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This content is provided by Krispin, Rubinstein, Blecher & Partners.

Number of partners: 9
Number of other lawyers: 19
Languages: Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Krispin Rubinstein Blecher & Co. specializes in solving complex issues by providing its clients with effective and creative legal services, most notably in highly regulated sectors such as energy, banking, finance and telecom and media. The firm is proud of its entrepreneurial approach and of its ability to build strong personal connections with clients and their businesses, all while providing top-notch professional representation.

Main Areas of Practice:

Projects/Energy:

3 partners; 6 fee earners
KRB provides comprehensive legal services relating to the Israeli energy sector. The firm has accompanied the development and operation of the largest energy and infrastructure projects in Israel, from power plants (conventional and renewable), through natural gas, transportation, civil works and desalination. The team is uniquely experienced in providing consultation on regulatory issues, project finance and the commercial aspects of the project including EPC/O&M agreements, PPAs and GSPAs.
Latest Work:
■ Representing the JV of Edeltech Group and Shikun & Binui in the tender, sale and handover of the 1,150 MW Ramat Hovav Power Plant (including post-handover representation)
■ Representing the JV between Canadian Solar and Menora concerning the financing, regulation and development of several PV projects with an aggregate capacity of 150MW
■ Representing Haifa Chemicals in the construction and operation of the first integrated ammonia production plant in Israel
■ Representing two bidders in the tender for the construction and operation of a 300MW PV BOT Project near Dimona
Key Clients: Edeltech, Shikun & Binui, Menora Canadian Solar, Dorad, Nesharim, Alon Energy, Enlight, Haifa Chemicals
Contact: Amit Krispin, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

Projects/Energy (Oil & Gas):
KRB advises on a significant portion of the natural gas business in Israel, and represents the largest natural gas consumers, marketers, distributers and infrastructure companies. Among others, the firm represented Ramat Hovav Power Plant in its GSPA’s with Leviathan Karish/Tanin reservoirs and Edeltech Group in its GSPA with Leviathan reservoir, Dorad and Mashav in their GSPA negotiations with Tamar reservoir.
Key Clients: Ramat Hovav Power Plant, Dorad Energy, Supergas Natural Gas, Negev Gas, Darom Gas
Contact: Amit Krispin, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

Corporate / M&A: 
3 Partners; 6 fee earners
The firm is recognized for working closely with its clients, consulting both in their daily business operations and in the execution of domestic and international transactions. KRB supports clients, local and global, in a broad spectrum of industries, including high-tech, traditional industry, banking, and cannabis, with emphasis in highly regulated sectors.
Latest Work:
■ Representation of Supergas in its acquisition of EPC contractors and developers operating in the solar market
■ Representation of Beeri Print in acquisitions logistics operators
■ Representation of Sonol Gas in an APA with Isragas
Key Clients: Discount Bank, Cal, Menora, Canadian Solar, Edeltech, Super Natural Gas, Hadassah Medical, Beeri
Contact: Sagit Chen, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

Telecom & Media:
3 partners; 3 fee earners
KRB has extensive experience in the field of Telecom & Media while possessing unique knowledge of the complex regulatory environment. KRB provides consultations regarding licensing, mergers and acquisitions, control purchases and transfers, local and international transactions, tenders, privacy and information security, competition and the establishment of OTT platforms.
Latest Work:
■ Consultation with respect to the layout by Israel Broadband Company (IBC) of fiber optic networks
■ Representation of IBC, Hot and Cellcom regarding their cooperation in the field of fiber optic network deployment
■ Representation of a local subsidiary of a prominent European telecom corporation in licensing procedures, multi-national transactions and inspection procedures
■ Representation of an international consortium, regarding the layout of an international fiber optic network via submarine cables and other telecom infrastructures
Key Clients: Reshet Media, Keshet Broadcasting, Cellcom, IBC
Contact:
Noga Rubinstein, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

Competition & Antitrust:
2 partners; 3 fee earners
KRB enjoys a prominent status in field of competition law. The firm is known for its strong working relationship with the Competition Authority (ICA) and for achieving optimal and ‘out of the box’ results. The team regularly represents clients before the ICA and the Competition Court.
Latest Work:
■ Representation of Discount Bank before the Competition Tribunal and the Supreme Court regarding rivals appeal on a merger clearance of purchase of Municipal Bank
■ Obtaining merger clearance for Edeltech Group and Shikun Binui NIS 4.25 billion acquisition of Ramat Hovav power plant
■ Advising IDE regarding its participation in a tender for Western Galilee desalination plant (NIS 2.5 billion)
Key Clients: Cal, Israir Airlines, Haifa Port, Phoenix Insurance.
Contact: Andrey Nickel, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

Financial Services Regulation:
3 partners; 3 fee earners
The firm provides its clients with strategic advice in various fields of economic regulation, particularly in the financial sector with emphasis on banking, payments, and securities. The firms counselling on banking and finance regulation is based on a deep understanding of Israeli regulatory framework, reflecting the full scope of regulatory and legal risks.
Latest Work:
■ Advised Discount Bank regarding the launch of the Open Banking legislation and regulatory framework and the implementation banking sector reform (‘Strum Law’)
■ Advised CAL - regarding the antitrust and regulatory aspects of an innovative digital wallet operating agreement
■ Advising Bank Hapoalim regarding regulatory aspects of the Digital Payments Reform
■ Advising Hapoalim and Discount regarding foreign regulatory provisions applicable to their activities
Key Clients: Discount Bank, Bank Hapoalim, Cal
Contact: Noga Rubinstein, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

Litigation - Commercial Disputes before Civil Courts:
2 partners; 7 fee earners
KRB’s joint legal and business expertise enables to resolve disputes in the shortest amount of time, while utilizing the most creative tools. The team advises in a wide array of legal spheres, from commercial litigation to class actions, international litigation and arbitration and antitrust litigation.
Latest Work:
■ Representation in a claim against the Tax Authority regarding the collection of Excise Tax
■ Representation of the controlling shareholder of “Modi’in Ezrachi”, in a derivative suit filed by a minority shareholder
Key Clients: Tnuva, Tikun Olam, Rafael Defense Systems
Contact: Roy Blecher, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

Litigation - White Collar Crime: 
2 partners; 7 fee earners
KRB represents senior members of the business and public sectors in criminal cases involving matters such as securities, antitrust, taxation and money laundering. The firm also holds special expertise representing clients before commissions of inquiry and national security hearings.
Latest Work:
■ Representation of Mr Shmuel Tomashin, the owner of the Tomashin College network charged with a bribery involving several local municipalities. for the purpose of skewing tenders
■ Representation of a participant in a tour agencies cartel claimed to have engaged in price fixing state-funded school expeditions (for purposes of holocaust education)
Key Clients: Former PM Ehud Olmert; former adviser to Israeli Prime, Perach Lerner; Media Advisor, Ronen Moshe
Contact: Roy Blecher, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

Administrative & Public Law:
4 partners; 10 fee earners
KRB represents its clients in various regulatory bodies and courts. The firm handles complex disputes and represents clients in all relevant instances, from administrative hearings to court litigation and HCJ petitions.
Latest Work:
■ Representation of Tnuva in a petition to the HCJ for the purpose of compelling the Finance Minister to update certain controlled prices of dairy products
■ Representation of various medical cannabis suppliers in a petition to the HCJ with respect to the regulatory reform in the medial cannabis chain of supply
Key Clients: IBC; Discount Bank, Bank Hapoalim; Tikun Olam, Rafael Defense Systems
Contact: Roy Blecher, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

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