Established over fifty years ago, Yigal Arnon & Co. is one of the most respected and dynamic law firms in Israel, with a proven track record of innovation and quality in meeting its clients' needs. Yigal Arnon & Co. today numbers over 125 lawyers, of whom over 40 are partners. With its focused practice groups, Yigal Arnon & Co. combines the expertise of a specialty boutique practice with the advantages of a well-resourced multidisciplinary law firm.
Yigal Arnon, Dror Vigdor, Rami Kook, Nira Kuritzky, Amalia Meshi, Amnon Lorch, Eran Ilan
Hagai Shmueli, Barry Levenfeld, David H. Schapiro, Hagit Bavly, Orna Sasson, Barak Tal
Shiri Shaham, Doron Tamir, Daniel Abarbanel, David Osborne, Gil Oren, Ronit Amir
Orly Tsioni, Mordechai Baicz, Barak Platt, Harry Kirsh, Benjamin Horef, Asaf Eylon, Daniel Marcovic
Adrian Daniels, Yuval Shalheveth, Jacob Ben Chitrit, Peter Sugarman, Ben Sandler, Boaz Fiel
Joeri Kreisberg, Simon Weintraub, Ruth Loven, Yarom Romem, Adam Spruch, Yuval Bargil
Eliran Furman, Shai Reicher, Ofir Levy, Daniel Green, Hanital Belinson, Oren Roth
Line of Business
Yigal Arnon & Co. provides a full range of legal services to a wide ranging client base, including major international ("Fortune 500") and other global companies, local and foreign financial institutions, venture capital and private equity funds, emerging growth companies, investor groups, government entities, and high net worth individuals.
Yigal Arnon & Co. has a highly integrated work approach, and complement the expertise of our specialists with the pooled talents of the entire firm. The firm's reputation for achieving results has attracted and retained high-profile clients, demanding cases and exceptional lawyers.
Throughout its history, a full spectrum of clients has turned to Yigal Arnon & Co. when seeking professionalism, service and integrity in helping them to resolve complex and challenging legal problems.
Selected areas of practice
Mergers & Acquisitions – Yigal Arnon & Co. has been recognized as having a first-tier cross-border M&A practice. Yigal Arnon & Co. has represented clients in many of the leading transactions which have taken place in Israel over recent years. Some of our leading clients include IBM, Oracle, Intel, Siemens, Telef?nica 02, Broadcom, Red Hat, France Telecom, Deere and Co., Boston Scientific and eBay. We are also closely involved with post-M&A integration matters and provide our international clients with important advice related to issues that arise with respect to the integration of Israeli companies with the operations of the foreign acquirers. In addition, we excel at working with our clients to ensure efficient and effective interfacing with all of Israel's regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with Israeli law.
Banking and Financial Services – Yigal Arnon & Co. has extensive experience in all aspects of banking and financial services and in the representation of banks, financial institutions, their owners and purchasers. The firm's expertise includes: regulation, litigation, including class action suits, ongoing consultation, finance transactions, creation of security interests, insolvency proceedings and debt collection, pension products and services, etc. The firm has acquired significant experience in representing banks and international financial institutions in connection with such matters as licensing, establishment of Israeli operations, anti-money laundering regulations, and the regulation applicable to the provision and marketing of various financial services in Israel. The firm has been involved in major financing transactions, representing either the bank (local or foreign) or the borrower. The firm has specific expertise in complex transactions involving derivative and other financial instruments, negotiating ISDA and stock lending agreements and provision of legal opinions regarding ISDA, GMRA and GMSLA agreements. The firm is a member of the ISDA.
Capital Markets – Yigal Arnon & Co. is a leader in capital markets law. The firm helps clients to recognize opportunities within capital markets and to devise strategies to turn those opportunities into assets. The firm's capital markets experience is not limited to Israel. While having a strong record in assisting clients in listings on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, the firm has also participated in more than 100 public offerings of equity or debt securities in the United States and Europe on behalf of the issuer, underwriter or key selling shareholders. On a daily basis, Yigal Arnon & Co. represents companies listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and European stock exchanges, and the assistance to these public company clients extends far beyond the public offering to encompass ongoing guidance on compliance with securities reporting requirements and corporate governance rules. The firm has specific expertise in dual listings and simultaneous public offerings in Tel Aviv and abroad.
High-Tech – Yigal Arnon & Co.'s high-tech practice works with high-tech and start-up companies in various fields, advising on such matters as financing transactions; M&A transactions; research and development activities, including the sale or purchase of technologies and complex licensing transactions, technology transfer arrangements, internet and e-commerce agreements, development and supply arrangements; and various commercial transactions, such as distribution, OEM and VAR agreements and strategic alliances. The firm represents clients from the moment they are merely an idea in the minds of the founders, through to early-stage and on to development stage and beyond their public offering or acquisition. Yigal Arnon & Co. tailors its advice to start-up clients to ensure that their corporate structures and agreements facilitate their growth and lead to a successful exit.
