Firm Profile > Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices > Bnei Brak, Israel

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

Energy Tier 1

Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices is one of the leading firms in Israel's power generation market. Indeed, the team acts for 12 of only 18 companies with conditional licenses for electricity generation, and also acts for major license holders including Dorad Group (which provides electricity to the southern half of Israel) and Edeltech (which operates one of the largest conventional power plants in Israel). The practice group also has expertise in project finance and energy infrastructure development in the conventional and renewable power sectors. Founding partner Amit Krispin is one of the leading figures in Israel's electricity market, and Sagit Chen has expertise in complex corporate transactions in the energy and infrastructure space.

Practice head(s):

Amit Krispin; Sagit Chen

Key clients

Alon Energy Centers Gat

Hadassah Medical Organization

Canadian Solar

Menora Mivtachim Energy

Enlight

Edeltech

Dorad Energy

The Independent Power Producers (IPP) Forum

Zomet Energy

Etgal Power Plants

I.P.M. Beer Tuvia

I.P.P Alon Tavot

Alon Energy Centers

Solad Energy

Tamar (Misur Rotem Power Plant)

Nesher Pumped Storage

Emek Habacha Wind Energy

Winds Valley

Ruach Bereshit

Etgal Investments

Dorad Energy

Nesharim Leading Energy (2014)

I.P.P. Delek Sorek

Ashdod Energy

Ramat Negev Energy

Negev Natural Gas

Darom Natural Gas

Telecoms and media Tier 1

Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices predominantly represents major Israeli broadcasters in petitions and other disputes regarding, for example, infringement of IP, broadcasting and over-the-top streaming rights, channel scheduling issues and M&A approvals. It also handles various regulatory matters relating to the telecoms space and further stands out for its knowledge of the issues deriving from the presence of online media platforms in Israel, particularly concerning competition law. Noga Rubinstein, who is able to draw on previous experience as the Chief Legal Counsel to the Ministry of Communications, acted for Channel 10's labour union during the company's merger with Reshet Media.

Practice head(s):

Noga Rubinstein

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Unique added value of the partners. Exceptional ability to lead and manage complex legal issues.’

‘Noga Rubinstein is an outstanding lawyer, with a sharp mind and an overwhelming ability to see the legal issues and find the right solution. She has exceptional knowledge of the relevant field and you can really tell that she loves her job.’ 

Key clients

Keshet Broadcasting Ltd.

Reshet Media Ltd.

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Golan Telecom Ltd.

Electra Consumer Products 1970 Ltd.

Israel Broadband Company Ltd.

Beeri Print Ltd.

Naty Saidoff (SHAYMA INVESTMENTS S.A)

United Studios of Israel

Bar Holding and Distribution Group

IETV – Israeli Ethiopian Television

Channel 24

Competition/antitrust Tier 2

Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices' 'professional and skilled' team has particular strength in the banking sector, where it advise clients, including Israel Discount Bank and Israel Credit Cards, on major mergers, compliance programmes and investigations carried out by the Competition Authority. The team also acts for clients from a wide range of other sectors on acquisitions, joint venture arrangements, equity investments, project bids and other corporate matters that fall under the ICA's remit, and also handles disputes relating to anti-concentration law. Noga Rubinstein, noted by one client for her 'sharp legal mind', and Andrey Nickel are key names.

Practice head(s):

Noga Rubinstein; Andrey Nickel

Other key lawyers:

Noga Rubinstein; Shmuel Mottahadeh; Noam Ben-Ari; Adi Amitay

Testimonials

‘If you are looking for a team for the toughest cases, when all seems lost – they are the ones you call. The firm has emerged in the competition/antitrust sector a few years ago and rose quickly to the top – based largely on its track record of getting the deals through with the commission as well as with other regulators. The team has a great understanding of how regulatory bodies think about and handle cases, and they put it to good use every time.’

‘Noga Rubinstein and Andrey Nickel provide a very good understanding of the law and previous cases, know how and when to approach the Commission and are able to push through some really tough cases. They have extremely good working relations with the client and provide 24/7 full on support.’ 

Key clients

Israel Discount Bank

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Tnuva Food Industries Agricultural Co-Op in Israel Ltd.

Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd.

IDE Technologies Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Israel Credit Cards Ltd.

Israir Airlines Ltd

Sonol Israel Ltd.

Be’eri Printers Ltd.

Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce

Gadot Chemicals Tankers & Terminals Ltd

Keshet Broadcasting

Reshet Media

Victory Supermarket Chain Ltd.

Dorad Energy Ltd.

Continuing Education Funds for Teachers Ltd.

G.P. Global Power Ltd

Dor Alon Energy in Israel (1988) Ltd.

Adler Chomski Marketing Communication Ltd.

