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Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices Offices
B.S.R 4 TOWER
7 MASADA STREET
BNEI BRAK 5126112
Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices > The Legal 500 Rankings
Israel > Energy Tier 1Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices' ‘thorough and advanced’ energy department advises leading companies, both international and local, on the establishment and operation of power plants and natural gas projects. The group covers matters ranging from handling tender processes to drafting project agreements. Amit Krispin leads the team, drawing on 20 years’ experience representing major companies in the energy, electricity and natural gas sectors, while Israel Shooker specialises in all corporate law matters relating to energy and finance transactions. Having joined the firm in February 2022 from Lipa Meir & Co, Asaf Iluz brings expertise in project finance and M&A within the sector.
‘This is a very professional, thorough and advanced team. Always updated on all topics.’
‘I work with Amit Krispin, Israel Shooker & Rivkah Shimon, and I receive a quick, thorough and very professional response.’
Shikun & Binui Group
Ramat Hovav Power Plant
Orot Pnina Power Plant
Darom Natural Gas / Negev Natural Gas
Rotem Natural Gas/Merimon Natural Gas
Alon Blue Square (jointly with Oficiency)
Dor Alon Gas Technologies
Rafael Defence Systems
Oil Refineries Ltd. (Bazan)
Mishkei Hadarom Energy
Supergas Natural Gas
Greif (Pachmas Factory)
Adanit Real Estate
Ramat Negev Energy
I.P.M. Beer Tuvia
Bereshit wind farm
Nesher Pumped Storage
Etgal Power Plants
Nesharim Leading Energy
I.P.P. Delek Sorek
Alon Energy Centers
I.P.P Alon Tavor
- Represented the joint venture between Edeltech Group and Shikun & Binui Group in all aspects relating to the tender and subsequent sale process for the East Hagit Power Plant.
- Represents the companies which distribute natural gas to the southern district in Israel and hold two licenses for the construction, maintenance and distribution of natural gas in southern Israel in various tender proceedings.
- Advised Enlight Renewable Energy on three large-scale wind farms in the Golan Heights located in the north of Israel (Bereshit, Emek Habach and Karmey Haruach) with maximum aggregate capacity of over 330MW.
Israel > Telecoms and media Tier 1Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices’s ‘excellent and creative legal advice’ has cemented the firm’s leading position in the media and telecommunication field, as it regularly assists domestic and foreign entities with complex regulatory issues. The group notably represents two of the leading broadcast companies operating in Israel, Reshet Media and Keshet Broadcasting, along with various media market players. Noga Rubinstein is ‘the best in her field’, bringing extensive expertise on regulatory and commercial matters, while Mohannad Nasser specialises in data protection and M&A. Ortal Klein joined the firm as a partner in January 2022 and has in-depth knowledge of corporate and securities law.
Noga Rubinstein; Mohannad Nasser
Other key lawyers:
The firm provides our company excellent and creative legal advice with “out of the box” thinking and great service. I highly recommend the firm.’
‘Noga Rubinstein is one of the leading media & broadcasting attorneys in Israel and the fact that we are represented by her makes our legal arguments strong and heard.’
‘The practice is unique in its ability to solve complex legal problems, while providing creative solutions and considering a wide range of legal, commercial, and public relations issues.’
‘Noga Rubinstein is the best on her field, with vast experience in media, broadcasting and Israeli regulation.’
Keshet Broadcasting Ltd.
Reshet Media Ltd.
Partner telecommunication Ltd.
Amphissa Holdings, Limited Partnership
I.B.C Israel Broadband Company (2013) Ltd.
Beeri Print Ltd.
Bar Marketing and Distribution Holdings Ltd.
The Israeli Audience Research Board
Kol Chai Haredim FM Ltd.
Eilam, Israeli Musicians’ Preforming Rights Society
Elco Holding and Investments Ltd
No Filters TV Ltd.
