Eldar Duchan - Partner
Eldar Duchan is the head of the Infrastructure, Energy & Project Financing Department at Eitan Mehulal Sadot. Eldar’s experience encompasses infrastructure development, project financing, banking, regulation, tender law and administrative law.
Prior to Eitan Mehulal Sadot, Eldar served as senior deputy legal adviser at the Ministry of Finance, in charge of project finance, government debt financing, energy and real estate. Eldar represented the Israeli government in complex international transactions, leading financial closings, strategic market restructuring and legislative reforms.
Eldar accompanied BOT/BOO projects in areas such as energy, transportation, government campuses, and in the courts of law. On behalf of the government, Eldar led many financial project closings, including a conventional power plant (440 MW), a solar-thermal power plant (120 MW), a solar-thermal power plant (120 MW), a photovoltaic power-plant (30 MW), and affordable housing-for-rent projects. He served as co-chairman of the committee for standardization in government BOT tenders.
Eldar accompanied private and public offerings of Israeli government bonds in Europe and the USA. He represented the government in numerous hedging and security agreements (ISDA), and in payment and clearing arrangements opposite international financial entities.
Eldar counseled the Israeli government in many market reforms. These included energy (Electricity Authority Reform, Refineries Reform), land (establishment of the Israeli Land Authority and new Zoning Authorities), and telecommunications & broadcasting (adding additional commercial TV channels, cellular number portability). Eldar prepared the legislation required for implementing the above reforms, accompanying the legislative processes in parliament until their adoption.
Eldar served as legal counsel to numerous governmental tender committees. These included tender committees for the Tel-Aviv Light Rail, solar-thermal power plants, government debt management, governmental campuses & courts, the Liquified Natural Gas Terminal, a conventional 440MW power plant, and affordable housing-for-rent projects.
Israel Bar Association, 1998
Bar-Ilan University, LL.B., 1997
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, LL.M., 2005
Partner, Eitan Mehulal Sadot, 2017-present
Senior Deputy Legal Adviser, The Ministry of Finance, 1998-2016