• Amir Caspari is one of the leading lawyers in the firm’s Real Estate Litigation Practice Group. Amir's expertise encompasses all aspects of planning, regeneration and development of land and construction law, including planning applications and building permit applications, land use disputes and acting on appeals and judicial review proceedings before all appellate courts regarding disputed decisions of local and national planning committees. Amir’s expertise includes acting on major infrastructure disputes, acting on major land regeneration projects and representing clients on the re-zoning of agricultural land to residential land use.

     

    Amir's clients include infrastructure companies, property owners, quarry owners, developers, investors, landlords, tenants, financial institutions, civil engineers, major energy companies and joint venture partners.

     

    His practice includes advising developers and quarry owners on the construction and development of major infrastructure projects and the rehabilitation and regeneration of quarried land.

     

    Amir also represents domestic and international commercial real estate owners from a wide range of sectors before the full range of Israeli courts and tribunals, including the Israel Lands Administration and municipal planning boards . He has successfully negotiated regulatory approvals, obtained dismissals of challenges to permits, and defended clients against claims of property damage, diminished property value, damage to natural resources and the environment, wrongful land use and other property development issues.

  • A selection of Amir’s cases includes representation of:

     

    • Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering, Israel's largest civil engineering company, in a claim in excess of $200 million against the National Roads Company of Israel Ltd. arising from disputed change orders made during the course of the client's construction of Road 22 (one of Israel's major arterial routes)
    • Representing Aerohandling Ltd., a company that had been granted a concession to provide ground services at Ben Gurion Airport, in an appeal to the Supreme Court to set aside and cancel the terms of a new tender published by the Israel Airports Authority (IAA) regarding the renewal of the concession. Under the terms of the tender the number of concessionaires would have been reduced from three to two and the minimum fee payable to IAA by each concessionaire would have increased by hundreds of per cent. The court ruled in favour of the client and set aside the tender
    • E.S.P.Y. Ltd., an environmental projects company, in administrative and civil matters relating to construction of Israel's largest waste landfill site, with regard to permits to operate, zoning and construction permits, and in civil proceedings against the Land Administration regarding the client’s rights to operate the landfill site
    • Israel Electric Company (IEC) in a wide range of real estate-related matters, including defending IEC against numerous claims for compensation arising from alleged diminution in value of land arising from IEC's construction of power lines
    • Sharbiv Ltd., a privately held company specialising in construction of housing and large scale infrastructure, in proceedings instituted against the Israel Land Administration and the Municipality of Haifa for compensation for loss suffered as a result of delay in transferring ownership in certain prime real estate to the client
    • A conglomerate of hundreds of private land owners in a real estate project worth $250 million for the construction of over 400 housing units in the largest residential development currently taking place in Tel Aviv - "Kikar Hamedina" - one of the most prestigious districts of the city of Tel Aviv. Amir has represented the owners of the project in negotiations with contractors regarding both combination and construction services agreements, and is acting for the land owners in various proceedings against the Municipality of Tel Aviv in connection with the project
    • Legal Expert recommends Amir for his work in Project Finance/Energy and Real Estate.

    • Which Lawyer? recommends Amir in the fields of Construction, Corporate and M&A and Real Estate.

    • The European Legal 500 recommends Amir for his Real Estate practice.