Firm Profile > Yigal Arnon & Co > Tel Aviv, Israel

Yigal Arnon & Co
1 AZRIELI CENTRE
TEL AVIV 67021
Israel

Capital markets Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co acts for major international banks as underwriters and companies as issuers in public offerings on the Tase, Nasdaq, NYSE and the ASX, and regularly advises public companies - including a number in the medical cannabis industry - on M&A. The firm is also experienced in advising international corporates, generally based in the US, on dual listings on the Tase and the regulatory issues applicable with respect to Israeli securities law in particular. In a market first for the country, Simon Weintraub led advice to China International Capital Corporation and Hong Kong Securities as underwriters on the IPO of Sisram Medical, an Israeli company, on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, facilitating a $112m capital raising. Shiri Shaham, who stands out for her expertise advising major investment banks as underwriters on significant bond issuances, jointly heads the team with Gil Oren. Israel and US qualified partner Micki Shapira joined the practice following the firm's merger with Weinstock-Zecler & Co in January 2019, bringing particular expertise in private equity and venture capital transactions to the group. Daniel Marcovici is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Shiri Shaham; Gil Oren

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Whenever called upon has provided swift and reliable advice. The team is very helpful and friendly and ready to assist with responsiveness and efficiency.’

 

Key clients

El Al

One Software Technologies

Peninsula Ltd.

BioLineRx

WhiteSmoke Software

Enlivex Therapeutics

China International Capital Corporation

Hong Kong Securities Limited

Jefferies Hong Kong Limited

Sisram Medical

Nextcom

Knafaim Holdings

Shapir Engineering and Industry Ltd.

Security Matters

Seedo

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

A force in the technology space, Yigal Arnon & Co provides ‘smart and practical structures and solutions’. The group is regularly retained by both domestic and global technology companies to advise on their major transactions in Israel. In one highlight, it acted for Nvidia Corporation on the $6.9bn acquisition of Mellanox Technologies — the second-biggest acquisition in Israeli high-tech history; corporate head Barry Levenfeld, together with Ben Sandler, led the advice. The same duo also recently handled mandates for Salesforce.com, Stryker Corporation and Palo Alto Networks. Outside of the tech arena, the group shines in the infrastructure, life sciences and telecoms spheres. Additional key contacts include David Schapiro, Gidon Weinstock and Barak Platt.

Practice head(s):

Barry Levenfeld

Testimonials

Yigal Arnon & Co provides us with all-round legal advice covering all our needs in the most professional way.‘

The team consists of great lawyers with lots of experience, knowledge of the legal materials and the market, who offer smart and practical structures and solutions.

Their knowledge, practical approach, availability and responsiveness is great and highly appreciated.’

Good customer service mindset. Focus on getting the deal done. Very accommodating. Broad range of expertise within the firm to draw on as required.’

Key clients

Intel Corp.

Nvidia Corporation

Salesforce.com, Inc.

Zoominfo Inc.

Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

Magisto Ltd.

Super Pharm

Intuit Inc.

Siemens AG

Stryker Corporation

Caspit Payment Technologies Group

Mexichem

Amimon Inc.

Ezugi Software

Mentor Graphics Development Services (Israel) Ltd.

Nike Europe Inc.

Electronic Arts

Israel Infrastructure Fund

Medtronic Inc.

Algatechnologies Ltd.

Accurate Medical Therapeutics Ltd.

WhiteSmoke Software Ltd.

Keystone Heart Ltd.

One Software Technologies (One1)

Telrad Networks

Competition/antitrust Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co fields 'a very professional team' that represents major corporations, particularly in the telecoms, pharmaceutical and retail sectors. Its workload incorporates international cartel cases, national abuse of dominance and cartel class actions, litigation arising from monetary sanctions imposed by the Antitrust Commission, merger notifications and requests for exemptions to restrictive arrangements. The firm represented CAL Israel Credit Cards in a $470m class action brought against it alleging restrictive arrangements between CAL and other credit card companies, resulting in a positive outcome for the client with the petitioner withdrawing its appeal in the Supreme Court. Ronit Amir-Yaniv and Shani Rapoport are also noted. Niv Zecler left the firm in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Ronit Amir Yaniv

Testimonials

‘The team displays far more knowledge than other firms I have had the chance work with. They are not afraid to take a stand and follow through.’ 

