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Yigal Arnon & Co

Work +972 3 608 7777
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Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Hagai Shmueli

Work +972 2 623 9210
Yigal Arnon & Co

Work Department

Real Estate, Planning and Construction, Litigation, Labor Law, Employee Benefits, Education Law.


Hagai Shmueli represents clients in major real estate transactions and accompanies them in the implementation of complicated commercial and residential real estate projects. Hagai has extensive experience advising leading construction companies and purchasing groups in the implementation and development of their projects.

He has also acquired great experience while representing municipalities on zoning matters, evictions and land reclamations.

Additionally, Hagai represents not-for-profit clients, including  academic, Christian and other religious institutions operating in Israel and other volunteer organizations.

Hagai also represents companies at every stage of development, in a full range of employment-related matters including, employee rights and benefits, incentive plans for management, employee rights in the context of mergers and acquisitions, employment matters related to Israeli citizens working in Israeli branches of international corporations, as well as employment law related litigation.

Hagai serves as an arbitrator in resolving civil disputes.


Hagai joined the firm in 1980, and became a partner in 1989.


Hagai is fluent in Hebrew and English.


Hagai was admitted to the Israel Bar Association in 1980.


Hagai graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1978.


Real estate: transactions

Within: Leading individuals

Hagai Shmueli - Yigal Arnon & Co

Within: Real estate: transactions

Yigal Arnon & Co has ‘one of the best all-round’ real estate groups in Israel. In 2016-2017, Amalia Meshi advised Azorim Construction on an urban renewal, two residential developments and a mixed-use project and also assisted with the company’s participation in the government’s new housing programme. Hagit Bavly and Hagai Shmueli are other 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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