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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’s broad client base includes leading domestic banks, insurance companies and pension funds as well as a wide range of international banks. Energy is a sector strength, wherein Simon Weintraub advised Barclays Bank and Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank on the provision of a $225m credit facility to Alon D.A. Gas Explorations. Shiri Shaham and David Schapiro are recommended.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co regularly handles international equity offerings as well as complex domestic M&A involving capital markets and is also active in debt issuances. Shapir Engineering and Industry, Peninsula Group and Cantor Fitzgerald are recent clients. Gil Oren, Shiri Shaham and David Schapiro jointly head the practice.

Leading individuals

Shiri Shaham - Yigal Arnon & Co

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co couples an active hi-tech practice – where Barry Levenfeld advised Shanghai Giant Network Technology on its $4.4bn acquisition of Playtika in one of the largest-ever Israeli tech deals – with a diverse client base of non-tech firms that includes insurers such as Harel Group and Clal Finance Underwriting. David Schapiro and Shiri Shaham are recommended. Eli Greenbaum, Nimrod Vromen and David Roness made partner.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co handles civil and criminal antitrust litigation, merger clearance work and advice on compliance programmes. Ronit Amir-Yaniv heads the practice.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co often advises on the employment aspects of M&A deals. Benjamin Sandler led advice to eBay and PayPal Holdings in implementing a separation of an equity award incentive programme following the legal separation of the two entities. Shira Lahat represents clients in labour disputes.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co’s energy group has experience working for banks and investment firms in large project financings. Shiri Shaham advised Harel Group and Israel Infrastructure Fund on the $369m acquisition of a stake in the Tamar gas field.

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

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co’s practice group has ‘specialist partners in different fields’ that are ‘always available if needed’. The team is jointly led by Daniel Green and Barry Levenfeld, the latter of whom acted for biotech incubator FutuRx during its initial establishment and all of its licensing and research agreements.

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

Yigal Arnon & Co’s practice co-head Barry Levenfeld is ‘a very cool-headed adviser on international deals’; he recently assisted Shanghai Giant Network Technology with its $4.4bn acquisition of Israel-based gaming company Playtika. Other clients include BioLineRx, Nasdaq-listed CA Technologies and IBM. Practice co-head Barak Platt is also recommended.

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Infrastructure projects
Infrastructure projects - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

The ‘fast and professional’ team at Yigal Arnon & Co is experienced at handling tender work for government entities. Doron Tamir and David Schapiro act for NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit System regarding Tel Aviv’s Light Rail project. Oren Roth is also recommended.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co represents each of Israel’s major insurance companies in matters involving life, property and group insurance. Ido Chitman and Barak Tal have been active in class action claims for insurers such as Clal, Migdal and Phoenix against Clalit Health Care Services and Maccabi Health Care Services – two of Israel’s leading HMOs.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co acts for a broad range of funds, including leading Israeli venture capital fund Carmel Ventures and US-based private equity fund Susquehanna Growth Equity. On the investor side, Eran Lempert is a key adviser to Amitim Pension Funds.

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Planning and construction
Planning and construction - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co acts for holding companies, developers and construction companies regarding commercial and residential projects. Practice head Hagit Bavly handled contractor agreements and represented Idit Properties before planning committees in relation to a multibillion-dollar mixed-use project in Tel Aviv.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co’s recommended lawyers include Nimrod Vromen, who assisted Chinese company Credit Ease with the formation of its first Israel-focused private equity fund. Eran Lempert advised Amitim on its investment in FIMI Opportunity 6 and Yarom Romem recently handled several US-related transactions.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co

In addition to handling various residential projects for Azorim Construction, Yigal Arnon & Co’s Amalia Meshi has acted for international real estate developer RFR Holding through every stage of a luxury hotel development in Jaffa. Hagit Bavly’s clients include Azrieli Group. Lee Maor was promoted to partner.

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 assists five of Israel’s ten largest banks in relation to the insolvency of various clients. Amnon Lorch was part of a team that was appointed as legal counsel regarding the insolvency and subsequent liquidation of Israel Broadcasting Authority.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co’s expertise lies in tax optimisation of deals and corporate restructuring. Eran Lempert, who specialises in international corporate tax matters, joined the firm from Herzog Fox & Neeman, and is now co-head of the team alongside Ofir Levy, who represents clients before the ITA.

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Telecoms and media
Telecoms and media - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co’s comprehensive service includes representing clients before regulatory bodies, advising on acquisitions in the sector and handling litigation pertaining to copyright and performance issues. Litigators Barak Tal and Ruth Loven handle various matters for Google, with recent work including representing the client in the Supreme Court in a dispute pertaining to the removal of defamatory search results. Media and entertainment specialist Ido Chitman is the other name to note.

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Venture capital
Venture capital - ranked: tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co provides ‘a strong overall level of service’ to its diverse client base. Recent highlights include assisting Shenzhen-based Kuang Chi with the establishment of its international innovation fund and advising Silicon Valley-based Lightspeed Ventures on a series of emerging company investments. ‘Excellent communicatorSimon Weintraub, Barak Platt and Yarom Romem 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 acts for a diverse set of clients, including recently Bank Leumi and Unilever. Practice head Barak Tal regularly represents Google, which he is defending against a NIS103m action alleging violation of the Spam Act. Ruth Loven is ‘a talented advocate’.

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 & Coexcels at understanding what really matters to a client’. Practice head Barak Tal and the ‘smart and tenaciousRuth Loven have a substantial practice and have been defending Assicurazioni Generali against a lawsuit for allegedly conducting pre-acquisition negotiations in bad faith and acting for Google in various proceedings relating to e-advertising and search results. Orna Sasson is ‘a gifted strategist’.

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 3

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co handles licensing agreements and technology transfers, primarily for clients in the healthcare sector. ‘Superb negotiatorDaniel Green acts for clients such as Reshef Technologies and BioLineRx.

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Israel: Transport

Other transport
Transport: other transport - ranked: tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co’s Doron Tamir specialises in advising government entities and is assisting the Ministry of Transportation in relation to legislative and regulatory procedures for the Jerusalem Light Rail. David Schapiro handles private sector mandates, where clients include Siemens Israel.

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