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Yossi Levy & Co
11 MENACHEM BEGIN
RAMAT GAN 52521
Israel

Israel > Competition/antitrust Tier 2

Yossi Levy & Co represents clients before the ICA, the Antitrust Tribunal, and the Supreme Court. Asaf Shubinsky  guides clients through merger approval proceedings, represents them in civil and administrative litigation, and advises on alleged cartels and monopolies. He also serves as the deputy chairman of the National Antitrust Committee of the Israel Bar Association. Chen Shomrat complements Shubinsky’s competence with his expertise in restrictive arrangements. Associate Kobi Arad was a new arrival from the ICA and further strengthens the team's ability to handle criminal competition proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Asaf Shubinsky

Other key lawyers:

Chen Shomrat; Kobi Arad; Yossi Levy

Testimonials

‘I believe that the team’s performance as a whole in the field of antitrust is one of the the highest in Israel. Personally I worked with Yossi Levy who is regarded as one of the Israel’s leading experts in the field of Antitrust and Competition Law, and Asaf Shubinsky. What I liked about their individual style is their professional, practical and service-oriented approach and their entire commitment to a high standard of examination and professional analysis of the cases.’

‘The Yossi Levy and Co competition & antitrust team is well acquainted with the competition and regulatory case law and with the specifics of the industries it is advising clients on. In addition the team is open to consider and discuss economic views.’

‘Asaf Shubinsky is exceptionally well acquainted with competition case law and able to make the difference in interpreting the circumstances of cases at hand.’

‘The firm is very professional, has an excellent reputation, excellent response times and business orientation.’

‘Asaf Shubinsky is renowned in the antitrust world, and he has a business-oriented point of view. He knows how to calm the client and solve complex problems.’

‘The competition department is available and has vast knowledge in this field.’

‘Asaf Shubinsky, has a lot of knowledge in the field and he finds creative ways to solve his clients’ affairs. He is very friendly and available. I think he is one of the best competition lawyers in Israel.’

Key clients

General Electric

LG Chem Group

Israel Airport Authority

Israel Ports Development & Assets Company Ltd.

Partner Communications Company Ltd.

Clalit Health Care

Tulip Entertainment Ltd.

Electra Ltd.

Electra Energy Ltd.

Electra Consumer Products

H.Y. Group Israel; H.Y. Components Ltd.

Ace Capital Retail (2016) Ltd.

E. Schnapp & Co. Works Ltd.

ICL Group

Mr. Avraham Yardeni & Mr. Yossi Vardi

YSB Group Ltd.

“Sefer Lakol” Marketing and Distribution Ltd.

Israel Health Services Association (“HMO”)

Elco Media and Entertainment

Matrix Group

Mr. Ya’acov (Yasha) Hain

Israbig Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd.

Golan Telecom Ltd.

SQLink Group

M.A.I – Israel Electronics Recycling Corporation LTD.

Work highlights

  • Represented General Electric in appealing the European Commission’s decision on the existence of a global cartel, a civil lawsuit, and two separate class actions, valued at NIS2.5bn.
  • Represented Clalit Health Services in two criminal investigations, and three investigations alleging abuse of dominance, conducted by the ICA.
  • Representing Electra Ltd., before the district court and the ICA regarding a suspected domestic cartel.

Israel > Energy Tier 2

Yossi Levy & Co houses a prominent project finance team that is often instructed to advise on energy-related work. The group is particularly experienced in power projects, with its recent work covering pumped-storage hydroelectric plants, solar power projects and gas-fired facilities. It is also frequently involved in natural gas-related matters. Name partner Yossi Levy specialises in advising on tenders and infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Yossi Levy

Key clients

The Israel Airport Authority (IAA)

Israeli Roads – The National Company for Transportation Infrastructures Ltd.

Clalit Health Services

Electra Group

Afcon Holdings Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Ltd.

Afcon Construction Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented PSP Investments, as the licence holder of a pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant in Ma’ale Gilboa, in ongoing matters.
  • Represented a group of institutional investors (Phoenix Insurance, Menora Mivtachim Insurance and Meitav Dash) in extending a $150m mezzanine loan to Megalim Solar Power.
  • Advised Israel Airport Authority on the construction of an energy generation facility at the Ben-Gurion International Airport.

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) Tier 3

The team at Yossi Levy & Co handles matters relating to consumer protection but its best known for its competition law practice, an area where Asaf Shubinsky is particularly strong. The group recently made several hires at associate level.

Practice head(s):

Asaf Shubinsky

Key clients

Electra Consumer Products (1951) Ltd.

Cornish Hen Ltd.

Partner Communications Company Ltd.

Electra Ltd.

