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Shai Avnieli
Adv. Shai Avnieli

Electra City Tower
58 Harakevet St.
Tel Aviv

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Shai Avnieli

Shai is a partner in our firm’s Litigation Department, specializing in infrastructure and energy disputes.

Adv. Shai Avnieli specializes in representing clients in complex dispute resolution procedures, with a special focus on procedures relating to construction projects, engineering, and infrastructure. Shai also possesses extensive experience advising contractors, orderers, and entrepreneurs throughout all stages of a project.

Shai’s clients include leading Israeli engineering and infrastructure companies, as well as internationally known entities operating in the infrastructure and energy sectors.


Shai has extensive experience in supporting diverse projects in the field of engineering and infrastructure, including roads, rail transport, water, gas, renewable energy, seaports, and air. Among the projects to which Shai has provided legal counsel are the Red Line project of the Tel Aviv Light Rail, the Green Line project of the Jerusalem Light Rail, the tunnel mining project for the high-speed rail between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, a project for the construction of a desalination plant in Ashdod, a project for the construction of a new arm at Ben-Gurion Airport, a project to build a new railway parallel to Road 6, other complex projects, and more.


Shai boasts extensive experience in representing his clients in various litigation procedures related to the field of engineering and infrastructure. He provides representation before the various courts, during arbitrations (in Israel and internationally), and in alternative dispute resolution procedures.

In addition, Shai provides advice on critical issues and crises in the field of engineering and infrastructure.


Prominent legal directories Chambers and Partners The Legal 500 ranks Shai as a Recommended Lawyer in the Infrastructure practice area.


Hebrew University of Jerusalem, LL.B. 2004


Member of the Israel Bar Association since 2005

Insights & News - Shai Avnieli:

May 9, 2024

The Supreme Court: MetPro DMI wins the appeal filed against its winning the tender for the management and planning of the M1 metro line.

Zohar Landa and Shai Avnieli represented Metpro DMI in an appeal submitted to the Supreme Court, on an administrative action in which another bidder attempted to disqualify MepPro. The Supreme Court adopted the position of the district court and our position, recommending that the appellant withdraw the appeal and reach an agreement with our client regarding legal expenses.

January 11, 2024

Victory for Metpro DMY as Court Rejects Petition Against Metro Project Tender Win

Advs. Shai Avnieli and Tal Shirizli represented Metpro in a judicial review petition brought by Metro Dan contesting the results of the tender published by NTA for management of the Gush Dan metro project. The court dismissed the claims against Metpro and the other successful bidders, admonishing the petitioner's behavior. The court further ordered Metro Dan to cover ILS 85,000 in expenses for each respondent.

August 13, 2023

Barnea: Representing Bareket in NIS 20 Million Lawsuit

Shai Avnieli and Omer Ungar are representing Bareket in a lawsuit the construction company Longshine has filed against it. Longshine, which served as the main contractor in a project initiated by Bareket, was nine months late in delivery of the project. As a result, Bareket deducted approximately NIS 10 million from the construction account. 

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