Key clients

Strauss Group Ltd

Kone Elevators

Isralift

Unilever Israel Group

Pelephone Communication Ltd.

CAL – Israel Credit Cards Ltd.

LG Electronics Ltd.

Super-Pharm (Israel) Ltd.

Central Bottling Company Ltd.

Angel Bakeries

Ashdod Port Company Ltd.

Harel Technologies (subsidiary of One1)

Lafarge Holcim Inc.

Y. Hilel

Moni Siton Transportation Ltd.

Universal McCann

Minrav Group

Israir

Bonus School Books

Diesenhaus

Zalman Barashi & Brothers

Israeli Federation of the Phonographic Industry

Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA)

Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co acts for domestic and international corporates in a wide range of claims including banking and securities class actions, labour claims, insurance-related class actions, product liability matters and other consumer protection claims in the automotive, aviation, food and consumer goods sectors. In addition, the firm recently merged with Weinstock-Zecler & Co, a particularly standout player in the antitrust space, which has significantly boosted the firm's reputation in competition-related class actions. The practice group is jointly led by Barak Tal, 'a brilliant partner', and Ruth Loven, who is instructed by BMW in product defect and recall-related class actions. Other names to note include Ido Chitman, who has represented major Israeli insurers in class actions involving insurance policies, and Hanital Belinson Navon, who represents El Al Israel Airlines in a variety of class actions. Niv Zecler and Sagi Schiff are among the notable partners who joined with the Weinstock-Zecler merger.

Practice head(s):

Barak Tal; Ruth Loven

Testimonials

Very hands-on. They focus on the important things and are very well connected.

The team has the ability to handle very complicated cases and to supply the client with remarkable legal advice and advocacy.

Barak Tal is a brilliant partner, with the unique ability to lead the case safely through the courts.

Key clients

Google

Deloitte Brightman Almagor Zohar & Co

Bank Hapoalim

CAL – Israel Credit Cards

Bank Leumi L’Israel

Directors and Officers of Bank Leumi L’Israel

Bank Mizrahi Tefahot

Israel Discount Bank

First International Bank

Migdal Insurance Company

Menorah Insurance Company

Phoenix Insurance Company

BMW

Leader Capital Markets

BDO Israel

Gindi Israel (2010) Holdings

Epsilon Investment House

Mifal HaPais

Israel Polaris Industries and Polaris Sales Europe

Fujitsu

Castro Model

Cellcom Israel

013 Netvision

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Best known for its transactional weight in the life sciences sphere, Yigal Arnon & Co acts for a diverse mix of start-ups through to global corporations and investors. The group’s recent impressive run of M&A deals included advising on sizeable acquisitions for global industry leaders, including Stryker Corporation and Medtronic, as well as Israeli companies such as Enlivex Therapeutics. It also handled a wide range of regulatory, IP and commercial work. Daniel Green heads the transactional IP department and focuses on licensing, corporate partnering and intellectual property. Additional contacts include corporate finance heavyweight Barry Levenfeld and Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan, who has an emphasis on technology, IP, joint ventures and privacy issues.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Green; Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan; Barry Levenfeld

Key clients

Medtronic Inc.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

FutuRx Ltd.

MEDX XELERATOR, Limited partnership

Algatechnologies Ltd

Stryker Corporation.

Enlivex Therapeutics Ltd.

Restoration Robotics, Inc.

Hutchison China MediTech (Chi-Med)

Keystone Heart

Alma Lasers Ltd.

Pi Therapeutics

Immpact Bio Ltd.

