Bio

Noa Meidan specializes in tender law, infrastructure, project financing, and administrative law. She advises government agencies, state-owned companies, private companies, and financiers.

She is a partner at Arnon, Tadmor-Levy law firm and manages the Project Financing and Infrastructure Department in Tel Aviv. This department oversees projects across sectors including transportation, construction, desalination, energy, and natural gas.

In the energy sector, Meidan represented institutions in financing stakes in the “Tamar” gas reservoir and in financing power stations across Northern Israel. She assisted a consortium of financiers in setting up the Rotem (OPC) power station and the thermosolar power station in Ashalim. Additionally, she represented initiators in debt restructuring for power stations in Southern Israel, and financing bodies in numerous photovoltaic projects.

Currently, Meidan is advising a contender in a tender held by the Israel Electric Corporation to sell the Eshkol power station.

In construction and training, Meidan represented the Defense Ministry in the “Intelligence Corps City” project and has been involved in financing tenders for other military and computing campuses. Her team in Tel Aviv also advises on numerous construction projects for both governmental buildings and long-term rental housing projects.

In the light rail sector, Meidan assisted the inter-ministerial committee of the Finance and Transport ministries in Jerusalem’s Green Line and Blue Line projects. She also advised Netivei Israel in tenders for Tel Aviv’s Green and Purple Lines and is currently assisting in the Green Line’s ongoing execution and its financial closure. Previously, the team advised on portions of the Red Line in Tel Aviv and the metro project’s management tenders.

In the transportation sector, Meidan represents a consortium that includes Bank Hapoalim in extending the northern part of Highway 6. She has advised the Israeli government on the Carmel Tunnels project and previously guided the Finance and Transport ministries in P.F.I road tenders and the financial closure of Highway 431. Currently, her team in Tel Aviv is advising on expanding the Cross Israel Highway. Meidan, with her team’s assistance, is advising Israel Ports Company, including a tender to set up a fuel wharf in Haifa Port.

In the field of desalination, Attorney Meidan served as the legal advisor on behalf of the state (Ministries of Finance, Infrastructure, and the Water Authority) for five desalination facility projects. These projects include:

  • The Ashkelon desalination project.
  • The Palmachim desalination project.
  • The Hadera desalination project.
  • The Sorek desalination project.
  • The Ashdod desalination project.

She was involved in both the initial expansions carried out in these facilities and the “TAVOZ expansions” implemented at a later stage. Throughout each of these projects, Attorney Meidan accompanied both the tendering process (including preliminary sorting) and the financial closure phase.

Attorney Meidan was commissioned by the General Accountant to formulate “standard documents” for the use of government offices in projects in collaboration with the private sector, known as PPP (Public-Private Partnership) projects. Recently, this project has been expanded to also encompass agreements managed by government-owned companies using the “Bill of Quantities” method.

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Representing the Ministry of Defense in a tender for the construction of a new army base in the south of the country.
  • Representing the inter-ministerial tender committee in a tender for the finance, construction, operation and maintenance of an additional line of the Jerusalem light rail system.
  • Representing the Israeli Ministry of Regional Cooperation in the “Red Sea Dead Sea Project” which, as of the present time, is one of the largest global PFI projects.
  • Representing the lenders responsible for financing the extension of the Cross Israel Highway (Sections 3 and 7).
  • Representing the lenders responsible for the financing of a 440 MW power plant at Mishor Rotem;
  • Representing the lenders (including the European Investment Bank) responsible for financing a 121 MW termo-solar project in Ashalim.
  • Representing institutional lenders in financing projects for the construction of residential buildings designated for long-term rental.
  • Representing institutional lenders in financing projects for the construction operation and maintenance of government office buildings.
  • Representing the State of Israel in the Carmel Tunnels Project for the construction and operation of toll road tunnels across the city of Haifa.
  • Representing the State of Israel in the construction of Highway 431, a 27.5  km highway in the southern part of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan area, and in the PPP tender for the construction of Highway 531, a 10 km highway in the northern part of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan area.
  • Representing the Ports – Development & Assets Company Ltd in the tenders published by it for the construction and long-term operation of the “Hamifratz” (Haifa) and “Hadarom” (Ashdod) Ports.
  • Representing the lenders responsible for the financing and refinancing of the Yam Tethys natural gas project located offshore of the Israeli coast.
  • Representing the sponsors of a pumped-storage hydro-electricity power plant located in the north of Israel.
  • Representing lenders involved in the construction of several photovoltaic (PV) power plants and co-generation power plants.

Recognition

PPP/PFI Project finance
Infrastructure, Energy
Global 2024: Projects & Energy
Global Elite Thought Leader 2024: Project Finance Global Thought Leader 2023: Projects & Energy
PPP/PFI Project development Project finance
Global 2023: Projects & Energy
Legal500 - Leading Individual
2023: Energy, Infrastructure,
PPP/PFI Project development Project finance

Chambers Global

“She is number one in infrastructure and is involved in a lot of projects. She is an excellent lawyer.”

“Her main strengths are her highly professional expertise in the fields of project finance, infrastructure and tenders. Her other major strengths are being remarkably service-orientated, having excellent camaraderie with the client and being constantly available for any requests or questions. Noa is highly recommended.”

Education
1992 Cardiff University | LLB
Admission
1994 Israel
Noa Meidan

Noa Meidan

Partner
132 Begin Road, Azrieli Center, Tel Aviv 6702101, Israel
Noa Meidan