local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He represents international and Israeli companies, venture capital, hedge and private equity funds and strategic investors in M&A and financing transactions.

In 2019, Simon accompanied significant merger and acquisition deals in the Israeli market, among them representing Sartorius in the acquisition of a majority stake in Biological Industries, representing ISS Global in the disposition of its holdings in Israel, representing Axcel in the acquisition of Phase One, and representing Exclusive Networks in the acquisition of Securewave.

Simon also specializes in advising on infrastructure projects and project financing transactions. His experience extends to a broad range of projects, including transport, electricity, water, solar energy, and gas. Simon is recognized by Legal500 as a Band 1 lawyer in Energy and Infrastructure.

Simon serves as the firm’s international relationships partner. This includes creating, coordinating, and maintaining Barnea’s relationships with leading international law firms and its international clients.


Prior to moving to Israel worked in London for a number of years where he gained experience in UK corporate acquisitions, disposals and venture capital related transactions.


English, Hebrew, French.


Simon is a member of the Israel Bar Association and the Law Society of England and Wales.


London Guildhall University –  Law School, 1991
Manchester University (LL.B),   1990


West Bromwich Albion FC and MCC.

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

Simon JaffaBarnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. has seen an uptick in work from international companies involved in Israeli infrastructure projects. In addition, the team has leading expertise in project financing and a strong track record advising on all aspects of transport and energy projects, including tenders and construction. Among its recent highlights, the firm advised Construccion y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A. on the Jerusalem Light Rail’s Green Line. Simon Jaffa is highly active in the fields of infrastructure and energy. Shai Avnieli is well versed in infrastructure disputes.

Israel > Energy

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. advises kibbutzim, as well as local and international companies on energy mandates in Israel, including wind, solar and gas projects. Of particular note is the firm’s ongoing work for GE Wind regarding its construction of the first wind project in Israel, which involves complex regulatory negotiations. Simon Jaffa specialises in infrastructure projects and project financing, often involving renewable energy, electricity and natural gas clients. Associate Uri Hillel is recommended for his expertise in private and public BOT tenders in the energy sector.

Israel > Banking and finance

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. primarily focuses on assisting international financial institutions with regulatory requirements in Israel, such as financial licences and permits. The firm’s broader offering encompasses banking litigation and insolvency and restructuring mandates. Zvi Gabbay has a strong background in financial regulation, having served as head of enforcement at the Israel Securities Authority before joining the firm.  Simon Jaffa specialises in cross-border transactions.