General Electric Company

LG Chem

Elco Cinema Limited Partnership

Israel Airports Authority

H.Y. Electronics & Components Ltd.

Tulip Entertainment Ltd.

Clal Insurance Business Holdings Ltd.

Ace Capital Retail (2016) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acting in a class action for LG Chem alleging participation in a global cartel.
  • Representing Electra Consumer Products (1951) Ltd. in a class action alleging intentional provision of misleading information, valued at $290m.
  • Representing General Electric in a class action alleging involvement in a global cartel.

Israel > Infrastructure Tier 3

Yossi Levy & Co has a long track record in infrastructure projects, where it advises lenders and sponsors on a comprehensive range of tenders, construction contracts and finance transactions. The team’s experience covers all infrastructure sectors, including energy, water, transport and residential projects. Founding partner Yossi Levy advises infrastructure clients on transactional and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Yossi Levy

Key clients

PSP Investments

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Leumi

The Israel Airport Authority (IAA)

Harel Insurance Company

Migdal Insurance Company

Electra

Afcon Holdings

Clalit Health Services

Israel National Road Company

Work highlights

  • Acted for Netivei Israel on the construction of Section A of the Eastern Railway Project.
  • Represented Afcon Construction in a series of contracts with subcontractors and advisers for the construction, maintenance and operation of new dormitories at the College of Management Academic Studies.
  • Represented PSP Investments as the licence holder of a pumped-storage hydroelectricity power plant in Ma’ale Gilboa.

Partners

Jozeph Levy                             Eyal Ben Shushan

Hezi Kugler                              Yaron Drukarch

Meir Dahan                              Dana Tirangel Lipka

Alon Barel                                Arik Dubinsky

Moshe Polakiewicz           Boaz Henig

Assaf Hadanny                     Keren Ziv

 

 Establishment year                        Business area

1992                                                           Law office

11 Menachem Begin Rd., Ramat Gan (5268104)

Tel: +972-3-5102491

Fax: +972-3-5102493

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Yossi Levy & CO., Attorneys at Law:

Established in 1992, Yossi Levy & Co. (YL) is amongst Israel’s most prominent and cutting-edge law firms, with a team of 40 partners and associates providing services to major Israeli and international companies, governmental authorities and public entities, with extensive experience, know-how, and legal insights. We specialize in project finance, tenders, infrastructures, energy, commercial law, transactions, litigation, administrative law, class actions, planning and zoning, antitrust, communication law, and we are consistently recognized as a top tier law firm in various disciplines by prestigious Israeli and international legal rankings such as “Legal 500”, “Chambers Global”, “IFLR 1000”, “Dun’s 100”, and “BDI Code”.

Practice Areas

Project Finance, Energy & Infrastructures: YL was involved in the largest national infrastructure projects of the last two decades, including highways, desalination plants, mass transit, and energy projects. Among others, the firm is currently accompanying the paving and construction project of the Eastern Railroad, one of the major projects currently carried out in Israel for the establishment of modern mass transportation infrastructure. Additionally, YL has advised the owner of the 300MW Gilboa pumped storage facility, Israel’s first pumped storage project; the lenders of: 440MW power plant in Mishor Rotem; a 121MW solar thermal power plant in Ashalim; the Yam Tethys natural gas reservoir located offshore Israel and the northern section of the Cross Israel Highway (Sections 3 and 7). We also represented the Government of Israel in the construction and operation of the Carmel Tunnels in Haifa; 4 Desalination projects; the construction of highway 431 and highway 531; Israel’s Ports Company in the privatization of the Ashdod and Haifa Ports; Israel’s Airports Authority in tenders concerning the construction of the Timna international Airport; and the consortium that was awarded the “Fast Lanes” tender. Furthermore, the firm represents a Chinese company acting as the EPC contractor of the pumped storage facility in Kokhav Hayarden and the construction contractor at the pumped storage facility at Menara, and represented Shikun & Binui and Edeltech in their financial closing for the Ramat Hovav Power Plant at a value of NIS 4.5 billion.

Antitrust and competition: YL is a prime destination for public and private businesses and governmental companies that seek counsel and support across every aspect of antitrust, competition and concentration law. Israel’s Airports Authority, Israel’s Port Company, Yeinot Bitan, Elco, Electra, Clalit Health Services, LG, GE, Supergaz and Partner Communications feature an extensive list of clients that benefit from YL’s successful track record of appearing before the Competition Authority and its Tribunal, as well as, the Supreme Court. We also specialize in class actions, civil claims, and criminal proceedings relating to competition.  Furthermore, YL was involved in the enactment of the Concentration Law and provides on-going legal advice to statutory entities and governmental companies regarding its operations. YL represented GE before the Competition Authority and its Tribunal in one of the most complicated antitrust matters in Israel. YL’s Antitrust and Competition team includes the former head of the Competition Tribunal and a de facto Supreme Court Justice, Mr. Jonathan Adiel, who acts as a consultant to the firm.