- Represented Amphissa in an investment worth of US$300 million, in Partner group. The transaction was subject to numerous regulatory approvals to be obtained from the MOC, due to several obligations and commitments that Amphissa took upon itself.
- Represent Beeri Print, one of the country’s leading prints and CRM service providers, in numerous regulatory proceedings before the Israeli parliament – the Knesset, the MOC, the Ministry of finance and the Bank of Israel regarding regulatory affairs.
- Represented Keshet Broadcasting Ltd. (Keshet) and Reshet Media Ltd. (Reshet) before Folkman Committee, a public committee established by the MOC which aims to examine the current regulation in the field of broadcasting.
Noga Rubinstein; Andrey Nickel
Other key lawyers:
‘KRB is responsive, available, professional and has very good working relations with ICA case managers. Lawyers bring original arguments and get the deals through.’
‘The team is reliable and knowledgeable.’
‘We have worked with partner Andrey Nickel for a period of several years; he is professional, attentive and available.’
‘Noga Rubinstein is extremely experienced, an original thinker and true leader. Andrey Nickel has intimate knowledge of ICA decisions and practices, as well as in the economics of competition law.’
‘Andrey Nickel has high availably, excellent knowledge of his field of expertise, a pleasant attitude, and provides efficient and professional service.’
‘KRB’s legal team is highly professional, thorough and innovative. Lawyers have the ability to achieve legal solutions where others failed to do so. Also, as a company operating in the food sector, their knowledge of our industry and its specific competition regulation (the Food Law) is a great asset.’
‘Andrey Nickel is very professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of competition law. In addition, he is highly available and pleasant to work with. Andrey has intimate knowledge of the food industry, having worked in the ICA and having had an active role in drafting the the Food Law.’
Israel Discount Bank Ltd
IDE Holdings Ltd.
Israel Credit Cards Ltd.
Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd.
The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.
Israir Airlines Ltd
Israel Insurance Association
I.D.X Information Services Ltd.
Dorad Energy Ltd.
Electra Consumer Products Ltd.
Soglowek Food Industries
Victory Supermarket Chain Ltd
Partner Communications Company Ltd
Depotchem Operations Ltd
FREE TV Ltd
Beeri Printers, Limited Partnership
Carasso Motors Ltd
Amphisa Holdings, Limited Partnership
Minrav Group Ltd
Haifa Port Company ltd
- Advised Amphisa Holdings on the $300m acquisition of Partner Communications.
- Advised Edeltech Group on the NIS1.6bn acquisition of Hagit Power Plant.
- Advised Haifa Port Company on its NIS4.1bn acquisition by Adani Group and Gadot Group.
Other key lawyers:
Mr. Ari Harow
Mr. Salman Amar
Mr. Amir Levi
Mr. Musa Nakhla
Mr. Eran Greenfeld
Mekorot Water Company Ltd.
Mr. mordechai shulman
Mr. Gil Efron
Mr. Eilon Zada
- Represented Salman Amar, former head of the Julis Local Council, in reducing his conviction for murder to manslaughter at appeal.
- Represented Mr Amir Levi, the former commander of the northern district of the Fire and Rescue Authority, in several indictment claims, including allegations of assaulting a spouse.
- Represented Mekorot Water Company in a criminal complaint claiming it polluted the waters of the Jordan River.
Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices > Firm Profile
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Litigation (Commercial & Corporate / White-Collar / Administrative)||Roy Blecher|
|Adv Roy Blecher||Adv. Roy Blecher, specializes in civil-commercial, administrative, criminal and disciplinary litigation, and…||View Profile|
|Adv Amit Krispin||Adv. Krispin is one of the leading lawyers in the energy field…||View Profile|
|Adv Andrey Nickel||Adv. Andrey Nickel specializes in Antitrust and Competition Law and regularly advises…||View Profile|
|Adv Noga Rubinstein||Adv. Noga Rubinstein is the Head of the Regulation and Competition Team…||View Profile|
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