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Yigal Arnon & Co

1 AZRIELI CENTRE, TEL AVIV 67021, ISRAEL
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Work +972 3 608 7777
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Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv
Yigal Arnon & Co, Ido Chitman, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL

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Yigal Arnon & Co

Work Department

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

Position

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.

Career

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

Languages

Ido is fluent in Hebrew and English.

Member

Ido was admitted to the Israel Bar in 2005.

Education

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).


Israel

Telecoms and media

Within: Telecoms and media

Yigal Arnon & Co’s telecoms and media offering comprises professionals with experience in commercial litigation, IP and antitrust regulation, and corporate transactions. The team is representing Google in a number of cases regarding derogatory or defamatory content. Barak Tal, Ruth Loven and Ido Chitman are key contacts.

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  • Perhaps the QuadragaCX Story Will Have a Happy Ending

    While there are the aficionados who will say that cryptocurrencies will free us of the chains of the global financial institutions, on the occasions when the world of cryptocurrencies intersects with the world in which most of us live, the news is generally bleak. While you may not know one side of a Bitcoin from the other, you probably know that its value has crashed over the last 13 months, you may even have heard about some of some of the larger cryptohacks (that is computer heists through which digital currencies belonging to investors are stolen from crypto trading exchanges). And over the last week or so, you may have read on mainstream news sites about the death of Gerald Cotton the CEO of Canada’s largest cryptoexchange QuadragaCX. The death of the CEO of a company that few had previously heard of, was news of course, because in his passing he had taken the passwords to the accounts of his customers with him. The result of this being that about $140 million of their money was stuck somewhere between this world and the celestial ether in which Mr. Cotton now resides. Of course, it wasn’t quite told like that. We were fed terms such as “private keys,” lack of “multi-signature protection,” “cold storage wallets” and more readily understandable – “cryptofraud”. Again!
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  • Perhaps the QuadragaCX Story Will Have a Happy Ending

    While there are the aficionados who will say that cryptocurrencies will free us of the chains of the global financial institutions, on the occasions when the world of cryptocurrencies intersects with the world in which most of us live, the news is generally bleak. While you may not know one side of a Bitcoin from the other, you probably know that its value has crashed over the last 13 months, you may even have heard about some of some of the larger cryptohacks (that is computer heists through which digital currencies belonging to investors are stolen from crypto trading exchanges). And over the last week or so, you may have read on mainstream news sites about the death of Gerald Cotton the CEO of Canada’s largest cryptoexchange QuadragaCX. The death of the CEO of a company that few had previously heard of, was news of course, because in his passing he had taken the passwords to the accounts of his customers with him. The result of this being that about $140 million of their money was stuck somewhere between this world and the celestial ether in which Mr. Cotton now resides. Of course, it wasn’t quite told like that. We were fed terms such as “private keys,” lack of “multi-signature protection,” “cold storage wallets” and more readily understandable – “cryptofraud”. Again!
  • Israel Chapter in The Virtual Currency Regulation Review

    Earlier this year, the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) issued two circulars, one on the taxation of digital tokens and the second addressing the taxation of utility tokens in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Additionally, in March, the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) released a detailed interim report by the Committee for the Regulation of Public Offerings of Decentralized Cryptocurrency Coins (Report) (with a follow-up report due to come out around October 2018). Moreover, it is expected that before the end of 2018, legislation will come into force that for the first time will see Israeli primary legislation define virtual currencies as financial assets and mandate licensing for related services, as is later discussed in detail.
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    Israeli hi-tech and its sources of funding have grown and diversified tremendously since the bubble burst in 2001 and over the last decade since the height of the financial crisis in 2007-2008.
  • NONDISCRIMINATION IN 5G STANDARDS

    Nondiscrimination has been the neglected stepchild of the FRAND commitment. Patent owners participating in standards organizations typically commit to license their technology on “fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (“FRAND”) terms.”
  • Crash Course on Non-Disclosure Agreements

    Non-disclosure agreements are a crucial, but often overlooked, tool in allowing startup companies to grow, build strategic partnerships and explore new business relationships necessary to develop their product or bring it to market. These agreements are often short (sometimes only a page or two) and lead many founders to forego legal advice to get past this "formality" and begin working with the other party to the NDA. Yet, NDAs are important agreements with potentially far-reaching implications for the protection of a company's confidential information and intellectual property, and mishandling of NDAs can come back to haunt a startup years later.
  • Advocates Eli Greenbaum and Ezra Gross of Yigal Arnon & Co. in The Lawyer Special Report editorial

    An interview-style piece in The Lawyer, Law in Israel: moving beyond tech, quoting Eli Greenbaum and Ezra Gross:
  • Publication of Adv. Adrian Daniel's Commentary in Private Banker International on GDPR & Blockchain

    Publication of Adv. Adrian Daniel's Commentary in Private Banker International on GDPR & Blockchain.
  • Article in MEA Markets on GDPR & Israeli Law

    GDPR & ISRAELI PRIVACY LAW - KEY DIFFERENCES Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan & Miriam Friedmann of Yigal Arnon & Co. outline the key differences between GDPR & Israeli Privacy Law.  mea_markets_-_gdpr__israeli_law_-_key_differences_14.05.2018
  • Clarifications regarding Supervision of Financial Services Law (Regulated Financial Services)

    Authored by Adv. Simon Weintraub, Adv. Shiri Shaham, Adv. Yuval Shalheveth of Israeli law firm, Yigal Arnon & Co.: