Gal Shani

Managing Partner

Education: Bar-Ilan University (LL.B. cum laude, 2003; LL.M., B.A., 2004)

Bar Membership: Israel Bar Association, 2004

Practice Areas: Commercial Law; Contracts; Planning and Zoning; Government Procurement; Tender Law; Real Estate; Mergers and Acquisitions; Contracts Law.

Languages: Hebrew and English

Adv. Gal Shani is a partner in the Commercial Department and advises to YL’s clients on the subjects of Tenders and other competitive procurement procedures, Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate.

Adv. Shani specializes in tenders and other competitive procurement procedures initiated by various public entities and accompanies their tender committees during the formulation, publication and management of the various procurement procedures and the execution of procurement agreements, including public tenders (one- or two-stage), closed tenders, form tenders, B&F procedures, Pre-Qualification and RFI processes, and many more.

Adv. Shani accompanied Israel Airports Authority (IAA) in dozens of tenders, including construction and infrastructure tenders (Turnkey, Construction Managementand BOT), tenders for the procurement of goods and services, complex acquisitions of software and computer systems, and international tenders, in addition to assistance in the adjustment of IAA’s procurement process to the significant changes in the Mandatory Tenders Regulations enacted in 2009.

In addition, Adv. Shani accompanies private entities participating in public tenders and competitive procurement processes through all stages of bid preparation and execution of the subsequent engagement, such as Electra Ltd., Elco Contracting and Services, Electra Consumer Products and companies of the Y.S. Yaacobi Group, .

Adv. Shani also advises on commercial issues, including complex Mergers & Acquisitions transactions, and provides ongoing legal counsel to companies regarding domestic and international transactions, including drafting agreements, negotiations regarding service agreements, infrastructure building agreements, sales agreements, license agreements and many other subjects. The services provided by Adv. Shani in this area include advising to Electra Consumer Products in the purchase of Machsanei Hashmal chain stores and the establishment of a joint venture with Ynet, the merger of M.M. Sachar and Fridenson in the field of customs clearance, and representation of Mivtachim Pension in the sale of the shares of Ganei Mivtachim.

With respect to Real Estate transactions, Adv. Shani represents private and public entities in various real estate transactions and building projects. Adv. Shani accompanies YL’s clients through all aspects of such transactions from negotiating and drafting of the agreements, representation before the planning and building authorities, tax authorities, and with lenders and up till the execution of agreements with contractors, professional advisers and others.