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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

Israel

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co has expertise in securities regulation and is regularly involved in some of Israel’s largest financing transactions. Simon Weintraub and Shiri Shaham acted for HSBC and JP Morgan as arrangers of the $1.75bn senior secured loan for the development of the Leviathan gas field. Additional clients include The Goldman Sachs Group, Harel Group and Israel Infrastructure Fund.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co advises issuers and underwriters and has been increasingly active handling transactions on foreign exchanges. Shiri Shaham advised the lead underwriters on the first-ever planned IPO of an Israeli company on the HKEX. David Schapiro has expertise in cross-border securities transactions with the US. Gil Oren is another contact.

Leading individuals

Shiri Shaham - Yigal Arnon & Co

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co

The corporate team at Yigal Arnon & Co is ‘personally invested in satisfying its clients’ needs’ and was involved in some of Israel’s highest-profile M&A in 2016-2017. Barak Platt advised Intel Corporation on its $15.3bn acquisition of Mobileye, while Barry Levenfeld acted for Mexichem in its $1.5bn acquisition of a controlling stake in Netafim.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Yigal Arnon & Co

The team at Yigal Arnon & Co handles the employment aspects of large multijurisdictional transactions, employee incentive schemes and labour court disputes. Shira Lahat represented the Israeli Basketball Association in an employment dispute. Ben Sandler is another contact.

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co has a broad infrastructure and energy practice, which acts for lenders, government entities and corporates (such as Siemens) involved in major infrastructure projects, project finance and development matters. Doron Tamir is advising major government ministries on Jerusalem’s Red Line and the Ashalim Power Station project. David Schapiro advises Israel Infrastructure Fund.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co is involved in many of the largest cross-border M&A in Israel’s healthcare sector. Daniel Green advises Oramed Pharmaceuticals on commercial licensing transactions and cross-border partnership agreements. Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan and Barry Levenfeld act for biotech incubators such as FutuRx and MEDX Xelerator.

Leading individuals

Barry Levenfeld - Yigal Arnon & Co

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Hi-tech, start-ups
Hi-tech, start-ups - ranked: tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co

The lawyers at Yigal Arnon & Co are ‘personally invested in their clients’ needs’ and ‘know no off-hours’. Jointly led by Barry Levenfeld and Barak Platt and acting primarily for international tech companies, the department was involved in the largest Israeli tech M&A in 2017, and the largest Israeli tech M&A in 2016. Start-up clients include Rounds and GreenIQ.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co is extremely active in tort and insurance-related disputes and in that regard ‘compares well to the best firms in Israel’. Yoran Gill acts for many of Israel’s largest insurance companies and defended IEC in a subrogation suit.

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Investment and venture capital funds
Investment and venture capital funds - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co produces ‘high-quality work’ covering fund formation and portfolio investments for a litany of venture capital funds and private equity houses. The team is also among the market leaders in crowdfunding and venture lending. Yarom Romem advised Leumi Partners on a $30m investment in Israel Infrastructure Fund III and is also instructed by prominent VC funds.

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Planning and construction
Planning and construction - ranked: tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co

The team at Yigal Arnon & Co is involved in several of the largest projects in Tel Aviv. Amalia Meshi is advising US-based RFR Holding on the planning of a luxury hotel development in historic Jaffa. Hagit Bavly acted for Idit Properties in connection with the multibillion-dollar reconstruction of Tel Aviv’s Atarim Square.

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Real estate: transactions
Real estate: transactions - ranked: tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co has ‘one of the best all-round’ real estate groups in Israel. In 2016-2017, Amalia Meshi advised Azorim Construction on an urban renewal, two residential developments and a mixed-use project and also assisted with the company’s participation in the government’s new housing programme. Hagit Bavly and Hagai Shmueli are other contacts.

Leading individuals

Hagai Shmueli - Yigal Arnon & Co

Hagit Bavly - Yigal Arnon & Co

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co represents major Israeli banks in insolvency proceedings and also has experience acting for distressed corporates. Amnon Lorch is advising the liquidator of Israel Broadcasting Authority in perhaps the largest-ever liquidation of a government entity in Israel. Dror Vigdor and Gil Oren are active in the department.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co has handled the cross-border tax aspects of many of Israel’s largest corporate transactions and serves as Israeli tax counsel to major US-listed companies and financial institutions. The team also has expertise in trust taxation, employee incentive schemes and tech transfers. Ofir Levy and Eran Lempert are key contacts.

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Telecoms and media
Telecoms and media - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

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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Israel: Dispute resolution

Class actions
Dispute resolution: class actions - ranked: tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co has been active in class actions for over two decades and is among the leading Israeli firms for class action defence. The ‘tactical’ Barak Tal represents such clients as Google, Unilever and El Al, as well as numerous banks and insurance companies. Ruth Loven is also recommended and Lior Gelbard made partner in 2017.

Leading individuals

Barak Tal - Yigal Arnon & Co

Next generation lawyers

Ruth Loven - Yigal Arnon & Co

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Local litigation and arbitration
Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration - ranked: tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co handles complex, often cross-border disputes across a variety of sectors, including banking and financial services, telecoms and media and insurance. Barak Tal and Ruth Loven represented OJSC VTB Bank in a rare case involving enforcement of a Russian judgment in Israel, which reached the Supreme Court.

Leading individuals

Barak Tal - Yigal Arnon & Co

Next generation lawyers

Ruth Loven - Yigal Arnon & Co

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Israel: Intellectual property

Commercial/transactions
Intellectual property: commercial/transactions - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

The IP group at Yigal Arnon & Co has experience in commercial and corporate IP agreements involving healthcare and medical devices, IT and data, and media and entertainment. Barry Levenfeld and Daniel Green have handled some of Israel’s largest tech-driven M&A and development transactions, and Eli Greenbaum has expertise in open source software licensing.

Next generation lawyers

Eli Greenbaum - Yigal Arnon & Co

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