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Yigal Arnon & Co

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Jerusalem, Tel Aviv
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

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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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.
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