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Infrastructure & Project Finance

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P. Banking & Finance, Corporate, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Private Clients

Key partner

P. Infrastructure & Project Finance, Litigation

Infrastructure and energy projects are characterized by substantial complexity, an intricate contractual system, rigid schedule targets and unexpected risks.

Our firm possesses practical, international, and multidisciplinary experience in infrastructure projects that require a deep understanding owing to the complexity of the field.

 

We have been involved in a number of prominent and complicated projects in Israel in recent years. We provide legal advice from the preliminary qualification and tender stages, assist in negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements with subcontractors and suppliers, aid in the financial closing, and accompany all project procedures.

 

We represent clients, entrepreneurs, shareholders, construction and operation contractors, banks and other finance providers in Israel and abroad, providing them with close legal support from their inception.

 

We additionally represent clients in legal proceedings that might arise during projects, whether in order to manage such disputes or to reach a settlement.

 

Our firm is regularly rated in international and Israeli ranking guides as a leading infrastructure and project finance firm. Simon Jaffa and Inon Yogev are ranked as leading lawyers in Israel in this field.

 

Our broad experience includes

  • IDF Training Base in the Negev (Ir HaBahadim) – representing the concessionaire, the contractor, and the operator
  • The new IDF ICT computer campus (Kiryat Hatikshuv) – representing the concessionaire and the operator
  • IDF Unified Supply Center – representing the shareholder in the bidding company and the operator contractor
  • Competitive process for the purchase of the Alon-Tavor power station from the Israel Electric Corporation – representing a foreign company in the tender process and financial closing procedures
  • Sale of Shikun & Binui’s portfolio – providing representation during the equity investment competition procedure
  • The Eastern Railway Project – representing Netivei Israel, the National Transport Infrastructure Company Ltd.
  • Tel Aviv Light Rail (Green Line and Purple Line) – representing an international consortium
  • Jerusalem Light Rail (Green Line) – representing the shareholder in the concessionaire and the construction and operation contractors
  • A project for the construction of a national transmission network of natural gas pipelines – representing Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd
  • A project for the establishment of compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling stations – representing a leading infrastructure company
  • Projects for the construction of private natural gas/cogeneration-based power plant projects
  • Seawater desalination plant at the Sorek B site – representing institutional bodies in the funding process with bidders
  • Renewable energy projects – representing various financing entities in financial closure procedures

News and updates - Infrastructure & Project Finance:


July 19, 2020

NIS 600 Million Financial Closure at Etgal Power Plant

We represented a group of institutional lenders, including Psagot and Amitim, in a deal to finance Shikun & Binui Group's construction and operation of a power plant in Ashdod, for approx. NIS 600 million.

Amitim and Psagot were represented by Advs. Simon Jaffa, Samuel Henri Samuel, and Rotem Orbach.  

 

July 5, 2020

A Solution for Infrastructure Project Delays Is Also Needed

At the end of June, the Ministry of Construction and Housing announced that due to the coronavirus crisis the time in which a contractor can delay delivering an apartment without being sanctioned will increase to 100 days. Shai Avnieli, a partner in our Infrastructure Department, published an opinion article in Globes on the subject. He commented: "This decision, which stems from a desire to solve this complex issue, is indeed welcome. However, although this decision has a significant impact on the construction market in Israel, it does not fix the issues of the construction market as a whole, particularly not the infrastructure sector."

June 3, 2020

Israel's Infrastructure Boom

Israel is undertaking a massive transformation to modernize its infrastructure, with a series of projects in transport, energy, and defense. British magazine The Lawyer interviewed Shai Avnieli, an expert in the infrastructure area, on the subject. In his comments, Shai noted that providing legal advice for complex projects is not something just any lawyer can do. "This practice area is not some buzzword that lawyers can quickly adapt to and it is certainly impossible to quickly become adept in this field," he stressed.

Infrastructure & Project Finance

Infrastructure and energy projects are characterized by substantial complexity, an intricate contractual system, rigid schedule targets and unexpected risks.

Our firm possesses practical, international, and multidisciplinary experience in infrastructure projects that require a deep understanding owing to the complexity of the field.

 

We have been involved in a number of prominent and complicated projects in Israel in recent years. We provide legal advice from the preliminary qualification and tender stages, assist in negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements with subcontractors and suppliers, aid in the financial closing, and accompany all project procedures.

 

We represent clients, entrepreneurs, shareholders, construction and operation contractors, banks and other finance providers in Israel and abroad, providing them with close legal support from their inception.

 

We additionally represent clients in legal proceedings that might arise during projects, whether in order to manage such disputes or to reach a settlement.

 

Our firm is regularly rated in international and Israeli ranking guides as a leading infrastructure and project finance firm. Simon Jaffa and Inon Yogev are ranked as leading lawyers in Israel in this field.

 

Our broad experience includes

  • IDF Training Base in the Negev (Ir HaBahadim) – representing the concessionaire, the contractor, and the operator
  • The new IDF ICT computer campus (Kiryat Hatikshuv) – representing the concessionaire and the operator
  • IDF Unified Supply Center – representing the shareholder in the bidding company and the operator contractor
  • Competitive process for the purchase of the Alon-Tavor power station from the Israel Electric Corporation – representing a foreign company in the tender process and financial closing procedures
  • Sale of Shikun & Binui’s portfolio – providing representation during the equity investment competition procedure
  • The Eastern Railway Project – representing Netivei Israel, the National Transport Infrastructure Company Ltd.
  • Tel Aviv Light Rail (Green Line and Purple Line) – representing an international consortium
  • Jerusalem Light Rail (Green Line) – representing the shareholder in the concessionaire and the construction and operation contractors
  • A project for the construction of a national transmission network of natural gas pipelines – representing Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd
  • A project for the establishment of compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling stations – representing a leading infrastructure company
  • Projects for the construction of private natural gas/cogeneration-based power plant projects
  • Seawater desalination plant at the Sorek B site – representing institutional bodies in the funding process with bidders
  • Renewable energy projects – representing various financing entities in financial closure procedures
Key partner

P. Banking & Finance, Corporate, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Private Clients

Key partner

P. Infrastructure & Project Finance, Litigation

News and updates - Infrastructure & Project Finance:


July 19, 2020

NIS 600 Million Financial Closure at Etgal Power Plant

We represented a group of institutional lenders, including Psagot and Amitim, in a deal to finance Shikun & Binui Group's construction and operation of a power plant in Ashdod, for approx. NIS 600 million.

Amitim and Psagot were represented by Advs. Simon Jaffa, Samuel Henri Samuel, and Rotem Orbach.  

 

July 5, 2020

A Solution for Infrastructure Project Delays Is Also Needed

At the end of June, the Ministry of Construction and Housing announced that due to the coronavirus crisis the time in which a contractor can delay delivering an apartment without being sanctioned will increase to 100 days. Shai Avnieli, a partner in our Infrastructure Department, published an opinion article in Globes on the subject. He commented: "This decision, which stems from a desire to solve this complex issue, is indeed welcome. However, although this decision has a significant impact on the construction market in Israel, it does not fix the issues of the construction market as a whole, particularly not the infrastructure sector."

June 3, 2020

Israel's Infrastructure Boom

Israel is undertaking a massive transformation to modernize its infrastructure, with a series of projects in transport, energy, and defense. British magazine The Lawyer interviewed Shai Avnieli, an expert in the infrastructure area, on the subject. In his comments, Shai noted that providing legal advice for complex projects is not something just any lawyer can do. "This practice area is not some buzzword that lawyers can quickly adapt to and it is certainly impossible to quickly become adept in this field," he stressed.

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