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Yigal Arnon & Co

1 AZRIELI CENTRE, TEL AVIV 67021, ISRAEL
Tel:
Work +972 3 608 7777
Fax:
Fax +972 3 608 7724
Email:
Web:
www.arnon.co.il
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

The firm

Yigal Arnon & Co is one of lsrael’s largest and most dynamic law firms. It provides a full spectrum of legal services to a wide range of clients. Clients seek out Yigal Arnon & Co to resolve complex and challenging problems when looking for professionalism, service and integrity.

Clients choose the firm for its good business judgement, a multidisciplinary legal approach and a thorough understanding of the clients’ objectives. A reputation for achieving timely and positive results has attracted high-profile clients, demanding cases and exceptional lawyers.

Areas of practice

Corporate and M&A: Yigal Arnon & Co has an outstanding M&A practice that has been involved in some of the largest and most significant M&A transactions in Israel over recent years. These transactions include the acquisition of Israeli companies by some of the world’s leading global companies, where the firm ran the entire transaction on behalf of the global client.

High-tech and venture capital: Yigal Arnon & Co is a leader in this field, representing many leading Israeli venture capital funds and numerous US and European funds, as well as a whole gamut of hi-tech and life science start-up companies in varying stages of development, from inception through public flotation and beyond.

Life sciences: The firm has developed a specialised life sciences practice to provide customised and professional services to both emerging and more established companies that are transforming life science industries. The firm works with companies from a broad crosssection of the industry, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, bio-informatics, medical device and healthcare service companies.

Intellectual property: Yigal Arnon & Co’s intellectual property and corporate partnering practice has extensive experience in assisting Israeli and foreign businesses at all stages of development, in protecting and commercialising their intellectual property and proprietary technology.

Tax: Yigal Arnon & Co has developed a widely recognised tax practice representing a wide range of clients from individuals to multinational and international corporations. Its extensive expertise covers corporate and real estate taxation, international tax treaty implementation but also 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.

Capital markets and securities: Yigal Arnon & Co is a recognised leader in securities law. While it has 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 US and Europe on behalf of the issuer, underwriter or key selling shareholders. The assistance to these clients extends far beyond the public offering to encompass ongoing guidance on compliance.

Banking and finance: Yigal Arnon & Co represents Israeli, US and European banks and financial institutions in all manner of services, including the provision of legal opinions to foreign counsel. The firm has been engaged in some of the most complex banking and financial services transactions over recent years and has expertise in complex financial instruments, including derivatives.

Projects, infrastructure and energy: Yigal Arnon & Co. has represented major international consortia tendering for banks, as well as national infrastructure and complex project finance undertakings based on BOT, BOO and other project finance techniques. The firm also often represents the government in major transportation and other tenders.

Real estate and construction: Yigal Arnon & Co represents some of the leading real estate companies in Israel and abroad and is involved in a large number of major property development projects (both commercial and residential) and acquisitions in Israel, Eastern Europe and India.

Dispute resolution: Yigal Arnon & Co represents domestic and international clients in a wide range of cases, including arbitration, commercial litigation and high-profile civil and criminal matters and has an active appeals practice before the Supreme Court. The firm’s litigation group is one of Israel’s leading litigation departments and it has a particularly strong class action defence practice.

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  • Jerusalem
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  • Number of lawyers: 176
  • Number of partners: 63
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew

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Legal Developments by:
Yigal Arnon & Co

  • 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.
    - Yigal Arnon & Co

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