4C Biomed

Prilenia Therapeutics

AV Medical

Seedo

Square Peg Capital

SteadyMed Ltd.

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 1

‘A one-stop-shop for hi-tech related matters’, Yigal Arnon & Co has expertise in a wide range of areas relevant to the sector, including corporate transactions, IP, taxation and corporate governance. Jointly headed by Barak Platt and Barry Levenfeld, the team has established itself as one of the go-to advisers for market-leading hi-tech transactions. Just a few years ago, the team handled the largest M&A in the history of Israel, and indeed, it reinforced this reputation in 2019, advising Nvidia Corporation on its $6.9bn acquisition of Mellanox, which was the second largest M&A in the country’s history. Other key figures include Yarom Romem, who specialises in acting for VCs and corporate investors, and Nimrod Vromen, who acts for a litany of early-stage start-ups in funding rounds and other general business matters. Contacts on the more junior end include Liron Hacohen and recently promoted partner Daniel Damboritz.

Practice head(s):

Barry Levenfeld; Barak Platt

Testimonials

We are very happy with their service quality and output. It is a real “client first” attitude and a one-stop shop for all services i.e. IP, tax, litigation etc. where they work with reputable and established partner law firms and handle those interactions for us. Also, Yigal Arnon have a number of lawyers who have international experience so their cultural sensitivity makes the interaction with my foreign colleagues from China, Korea so much smoother.

Very good responsiveness; good managing of their internal resources; good team spirit; very experienced.

Barry Levenfeld has vast knowledge and experience, excellent ability to negotiate and solve sticking points, accessibility and attentiveness. I also recommend Yarom Romem, who has excellent grasp of complicated transactions.

A wide range of industry expertise and experience with all legal aspects of hi-tech and start-up transaction deals including the corporate, IP, taxation, governance areas.

The team has a strong eye for detail and this has served our company on several occasions. They remain calm in and out of the negotiations, which is appreciated by our CEO who is a first-timer.

Barak Platt has a strong and impressive personality thus very good negotiation skills. He has the negotiation under his control.

They are efficient, very knowledgeable, deal-oriented and professional. Their response time is very quick and they are indeed a “one-stop shop” for hi-tech related matters.

Nimrod Vromen is both highly diligent and expert in transactions which are non-vanilla and require tactical and original thought. In a sense, his commercial nous coupled with their legal skills place them in a rung higher than all the other law firms we have dealt with in the local market.

I primarily work with Liron Hacohen, a partner in the hi-tech practice group – she is responsive, experienced, professional and a real problem solver. She gives practical, business oriented advice, not just legal, which is what makes her stand out.

Large firm with many expertise yet a personal connection.

I had the pleasure of working with Nimrod Vromen for three years. Nimrod has an exceptionally strong eye for detail that has been a benefit to our firm on more than one occasion. Nimrod’s strong sense of organization helped him to always gain the upper-hand in any negotiation. Nimrod is an extremely talented attorney who cares a great deal about his clients and his firm.

Daniel Damboritz is always available and attentive. Seems to have the answers, and if he doesn’t, he knows to bring in the right partner. Eli Greenbaum is also always available when needed and has his unique field of expertise.

Key clients

Nvidia Corporation

Salesforce.com

Zoominfo

eBay

IBM Corporation

Palo Alto Networks

Magisto

UVeye

WiseShelf

TravelSuit

Zooz Mobile

Stryker Corporation

Medtronic

Intel Capital

Habana Labs

Restoration Robotics

Highroad Innovation Center

Keystone Heart

New Relic

Overwolf

Amimon

Mentor Graphics Development Services (Israel)

