Energy

Our firm possesses unique expertise in the energy field, and was among the first law firms in Israel to provide legal counsel to corporations, investors and entrepreneurs operating in the field. 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 over the past decade.

The attorneys advise leading local and international companies and entities in the energy field regarding various aspects of their activities. Among others, our legal teams advise on a wide range of energy projects, including the establishment of private power plants, the establishment of small power plants, infrastructure for the distribution of natural gas, transactions for the acquisition and transport of natural gas, renewable energy (photovoltaics and wind) power plants, tender procedures in the energy field, and more. In this capacity, the firm also handles large scale financing transactions and project finance in Israel and abroad, as well as capital raising and creating complex financial tools.

Among the main legal services provided by the attorneys is counsel regarding complex agreements in the energy field, including EPC agreements, O&M agreements, power purchase agreements (PPA), natural gas acquisition agreements (GSPA), project finance agreements, and more.

In addition, the firm possesses extensive experience relating to complex tenders in the energy field. Our attorneys advise leading local and international companies on large scale tenders in the field, including tenders for government power plant procurement, solar energy power plants establishment, licensing of natural gas distribution, and more.

The attorneys operate in synergy within the firm’s various departments, providing comprehensive counsel regarding financing, regulation, contracts, real estate, planning and construction, litigation, antitrust, tax, employment law, environmental law, and more. 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 counsel, while assisting clients in advancing projects from both legal and regulatory perspectives.

The firm’s diverse client base in the energy field includes government companies; companies and entrepreneurs active in the natural gas powered power plants field; companies establishing cogeneration power plants; companies and entrepreneurs active in the renewable energy field; gas exploration companies; gas distribution companies; various industrial consumers of natural gas; and others.

 

"Offers standout experience in energy regulatory matters."

Chambers & Partners | 2018

"Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s reputation in the power and energy sector is characterised by deep-seated experience negotiating PPPs, PFIs and BOTs."

The Legal 500 | 2018

"Established name in the Israeli market advising on energy, infrastructure and project finance."

Chambers & Partners | 2016

"Recognised for its expertise in power and natural gas, with wider mandates including transportation infrastructure projects."

Chambers & Partners | 2015

"Goldfarb Seligman & Co. advises on the full spectrum of project finance and infrastructure developments, including transport and energy projects, both domestically and abroad."

The Legal 500 | 2013