Projects and Construction Law, Project Finance, Infrastructure Development, Construction and Government Contracts.
Specializes in Projects and Construction Law, Project Finance, Infrastructure Development, Construction and Government Contracts. 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 20 years of hands-on legal experience, has counseled Israel’s largest and most challenging construction 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. Counseled various other mega-projects such as the Carmel Tunnels project (toll road), Road 531, Haifa Port Construction Project, the Israel Railways electrification project, Israel Electric Company new chimneys Project, Power Plants, Desalination Plants, etc., as well as bidding consortiums and construction companies.
Also possesses extensive experience in counseling commercial ventures, companies and individuals on a range of corporate and commercial issues.
Enjoys strong ties and experience of working with government agencies, leading international law firms, and leading individuals and entities from the public and private sector.
Adjunct Professor (Project Finance) Sha’arei Mishpat College.
Identified by Who’s Who Legal 2017 & 2018 as being among the world’s leading Construction lawyers.
Israeli Bar Association in 1997.
LL.M. (Corporate and Business Law) and LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Pre-graduate studies – Santa Monica College, California.
Fluent in Hebrew and English.
Member of the Governing Committee of the Israeli Bar; Member of the General Assembly of the Israeli Bar; Member of the Governing Committee of the Jerusalem District Bar; Chairperson and member of different committees of the Israel and Jerusalem Bar. Lectures on PPP Projects.
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.
Sharon Adler, Michael H. Payne and Lane F. Kelman “The American Military Construction Program in Israel” 335 Structures Construction Journal (2018).
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).