Infrastructure Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co has a particularly strong reputation for advising governmental bodies on the development of major transport infrastructure projects, thought the team also has a strong client roster of project contractors and investment funds. In addition to the team's key strength in transport and port infrastructure, David Schapiro is involved in an innovative telecoms project to bring widespread fibre optic internet connections to Israel. Other key figures in the team include Doron TamirMicha Tollman and Oren Roth, who are acting for NTA in relation to all sub-projects of the Tel Aviv LRT and also assisted with the publication of the group's main tenders for the LRT project. Simon Weintraub is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Doron Tamir; Micha Tollman; Simon Weintraub

Key clients

Siemens Israel

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System

Israel Infrastructure Fund (IIF)

Derech Eretz Highways (DEC)

Shapir Civil & Marine Engineering

Israel Broadband Corporation (IBC)

Ministry of Energy & Water Resources

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Internal Security

Ministry of Transportation

UBS Bank

Barclays Capital

Citibank

HSBC Bank

BNP Paribas

JPMorgan Chase

The Jerusalem Municipality

Alliance Tire Company

Inbal Insurance Company

Wärtsilä Corporation

Apartment for Rent

Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co has a dedicated technology transactional IP practice that is organised into several key areas of expertise and plays an integral role in the firm's top-ranked hi-tech practice. Broken down into specialist sub-groups including medical devices, cyber, IoT, and tech transfer offices, the department is involved in nearly every key industry sector in the market, and is particularly well known for its expertise in software and open source. Noted by his peers as a market leader, practice head Daniel Green has expertise in the negotiation of complex commercial agreements in the biotech, e-commerce, IT, medical devices and pharmaceuticals sectors. Also recommended is Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan, who handles cross-border commercial IP deals and is particularly active in the life sciences sector, and Eli Greenbaum, who specialises in open source and software technologies. Barry Levenfeld is a recommended hi-tech partner, who leads many of the firm's largest IP-heavy corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Green; Yoheved Novogroder Shoshan

Testimonials

They are very good. They understand the needs of the company, look at things from our perspective.

They provide very good advice and know also to highlight for us when the issue is a business one vs. legal but we should pay attention to it. Not all lawyers do that.

The main team strength is in comprehensive approach. In case of need Yigal Arnon provides all aspects of professional advice I needed for my company: IP protection, license law, acquisition legal support.

Eli Greenbaum’s knowledge of IP, especially in the semiconductor field, is on a very high level.

Key clients

Nvidia Corporation

eBay

Siemens

Stryker Corporation

Nike

Kaminario

Sweetch

Voiceitt

1touch.io

4C Biomed

Prilenia Therapeutics

AV Medical

Alcami

Genmab A/S

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Flytrex Aviation

FutuRx

Zooz Mobile

Planning and zoning Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co handles the full spectrum of zoning and planning matters but has particular expertise in urban renewal projects, where the group advises entrepreneurs and construction companies. The team also stands out for its frequent instruction by clients involved in the government's new residential housing programme ('Mechir Lamishtaken'); Amalia Meshi and Naftali Nir are advising Azorim Construction on its participation in this nationwide project to construct over 1,000 housing units. Aner Hefetz has considerable experience of planning and construction litigation before planning authorities, as well as the High Court of Justice and the district courts for administrative matters. Hagit Bavly is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Hagit Bavly; Daniel Abarbanel; Aner Hefetz

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Azorim Investment Development and Construction Ltd.

Azorim Construction (1965)

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Ofer Brothers Engineering & Development Ltd.

Haim Zaken Construction and Investments Ltd.

AD 120

Ramat Hasharon Ha’Yruka 2009 Ltd.

Idit Properties Limited Partnership

Apartment for Rent – The Governmental Company for Housing and Rental Ltd.

Gabay Group

Rova 1 Ltd.

Yesodot Tzur Construction Ltd.

Mordechai Aviv Building Industries

The Jewish Agency

Kibbutz Ga’ash

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co's real estate and construction group is very active in finance transactions and urban renewal projects - predominantly Pinui Binui and Tama 38 developments. It acts for developers, investors and other participants throughout all stages of the planning and construction process involving residential and commercial units. The group also handles litigation relating to damage tort actions, betterment levy disputes and criminal proceedings involving clients engaged in construction projects. Hagit Bavly handles the full spectrum of commercial real estate transactions. Other key names include Amalia MeshiAsaf Eylon and Adam Spruch.

