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Krispin, Rubinstein, Blecher & Partners

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Number of partners: 5
Number of other lawyers: 20
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. The firm vastly benefits from a close collaboration between its partners, each a prominent leader in its field: Amit Krispin, specializing in energy and infrastructure; Noga Rubinstein, specializing in various regulatory environments; Roy Belcher, who manages all dispute resolution matters (litigation & arbitration), Sagit Chen, who manages the commercial law practice and Andrey Nickel, who specializes in competition law.

Main Areas of Practice:

Projects/Energy:

2 partners; 6 fee earners
KRB provides comprehensive legal services relating to the Israeli energy sector. The firm has accompanied the establishment and operation of various power plants and natural gas projects, including the initiation, financial close and commercial operation of the largest private power plant in Israel. The team has taken part in the largest infrastructure projects in Israel, from energy to transportation, civil works and desalination. KRB also regularly advises on project finance matters and on EPC/O&M agreements, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and natural gas and gas acquisition agreements (GSPAs). Latest Work:
■ Ongoing regulatory representation of a majority of the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in Israel, among others in the framework of the IPPs’ joint regulatory forum
■ Representation of Enlight in the development of wind farms in northern Israel, and of Canadian Solar and Menora in a joint venture for the development of several solar projects
■ Representation of a bidder in tenders published by the Israel Electric Corporation for the purchase of state-owned power generation plants (Alon Tavor and Ramat Hovav)
Key Clients: Canadian Solar, Dorad, Ramat Negev, Nesharim, Ashdod Energy, Alon Energy, Enlight, Menora, IPP Alon Tavor, IPM Beer Tovia
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 most natural gas consumers (industrial), marketers, distributers and infrastructure companies. Among others, the firm represented Edeltech Group in its GSPA with Leviathan reservoir, and Dorad and Mashav in their GSPA negotiations with Energean.
Key Clients: Super Natural Gas, Negev Gas, Darom Gas
Contact: Amit Krispin, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

Corporate / M&A:
2 Partners; 6 fee earners The firm is recognized for working closely with its clients’ management, consulting both in their daily business operations and in the execution of domestic and international transactions. KRB supports clients in a broad spectrum of industries, including high-tech, traditional industry, banking, fintech and cannabis, with emphasis on complex JVs and M&As in highly regulated sectors. Latest Work:
■ Representation of Discount Bank in its agreements with Leumi Card, Cal and Diners Club for the operation and issuance of the bank’s credit and debit cards
■ Representation of Sonol Gas in an Asset Purchase Acquisition with Isragas (Ofek)
Key Clients: Canadian Solar, Menora Energy, Edeltech, Super Natural Gas, Hadassah Medical
Contact: Sagit Chen, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

Telecom & Media:
1 partner; 7 fee earners KRB has extensive experience in the field of Telecom & Media while possessing deep knowledge of its unique and complex regulatory environment. The team is known for its ability to identify regulatory changes in advance, to predict the implications of emerging regulations and to establish matching longterm regulatory strategies. The firm also represents its clients in tender proceedings and in various legislative hearings before government bodies. Latest Work:
■ Representation of Israel’s commercial broadcast TV networks in their common regulatory interests, inter alia, in Knesset Hearings and in petitions to the High Court of Justice (HCJ) (among them, petitions for preventing the online broadcasting of their channels by a cable TV provider, and for the reduction and rescheduling of state-mandated election campaign broadcasts)
■ Representation of several investors in the negotiations to acquire Bezeq, Israel’s largest telecom conglomerate Key Clients: Reshet Media, Keshet Broadcasting, Cellcom, Golan Telecom, Be’eri Printers
Contact: Noga Rubinstein, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

Competition & Antitrust:
2 partners; 7 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 is therefore constantly approached by clients wishing to achieve optimal and “out of the box” results. The team advises on various competitive aspects, and regularly represents clients before the ICA and the Competition Court. Latest Work:
■ Representation of Discount Bank in its acquisition of the controlling interest in Municipal Bank
■ Representation of IDE Technologies for the purpose of obtaining the ICA and the Concentration Committee’s approval for its participation in the tender for Sorek II desalination plant
Key Clients: Israel Credit Cards, Israir Airlines, Be’eri Printers, Victory Supermarkets, Keshet Broadcasting, Dorad
Contact: Andrey Nickel, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

Financial Services Regulation:
3 partners; 7 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, insurance, pension and securities. The team provides comprehensive and diverse services, from swift solutions of specific issues to long term financial regulatory strategies. Latest Work:
■ Representation of Discount Bank in a hearing before the Parliamentary Investigative Committee examining credit arrangements for large business borrowers
■ Representation of Continuing Education Funds for Teachers on an initiative to purchase a stake in natural gas fields
Key Clients: Discount Bank, Bank Hapoalim, Cal
Contact: Noga Rubinstein, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

Litigation - Commercial Disputes before Civil Courts:
1 partner; 6 fee earners
KRB’s joint legal and business expertise enables the team to resolve disputes in the shortest amount of time, while utilizing the most advanced and creative tools. The team advises in a wide array of legal spheres, from commercial and corporate litigation to class actions, international litigation and arbitration and antitrust litigation. Latest Work:
■ Representation of six medical cannabis growers in a class action claiming they have all been using chemical pesticides without due approval
■ 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:
1 partner; 6 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 in national security hearings. Latest Work:
■ Representation of Mr. Ari Harow, former Chief of Staff of PM Benjamin Netanyahu, initially facing bribe charges, and securing him a state’s evidence agreement
■ 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:
3 partners; 11 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 - Israel Broadband Company; Discount Bank, Bank Hapoalim; Tikun Olam, Rafael Defense Systems
Contact: Roy Blecher, Partner
Tel: +972 73 3202021
Email: [email protected]

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Alternative Energy & Power 2019 Law and Practice in Israel

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