Venture Capital and Private Equity – Yigal Arnon & Co. plays a dominant role in the Israeli venture capital industry in both venture fund formation and portfolio investment. We represent many prominent Israeli and overseas venture capital funds. Venture funds choose us for our skill in looking beyond the legal issues in a venture financing towards the additional aspects that help our clients accomplish their business objectives. Our practice has experience in venture capital and private equity fund formation, providing practical and timely corporate and tax advice which enables clients to raise funds as quickly as the market will allow. In addition, our lawyers have assisted in hundreds of portfolio investments - from small investments in seed companies seeking their first investment to large mezzanine financings in companies seeking a substantial investment from a consortium of investors.
Real Estate – Yigal Arnon & Co. is recognized as having one of the most developed real estate practices in Israel and represents some of the most prominent real estate companies in Israel and abroad. The firm is involved in a large number of major property development projects (both commercial and residential) and acquisitions, in Israel, Europe and India. We cover all real estate related issues, including drafting contacts; real estate taxation; negotiations with the various parties involved in large-scale real estate transactions; contracting with land owners, developers, government agencies, REITs, etc.; complex combination and joint real estate transactions; construction contracts, management agreements, financing and banking, project financing; sale and lease agreements; performing due diligence on Israeli and foreign real estate companies.
Litigation & Class Actions – Yigal Arnon & Co. has one of the leading litigation practices in Israel. The firm has tremendous experience representing clients in complex and 'high profile' litigation matters in courts, appeal commissions, quasi-judicial bodies and arbitrations involving commercial matters, banking, tenders, motions to the High Court of Justice, administrative motions, planning and building and white-collar criminal defense. The firm has a unique and highly successful class action defense practice, which handles class actions in wide-ranging areas, including product liability, consumer fraud, false advertising, insurance, banking, labor and employment, antitrust, privacy, mass torts, environmental matters and communications.
Project Finance and Public Tenders – Yigal Arnon & Co. has represented major international consortia tendering for banks as well as some of the most high-profile tenders in the country and complex project finance undertakings based on BOT, BOO and other project finance techniques. The firm represents the three typical parties to any governmental tender: the State, the bidders and the banks. Projects include the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Light Rail projects, the fast lanes at the entrance to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; roads number 431 and 531, the desalination tender, tenders relating to the privatization of hospitals and the tender for the establishment of a private prison. In addition, the firm handles various contractual arrangements with municipal authorities including tenders relating to all types of infrastructures.
Tax – Yigal Arnon & Co. has developed a widely recognized tax practice which reflects the firm's high standards of service. It represents a wide range of clients from individuals to multi-national and international corporations. Its extensive expertise covers corporate and real estate taxation, international tax treaty implementation, and specialist areas such as trust taxation, financial instruments, transfer pricing for international groups, technology transfer, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital fund formation and employee stock option plans. The department has wide experience in advising overseas investors regarding investments in or acquisitions of Israeli companies.
Telecommunications – Yigal Arnon & Co. represents a wide range of clients, including fixed line telecommunications companies, television companies, internet service and content providers, telecom equipment manufacturers and internet telephony companies. The firm has frequent dealings with the Ministry of Communications and assists in securing broadcast licenses, establishing program distribution, determining rate regulations and preparing fixed line and wireless access permit applications.
Antitrust & Competition – Yigal Arnon & Co. has extensive experience in antitrust law, including global, as well as local, mergers and acquisitions, pre-merger notifications and objections to mergers, as well as providing ongoing consultation to clients regarding avoiding entering into restrictive trade arrangements, acting as a monopoly or objecting to the activity of a monopoly, exclusive distribution arrangements, petitions for exemptions and advising on appropriate action to take when faced with complex antitrust and trade regulation issues. The firm often appears before officials at the Antitrust Authority, and represents clients in the Antitrust Tribunal and criminal trials relating to antitrust matters.
Life Sciences – Yigal Arnon & Co. has developed a specialized life sciences practice to provide customized and professional services to both emerging and more established companies that are transforming life science industries. The firm works with companies from a cross-section of the industry including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, bio-informatics, medical device and health care service companies. Additionally, the firm services leading universities and academic centers as well as the banking and investment firms that are active in the life sciences.
Intellectual Property – Yigal Arnon & Co. has vast experience in assisting Israeli and foreign businesses, at all stages of development, to exploit their intellectual property assets, protect their intellectual property rights, and transfer those rights through licensing and other arrangements, all taking into account regulatory and tax consequences. Such assistance includes intellectual property litigation in matters of patents, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm is engaged in a wide spectrum of corporate partnering activities, including proprietary asset exploitation, strategic partnerships, joint development and technology transfers.
Labor Law – Yigal Arnon & Co. advises companies at all stages, from emerging growth companies to established international companies, assisting them in arranging and implementing employment packages appropriate for their needs. We are involved with all facets of setting up and implementing employee incentive plans, including equity and equity-based award plans. Our attorneys are instrumental in integrating Israeli and foreign corporate, securities, tax and accounting concerns in order to structure multi-national benefit plans, often in close cooperation with leading international firms.
Pro Bono – Yigal Arnon & Co. has assisted numerous non-profit organizations with their corporate, employment and organizational issues, and lower income clients with probate and landlord-tenant legal issues. The lawyers at the firm are very active in the volunteer programs "Schar Mitzva" and "Shiur Acher". The firm views pro bono work as valuable in giving its lawyers an additional challenging and meaningful dimension to their practice.
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