Practice head(s):

Hagit Bavly; Amalia Meshi; Asaf Eylon; Adam Spruch

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Azorim Investment Development and Construction Ltd.

Azorim Construction (1965)

Rassco (Rural and Suburban Settlement Company)

Gabay Group

Idit Properties Limited Partnership

Unilever Group

Nike

Duran Shivat Zion Ltd.

Eldar Investments Ltd.

Azorim Menivim

Apartment for Rent

Israel Discount Bank (IDB)

The Jewish Agency

ILAN

Real estate: urban renewal Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co's team has a strong track record in transaction planning, representation before the planning authorities and tax authorities. It handles a broad range of urban renewal projects, including evacuation-construction initiatives. Adam Spruch takes on a significant volume of the firm's projects in this field, including advising Bait ve Gag Fund on over 30 urban renewal projects in central Israel that will culminate in the establishment of over 1,000 new residential units. Asaf Eylon has considerable expertise in evacuation-construction projects. Lee Maor advises clients on land registration, construction agreements and real estate financing, among other areas. Other key names include Amalia Meshi, Naftali Nir and Hagit Bavly.

Practice head(s):

Adam Spruch; Asaf Eylon

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Idit Properties Limited Partnership

‘Bayit ve Gag’ (House & Roof) Fund

Haim Zaken Construction and Investments Ltd.

Afikei Smadar Ltd. / Afikey Hayarden

Lavie Urban Renewal

Ramot In The City Ltd.

Rassco (Rural and Suburban Settlement Company)

Acro Real Estate

Rothschild 66 Ltd.

Rova 1 Ltd.

Yesodot Tzur Construction Ltd.

Apartment owners of Dafna Complex, Tel Aviv

Apartment owners of Antigonus / Miriam Hahashmonaith Complex, Tel Aviv

Apartment owners in 4-8 Achimeir Street, Tel Aviv.

Amidar Israel National Housing Company Ltd.

Acquisition group in Kehilat Warsaw 41 Tel Aviv

The tenants of the “Yaffo Gimel” neighborhood in Jaffa.

Capital Platinum

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co's team receives a high volume of court appointments in insolvency cases, with team members serving as liquidators, trustees and special managers. The firm also has expertise representing creditors, including debenture holders and institutional investors, in debt restructuring and collection proceedings. Amnon Lorch has a strong track record acting for banks and distressed companies during insolvency proceedings and prior to such proceedings in relation to loan syndications and reorganisations. Lorch is representing Israel Discount Bank in its debt collection proceedings against Eurocom Communications in the position of a special manager to Eurocom Communications. Gil Oren and Yuval Bargil are other key practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Amnon Lorch; Gil Oren; Yuval Bargil

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA)

Fifth Dimension Holdings

IDC

Israel Discount Bank Ltd. (IDB)

Bank Leumi Le Israel BM (TASE:LUMI)

Union Bank of Israel Ltd.

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

FIBI – First International Bank of Israel

Mercantile Discount Bank

Psagot Investment House Ltd.

CIB Bank

OJSC VTB Bank

Schlumberger Limited.

Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd

Habas Group (TASE:HBS)

Africa Israel Industries Ltd.

Telecoms and media Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co has strong expertise in IP and copyright disputes acting for a range of media companies. Other work includes defending telecoms and media companies in class actions; acting for technology companies in relation to claims spanning defamation, privacy and IP; and advising clients on securing the regulatory approvals necessary to set up OTT streaming services. Ido Chitman has vast knowledge of copyright law, with a specialism in the protection and use of benefits rights and performers' rights. Ruth Loven  has expertise in litigation in the telecoms and media space, where she acts for clients including Google and Cellcom.

