Overview

Our firm has been involved  for decades in the progression and advancement of many of the major construction and infrastructure projects that have significantly altered Israel’s landscape, including the Cross-Israel Highway, the Ayalon Freeway System, the Maccabim Road, the Jerusalem Light Railway, the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Light Railway, the Ashdod desalination plant, the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem High Speed Railway, a new wing for the Israeli parliament (Knesset), the Tel Aviv sewage pipeline, a natural gas pipeline from Ashdod to Dor and numerous power-generating stations, as well as the construction of residential, commercial and industrial centres.

We offer clients experience, depth of resource and specialist expertise on all legal and regulatory issues relevant to the construction industry. Where necessary, our construction and infrastructure team works together with our dispute resolution, environmental, planning and land use, real estate tax and other practice groups so as to enable us to deliver to our clients a dedicated partner-led service of the highest quality for virtually every kind of construction project.

Our clients include the full range of players in the construction industry, including: developers, project companies, sponsors, civil engineers, contractors, lenders, consultants and insurance companies. Our team has outstanding experience acting on non-contentious and contentious issues for both foreign and domestic corporations that operate in the transport, roads, railways, power, oil and gas, hotel, retail, water desalination, commercial and real estate development sectors.

Our expertise includes:

  • Advising clients on all aspects of the tendering procedure and process.
  • Advising on corporate and joint venture issues relating to tenders and construction projects.
  • Advising clients on an ongoing basis regarding daily contractual and strategic issues pertaining to projects in progress.
  • Project and construction agreements, including management, development, operation, maintenance and transportation agreements, including contracts based on FIDIC models.
  • Commercial leases.
  • BOT and PFI concession agreements.
  • Project finance and banking.
  • Environmental and land use regulations, and litigation involving environmental law and land use disputes.
  • Handling disputes before the full range of courts and tribunals and providing advice regarding any dispute relating to construction or infrastructure projects, in particular those relating to the design, construction or operation of railways, ports, power stations, water desalination plants, tunnels, hotels and roads.

Recognition

• Chambers Global, 2015 acknowledges the teams "expertise in both transactional and contentious matters in real estate and construction" and that it is "commended by market sources for its work on finance, planning and regulations for development projects and urban renewal"
• Chambers Global, 2015 recognises that the team is "noted for its expertise in construction, infrastructure and transport, including roads and railways
• Chambers Global, 2014 states that S. Horowitz & Co. is "an excellent firm for representing banks in projects" The European Legal 500, 2013 notes that the team has an "excellent business and legal acumen that clients can rely on"