Energy and Natural Resources


Goldfarb Seligman is considered as one of the leading Israeli law firms in the energy and natural resources field. 


Through the years, the attorneys have accumulated extensive knowledge and experience regarding all activities in the Israeli energy field, including its regulation. The firm's legal teams are active in forming the regulation in the field, participating in processes which led to significant changes in the Israeli energy market during the last decade.  


The extensive professional knowledge accumulated within the firm, the versatile practical experience, the deep understanding of this field and the close accompanying of clients, enable the  legal teams to provide comprehensive professional consulting, while also assisting clients in advancing projects and making business decisions which are suitable to their needs and goals.


The attorneys advise leading companies and entities in the field regarding various aspects of their activities. Among others, the attorneys advise on a wide range of energy projects, including the establishment of private power plants, infrastructures for the distribution of natural gas, transactions for the acquisition and transport of natural gas, photovoltaics power plants, tender procedures in the energy field, and more.


The attorneys operate in synergy with the firm's other various departments, therefore providing comprehensive consulting regarding financing, regulation, real estate, planning and construction and contractual aspects.


Among the main legal services provided by the attorneys is consulting regarding EPC agreement, Power Purchase agreements (PPA), O&M agreements, natural gas acquisition agreements (GSPA), Project Finance agreements, and more.


The attorneys advise entrepreneurs and companies on the establishment of natural gas power plants, among them a company which the power plant it had established had already begun electricity production; a company which reached financial close and raised over 4 billion NIS for the establishment of Israel's largest private power plant with a power output of 840 MW; two companies which reached financial close, raising over 1 billion NIS for the establishment of a cogeneration power plant; entrepreneurs in the renewable energy field; a company preparing to establish a large wind turbine farm; one of the world's leading manufacturer of photovoltaics panels preparing to establish a large number of photovoltaics fields; two of the licensed natural gas distributers and various industrial companies which signed natural gas purchase agreements; and more.  


The firm possesses extensive experience relating to complex tenders and has advised companies on tenders for the licensing of natural gas distribution and for the establishment of solar energy power plants.