Tenders and Administrative Law: YL provides legal services to numerous private and public entities, including statutory and governmental authorities, municipalities and municipal corporations, such as Israel’s Airports Authority, the Water Authority, the Second Authority for Radio & Television, Netivei Israel, the Ministry of Defense, Yuvalim Ashdod, Tel Aviv University, Clalit Health Services, Inter-University Computing Center, Kiryat Bialik Municipality, Aid Genomics, Partner Communications, SQLink, Elco-Electra Group, YSB Group, the Economic Development Authority Tel-Aviv Yafo, etc. YL holds extensive experience in counseling tender committees in tender processes, both domestic and international. In addition, YL specializes in tenders Law and its Regulations and in corporate governance guidelines and is involved in preparing legislative guidelines regarding the amendments to these regulations.

Commercial Law & Transactions: Renowned for handling complex local and cross-border commercial matters, we act for public and private companies, local and international, in multiple transactions, including setting up joint ventures and start-ups, capital ventures, M&As and more. In an ever-growing pipeline of work, YL has represented Elco and its subsidiaries in a long list of transactions, including the acquisitions of F.K. Generators, Hofrey HaSharon, Tzom Elevators, Mahsanei Hashmal, Ace (including its subsequent sale to Kedma Capital), the Israeli franchisees of Daikin Industries, Huwawei Mobile, Sa`ar (Columbia Sportswear), office 3000 duty (current name – Shekem Electric Duty free) and Solar Sensei. Furthermore, YL represented the shareholders of DSNR in the sale of their shares in the company and Elco Contracting and Services in the acquisition of Compax International and the Afsek Group in various international transactions; the buyers of the controlling stake in Modgal Metal and the shareholders of Ein Tal Center in the sale of their shares in the company to Novolog. YL also represent YSB Group in various transactions.

Complex Administrative and Commercial Litigation & Class Actions: YL’s litigation expertise encompasses corporate litigation, tenders law, class actions and administrative petitions relating to planning and zoning, labor law, consumer law, and telecoms, before all courts and all tribunals. Among many clients in this field, we advise Netivey Israel, Netivey Ayalon, Israel’s Airports Authority and Israel Railways on a number of complex domestic litigation, as well as international conglomerates in cross-border litigation, such as acting for GE in one of Israel’s largest cases, amounting to billions of NIS, and acting for Oracle Global in administrative petition as part of one of the largest and most central tenders published in Israel for cloud computing services. YL also represent Israel’s Ports Authority in procedures pertaining to recent reforms in Israel’s seaports; Netivey Israel in arbitration proceedings amounting to billions of NIS; the Israel Airport Authority in various litigation cases with respect to Ben Gurion International Airport, valued at hundreds of millions of NIS; Oracle Corporation; Governmental and statutory authorities, and private entities in administrative procedures and tenders, high profile class actions and commercial disputes.

Planning & Zoning: Our Planning and Zoning team has an outstanding experience in legal matters relating to this field, as well as construction matters, including commercial public and residential real estate. Overtime, YL has achieved significant expertise in land expropriation totaling hundreds of kilometers, accompanying municipal planning, registration of land consolidation, handling depreciation claims amounting to billions of NIS and representing clients before the planning authorities and the administrative courts and tribunals. YL represent numerous clients in this field, including, Netivey Israel, Cross Israel Highway, Kiryat Bialik Municipality, Netivey Ayalon, Israel’s Airports Authority and Israel Railways.

Real Estate: YL has extensive expertise in all aspects relating to real estate, consulting real estate developers and construction companies through all aspects of commercial, public office and residential projects. We are also involved in many groundbreaking real estate transactions, complex sales transactions, combination transactions, sharing agreements, urban renewal and registration of condominiums. In addition, YL provides legal advice in the aspects of real estate taxation procedures and represent clients in financing real estate transactions.

Communications: YL provides ongoing legal advice with respect to telecommunications, internet and IT, both locally and internationally, to its clientele, including Partner Communications, the Second Authority for Radio & Television, Israel’s Airports Authority, Bezeq international and other leading hi-tech companies.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Yossi Levyyossil@ljlaw.co.il
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Adv Aviel Flint photo Adv Aviel FlintPartner
Adv Joseph Levy photo Adv Joseph LevyManaging Pertner
Adv Moshe Polakiewicz photo Adv Moshe PolakiewiczHead of Department
Adv Asaf Shubinsky photo Adv Asaf ShubinskyHead of Department
Number of lawyers : 40
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