Energy and Infrastructure
Meitar’s energy and infrastructure practice covers a wide range of fields in the energy sector, including upstream oil and gas, transboundary transactions, upstream regulation, electricity and natural gas purchase and transportation agreements, renewable energy ventures and infrastructure projects.
We advise on projects in the energy sector, including applicable laws and regulation for upstream and downstream natural gas projects, from the inception of the venture through completion of the project.
Our energy and infrastructure practice team is multidisciplinary and provides comprehensive advice to our energy clients. Tax, anti-trust, corporate, environment, labor and litigation practices work with our energy clients, gaining expertise in applying their specific expertise to the energy sector.
Meitar’s energy practice is headed by Renelle Joffe, formerly a senior legal advisor with the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC, the integrated Israeli electricity utility). Renelle served for a decade as Legal Advisor for Natural Gas and Fuels at Israel Electric Corporation, and her experience includes negotiating international energy agreements for IEC, including the purchase of natural gas from Egypt.
Renelle is co-Chairperson of the recently formed Energy and Infrastructure Committee of the Israeli Bar Association. The IBA formed the committee at Renelle’s initiative, in light of the increasing legal work in this sector, with new regulation in the electricity sector being published regularly, particularly in the renewable energy sector, and with the development of the natural gas sector.