Practice head(s):

Ido Chitman; Ruth Loven

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Google

Deutsche Telecom

Anana Ltd.

TALI

C T S EVENTIM ISRAEL LTD

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Channel 10

VIP Lior Productions Ltd.

Booking Plus Productions Ltd.

Pelephone Communications Ltd.

Israel Postal Company

Ronen Maili (and his production company)

Magisto

Banking and finance Tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co’s diverse practice brings together expertise in project finance, payments and fintech, which complement its core offerings in corporate borrowing and market regulation. Notably, the group continues to assist the facility agent and security trustee with ongoing amendments to the landmark $1.7bn term loan facility used to finance the development of the Leviathan gas field — Shiri Shaham and Simon Weintraub led that work. The department also draws on the experience of Yuval Shalheveth, who is highly regarded for fintech and regulatory matters, and restructuring co-head Gil Oren.

Practice head(s):

Shiri Shaham; Gil Oren; Yuval Shalheveth; Simon Weintraub

Key clients

BNP Paribas

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

UBS AG

HSBC Bank PLC

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd

Arbel Fund LLP

J.P. Morgan Limited

Citibank

Marketing Limited

Deutsche Bank AG

C.A.L. (I.C.C – Israel Credit

Cards) Ltd.

TBC Bank

National Australia Bank

Capital One Bank

Partner Communications Company Ltd

Telrad Networks

Michlol Urban Renewal Ltd.

Wells Fargo & Company

Investec

Lloyds Banking Group

ISDA – International Swaps and Derivatives Association

ICMA – International Capital Market Association

Bank Leumi Le Israel BM

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd.

First International Bank of Israel (TASE:FTIN1)

Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd.

Union Bank of Israel Ltd.

Bank of Jerusalem

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co stands out in a wide range of corporate and commercial litigation, administrative claims, consumer litigation and banking and securities litigation. Moreover, as a full service firm with top-tier capabilities in a number of practice areas, the team regularly leverages the complementary expertise of practice groups such as tax, tenders and transportation, financial services, and hi-tech. Additionally, the firm as a whole has developed a strong reputation for international work, drawing instructions from major multinationals including Google, which the litigation team represents in e-advertising and freedom of expression disputes. The practice group is headed by the 'outstandingBarak Tal and includes Ruth LovenDaniel Abarbanel and Dror Varsano.

Practice head(s):

Barak Tal; Daniel Abarbanel; Ruth Loven; Dror Varsano

Testimonials

Barak Tal is outstanding. He brings both tactical know-how and presence.

Key clients

Google

Siemens

Siemens Industry Software Solutions

Siemens Israel

Egged Workers’ Pension Fund

VinX Network

JCW (Jewish Community Watch)

Brightman Almagor Zohar & Co. (Deloitte Israel)

Israel Discount Bank

Bank Leumi Le Israel

Bank Hapoalim

FIBI – First International Bank of Israel

CAL – Israel Credit Cards

El Al Israel Airlines

Ministry of Transportation

Ministry of Finance

Jerusalem Municipality

Migdal Insurance Company

Phoenix Insurance Company

Energy Tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co is known in the market for its track record in high-profile infrastructure projects, acing both for project companies and state tenderers. In addition, the team has experience acting for domestic and international lenders in oil and gas transactions and other infrastructure deals. Key contacts in the team include David Schapiro and Micha Tollman, who are acting for an EPC contractor in the development of a 186MW conventional power plant in Israel, and are also advising Solaer Israel on various commercial transactions and projects in Israel and abroad. Also recommended are Doron Tamir, who has expertise tender law, energy and environmental matters, and Simon Weintraub, who specialises in cross-border finance transactions.

