“very efficient, very good at his work, and very clever” – Chambers Global
Uri heads the firm’s project finance, energy and infrastructure practice group; and is recommended by leading legal professional guides such as Legal500, Chambers Global and IFLR1000, as one of the leading Israeli lawyers in the field of project finance, energy and infrastructure.
Uri has extensive experience in public-private partnerships and in representing both Israeli and international projects companies, sponsors, banks and other financial institutions; on the development, financing, construction and operation of infrastructure and energy projects.
Throughout his many years in the legal practice, Uri has accompanied and advised some of the most unique and groundbreaking projects in the Israeli infrastructure and energy sectors. Notable projects handled by Uri include:
Representation of PSP Investments Ltd. on developing, achieving the financial closing and constructing the 300MW pumped storage facility in the Gilboa area, the first pumped storage project in Israel to reach financial closing, the cost of which is estimated at ILS 2 billion.
Representation of a syndicate of senior lenders on the ILS 2.35 billion financing of the 121MW Ashalim “Plot B” solar thermal power plant – the first solar thermal power plant ever in Israel to reach financial closing and the second ever in the world to use the “solar tower” technology.
Representation of a syndicate of senior lenders on the ILS 3 billion financing of the Cross Israel Northern Highway.
Representation of a consortium of Israeli and international companies participating in the BOT tender published by the Government of Israel for the design, finance, construction, operation and maintenance of the Jerusalem Light Rail System.
Representation of Bombardier Transportation on winning the tenders published by Israel Railways Ltd. (a government-owned company) for the supply of double-deck coaches and electric locomotives.
Representation of a syndicate of senior lenders on financing the development of the Yam Tethys natural gas reservoir – the first commercial natural gas reservoir in Israel.
Representation of the concessionaire appointed to design, finance, construct, operate, administer and maintain the student dormitories in Bar Ilan University, one of the largest dormitories project in Israel using the BOT scheme.
Representation of borrowers and lenders on financing several photovoltaic energy generation facilities.
Representation of financial institutions on financing the development and construction of several residential projects designated for long-term lease.