Meitar’s Infrastructure Department provides legal advice and assistance to infrastructure companies and projects both in Israel and overseas, including oil and gas producers, companies developing power stations, ports and airports, railway facilities, roads, wastewater treatment facilities, water and sewage corporations.
The department advises and assists such corporations in all legal aspects relevant to their infrastructure development operations, such as formation, funding, tender processes, negotiations, agreements, regulation and more, working in full coordination with our firm’s energy, corporate, litigation, taxation and environmental departments.
Services provided by our firm in the field include, inter alia:
- Legal assistance to the companies participating in tenders for ports, airports, power stations, railway facilities, road construction and water and sewage infrastructure development.
- Handling licensing procedures with the state authorities and obtaining licenses from the Petroleum and Gas Commissioner and the Electricity Authority, including drafting distribution agreements, gas supply agreements, gas purchase agreements, infrastructure development agreements and plants conversion into natural gas agreements.
- Full involvement in infrastructure development and renewable energy projects.
- Legal assistance in wastewater treatment plants and water and sewage infrastructure development.
- Legal assistance in filing infrastructure-related petitions to the High Court of Justice and administrative petitions as well as tender-related administrative petitions.
- Drafting contracts with subcontractors and equipment suppliers.
- Drafting power station development agreements.
- Negotiating with banks and financial institutions and drafting project funding agreements.
Our firm’s Infrastructure Department is headed by adv. Alon Gellert and adv. Gidi Frishtik. Adv. Gellert, a regulation specialist, has vast experience of over 25 years in commercial law and advising major companies and corporations, formerly serving as the Legal Advisor in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and heading the Government Companies Authority Advisory Committee. Adv. Frishtik, an environmental law specialist, serving as a co-chairman of the Environmental Committee of the Israel Bar Association and local authorities and environmental law lecturer, advises numerous clients on flowing and municipal infrastructure-related issues.