Amnon Epstein

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 Energy & InfrastructureFinance & Banking

  epstein@erm-law.com

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Summary

Amnon’s practice is focused on finance and projects and he heads the firm’s banking and finance and projects practices.

Throughout his international and local career, Amnon has gained substantial experience acting for lenders and borrowers on the full spectrum of international financing transactions and projects, as well as advising sponsors and state entities on complex oil and gas, power and waste and infrastructure projects. He also has vast experience acting for international and Israeli clients on M&A transactions (particularly in the energy sector) and in providing regulatory advice.

 

Clients & Deals

  • A consortium of international banks on Israeli aspects of an up to US$1 billion project financing, in respect of the development of the Leviathan gas field.
  • NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit System on the Tel-Aviv light railway project.
  • Unicredit, Bank Hapoalim and CASA on the ~ EUR 1 billion financing of the purchase by the Israeli defence ministry of 30 M-346 Italian made aircrafts.
  • BNP Paribas and Partners Group as senior and mezzanine lenders in the leveraged buy-out of the ATX Networks group by HIG Capital.
  • Advising Veridis and Tahal in respect to the BOT tender for the planning, financing, construction and operation of a waste treatment facility in central Israel.
  • Advising Macquarie Group in respect to the supply of emergency fuel to the Israeli Electricity Company (IEC) under an Israel government decision.
  • Citibank and Barclays on a USD 500 million bridge to bond loan to Israeli Electricity Company (IEC).
  • Goldman Sachs in relation to a several hundred million dollar oil related receivable financing.
  • Tahal and Hutchison on 340 MW pumped storage power plant in the Jordan Valley.

Recognition

Amnon is a highly regarded practitioner throughout the international and Israeli market and has been recognised by the Legal500 as being a leader in his field.

Chambers and Partners, Global describes Amnon as a “brilliantly intelligent and quick-minded lawyer…” and a “dedicated lawyer who has an impressive familiarity with the energy sector and can offer valuable commercial advice.”

Legal500 describes Amnon as “…very smart, has good connections and wide international experience, and thinks outside the box.”

Past Experience

Prior to co-founding ERM, Amnon worked in the banking group at Linklaters LLP in London. He was also a Law Clerk for the Honourable Judge Yitzchak Zamir of the Israeli Supreme Court.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (summa cum laude).
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from Oxford University, where he was a Pegasus scholar.

Qualifications

  • Taught at leading academic institutions, including University College London (UCL) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Lecturer on “Legal Aspects of International Finance” at the Interdisciplinary Centre in Herzeliya.
  • Member of the Israeli Bar (admitted 2000).
  • Practising solicitor in England and Wales (admitted 2004).

Languages

  • English.
  • Hebrew.

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