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Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices
B.S.R 4 TOWER
7 MASADA STREET
BNEI BRAK 5126112
Israel

Israel > Energy Tier 1

Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices houses a prominent energy practice, which is routinely involved in electricity and natural gas-related projects. The firm advises on the full life cycle of matters, with a focus on commercial arrangements, including EPC contracts and power purchase agreements. Key figure Amit Krispin is particularly sought after for his broad commercial and regulatory expertise. Commercial and corporate head Sagit Chen has a focus on transactional energy matters, including joint ventures, M&A and tenders. Israel Shooker is also noted for energy transactions.

Practice head(s):

Amit Krispin; Sagit Chen

Other key lawyers:

Israel Shooker; Daniel Henis Noyman; Irit Karat-Segal

Key clients

Edeltech Group

Shikun & Binui Group

Ramat Hovav Power Plant

Haifa Group

Menora Energy

Canadian Solar

Enlight

IPP Forum

Darom Gas / Negev Gas

Alon Blue Square (jointly with Oficiency)

Rafael Defence Systems

Hadassah Medical

Nofar Energy

Mishkei Hadarom Energy

Supergas Natural Gas

Tnuva

Greif (Pachmas Factory)

G.P Global Power

Zomet Energy

I.P.M. Beer Tuvia

Tamar (Mishor Rotem Power Plant)

Winds Valley

Nesher Pumped Storage

Etgal Power Plants

Etgal Investments

Nesharim Leading Energy

P.P. Delek Sorek

Ashdod Energy

Alon Energy Centers

Dorad Energy

I.P.P Alon Tavor

Work highlights

  • Advising Edeltech Group and Shikun & Binui Group on all stages and aspects relating to the tender, and subsequently the sale and handover process, for the Ramat Hovav Power Plant.
  • Advising a joint venture, comprising Canadian Solar and Menora Mivtachim Energy, on the development of a series of PV solar projects throughout Israel, with an aggregate capacity of 150MW.
  • Advising Haifa Chemicals on the framework of the commercial agreements required for the construction and operation of an integrated Ammonia production and co-generation power plant in Mishor Rotem.

Israel > Telecoms and media Tier 1

For telecoms and media regulatory work, Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices advises both domestic and international companies, and has a notable reputation in representing clients before government committees; Noga Rubinstein, who leads the wider telecoms and media practice, recently represented several broadcast companies and organisations before the Folkman Committee. The group also includes telecoms lead Mohannad Nasser, who is an expert in handling the commercial aspects of telecoms and media issues and the related infrastructure projects; and media group head Elad Cohen, who is active in legislative proceedings. In a recent highlight, Cohen acted for Reshet Media and Keshet Broadcasting in a matter concerning competition and licensing issues in the commercial television market.

Practice head(s):

Noga Rubinstein; Mohannad Nasser; Elad Cohen

Testimonials

‘Professionalism, availability, politeness.’

‘A lot of experience.’

Key clients

Keshet Broadcasting Ltd.

Reshet Media Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

I.B.C Israel Broadband Company (2013) Ltd.

Beeri Print Ltd.

The Israeli Audience Research Board

Kol Hai Radio Ltd.

Channel 24 Ltd.

Cel-fi

Firmament Media, Limited Partnership

Channel 20 Ltd.

Elco Holding and Investments Ltd.

Bar Marketing and Distribution Holdings Ltd.

The Football League Administration

Work highlights

  • Represented Keshet Broadcasting Ltd. and Reshet Media Ltd. before the Folkman Committee established by the Ministry of Communications which examined current broadcasting regulation and formulated recommendations.
  • Represented Israel Broadcasting Company (2013) Ltd. before the Ministry of Communications relating to an investment by the HOT Group in the client.
  • Advised Space Communication LTD regarding the acquisition of a majority of shares by a Hungarian company and represented the company before the Ministry of Communications.

