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May 9, 2024

Supreme Court: Metpro DMY Tender Win for M1 Metro Line Stands

Zohar Lande and Shai Avnieli represented Metpro DMY in an administrative appeal submitted to the Supreme Court, in which another bidder attempted to disqualify Metpro’s win in the tender for the management and planning of the M1 metro line. The Supreme Court accepted the district court’s position, recommending that the appellant withdraw its appeal and reach an agreement with Metpro 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.

June 19, 2023

Barnea: Hosting Conference on Tenders in Collaboration with ACC Israel

We hosted a conference on tenders at our office together with the ACC Israel. Ronit Niederman, a partner in the Tenders and Projects Department, discussed tender negotiation strategies. Gal Rozent, head of the Competition and Antitrust Department, spoke about the role of competition in tenders. Among the guest speakers at the conference was Joy Sturm, a partner from international firm Hogan Lovells, who participated in a panel with Shai Avnieli. They discussed how to submit tenders in the US. Another keynote speaker was Gal Somech, legal advisor to the Haifa Port, who addressed the port’s privatization process.

June 16, 2022

Doral Renewable Energy Signs USD 390 Million Financing Agreement for Mammoth North Energy Project

Funding for the project in Indiana, which is expected to produce about 1,600 megawatts of clean energy, is being put forward by a consortium led by Deutsche Bank. Advs. Roy Engel and Samuel Henry Samuel represented Doral in the transaction, alongside McDermott Will Emery.

March 9, 2022

Representing Shikun & Binui and Egged in Administrative Petition

Our firm is representing Shikun Binui and Egged in an administrative petition filed with the Jerusalem District Court over the tender committee's decision not to disqualify the bids of French company Alstom and Russian company TMH in the tender for the Jerusalem Light Rail's Blue Line. Advs. Zohar Lande, and Shai Avnieli provided representation in the matter.

May 27, 2021

Representing Nofar Energy in Negotiations to Acquire Rights in Blue Sky Group

Firm partner Samuel Henri Samuel represented Nofar Energy in negotiations to acquire 67% of the capital of Blue Sky Group, a group of companies engaged in the development and construction of solar energy projects in the United States. The deal is valued at approximately USD 91 million. 

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.  

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.

January 20, 2020

Event Invite: Networking with Airbus, Starburst, and a French Aerospace Delegation

We are hosting, together with Business France Israel, a networking cocktail in honor of the visit of a technological business delegation from the top aerospace clusters in France. Also participating in the event are representatives from Airbus DS and Starburst Israel.

January 15, 2020

Shai Avnieli Lectures to Israeli Association of Construction & Infrastructure Engineers

Shai Avnieli served as a guest lecturer as part of an arbitration course held by the Israeli Association of Construction Infrastructure Engineers.

November 13, 2019

Representing License Holders of the Ishai Gas Reservoir

Advs. Zohar Lande and Anat Even-Chen are representing the license holders of the Ishai gas reservoir. This reservoir shares its gas with the Aphrodite field in Cyprus. Our firm is accompanying the license holders in their appeal to the Ministers of Energy, Foreign Affairs, Justice, and Finance to secure their rights further to the agreement signed by the Aphrodite license holders with the Cypriot government.

July 3, 2019

Ministry of Defense Seminar on P.F.I Projects

Inon Yogev, a partner in our Infrastructure and Project Finance Department, lectured today as part of a seminar on the establishment of P.F.I projects in the defense sector. In attendance were senior officials from the Ministry of Defense and the IDF.

June 25, 2019

Energean Firms up Agreement with Israel Natural Gas Lines

Our firm represented Israel Natural Gas Lines (INGL) in the conclusion of a detailed agreement with Greek company Energean for the transfer of the near shore and onshore part of the pipeline that will deliver gas from the Karish and Tanin FPSO into the Israeli national gas transmission grid. As consideration, INGL will pay Energean 369 million NIS.

May 7, 2019

Administrative Petition Filed Against Our Client Following Tender Win

Our firm is representing the Tel Aviv Taxi Organization in an administrative petition filed against after its win in the Tel Aviv cluster of a two-stage competitive process conducted by the Ministry of Transport. The organization is represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Adi Shoham of the Litigation Department.

December 19, 2018

INGL to Pay NIS 370 Million for the Construction of an Offshore Dry Gas Pipeline

Our firm represented INGL during the negotiation and conclusion of an MoU for the construction by Energean of an offshore dry gas pipeline from the Karish and Tanin fields to the Israeli shore. The pipeline is expected to be transferred to INGL in the beginning of 2021.

November 28, 2018

Barnea Represented a Chinese Company in Litigation Related to the Highway 16 Tender

Barnea is representing the Chinese infrastructure company PMEC in its request to disqualify the winning bid in the tender for Highway 16. The company is being represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Shachar Rothschild from the Litigation Department.

May 31, 2018

Yuval Lazi Lectures at Hutchison Kinrot

Adv. Yuval Lazi is lecturing today for entrepreneurs at Hutchison Kinrot, a global leader seed investor in water and cleantech-related technologies.