Inon Yogev, a partner at Barnea & Co., specializes in providing ongoing legal counsel to infrastructure projects involving the private sector (PPP, PFI and BOT), focusing on all stages of financing transactions.
Inon has extensive experience in major financing transactions and representing entrepreneurs, banks and other financing entities in various infrastructure projects, including roads, light railways, power stations and renewable energy facilities.
Recently, Inon advised on the project for relocating IDF bases to southern Israel. He also provided legal counsel to and represented, the Mabat Lanegev group, which has been tasked to construct and operate the IDF’s training campus in the Negev, and the MTS Consortium, the concessionaire in the Tel-Aviv light railway project.
Prior to joining Barnea & Co., Inon was a partner in the project financing and infrastructure department at the law firm of Yehuda Raveh & Co.
College of Management Academic Studies, (LL.B) , 2007
Israel Bar Association, 2008
News and updates - Inon Yogev:
The Electricity Authority published the Guidelines for the next PV Plants’ Giant Projects in Israel
Further to the recent hearing held in October 2016 (see our clients update dated 01 December 2016), the Electricity Authority published on 19 December 2016, a decision detailing the main principles of the upcoming competitive process for the construction of Solar Power Plants in Israel, with a capacity of up to 1,000 MW.
The Israeli Public Utilities – Electricity Authority to Hold a Hearing Regarding New Quotas for Photovoltaic Power Plants
In October 2016, the Electricity Authority published a draft resolution to hold a hearing regarding the arrangement of a competitive proceeding to set the tariff payable for electricity generation using photovoltaic technology.
Israeli Leadership in Water Technologies
Despite the fact that water covers three quarters of Earth's surface, countries all over the world suffer from potential or current water shortages. Water consumption well outpaces supply, particularly in arid nations that struggle to meet their agricultural water needs. Israel, as a nation more than 50 percent covered in desert, has grappled with this problem since its beginnings. The technologies it has developed in response allow it to flourish, and it is doing more every year to expand those technologies around the world.
Technologies to Gain Usable Water
The two ways to adjust to the conditions that lead to water shortages are straightforward: creating more usable water and conserving the water that is available. Israel has long worked for ways to get the most out of the water available to it. Mekoret, for example, is a state-owned company that focuses on all aspects of water provision. It has created and applied water desalination techniques, deep drilling techniques, and an abundance of water treatment and purification techniques that increase the total amount of water available to the country. It has been developing the technologies it uses for over 50 years. Other private companies like Amiad Water Systems focus on particular aspects of the process--filtration in Amiad's case.
Ways to Use Less Water
Cleaning and reusing water provides an important strategy that nations are learning to use more and more efficiently, often following the leadership Israel provides in this area. The country's best known water technology, though, is drip irrigation. This technique focuses on applying water directly to crops, rather than flooding the area. The concept, led by Netafim, is that you should use only the amount of water needed for the plants consuming it, rather than enough to flood the entire area. While the precise savings has yet to be scientifically determined, the concept in a world where 80 percent of water usage is agricultural holds significant promise.
Israel's leadership in water technology provides a fertile source for startups and investment opportunities that stand to help the world address an ongoing environmental problem. Barnea & Co. has broad experience in guiding investment strategies and legal considerations in water tech areas. Contact us today to learn how we can help you approach these opportunities wisely and legally.