Sharon Adler

Partner

Tel. 03-733-1515Email. s.adler@shibolet.com

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Sharon is Co-Head of Shibolet’s Project Finance practice.

Sharon is the Chair of Shibolet’s Construction Law group.

Sharon specializes in Projects and Construction Law, Project Finance, Infrastructure Development, Construction and Government Contracts. Sharon possesses in-depth knowledge and experience regarding PPP, EPC and DB projects and provides comprehensive legal counsel to Israeli and international clientele regarding all aspects thereof, including the concession, financing, construction and operation, project management, risk management, dispute resolution and arbitration, commercial and cost management, preparation of tenders, and drafting project documents and commercial contracts.

With over 25 years of hands-on legal experience, Sharon has played a leading role in many of Israel’s largest and most challenging projects constructed over the past two decades by international consortiums. Head project lawyer for the construction consortium of the Jerusalem Light Rail Transport project and a member of the senior management of the EPC contractor; Lead project lawyer for the Cross-Israel Highway concession group (Israel’s first ever all-electronic toll road); Head project lawyer for the EPC consortium of the Ashalim Thermal Solar Power Plant; Legal Advisor to the Ayalon Highway “New Fast Lanes” Project; etc. Counselled various other mega-projects such as the Carmel Tunnels (toll road), Road 531, Haifa Port Construction Project, Israel Electric Company’s FGD chimney Projects, Renewable (Thermal Solar and PV) and conventional Power Plants, Water Treatment and Desalination Plants, FMS Construction (USACE Projects), etc, both domestically and globally.

Sharon represents clients in construction related disputes regarding projects constructed in Israel and abroad, including, litigation, arbitration, and proceedings before the US Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA). Sharon also acts as counsel and arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations, including ICC arbitrations.

Did You Know

Sharon is a former Member of the Governing Committee of the Israeli Bar; Former Member of the General Assembly of the Israeli Bar; Former Member of the Governing Committee of the Jerusalem District Bar.

Sharon is a Founding Member of the Society of Construction Law – Israel branch.

A former California resident, Sharon is involved in promoting networking and business initiatives linking California and Nevada economic development agencies, academic institutions, and private companies with counterparts in Israel.

Recognition

Winner of the 2021 Lexology Client Choice Awards.

Identified by Who’s Who Legal 2017 & 2018 as being among the world’s leading Construction lawyers.

Publications

Contributor, Benchmarking Infrastructure Development 2020 (The World Bank Group)

Sharon adler and Dror Harpaz “International commercial arbitration – what is important to know?”, Jan 27, 2020, Calcalist

Sharon Adler, Michael H. Payne and Lane F. Kelman The American Military Construction Program in Israel” 335 Structures Construction Journal (2018)

Sharon Adler, “Dispute Resolution in Complex Projects” 334 Structures Construction Journal (2018)

Sharon Adler, “ISRAEL – Constructing Israel’s rail infrastructure”, Construction Law International Vol 12 ISSUE 2 June 2017

Sharon Adler and Tamar Firon Smorodinsky, A Review of Project Finance in Israel, the Projects and Construction Review (Júlio César Bueno – ed., Law Business Research Ltd., September 2011), 156

Presenter, “Reducing Conflicts and Resolving Disputes in Mega Projects, 2018, Annual Conference on Israel’s Infrastructures

Presenter, “Transportation Projects in Israel – Past Developments and Future Challenges“, 2017, Annual Conference on Israel’s Infrastructures

Presenter, “Transport and Mass Transit Projects and Urban Renewal “, 2014, the Israel Bar Districts Annual Conference (A Panel on Israel’s Housing Crisis).Presenter, “Government Tenders for Infrastructure Projects and Risk Allocation“, 2013, the Israel Bar Annual Conference (A Panel on Israel’s Tenders Law)

Academia

Adjunct Professor (Project Finance) Sha’arei Mishpat College