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Tadmor Levy & Co.
5 AZRIELI CENTER, THE SQUARE TOWER
132 BEGIN ROAD
TEL AVIV 6701101
Israel

Work Department

Position

Head of Project Finance, Energy and Infrastructure 

Career

Noa Meidan has headed the firm’s Project Finance and Infrastructure Practice Group since her arrival, in May 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Noa was a senior partner in, and head of, the Project Finance, Energy and Infrastructure department of Levy Meidan & Co.

Noa has immense experience in the field of PPP tenders and project financing structures, representing clients from all sectors and industries.

As a result of her proven success, in providing legal services for Israel’s five major desalination projects in Ashkelon, Palmachim, Hedera, Sorek and Ashdod, Noa participated in the creation of the de facto model and established “Best Practice” methodology for the execution and financing of PPP-based desalination projects in Israel.

Noa was selected by the Accountant-General of the State of Israel to formulate the “Standard Form” tender documents and concession agreements for all PFIPPP projects to be published in the future by the State of Israel, with the aim of introducing a unified standard for projects of this type.

Noa is involved in some of the largest, most challenging projects undertaken in Israel to date, including:

    • representing the Ministry of Defence in a tender for the construction of a new army base in the south of the country;.
    • representing the inter-ministerial tender committee in a tender for the finance, construction, operation and maintenance of an additional line of the Jerusalem light rail system;
    • representing the Israeli Ministry of Regional Cooperation in the “Red Sea Dead Sea Project” which, as of the present time, is one of the largest global PFI projects;
    • representing the lenders responsible for financing the extension of the Cross Israel Highway (Sections 3 and 7);
    • representing the lenders responsible for the financing of a 440 MW power plant at Mishor Rotem;
    • representing the lenders (including the European Investment Bank) responsible for financing a 121 MW termo-solar project in Ashalim;
    • representing institutional lenders in financing projects for the construction of residential buildings designated for long-term rental;
    • representing institutional lenders in financing projects for the construction operation and maintenance of government office buildings;

In addition, Noa’s experience includes:

    • representing the State of Israel in the Carmel Tunnels Project for the construction and operation of toll road tunnels across the city of Haifa;
    • representing the State of Israel in the construction of Highway 431, a 27.5  km highway in the southern part of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan area, and in the PPP tender for the construction of Highway 531, a 10 km highway in the northern part of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan area;
    • representing the Ports – Development & Assets Company Ltd in the tenders published by it for the construction and long-term operation of the “Hamifratz” (Haifa) and “Hadarom” (Ashdod) Ports.
    • representing the lenders responsible for the financing and refinancing of the Yam Tethys natural gas project located offshore of the Israeli coast;
    • representing the sponsors of a pumped-storage hydro-electricity power plant located in the north of Israel; and
    • representing lenders involved in the construction of several photovoltaic (PV) power plants and co-generation power plants.

Languages

English
Hebrew

Memberships

Israel Bar Association

Education

1992 | Cardiff University | LLB

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

Noa MeidanTadmor Levy & Co

The team at Tadmor Levy & Co has experience acting for sponsors, lenders and project companies in project finance and development mandates, though the group is perhaps best known as one of the premier firms acting on the public sector side of major infrastructure projects. Indeed, the practice group has taken leading roles in the development of the Jerusalem light rail system and major sections of the Tel Aviv metro system, several significant highway projects, the headline Red Sea-Dead Sea water project, multiple port and defence projects, and various other infrastructure mandates. Noa Meidan heads the practice group, and Yotam Leshem and Asher Bichoonski are also recommended. Next generation lawyer Idan Hirshberg left for an in-house role in 2019.

Israel > Energy

Tadmor Levy & Co.‘s project finance and tenders practice is well known for advising state tenderers in major infrastructure projects; however, in the energy space, the team is perhaps even more active in the private sector, where it acts for project developers and financiers. A key contact in the team is Yotam Leshem, who regularly advises Israeli banks on high-value project finance transactions and is acting for the largest Israeli insurance company in relation to a unique equity finance initiative for renewable and conventional power pants. In the public sector, Leshem and Asher Bichoonski are advising the State on the establishment of a large-scale waste-to-energy facility. Noa Meidan heads the practice and is instructed by project companies, investors and government bodies.