Energy and Infrastructure

Large scale energy and infrastructure projects involve a unique set of transactions and financial dealings and must consider various regulatory aspects. At APM & Co. our Energy and Infrastructure department has acquired significant experience in these fields, providing legal advice and representation to many clients, on large scale local and multinational projects.

The department represents and advises corporations, conglomerates, partnerships, entrepreneurs and financial institutions, in the structuring, development, financing and construction of energy and infrastructure projects, including BOT and PFI projects.

Over the years, numerous transactions have allowed us to gain varied experience, each time representing a different client, standing on different sides of the table. It is this wide experience that has provided our team with a broad understanding of the requirements of each participant, allowing us to offer a unique and comprehensive service.

As leading counsel we often find ourselves bridging gaps to accommodate the needs of our clients and providing added value in the form of access to relevant projects, financing and market experts.

As projects of this kind entail complex multinational regulatory and financing aspects, our wide range of services are based on an in-depth understanding of the projects, the technologies and the financial structure of such projects.

Our Services:

We provide our clients with representation and legal advice on the full spectrum of transactions in the areas of energy, infrastructure and natural resources, including:

  • Renewable energy projects (such as solar energy, wind farms, pumped storage energy and others)
  • Water treatment desalination plants
  • Water treatment in mines
  • Sewerage treatment
  • Gas

Within these areas, our services frequently touch upon:

  • EPC agreements
  • O&M agreements
  • Power Purchase agreements
  • Projects financing
  • BOT tenders
  • Energy regulations
  • Licensing
  • Joint ventures
  • M&A
  • Planning, zoning and permits

Our Experience:

In recent years our Energy and Infrastructure department has been involved in numerous projects, including the following:

Conventional and PV Energy:

  • Representation of leading EPC contractors from Israel and abroad on several transactions, involving the construction of PV plants in Israel, the Czech Republic and Germany to a total generating capacity of over 200MW. 
  • Representation of an Israeli public company in the acquisition and financing of over 80 PV plants in Israel, including advising on regulatory, licensing, financial and real estate aspects.
  • Representing Israeli investors on a joint venture for the construction of numerous conventional gas generated electric plants in Russia and Poland.
Water Treatment:
  • Representation of an Israeli EPC contractor on a turnkey construction of a desalination plant ordered by Mekorot (the Israeli water company) built and delivered in Limassol, Cyprus.
  • Representation in a transaction for supplying, installing and commissioning of waste water treatment plants in Ghana and South Africa.
Oil and Gas:
  • Advising and representing the Association of Oil and Gas Exploration Industries regarding regulatory matters.
  • Representing one of the participants on a contemplated JV in a tender to build the gas transmission system.
Project Financing:
  • Advice and ongoing legal representation to various financial institutions on transactions involving energy, water treatment and other infrastructure projects. Among others, we advised Deutch Bank, Mizrahi Bank and various institutional investors.

News    about this expertise

Renewable energy projects in Israel? Not so fast!

September 4th, 2018

"Along with the Israeli authorities' desire to promote renewable energy projects in Israel, there is a gap between the desire and the actual implementation of such projects". Adv. Nadia Davidson, head of the infrastructure, energy and project finance practice in our firm, who leads dozens of renewable energy projects each year, in a...Read More 

Nadia Davidzon was chosen as one of Globes 40 under 40

January 15th, 2018

Nadia Davidzon Adv. a partner and the head of the infrastructure, energy and project finance practice was chosen as one of Globes 40 under 40. For the full article, click here...Read More 

Israeli co Yam Pro to build Ghanaian wave power station

December 20th, 2017

Israeli company Yam Pro has signed a $180 million agreement to build a 150-megawatt power station driven by wave energy. The agreement is with Indian company Shapoorji Pallonji Group, owners of the TATA Group. Under the agreement, Yam Pro will build electricity production systems in Ghana for the local electric company. Yam Pro was ...Read More 
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Publications    about this expertise

Solar Energy - Israel is behind

July 16th, 2018

The government's bureaucracy and lack of encouragement are distorting the Israeli electricity sector. Adv. Nadia Davidzon, Partner and Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Project Finance, wrote an article about this in Globes. For the full article, click here....Read More 

Recognition    about this expertise

APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of BDI

June 11th, 2018

APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of BDI, a leading and influential Israeli legal directory: ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS CLASS ACTIONS ENVIRONMENTAL LAW HIGH TECH AND VENTURE CAPITAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND TENDERS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT TAX ...Read More 

17 APM & Co. Departments Ranked in the 2014 BDI Edition

May 4th, 2014

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. was ranked in 17 practice areas in the 2014 edition of BDI, the leading Israeli legal directory. APM & Co. was ranked within tier 1 in the following practice areas: Real Estate Tax High Tech Antitrust Mergers and Acquisitions International Commercial Law Receiverships and Liquidations E...Read More 

APM & Co.'s Energy and Infrastructure Practice Recognized in the 2014 Edition of The Legal 500

April 10th, 2014

APM & Co. was ranked in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500, a leading international legal directory, for its exceptional achievements to the field of Energy and Infrastructure. The guide also recognized Adv. Ranit Kessous-Katz, Associate in our commercial department as leading individuals in this field. The guide noted: "Amit...Read More 
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Presentation    about this expertise

Wind Energy Regulation in Israel and Romania

December 31th, 2013

A presentation by Adv. Liron Pesti, an associate in our Energy and Infrastructure department. For the full presentation click here (Hebrew presentation)....Read More 

Competition in the Israeli Natural Gas Market

May 1st, 2013

A presentation by Adv. Eldad Koresh, managing partner and head of our Commercial department, which was presented at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas. For the full presentation click here....Read More