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Yigal Arnon & Co

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Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Barak Tal

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Yigal Arnon & Co

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Antitrust, Class Actions, Environmental Law, Insurance, Litigation, Sports Law, Telecommunications.


Barak has extensive experience in virtually the full range of civil & commercial litigation, including antitrust law commercial law, insurance law, communications law, banking law & restrictive trade practices. Barak also specializes in class action suits and has represented parties in some of Israel's leading class action litigation.

Additionally Barak has defended clients in some of Israel's highest profile white collar crime trials. Barak appeared repeatedly before Israel's Supreme Court.


Barak served as a member of the Disciplinary Panel of the Israel Bar Association 2002-2008. Barak served as a judge in the National (Appellate) Disciplinary Court  of the Israeli Bar Association (2009-2011).

Barak is a member of the board of trustees of the law faculty of the Tel Aviv University. Barak lectures to LLM students in the law faculty of Tel Aviv University and often lectures in continuing education programs for attorneys. 

In addition, Barak is a member of the board of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Barak joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 1995.


Barak is fluent in Hebrew and English.


Barak was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1992.


Barak received his law degree from Tel Aviv University in 1991.


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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Israel: Dispute resolution

Class actions

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Barak Tal - Yigal Arnon & Co

Within: Class actions

Yigal Arnon & Co has been active in class actions for over two decades and is among the leading Israeli firms for class action defence. The ‘tacticalBarak Tal represents such clients as Google, Unilever and El Al, as well as numerous banks and insurance companies. Ruth Loven is also recommended and Lior Gelbard made partner in 2017.

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Local litigation and arbitration

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Barak Tal - Yigal Arnon & Co

Within: Local litigation and arbitration

Yigal Arnon & Co handles complex, often cross-border disputes across a variety of sectors, including banking and financial services, telecoms and media and insurance. Barak Tal and Ruth Loven represented OJSC VTB Bank in a rare case involving enforcement of a Russian judgment in Israel, which reached the Supreme Court.

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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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