Bio

Doron Tamir has over twenty-six years of experience in representing public and private entities in infrastructure projects and international tenders, such as transportation (light rail, Haifa Metro, buses, including hybrid buses), infrastructure and technology projects in the fields of natural gas, energy, environmental quality, sewage treatment and water.

Doron accompanied many high-profile government/public tenders and represents, together with his staff, government ministries, government companies and other public bodies including: the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Energy and National Utilities, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry for Senior Citizens, Ministry of Homeland Security, “Inbal” Insurance Company (in the field of tenders and projects), “NATA” Company, the government company for apartment rental , “Yaffe Nof” Company in matters of mass transportation (the matron project), the master plan team for transportation in Jerusalem (the light rail project in Jerusalem – the current line and future lines) , the Electricity Authority, the Water Authority and more.

Doron has gained a lot of experience in government ministries, government companies and many other statutory and public bodies in the fields listed above and has acquired a lot of expertise in leading and promoting projects, accompanying tender procedures from the early development stages (including consulting while formulating alternatives), preparation of legislation accompanying the tenders, litigation, and accompanying the public sector and private clients also during the implementation and execution of the projects.

Doron’s experience includes preparing hundreds of tenders and accompanying projects in government offices/public bodies as well as working with public bodies such as: the Electricity Authority, the Water Authority, the Broadcasting Authority and various government companies.

Doron accompanied public and other entities from their establishment stages, including the government company for apartment rental, the Israel Natural Gas Company in all the tenders it carried out in the first five years of its existence (there are more than twenty large and complex technological tenders, most of them in the English language), and currently accompanies projects and tenders. From the first class in Israel and between accompanying giant tenders for solar electricity generation in the Ashlim area in the Negev and Dimona, the J-NET project (the existing line and future lines in Jerusalem) and in Tel Aviv, as well as working with the government company Cross Israel in DB tenders, an apartment for rent and more.

Doron also has extensive experience in projects promoting the next generation of “green” public transportation in Israel and as mentioned is involved in tenders promoted by the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Transportation.

Doron graduated from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1991. He was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1992, joined Yigal Arnon and Co. in 1992 and became a partner in 1998.

Doron is a member of the District Committee of the Jerusalem District of the Bar Association. Doron serves as chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Bar Association in the Jerusalem District. Doron is a member of the management of the organization “Bizhut” (an association for people with disabilities) which takes an active part in protecting the rights of people with disabilities and is also a member of the organization and finance committee of this association. He served as a director of the Israeli Management Center Ltd. and a lecturer in a course for senior managers in the field of law as well as a lecturer in the field of tenders.

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Representation of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transportation and the Jerusalem Municipality in the planning, financing, construction and operation of the green line of the light rail in Jerusalem, a mega project known as the J-NET and currently accompanying the tender committee in the tender for the blue line to be added to this network. Also, providing Legal advice, starting from the stage of formulating the tender documents, going through all the stages and developments of the project, updates of the concession contract, financial closing, implementation of the concession contract, the planning and construction stages, including deep involvement in discussions and professional and legal issues that arise with the concessionaires and the state.
  • Representation of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Authority for Public Services (Electricity Sector) in tenders for the operation of three solar power plants in the Negev using the BOT method – projects and first innovations of over two dollars dollars, accompanying a tender in Dimona for the establishment of solar fields.
  • Representing the Ministry of Finance and the Prime Minister’s Office, in a public tender for the construction and operation of the National Archives in the city of Arad, a BOT tender.
  • Representation of the Ministry of Transportation in many tenders for the privatization of public transport lines and innovative projects in the field of transport, which promote the reduction of air pollution, consumption of environmentally friendly energy sources, and transport methods based on electricity and gas consumption.
  • Dealing with a complex technological tender published by the Ministry of Internal Security in connection with the project for the construction, operation and maintenance of an electronic system for the enforcement of traffic offenses by the Israel Police (Tender “A/3”), including accompaniment by the Ministry and the Israel Police within the project.