Practice head(s):

Doron Tamir; David Schapiro; Micha Tollman; Simon Weintraub

Key clients

Siemens Israel

SuperNG Natural Gas Distribution Company

Rimon Consulting & Management Services

Rimon Renewable Energies

Hyundai Engineering & Construction

Costell

Solaer Israel

Wärtsilä Corporation

Alliance Tire Company

HSBC Bank

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Insurance Tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co stands out for its experience in Supreme Court further hearing proceedings relating to insurance, and its track record handling regulatory proceedings before the Insurance Supervisor. The team also represents insurance companies in subrogation claims, malpractice claims, class actions and litigation regarding pension plans and life insurance policies. Yoran Gill, Ido Chitman and Barak Tal are key names. Associate Elad Offek defends large insurance companies during complex disputes, in relation to areas such as securities fraud and unfair trade practices. Associate Yuval Shamir represents insurance companies in personal injury claims, particularly in relation to road traffic accidents, and professional negligence suits.

Practice head(s):

Barak Tal; Ido Chitman; Yoran Gil

Other key lawyers:

Investment and venture capital funds Tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co has a prolific VC and hi-tech investment practice, but also has experience advising on venture capital structuring and formation. Yarom Romem and Simon Weintraub are key figures in the venture capital and private equity practice, which is able to leverage the firm's complementary tax expertise to provide comprehensive structuring advice in the formation of venture capital funds.

Practice head(s):

Yarom Romem; Simon Weintraub

Key clients

Battery Ventures

Intel Capital

Samsung Next Fund

BRM

83 North

USVP

Georgian Partners

Amitim Pension Funds

Clal Insurance

Comerica Bank

Credit Ease China

CreditEase Israel Innovation Fund (CEIIF)

Ibex Israel Fund

Israel Infrastructure Fund

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Next47

Norwest Venture Partners

OrbiMed Israel

OurCrowd

Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE)

Square Peg Capital Pty

Vintage Investment Partners

Viola Ventures

Glilot Capital Partners

Tax Tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co's 'professional' team is particularly active in advising on the tax structuring of M&A deals and investments, as well as during objections and appeals before the ITA. The group also acts for high-net-worth individuals and families in tax assessment appeals concerning asset transfers and various other tax planning matters, and represents major corporations in high-value transfer pricing, income tax and VAT disputes, with a focus on the technology sector. Ofir Levy specialises in creating tax efficient structures for global technology corporations and Israeli companies, as well as representation in audits and negotiations with the ITA. Eran Lempert is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Eran Lempert; Ofir Levy

Key clients

Nvidia Corporation

Intel Corporation

eBay

PayPal Holdings

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

IBM International Group B.V.

Oracle Corporation

Electronics for Imaging

General Electric Lighting

Applied Mterial Inc

Snap Inc.

AlgaTechnologies Ltd.

Magisto Ltd.

Palo Alto Networks

J.P. Morgan Limited

Employment Tier 3

Yigal Arnon & Co’s core strengths in the hi-tech and life sciences sectors are very much in evidence on the employment front, with clients including Google, Broadcom and Avid Technology. In addition, the team is a popular choice to advise on the employment aspects of one-off transactions, such as its recent advice to Nvidia Corporation on the labour and employee benefit aspects of its $6.9bn acquisition of Mellanox Technologies — Ben Sandler, whose practice spans corporate and employment matters, led that work. Shira Lahat handles a mix of contentious and non-contentious matters and jointly heads the department alongside Sandler.

Practice head(s):

Ben Sandler; Shira Lahat

Key clients

Google

Intel Corporation

Nvidia Corporation

Broadcom, Inc.

Fox News

Dropbox Inc.

eBay, Inc.

Intuit Inc.

Seagate Technology

JUUL Labs

McAfee, LLC

Palantir Technologies

Gilead Sciences

FutuRx

Electronic Arts

New Relic

Bright Machines

Polycom, Inc.

Intelsat

Orbond

MKS Instruments, Inc.

Payoneer

Avid Technology.

TowerJazz / Tower Semiconductor Ltd.

