Environment, Cleantech and Climate Change
Our aim is to help our clients maximize business opportunities and minimize risk. Shibolet & Co. is a pre-eminent firm in the fields of environment, cleantech and climate change, delivering innovative, cost-effective legal solutions to some of the most sophisticated projects worldwide.
We are a leading firm in all legal aspects of renewable energy projects (photovoltaic solar energy, wind, biogas, saving energy etc.), and in the development of global-wide projects, particularly in the emerging economies, and in assessing risks. Our team also contains highly skilled mediators.
Our project work includes developing and implementing strategies to secure governmental approvals and permits wherever the project is located worldwide. We also utilize our extensive global network of scientists and consultants in the cleantech and environment fields on complex, international projects.
We regularly represent leading cleantech funds, developers, investors, entrepreneurs and other clients before the Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water, the Public Utility Authority, the Israeli Land Authority and other authorities.
We are able to support clients at each phase during the life-cycle of a cleantech project – from the initial concept through commercialization, to exit. Our multidisciplinary team contains highly skilled specialists in start-ups, cleantech, regulatory, financing, high-tech & venture capital, R&D, M&A, joint ventures, environment, litigation and other areas.
Uniquely, we have unrivalled knowledge and experience of photovoltaic solar energy projects, and we are Israel’s leading experts in this field.
In the Environmental fields, we represent both plaintiffs and defendants in environmental lawsuits of all types and before all Courts. We have particular expertise in alternative energy and cleantech disputes.
We also act on behalf of clients, mainly from the Industry, in legal issues arising from the Israeli governmental and municipal authorities’ environmental requirements, including matters before the Ministry of Environmental Protection and other environmental authorities.
Doing business in Israel and the US
In 2014, we proudly formed a unique alliance with leading US boutique Cleantech Law Partners who specialize exclusively in renewable energy projects. The purpose of the collaboration is to assist US clients doing business in Israel, and Israeli clients doing business in the US in the renewable energy sector.
- Start-ups, and cleantech companies at all stages of growth
- Environmental due diligence
- Representation in bids of local authorities and renewable energy projects
- Environmental aspects of M&A transactions
- Compliance with environmental laws and regulations
- O&M and A&M Agreements
- Project management and environmental risk management
- Environmental planning and regulatory approval strategies
- Corporate policy and compliance programs
- Environmental litigation and dispute resolution, and mediation
- Licensing and permitting
- Liaising with governments and authorities on behalf of clients.