Israel > Competition/antitrust Tier 2

The competition department at Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices specialises in merger clearance and is a popular choice for financial institutions. Andrey Nickel, who also serves as chair of the Competition and Antitrust Committee of the Israeli Bar Association, complements the team’s practice with his expertise in the Law for Promotion of Competition and Reduction of Concentration. Noga Rubinstein is a key name for regulatory matters in the competition space.

Practice head(s):

Noga Rubinstein; Andrey Nickel

Testimonials

‘Super up-to-date on the latest developments. Quick to respond. Take the initiative.’

‘Andrey Nickel is very skilled and creative and manages to achieve success when representing before the regulators. He is also very available and with reasonable fees which is also very important.’

‘I work with Andrey Nikel. He’s extremely proficient in his field, and provides quick, educated responses, in an otherwise very complicated subject.’

‘KRB’s team is unique in their ability to solve complex problems in the field of competition law, and to often find creative solutions. When necessary, the team cooperates effectively with economists, as is often required in complex competition matters. The team also has vast experience in the telecommunications sector, which enables them to provide prompt and accurate legal advice in competition matters in this field.’

‘Andrey Nickel is highly capable in all aspects of competition law, and is experienced in tackling many issues in this field. Noga Rubinstein has served as the chief legal counsel of the Ministry of Communications, which allows her to understand complex legal issues in this field very quickly.’

‘KRB antitrust team is small but effective. Has very good working relations with the ICA and can get messages through to the regulator in a good way.’

‘Andery Nickel has an excellent understanding of the ways the ICA thinks and can accurately predict its actions and positions in a variety of subjects. He has very good understanding of the economics of antitrust and knows “what matters” and why – as to provide ongoing advice effectively. Noga Rubinstein has exceptional understanding of the caselaw as well as the clients needs and rationals. Noga has been able to push some very tough deals through the ICA and argue successfully in many extremely complicated hearings.’

Key clients

Israel Discount Bank Ltd

IDE Holdings Ltd.

Israel Credit Cards Ltd.

Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd.

Kedma Capital

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Israir Airlines Ltd

Edeltech Group

Israel Insurance Association

I.D.X Information Services Ltd.

Dorad Energy Ltd.

Electra Consumer Products Ltd.

Soglowek Food Industries

Victory Supermarket Chain Ltd

Lubinski Group

Supergas Israel Gas Distribution Company Ltd.

The Israeli Audience Research Board

Work highlights

  • Advised Israel Credit Cards Ltd. on competition issues regarding an agreement with Bank Hapoalim.
  • Advised IDE Holdings Ltd. on dealing with the ICA in relation to competition aspects of a tender regarding two desalination plants.
  • Representing Beeri Print Ltd. And Bar Marketing and Distribution Holdings Ltd. in a merger transaction between the two companies.

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime, investigation and fraud Tier 3

The team at Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices focuses on securities, competition law, taxation and money laundering offences. Defence and national security matters involving governmental authorities and military hearings are other areas of strength. Practice head Roy Blecher is an expert in handling classified security issues and additionally proficient in class actions. His team has seen significant growth this year, with the promotion of Elior Korem to partner and the arrival of a number of new associates.

Practice head(s):

Roy Blecher

Other key lawyers:

Elior Korem

Key clients

Ayelet Youngster and Gesher Tours

Mr. Ari Harow

Mr. Ronen Moshe

Mr. Eran Grinfald

Mr. Yoram Alon

Mr. Asher Neeman

Mr. Hilik Kaliger

Mr. Yochai Ashraf

Mr. Shmuel Tomashin

Mr. Salman Amar

Work highlights

  • Acting for Ari Harow in a high-profile corruption case.
  • Acted for Ronen Moshe in proceedings involving charges of bribing senior government officials to promote and preserve his economic interests.
  • Advising Shmuel Tomashin on his arrest and investigations into alleged bribery of officials in several municipalities.

Israel > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 5

Led by Roy BlecherKrispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices' team handles a wide array of litigation, such as matters that interface with antitrust, real estate and administrative law. It also handles corporate litigation involving public companies and class actions, as well as cases that result in arbitration proceedings. In addition, white-collar crime cases are another cornerstone of the practice. The department has undergone significant expansion, with Elior Korem being promoted to partner and a number of associates joining the firm.