Soglowek Ltd.

M Sides and Son Ltd.

Solbar Food Industries Ltd.

Ramat Negev Energy Ltd.

Dispute resolution: white-collar crime, investigation and fraud Tier 2

Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices has firm-wide expertise in administrative law and heavily regulated sectors. In the litigation space, the team is routinely involved in highly publicised criminal, administrative and disciplinary proceedings. Indeed, the practice group is acting for one of the key defendants in a criminal antitrust investigation into price collusion in the area of educational tours, and is also acting for a state witness in the cases against PM Netanyahu. The litigation department is led by Roy Blecher, who handles a wide variety of criminal negligence and financial claims, and has particular experience in matters involving the defence and aerospace industry.

Practice head(s):

Roy Blecher

Key clients

Ayelet Youngster, Gesher Tours

Mr. Ari Harow

Mr. Yoram Alon

Mr. Alon Kastiel

Mr. Ronen Moshe

Lt. Col. Yishai Rosilio

Mr. Eran Greenfeld

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

The litigation team at Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices has experience in consumer protection and environmental class actions, where it acts primarily for domestic corporates in regulated sectors such as defence and medical cannabis. The practice group is headed by Roy Blecher, who has wide-ranging experience in civil and commercial litigation, administrative claims, and criminal law. Standout highlights include representing the leading medical cannabis growers in Israel in a class action concerning the use of chemical pesticides.

Practice head(s):

Roy Blecher

Testimonials

Roy Blecher is a highly experienced litigator and provides very knowledgeable and practical advice also with respect to cases that are litigated in front of the Supreme Court. He is highly attentive and very pleasant to work with.

Key clients

Tnuva Cooperative Center for Marketing of Agricultural Products in Israel

Tikun Olam

Seàch Sarid

Sheifa La Haim

I.M.C. Agriculture 2010

Pharmocann

Canndoc

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

Mr. Yechiel Dahan

Israel Discount Bank

Mercantile Discount Bank

Israel Military Industries

Adika Style

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 5

Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices is known for its firm-wide strength in regulatory support and its activity in regulated industry sectors. Headed by Roy Blecher, the litigation group is most active in class actions and derivative claims, white-collar crime and administrative law. The team also handles professional liability claims in the legal sector.

Practice head(s):

Roy Blecher

Krispin Rubinstein Blecher & Co.

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 Telecom and Media.  The firm is proud of its entrepreneurial approach and of its ability to build strong personal connections with clients and their businesses, all while providing top-notch professional representation.

The firm vastly benefits from a 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 & 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 last few years, we have also been involved in a significant portion of the largest infrastructure projects in Israel. Our partners have advised leading companies in Israel and abroad 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), and more. 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 infrastructure and development projects. 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

Krispin, Rubinstein, Blecher & Co. provides clients with an on-going legal support on all aspects of our clients’ business activities. Our partners work closely with each client’s management team in order to assist them in the daily operation of their businesses, as well as in the structuring and execution of domestic and international commercial transactions.

We have vast experience in providing such legal support to clients in a broad spectrum of industries, and some of the largest companies in Israel engage us on a regular basis. Our lawyers have vast experience and expertise in structuring, drafting and negotiating all types of commercial agreements while maintaining continuous contact with government authorities and handling all regulatory aspects relating to the transaction.

The firm’s attorneys also regularly counsel companies and directors on the legal aspects advises on all areas of corporate law and legal issues affecting corporate clients, including corporate governance, finance, joint venture, commercial and merger and acquisition transactions.

 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 administrative disputes, and represents clients in all relevant instances, including the High Court of Justice. Among its clients the firm can count companies in many 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; antitrust litigation; internet litigation; and real estate litigation.

White Collar. Our firm represents senior members of the business 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

Telecom & Media

Our firm has extensive experience and deep knowledge of the field of Telecom & 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 tender proceedings relating to the industry.

Competition

Our firm has unique experience in the most complex competition matters and enjoys 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, and 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.

 

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Department Name Email Telephone
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
Photo Name Position Profile
Adv Roy Blecher  photo Adv Roy Blecher Adv. Roy Blecher, specializes in civil-commercial, administrative, criminal and disciplinary litigation, and…
Adv Sagit Chen  photo Adv Sagit Chen Adv. Sagit Chen advises on various complex commercial transactions, both domestic and…
Adv Amit Krispin  photo Adv Amit Krispin Adv. Krispin is one of the leading lawyers in the energy field…
Adv Andrey Nickel  photo Adv Andrey Nickel Adv. Andrey Nickel specializes in Antitrust and Competition Law and regularly advises…
Adv Noga Rubinstein  photo Adv Noga Rubinstein Adv. Noga Rubinstein is the Head of the Regulation and Competition Team…
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