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Infrastructure

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 counsel throughout all project procedures.

 

Our team represents 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 is ranked as leading lawyers in Israel in this field. Chambers and Partners describes him as “well known for his involvement in a number of significant infrastructure projects”.

 

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:


December 29, 2020

Summary of Projects in the Infrastructure Field in Israel 2020

As an expert in the infrastructure field, Shai Avnieli was interviewed for Calcalist’s podcast to provide his highlights for the year 2020. He analyzed how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the industry and where the infrastructure industry is headed.

November 9, 2020

Our Firm Represented CAF in Funding for Jerusalem Light Rail Project

After a year of negotiations, Jerusalem Light Rail concessionaire Shapir Engineering and its Spanish partner CAF announced the closure of a financial agreement for the construction and operation of a network of light rail lines in Jerusalem. The project's initial financing, amounting to nearly NIS 4 billion, will be led by Bank Hapoalim, with the participation of First International Bank of Israel, investment house Altshuler Shaham, and insurance company Migdal. Our firm's Simon Jaffa and Samuel Henry Samuel represented CAF in the transaction. This is CAF's first project in Israel.

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.  

 

Infrastructure

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 counsel throughout all project procedures.

 

Our team represents 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 is ranked as leading lawyers in Israel in this field. Chambers and Partners describes him as “well known for his involvement in a number of significant infrastructure projects”.

 

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

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

News and updates - Infrastructure:


December 29, 2020

Summary of Projects in the Infrastructure Field in Israel 2020

As an expert in the infrastructure field, Shai Avnieli was interviewed for Calcalist’s podcast to provide his highlights for the year 2020. He analyzed how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the industry and where the infrastructure industry is headed.

November 9, 2020

Our Firm Represented CAF in Funding for Jerusalem Light Rail Project

After a year of negotiations, Jerusalem Light Rail concessionaire Shapir Engineering and its Spanish partner CAF announced the closure of a financial agreement for the construction and operation of a network of light rail lines in Jerusalem. The project's initial financing, amounting to nearly NIS 4 billion, will be led by Bank Hapoalim, with the participation of First International Bank of Israel, investment house Altshuler Shaham, and insurance company Migdal. Our firm's Simon Jaffa and Samuel Henry Samuel represented CAF in the transaction. This is CAF's first project in Israel.

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.  

 

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