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Yigal Arnon & Co

Work +972 3 608 7777
Fax +972 3 608 7724
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Shiri Shaham

Work +972 3 608 7777
Yigal Arnon & Co

Work Department

Banking and Financial Services, Capital Markets, Commercial Law, Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions.


Shiri Shaham has extensive experience in a wide range of issues covering corporate, commercial, securities and banking law. Shiri has represented many clients in mergers and acquisitions, public securities and debt offerings as well as private placements and joint ventures. Shiri also represents domestic and international banks in complex banking and commercial matters and has advised leading international financial institutions such as ISDA and ICMA in Israel in regulatory matters as well as in relation to the use of various financial instruments under Israeli law. Shiri lectures at various leading domestic and international conferences in Israel on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and Israeli securities laws. Shiri joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 1998.


Shiri is fluent in Hebrew and English.


Shiri was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1991.


Shiri received her law degree magna cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1990 and an LL.M first class from Cambridge University in 1992, where she was also nominated Pegasus Scholar.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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

Within: Leading individuals

Shiri Shaham - Yigal Arnon & Co

Within: Capital markets

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.

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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.
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