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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 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.
Amit Krispin; Sagit Chen
Other key lawyers:
Israel Shooker; Daniel Henis Noyman; Irit Karat-Segal
Shikun & Binui Group
Ramat Hovav Power Plant
Darom Gas / Negev Gas
Alon Blue Square (jointly with Oficiency)
Rafael Defence Systems
Mishkei Hadarom Energy
Supergas Natural Gas
Greif (Pachmas Factory)
G.P Global Power
I.P.M. Beer Tuvia
Tamar (Mishor Rotem Power Plant)
Nesher Pumped Storage
Etgal Power Plants
Nesharim Leading Energy
P.P. Delek Sorek
Alon Energy Centers
I.P.P Alon Tavor
- 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 1For 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.
Noga Rubinstein; Mohannad Nasser; Elad Cohen
‘Professionalism, availability, politeness.’
‘A lot of experience.’
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.
Firmament Media, Limited Partnership
Channel 20 Ltd.
Elco Holding and Investments Ltd.
Bar Marketing and Distribution Holdings Ltd.
The Football League Administration
- 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.
Noga Rubinstein; Andrey Nickel
‘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.’
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
Supergas Israel Gas Distribution Company Ltd.
The Israeli Audience Research Board
- 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.
Other key lawyers:
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
- 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.
Other key lawyers:
‘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.’
NSO Group Technologies Ltd.
Mr. Eran Greenfeld
Tikun Olam Ltd.
Seàch Sarid Ltd.
I.M.C. Agriculture 2010 Ltd.
Mr. Yechiel Dahan
Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises
Naschitz Brandes Amir & Co.
Mr. Yoram Alon
Ayelet Youngster, Gesher Tours
Mekorot – Israel National water co.
- 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.
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|