Practice head(s):

Roy Blecher

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘I’ve been working with Roy Blecher for a few years now and I strongly recommend using his services. Roy is always the most charismatic person in the room, he is fascinating in his speeches and you want to (and must) listen when he talks. He is brilliant at cross-investigations and he gets what is needed from the witnesses. He is a super litigator and executes the work plan perfectly.

‘The team is excellent. Imaginative, thoughtful, full of knowledge, assertive and decisive.’

‘Roy Blecher is a top-class experienced lawyer. Elior Korem is a talented and industrious lawyer.’

Key clients

NSO Group Technologies Ltd.

LivePerson, Inc

Mr. Eran Greenfeld

Tikun Olam Ltd.

Seàch Sarid Ltd.

I.M.C. Agriculture 2010 Ltd.

Pharmocann Ltd.

Canndoc Ltd.

Mr. Yechiel Dahan

Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises

Naschitz Brandes Amir & Co.

Mr. Yoram Alon

Ayelet Youngster, Gesher Tours

Mekorot – Israel National water co.

Work highlights

  • Provides ongoing legal advice to NSO Group Technologies Ltd. with respect to various litigation proceedings both in Israel and abroad.
  • Represents most licensed cannabis growers in Israel in a petition to the High Court aimed at stopping the government’s regulatory reform of the medical cannabis market.
  • Representation of Ayelet Youngster, Gesher Tours in a case in which the state accuses several tour companies providing youth expeditions to Poland (for purposes of holocaust education and memorial) and their officers of price-fixing coordination.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices has a broad sector focus, with a growing reputation in emerging industries such as renewable energy and digital banking.

General overview: Krispin Rubinstein Blecher & Co. specializes in solving complex issues by providing its clients with effective and creative legal services, most notably in highly regulated sectors such as energy, banking, finance and telecoms and media. We are known for our entrepreneurial approach and for ability to build strong personal connections with clients and their businesses, all while providing top-notch professional representation.

The firm also vastly benefits from the close collaboration between its partners, each a prominent leader in its field: Amit Krispin, specializing in energy and infrastructure; Noga Rubinstein, specializing in various regulatory environments; Roy Belcher, who manages all dispute resolution matters (litigation and arbitration); Sagit Chen, who manages the commercial law practice; and Andrey Nickel, who specializes in competition law.

The departments
Energy and infrastructure: Our firm provides comprehensive legal services relating to the Israeli energy sector, and in the electricity and natural gas fields in particular. We represent many of Israel’s leading energy companies and have advised with respect to the establishment and operation of various power plants and natural gas projects, including the establishment of the largest private power plant in Israel to have reached financial close (of over a billion dollars). In addition, we provide ongoing consultation to the natural gas IPPs’ forum and represent two of the six natural gas distributors in Israel.

Our team also holds vast experience consulting and negotiating the more commercial aspects of the energy sector, mainly with regards to EPC agreements, power purchase agreements (PPA), O&M agreements, natural gas acquisition agreements (GSPA) etc., in addition to consultation regarding project finance.

Over the years, we have also been involved in a significant portion of the largest infrastructure projects in Israel, advising both local and foreign companies on various infrastructure projects and initiatives in the fields of energy (including renewable energy projects such as wind and PV), transportation, development, water (including desalination plants) etc.

Our firm provides clients, among them government agencies, government-owned corporations and private and public companies, with legal services that encompass all the financial and operational aspects of the project. The comprehensive services we provide encompass all the stages of executing infrastructure projects – beginning from advising on the tender proceedings, through providing counsel and representation before the regulator, advising on finance procedures and drafting all agreements relating to the project, to ongoing counsel regarding the execution stages, statutory and legislative proceedings, and expropriations.

Commercial and corporate: KRB provides its clients with an on-going legal support with respect to all aspects of their business activities. Our partners work closely with each client’s management team in order to assist them in the day to day operation of their businesses, as well as in the structuring and execution of domestic and international commercial transactions.

