Dan Hacohen

Dan Hacohen

Founding Partner

Ranked in the first tier in Chambers Global 2015 and ranked in Legal 500 EMEA 2015, Dan Hacohen is described by clients as ”particularly impressive” and “well versed in the ins-and-outs of the Israeli gas market.”

Dan Hacohen specializes in commercial law, with focus on energy, finance, capital markets and mergers & acquisitions and has advised on some of the most complex and significant transactions in Israel.

Clients say: "He is one of the most courteous, professional and knowledgeable lawyers I have ever worked with, his negotiating skills make the other parties see the light." (Chambers Global 2014).

Dan Hacohen, heads the firms energy department and is one of Israel’s leading energy lawyers. With more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector, he has represented the project partners in all of the significant gas discoveries in Israel over the last decade and in recent years has been involved in transaction valued over US$50 billion.

Dan has been involved in some of the largest financing transactions in Israel, including the recent US$ 2 billion 144A bond offering for some of the partners in the Tamar gas field (the largest ever Israeli bond offering of its kind), bridge financing in relation to the Leviathan field in 2011, the 2010 Tamar bridge development financing (awarded by PROJECT FINANCE INTERNATIONAL as the "Middle East Oil & Gas Deal of the Year 2010), and the 2005 144A bond offering for the Yam Tethys project (the first ever international project finance bond offering for an Israeli infrastructure project). In addition, Dan represented the State of Israel in the privatization of four state owned energy companies.

In mergers and acquisitions, he has advised on some of the most complex domestic transactions, including a merger in the Pharmaceutical industry (the first merger of its kind in Israel) and the purchase of a controlling interest in the biggest telecommunications company in Israel.

Dan was the first Co-Chairman of the Energy Committee of the Israeli Bar Association and is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).