Project-Finance, Energy & Infrastructure

Project-Finance, Energy & Infrastructure

Infrastructure, Energy and Project Finance

Large-scale projects present a wide range of challenges in financing, engineering and law.  Such projects involve a variety of legal issues, including tenders, administrative law, governmental regulation, financing agreements, hedging transactions (ISDA), liens and assignment of rights, taxation, real estate, intellectual property, litigation and more.

Our team is one of the few in the country that includes experts in all branches of law relating to the field of large-scale projects. Attorneys in the department have a deep commercial understanding and familiarity with the various interests of all project stakeholders: government, financiers, entrepreneurs, and the contractors. Thanks to our pragmatic approach, we have proven success in finding solutions to complex problems, and the closing of the most complex transactions.

The department staff has been involved in projects in the fields of energy, transportation, water and real estate, including conventional power stations (440 MW) the pumped storage power station (300 MW) the solar thermal power station (troughs) (120 MW), a thermal solar power station (solar tower) (120 MW), a photovoltaic power station (30 MW), the Tel Aviv light rail, affordable-housing-for rent projects of the municipalities of Herzelia and Ramat Hasharon, and the establishment of government campuses and courts in various cities across the country, and more.

Mr. Eldar Duchan, the head of the projects department, joined the firm after serving as senior legal adviser at the Ministry of Finance for eighteen years. At the Ministry, Mr. Duchan was in charge of the legal aspects in relation to the fields of project-finance, energy, government-debt financing, and real estate.

The Department's Partners:

* Elad Duchan

What's New

  • Litigation

    Appearances and media: Adv. Ofer Cohen-Zedek lectured on "the art of cross examination and the examination of experts". The lecture was given as part of the Israel Bar's continuing education program on civil and commercial litigation, in which both judges and advocates lecture.

  • Indirect Taxation

    The department successfully represented a tuna fish importer, which applied for – and obtained – a provisional mandatory injunction and provisional attachment in respect of 10 containers of fish that had been imported from a Chinese supplier further to an anticipated breach of the agreement with it, despite the fact that the transactions had been secured by documentary letters of credit.

  • Labour Law

    In an employee's lawsuit against his former employer and its CEO, the department filed an application for the summary dismissal of elements of the claim based on the Protection of Privacy Law and an application for the summary dismissal of the causes of action against the company's CEO. The regional labour court allowed the applications in a partial judgement, whereby the relief sought under the Protection of Privacy Law was struck out from the statement of claim, and the claim against the employer's CEO was struck out in full.

  • Commercial Law

    the department represented E8 Storage in a second round of raising capital in which it raised $12 million from the Accel Fund and the existing investors, the Magma and Vertex Funds. E8 Storage, which was established at the end of 2014, is developing the next generation of flash storage solutions.

  • Litigation

    the department has brought about the dismissal of several class actions brought against the firm's clients, leading Israeli companies

  • tax

    The department represented two companies that merged in obtaining a tax ruling from the Tax Authority's Mergers and Spin-Offs Department, approving the outline of the merger. The department's action for several clients in proceedings relating to the voluntary disclosure of unreported income in Israel and abroad was also successfully completed.

  • Insolvency, Receivership & Dissolution

    The liquidator of the Rav-Or insurance agency, Adv. Karen Reichbach-Segal, alleges that the company owner, Avner Koppel, secretly transferred NIS 11 million from the company to a company owned by his son