February Edition 2021

Last Friday (February 19th),President Biden recommitted theUnitedStates to the Paris Climate Agreement. Climate change and renewable energy are firmly back on the map. With UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson looking to “turn Britain into the Saudi Arabia of wind” and Israel building some of the most cutting-edge solar farms in the world, we explore the current state of play in the renewable energy sector with major Israeli and global law firms, and ask where are we headed? We also speak with Rachel Prishkolnik, VP General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, at SolarEdge Technologies, a global leader in smart energy technology, to find out more about what companies, such as SolarEdge, need from their external legal counsel. We look at what opportunities lie ahead for Israeli investors in Morocco - the 4th country to normalize relations with Israel, following the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan - and we speak to leading domestic law firms in Poland, which was the 3rd preferred location in Europe for foreign investments in Q4, 2020, with 200 foreign investments recording a total record value of €10 Billion. We also asked leading law firms which deals stood out in the market in 2020 in Israel, and much more. Lee Saunders, Editor IsraelDesks