The firm has vast experience in a broad spectrum of industries,  and in structuring, drafting and negotiating multiple types of commercial agreements. Our team also specializes in handling all regulatory aspects relating to the transaction including maintaining continuous and fruitful contact with the relevant government authorities both prior and after the consummation of the transaction.

The firm also provides daily counsel to companies and their directors on various aspects  of corporate law including corporate governance and the employment of senior officers.

 Litigation:
Administrative litigation:
 Our firm’s litigation practice is very experienced in representing private and public parties in various administrative litigation proceedings. The firm handles complex disputes, and represents clients in all relevant administrative instances, including the High Court of Justice. The department represents client operating on a wide spectrum of sectors and in industries, including broadcasting, energy, telecommunications, infrastructure and higher education.

Commercial and corporate litigation: The firm’s litigation practice represents Israeli and international companies, as well as key business figures and senior officials from the public sector. Our legal expertise, together with business expertise, enable our team to strive to resolve disputes in the shortest amount of time, while utilizing the most advanced and creative legal tools. The firm advises on a wide array of legal issues, among them complex commercial litigation, corporate litigation in public companies, class actions, international litigation and arbitration, administrative proceedings and antitrust litigation.

White-collar: Our firm represents senior members from both the private and public sectors in criminal cases involving matters such as securities, antitrust, taxation, money laundering in addition to cases relating to defense and national security offenses. The firm also represents clients before governmental and military commissions of inquiry and in national security hearings.

Regulation and administrative law: Our firm represents its clients in various regulatory bodies and courts. The firm handles complex disputes and represents clients in all relevant instances, from administrative hearings to court litigation and petitions to the High Court of Justice.

The team provides comprehensive and diverse services, from swift solutions of specific issues to long term regulatory strategies. Inter alia, the team provides its clients with strategic advice in various fields of economic regulation, particularly in the financial sector with emphasis on banking, insurance, pension and securities

Telecoms and media: Our firm has extensive experience and deep knowledge of the field of telecoms and media while possessing deep knowledge of its unique and complex regulatory environment. Our team regularly monitors legislative processes, government decisions and hearings, and is known for its ability to identify regulatory changes in advance, to predict the implications of emerging regulations and to establish matching long-term regulatory strategies.

We represent our clients in hearings on legislation and government policy with the relevant government bodies, including the Ministry of Communications and the various Councils and public authorities that supervise the the broadcasting industry.

The team provides ongoing legal counsel to a wide range of leading companies operating in the fields of communications, infrastructure, telecommunications, and broadcasting while also accompanying participants in various tender proceedings relating to the industry.

Competition: Our firm has unique experience in the most complex competition matters enjoying a prominent status in field of competition law. The firm is known for its strong working relationship with the Competition Authority (ICA) and is therefore constantly approached by clients wishing to achieve optimal and “out of the box” results.

The team advises on various competitive aspects, including monopolies, restrictive agreements and mergers, as it regularly represents clients before the ICA and the Competition Court. Our team also has notable experience advising on matters related to other legislation enforced by the ICA such as the reduction of concentration law and the food law.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Energy & Infrastructure / Project finance / Commercial, corporate and M&A Amit Krispin
Energy & Infrastructure / Project finance / Commercial, corporate and M&A Sagit Chen
Regulation / Administrative Law / Telecoms & Media / Competition/Antitrust Noga Rubinstein
Competition/Antitrust Andrey Nickel
Litigation (Commercial & Corporate / White-Collar / Administrative) Roy Blecher
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Roy Blecher photoAdv Roy BlecherAdv. Roy Blecher, specializes in civil-commercial, administrative, criminal and disciplinary litigation, and…
Amit Krispin photoAdv Amit KrispinAdv. Krispin is one of the leading lawyers in the energy field…
Andrey Nickel photoAdv Andrey NickelAdv. Andrey Nickel specializes in Antitrust and Competition Law and regularly advises…
Noga Rubinstein photoAdv Noga RubinsteinAdv. Noga Rubinstein is the Head of the Regulation and Competition Team…
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