Firm Profile > Yossi Levy & Co > Ramat Gan, Israel

Yossi Levy & Co
11 MENACHEM BEGIN
RAMAT GAN 52521
Israel

Competition/antitrust Tier 2

Yossi Levy & Co frequently defends major companies in class action proceedings before the Antitrust Authority, the Antitrust Tribunal and the Supreme Court, concerning alleged cartel activity spanning numerous jurisdictions. Other areas of expertise includes advising on the antitrust aspects of tenders for major construction projects, where it acts for project owners and contractors; M&A; and compliance programmes. 'Highly knowledgeable and creative' practice head Asaf Shubinsky is representing General Electric in multiple claims regarding an alleged global cartel in the electricity industry. Also of note are Yossi Levy and Justice Emeritus Jonathan Adiel, previous President of the Antitrust Tribunal, who serves as a consultant to the firm.

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Testimonials

‘The team is always available and ready to provide valuable input and guidance.’

‘The team has a deep understanding of the antitrust field, both in the local and international markets. I think that the lawyers are very dedicated to meeting the clients’ needs and provide them with professional and comprehensive legal services.’

‘One of the most experienced teams in Israel, which includes the former head of the Competition Tribunal, Jonathan Adiel. The team also includes experienced lawyers with over 30 years of relevant experience, and former Competition Authority employees.’

‘The team has unique experience in providing government authorities and government owned companies advice on the competition and antitrust area.’

‘Adv. Shubinsky has accumulated extensive experience in leading restrictive litigation cases, representing clients in Israel’s District Courts, Antitrust Tribunal, and Supreme Court.’

Key clients

General Electric

LG Chem Group

Israel Airport Authority

Israel Ports Development & Assets Company Ltd.

Partner Communications Company Ltd.

Clalit health care

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

Electra Ltd.; Electra Energy Ltd.

Electra Consumer Products

Mr. Ya’acov (Yasha) Hain

YSB Group Ltd.

Book for all-marketing and distribution Ltd.

Israel Health Services Association (“HMO”)

Golan Telecom Ltd.

The State of Israel – The Ministry of Finance and The Ministry of Environmental Protection

SQLink Group

JV of Allied Infrastructure Ltd., Afcon Holdings Ltd. and Tidhar

JV of Acciona Agua S.A., Allied Infrastructure Ltd. and Afcon Holdings Ltd.

Afcon holdings Ltd.

Shagrir road services

Elco Media and entertainment

Asia Group

Energy Tier 2

Yossi Levy & Co is a standout performer in the development of energy infrastructure in Israel, acting for domestic and multinational EPC contractors, Israeli lending institutions and multinational investors. Headed by Uri Mandel, the project finance team is regularly involved in large-scale conventional and renewable PPP projects, which have recently included major solar and pumped storage developments. In addition to his project finance and development work, Mandel has also been involved in one of Israel's most transformative energy-sector initiatives.

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Key clients

PSP Investments

Bank Leumi

The Israel Airport Authority (IAA)

Harel Insurance Company

Electra

Global Power

Infrastructure Tier 2

Yossi Levy & Co has a strong reputation for project finance in BOT and PPP projects, which has recently seen it involved in development mandates in the energy, transportation, water, and social infrastructure sectors. In particular, the team has a long-standing relationship with Electra, which it recently advised on development projects spanning student dormitories, power projects, and a major government complex. Uri Mandel heads the practice group, and is rated by clients for his 'practical, service-oriented approach' and his 'commitment to a high standard of legal services'. In addition to acting for a variety of EPC contractors and other project companies, Mandel is also instructed by a number of domestic banks and alternative lenders.

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Testimonials

After years of experience in working with Yossi Levy, I believe that the team’s performance in the infrastructure and energy sector is one of the best in Israel. The team has extensive knowledge and deep understanding of the sector, and is involved in some of the most significant projects in Israel, including projects that involve international investors and financiers.

The firm staff working with us is headed by Uri Mandel a very professional  lawyer, who is knowledgeable in the field of BOT projects, efficient, and available to us at any time. The team provides excellent legal service.

Key clients

PSP Investments

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Leumi

The Israel Airport Authority (IAA)

Harel Insurance Company

Electra

Afcon Holdings

Clalit Health Services

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

Yossi Levy & Co is a particularly standout performer in antitrust class actions, where it acts for well-known multinationals in follow-on global-cartel litigation, and also represents domestic clients in class actions involving antitrust violations in Israel. Joint practice heads Asaf Shubinsky and Aviel Flint are representing Israeli Airports Authority in a NIS3.5bn class action involving pricing practices at Ben Gurion Airport, and name partner Yossi Levy is handling follow-on cartel class actions for multinationals such as General Electric. In addition to antitrust litigation, the team handles consumer class actions for clients in the consumer products and telecoms sectors, and is also acting for the claimants in a highly publicised class action against Airbnb regarding the company's listings in the West Bank.

