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Yigal Arnon & Co

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Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Eli Greenbaum

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Yigal Arnon & Co

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Commercial Law, Corporate Finance, High-Tech, Mergers and Acquisitions, Technology and Transactional IP.


Eli Greenbaum’s practice focuses on representing technology companies with an emphasis on intellectual property and technology related transactions.

Eli has extensive experience representing emerging and established technology companies in the semiconductor and software industries, as well as in the biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

The scope of his practice includes the drafting and negotiation of complex commercial technology agreements including software and patent license agreements, OEM and VAR arrangements, distribution agreements, development agreements, distribution agreements and nondisclosure agreements. Eli also has extensive experience with free and open source software licenses and counsels clients on matters related to open source use, compliance and licensing strategies.


Prior to joining Yigal Arnon & Co., Eli practiced for several years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York. Eli clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel under Justice Miriam Naor and the District Court of Jerusalem under Judge David Cheshin.

Eli joined the firm in 2007 and became a partner in 2016.


Eli is fluent in English and Hebrew.


Eli was admitted to the New York Bar in 2005 and to the Israel Bar in 2007.


Eli graduated from Yale Law School in 2002. He obtained a M.S. from Columbia University in Applied Physics in 1999 and a B.S. in Physics from Yeshiva University in 1997.

Israel: Intellectual property


Within: Next generation lawyers

Eli Greenbaum - Yigal Arnon & Co

Within: Commercial/transactions

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.

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  • 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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