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Yigal Arnon & Co

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Yigal Arnon & Co, Ido Chitman, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL

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Ido Chitman

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Yigal Arnon & Co

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Class Actions, Entertainment Law & Media Law, Insurance, Litigation, Pro Bono, Sports Law, Technology and Transactional IP.


Ido Chitman is the head of the Art and Entertainment law department of the firm, representing production, media, advertising and record companies as well as producers, advertisers and artists. With an in-depth understanding and familiarity of the entertainment and art world, Ido provides legal services in drafting broadcasting and distribution agreements, dealing with diverse issues of art related rights as well as litigation procedures, assisting in production of music CD's, and advising in strategic and commercial aspects of transactions with communication and new media companies. As part of his expertise, Ido advices on matters concerning copyrights, benefits rights, and performers' rights, both on protecting such rights as well as regulation and receiving necessary permits and authorizations for using them. He has vast experience representing clients entering into negotiations and agreements with artists, producing agents as well as cable and cellular companies. Ido's clients include, among others, large scale international record companies, one of Israel’s leading sports cable TV channel as well as famous Israeli artists. In addition, Ido is active in the firm’s Insurance department. The insurance companies represented by Ido benefit from his up-to-date knowledge and comprehensive expertise in such a dynamic world. Ido provides legal advice on avoiding future legal exposure, drafting agreements as well as on-going guidance to insurance initiatives. Ido works closely with Israel's insurance superintendent, and assists his clients in implementing and assimilating the inspector's instructions and regulations.


Ido joined Yigal Arnon & Co. as an associate in 2005, and became partner in 2013.


Ido is fluent in Hebrew and English.


Ido was admitted to the Israel Bar in 2005.


Ido received his LL.B, summa cum laude, and his B.A. (Finance), summa cum laude, from The Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya in 2004. Ido was a teaching assistant in various courses at The Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya- "Selective problems in the public law", for former president of Israel Supreme Court "Introduction to insurance: life Insurance, pension and general insurance", for Dr. Boaz Yam "Financing basics and Investments Theory", for Professor Amir Barnea. During his studies Ido was a member of the Interdisciplinary Center's legal clinic, responsible for consumerism issues with the Israeli Council for Consumerism (2002 - 2003). In addition, Ido was a member of the periodical magazine of the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center (2003).


Telecoms and media

Within: Telecoms and media

The team at Yigal Arnon & Co is perhaps best known for representing media content providers and Israeli telecoms operators in high-value disputes. A key figure in the department is Ruth Loven, who advises Google on a litany of matters, including alleged privacy violations, IP rights, freedom of expression and advertisements, and also helps represent the company in class actions and administrative proceedings. Also recommended is Ido Chitman, who represents clients such as Dalia Publishing and TALI - The Collecting Society of Film and Television Creators in Israel in various IP and licensing disputes. The team also handles a range of commercial litigation, insolvency mandates and derivative claims for telecoms operators, and has advised multinational technology and media groups, including IBM Corporation and Electronic Arts, on Israel-facing M&A.

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