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Key clients

Electra Consumer Products (1951)

Cornish Hen

Partner Communications Company

National Infrastructure and Transportation Company

Electra

General Electric Company

LG Chem

Elco Cinema Limited Partnership

Electra Elevators

Israel Airports Authority

H.Y. Electronics & Components

The firm: Yossi Levy & Co. (“YL“), established in 1992, is one of Israel’s leading law firms specializing in project finance, commercial, tender, administrative and antitrust law. YL’s 45 partners and associates serve major Israeli and international companies as well as government ministries and public entities with their extensive experience, know-how and legal insights.

Project Finance, Energy and Infrastructure: As Israel’s leading firm in Project Finance, YL has been involved in numerous large-scale, national infrastructure projects, including highways, mass transit projects, desalination plants, and energy projects. Among others, YL has advised the owner of the 300MW Gilboa pumped storage facility, Israel’s first pumped storage project; the lenders of a 440MW power plant in Mishor Rotem; the lenders of a 121MW solar thermal power plant in Ashalim; the lenders of the Yam Tethys natural gas reservoir located offshore Israel and the lenders of the northern section of the Cross Israel Highway (Sections 3 and 7). YL represented the Government of Israel in the construction and operation of the Carmel Tunnels in Haifa; 4 Desalination projects along the Israeli coastal line and in the construction of highway 431. YL also represented Israel Ports Company in the privatization of the Ashdod and Haifa Ports.

Antitrust and Competition: YL has one of Israel’s most highly developed antitrust practices. YL provides consulting on the enforcement of the Antitrust Law and represents local and International clients before the Antitrust Commissioner, the Antitrust Tribunal, and the District and Supreme Courts in civil and criminal proceedings. Currently, YL represents a major global manufacturer before the Antitrust Tribunal and other judicial forums in an appeal relating to an alleged global cartel in the electricity field.

Commercial Law and M&A: YL regularly advises corporate entities on a broad range of complex cross-border commercial matters and transactions and has been involved in many of Israel’s high-profile and challenging mergers and acquisitions.

Litigation: YL’s litigation expertise encompasses commercial litigation, tender law, class-actions and administrative petitions relating to planning and construction, torts, labor law, consumer law and telecom matters, in all courts and tribunals. YL represents international conglomerates in cross border litigation cases, including GE, in one of Israel’s largest legal claims amounting to billions of NIS; the Israel 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 Airport , valued at hundreds of millions of NIS; government entities, statutory Authorities, governmental corporations and private entities in administrative procedures and tenders, high profile class actions and commercial disputes.

Planning & Zoning: YL’s planning and zoning team has outstanding experience in legal matters relating to this field, as well as construc-tion matters including commercial public and residential real estate. Within the framework of its activities, the Firm acquired significant expertise in land appropriation totaling hundreds of kilometers, accompanying municipal plan-ning, 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. Among its many clients in this field, the firm counts, Netivey Israel, Netivey Ayalon, the Israel Airports Authority and Israel Railways.

Real Estate: YL has extensive expertise in all aspects relating to real estate. YL represents real estate developers and construction companies in commercial, public office and residential projects. Such experience manifests itself through the many complex and groundbreaking real estate transactions, complex sales transactions, combination transactions, sharing agreements, urban renewal and registration of condominiums handled by the Firm. YL also provides legal advice in the aspects of real estate taxation procedures and represents clients in financing of real estate transactions.

Communications: YL renders ongoing counsel regarding telecom, internet and IT, both locally and internationally, to leading telecom providers and high-tech firms.

Department Name Email Telephone
Project Finance Uri Mandel urim@ljlaw.co.il
Energy and Infrastructure Uri Mandel urim@ljlaw.co.il
Competition/Antitrust Yossi Levy yossil@ljlaw.co.il
Competition/Antitrust Asaf Shubinsky asafs@ljlaw.co.il
Dispute Resolution Asaf Shubinsky asafs@ljlaw.co.il
Commercial, Corporate and M&A Gal Shani gals@ljlaw.co.il
Dispute Resolution Aviel Flint avielf@ljlaw.co.il
Tender Law Gal Shani gals@ljlaw.co.il
Administrative Law Gal Shani gals@ljlaw.co.il
Planning and Construction Moshe Polakiewicz moshep@ljlaw.co.il
Transport Yossi Levy yossil@ljlaw.co.il
Employment Yael Segal-Machlis yaelm@ljlaw.co.il
Telecoms and Media Yossi Levy yossil@ljlaw.co.il
Real Estate Nir Edri nire@ljlaw.co.il
Photo Name Position Profile
Adv Aviel Flint  photo Adv Aviel Flint Partner
Adv Joseph Levy  photo Adv Joseph Levy Managing Pertner
Adv Uri Mandel  photo Adv Uri Mandel Head of Department
Adv Moshe Polakiewicz  photo Adv Moshe Polakiewicz Head of Department
Adv Asaf Shubinsky  photo Adv Asaf Shubinsky Head of Department
Number of lawyers : 45
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