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Gil Oren

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Yigal Arnon & Co

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Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Commercial Law, Corporate Finance, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights, Mergers and Acquisitions.


Gil Oren, an experienced partner at Yigal Arnon & Co., focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, insolvency and creditors’ rights, and other practice areas: 

  • Capital Markets.  For more than two decades, Gil has provided ongoing legal counsel for public Israeli companies.  Gil co-manages the firm’s capital markets group, and provides his clients strategic legal advice relating to a broad spectrum of issues affecting public companies, including corporate governance and compliance, partnerships, debt securitization, controlling shareholder and other interested party transactions, executive compensation, enforcement programs, public offerings, private placements, debt arrangements, and investment and finance agreements.  He also contributes to various special committees in public companies.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions.  Gil handles complex public and private M&A transactions, where he is known for his strong business orientation, financial understanding, awareness of the regulatory complexities that characterize publicly-traded companies, and familiarity with both securities and corporate regulations. This combination of knowledge and experience enables Gil to offer creative solutions to overcome obstacles to get the deal close.  
  • Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights.  Gil is one of the leading partners of the firm’s insolvency and creditors’ rights practice group.  He has been involved in prominent, large scale public company debt arrangements and restructuring, representing companies, controlling shareholders, or debtors and creditors, such as banks, bond holders and others, including some of Israel's leading institutional investors. Additionally,  Gil was used as a receiver and liquidator to handle matters of significant volumes. 
  • Corporate Finance.  Gil represents a wide range of clients – leading Israeli and foreign banks, several of Israel's largest investment houses and prominent holding companies – in a variety of corporate finance transactions requiring special expertise in complicated areas. These include tax planning, banking, securitization and other regulatory matters, as well as transactions focused on acquiring, developing and managing real estate, often including the sale of mortgages.  
  • Communications. Gil has advised some of Israel’s leading telecommunications companies on various aspects including regulation issues and ongoing corporate matters.


Gil is often invited to lecture at conferences on matters relating to corporate governance, structured finance and Israeli securities laws. He joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 1999.


Gil is fluent in Hebrew and English.


Gil was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1994.


Gil received his law degree from Tel Aviv University in 1992. 
He has authored and co-authored various articles, including:

  • "Debts capital markets in Israel: regulatory overview" and ""Equity capital markets in Israel: regulatory overview" in "Practical Law Global Guide";
  • "He Who Has The Money Has The Say? Not anymore" in "Globes", Israel's business newspaper;
  • "There Are Securities and There is Debt, But No Settlement" in the Hebrew journal "רואה החשבון"; and
  • "Securitization in Israel" in the International Publication "Global Securitization & Structured Finance".


Capital markets

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The team at Yigal Arnon & Co is 'always accessible' and 'absolutely committed to getting a deal done'. By some clients' measure, the firm's service across a wide range of securities matters is 'second to none'. The group has advised Israeli corporates on debt and equity issuances domestically and abroad, and also has experience acting for international banks in relation to global debt offerings. Of particular note, Simon Weintraub advised China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong and Jefferies Hong Kong, as joint underwriters, on the IPO of Sisram Medical on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK), making it the first Israeli company to list on the SEHK. Further, Weintraub and Shiri Shaham acted for JP Morgan Securities, CitiGroup Global Markets, and HSBC Securities, as lead underwriters, in relation to a $2bn private placement by Delek & Avner of senior secured notes to Israeli and foreign institutional investors. Another key figure is Daniel Marcovici, who has handled high-value domestic bond issuances for Nextcom Group, Ramot in the City, and Peninsula Group. Also recommended are Gil Oren and Assaf Mesica, who assisted Israel Natural Gas with its first listing for trading on the TASE.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

The team at Yigal Arnon & Co has experience across the spectrum of restructuring and insolvency-related matters, from debt arrangements and pre-bankruptcy proceedings to liquidation. The department is jointly headed by Amnon Lorch and Gil Oren. On the creditor side, Lorch is acting for Israel Discount Bank, the largest creditor of Eurocom Communications, in relation to the company's widely publicised insolvency, with debts over NIS1.8bn. Conversely, Lorch and Dror Vigdor were appointed by the Official Receiver to act for Israel Broadcasting Authority in connection with its liquidation pursuant to the the Public Broadcasting Law. Additionally, Oren served as one of three trustees for Globus Max and recently succeeded in selling the company's assets to Elco. Further, the team is acting for a group of unsecured lenders in relation to debt arrangements with Scorpio Real Estate, and also handles various customer insolvency matters for banks including Mercantile Discount Bank, Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot, and First International Bank of Israel.

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