  • Representing the Broadcasting Authority in the tender for the establishment of a digital repository/archive and in other procedures (requests for information and more).
  • Representing the inter-ministerial committee of the government ministries – the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance and the local government tender in the project to establish 1,000 classrooms using the PFI method.
  • Providing Legal advisor to the inter-ministerial committee of the government ministries – the Ministry of National Infrastructures, the Ministry of Finance and the Water Commission in the water desalination project in the Yeruhem plain and the Rotem plain, within which unique issues were discussed in the areas of risk sharing between the public and private sectors.
  • Representing clients in the field of water purification, including the operation of wastewater treatment facilities, and treatment of wells in the water sector.
  • Doron has extensive experience in representing clients and accompanying tender procedures in the water sector (including long-term projects that require obtaining bank financing), including over twenty tenders for the establishment of purification plants throughout the country – among others in Hadera, Nahariya, Ein Bokek, Ashdod and more.
  • Advising entities operating in the field of infrastructure and water, including wastewater treatment, wastewater treatment, treatment and purification of well water, in various tenders issued by local authorities and among others – Rishon Lezion, Rehovot, Pardes Hana and represented clients in several engagements with public entities for advanced treatment of wastewater treatment.
  • Representing clients before the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of the Interior and other government bodies regarding tenders for the establishment of facilities and infrastructure at IDF bases.
  • Accompanying the establishment of the water and sewerage corporation of the municipality of Rosh Ha’Ein (“Ein Afek”) and dealt with many other issues in front of water and sewerage corporations.
  • Accompanying legislative initiatives in the field of public transportation in general and light rail issues in particular, and among other things in the drafting of amendments to the Railway Ordinance in order to regulate the privatization occurring in this area, as well as in the drafting of regulations in the areas relating to light rail, amendments to the Traffic Ordinance with regard to local authorities and their right to set rules Regarding parking and working closely with legal advisors at the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Transportation.
  • Also, as part of handling the tenders for the production of electricity using the sun (which were detailed above), it was necessary to carry out corrections and updates to the standards issued by the Electricity Public Utilities Authority, as well as to carry out corrections and updates to the regulations, and Doron and his team were very involved in this as well.

Lectures and Publications:

  • Lecturer in various forums including: the Bar Association (in the field of projects and tenders), courses in tender law for government agencies, courses for senior managers in the field of law and gives lectures and training courses in the field of tender law to public clients and private entities that have legal departments dealing with tenders.
  • Teaches tender law for a bachelor’s degree in law at the law school at Sapir College.
  • Article “Re-examination of the question of the obligation to disqualify a good guarantee in a tender” – published in the journal Corporations 9 (May 6, 2016).
  • Doron, together with another attorney, authored the professional book “Banknote Laws in Court Rulings” (so far three editions have been published), and also wrote articles in the field of tender law and renewable energy.
  • Doron wrote together with attorney Orna Sasson the chapter dealing with arbitration law published in the comparative law book “The Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration 2005”.

International recognition:

  • Chambers Global (2023-2011 editions) highly recommends Doron and notes that with a “lot of experience and in-depth knowledge in the specific area of tenders,” Doron Tamir is a well-established practitioner in the market. He wins warm praise from clients for being “very service oriented, always available and answering on time.” (2014 edition) “Doron Tamir’s practice highlights include a number of mandates undertaken on behalf of government institutions” (2013).”He has a strong reputation among peers for his experience representing public sector clients. Clients value his “great aptitude in giving balanced advice,” and the fact that he is “very good at knowing whether to compromise or not” (2012). “Clients praise Doron Tamir‘s combination of excellent service skills and responsiveness, with valuable understanding of the law and a good memory for the details relating to a case.” (2011).
  • Who’s Who Legal (2013-2023 edition) selected Doron as one of the world’s pre-eminent Public Procurement lawyers.
  • IFLR1000 (2023-2011 editions), the 2011 edition notes that “Project finance has been another active area with the firm involved in a plethora of deals involving the state, concessionaires and banks. Led by Doron Tamir, the firm represented the State of Israel in relation to the solar thermal and the photo-voltaic BOT (build-operate-transfer) tender processes. This involved the implementation of two solar power plants with a capacity of 220MW and another photo-voltaic power plant with the capacity of 15-30MW”. The 2012 edition notes that “Clients consider Tamir a valuable asset to have on your side in a deal. “He’s a great lawyer and a great person. He is very professional, very experienced and for me he is a big advantage in the projects,” says one client. Another agrees: “He has a lot of general knowledge and a lot of experience he is also involved in energy projects when you look at everything he is a very good lawyer”.
  • Legal 500 (2023-2009 editions) highly recommends Doron’s energy and projects practice and notes that “Doron Tamir advises on projects in the water, sewage, energy, solar, transport and toll roads sectors”.
  • Legal Experts – Europe, Middle East & Africa (2011 edition) recognizes Doron as an expert in Project Finance/Energy.

Recognition

Global 2024: Projects & Energy
Recommended 2024: Government - Government Contracts Global Leader 2023: Infrastructure, Energy Leading Practitioners in the Who's Who Legal: Government 2023
Leading Individual: Infrastructure, Energy
Global 2023: Projects & Energy
Practice areas: Project development Industry sectors: Energy Transport Utilities

LEGAL500

‘Doron Tamir leads one of the strongest teams in the Energy practice in Israel, acting for the public sector. The team is leading the biggest and most important projects in this field of expertise.’

‘Doron Tamir stands out in the BOT energy markets as a leader of the projects the team is working on.’

Education
1991 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | LLB
Admission
1992 Israel
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Doron Tamir

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