Reuters

Embassy of India

mySupermarket

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

The National Institute for Testing and Evaluation

Forescout

Medix

Kaminario Technologies

OurCrowd

Epson Europe

AlgaTechnologies Ltd.

Iguazio

Infinidant

Firm overview:

Yigal Arnon & Co is one of Israel’s leading law firms with offices in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. For more than 60 years the firm has provided a full range of legal services to companies of all sizes, investors, entrepreneurs and individuals. With its focused practice groups, the firm has combined the expertise of a speciality boutique practice with the advantages of a well resourced multidisciplinary law firm. In addition to its established practice groups in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, litigation (civil and criminal), real estate, banking and finance, the firm has one of the most developed technology practices in Israel, representing some of the largest technology companies (and their venture capital and other investors) in Israel
and abroad.

Many lawyers at the firm have years of experience working at leading law firms in the United States, Canada and England, enabling the firm to cooperate seamlessly with overseas businesses and their lawyers. Yigal Arnon & Co is committed to providing superior services to its clients. The firm takes pride in the quality of its lawyers — from senior partners to junior associates — and in staffing each matter with lawyers who can assist the client in resolving complex and challenging legal problems, and achieving the client’s business goals.

Areas of practice: 

Corporate and M&A: Yigal Arnon & Co has an outstanding M&A practice that has been involved in some of the largest and most significant M&A transactions in Israel over recent years. These transactions include the acquisition of Israeli companies by some of the world’s leading global companies, where the firm ran the entire transaction on behalf of the global client.

High-tech and venture capital: Yigal Arnon & Co is a leader in this field, representing many leading Israeli venture capital funds and numerous US and European funds, as well as a whole gamut of hi-tech and life science start-up companies in varying stages of development, from inception through public flotation and beyond.

Life sciences: The firm has developed a specialised life sciences practice to provide customised and professional services to both emerging and more established companies that are transforming life science industries. The firm works with companies from a broad crosssection of the industry, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, bio-informatics, medical device and healthcare service companies.

Intellectual property: Yigal Arnon & Co’s intellectual property and corporate partnering practice has extensive experience in assisting Israeli and foreign businesses at all stages of development, in protecting and commercialising their intellectual property and proprietary technology.

Tax: Yigal Arnon & Co has developed a widely recognised tax practice representing a wide range of clients from individuals to multinational and international corporations. Its extensive expertise covers corporate and real estate taxation, international tax treaty implementation but also specialist areas such as trust taxation, financial instruments, transfer pricing for international groups, technology transfer, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital fund formation and employee stock option plans.

Capital markets and securities: Yigal Arnon & Co is a recognised leader in securities law. While it has a strong record in assisting clients in listings on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, the firm has also participated in more than 100 public offerings of equity or debt securities in the US and Europe on behalf of the issuer, underwriter or key selling shareholders. The assistance to these clients extends far beyond the public offering to encompass ongoing guidance on compliance.

Banking and finance: Yigal Arnon & Co represents Israeli, US and European banks and financial institutions in all manner of services, including the provision of legal opinions to foreign counsel. The firm has been engaged in some of the most complex banking and financial services transactions over recent years and has expertise in complex financial instruments, including derivatives.

Projects, infrastructure and energy: Yigal Arnon & Co. has represented major international consortia tendering for banks, as well as national infrastructure and complex project finance undertakings based on BOT, BOO and other project finance techniques. The firm also often represents the government in major transportation and other tenders.

Real estate and construction: Yigal Arnon & Co represents some of the leading real estate companies in Israel and abroad and is involved in a large number of major property development projects (both commercial and residential) and acquisitions in Israel, Eastern Europe and India.

Dispute resolution: Yigal Arnon & Co represents domestic and international clients in a wide range of cases, including arbitration, commercial litigation and high-profile civil and criminal matters and has an active appeals practice before the Supreme Court. The firm’s litigation group is one of Israel’s leading litigation departments and it has a particularly strong class action defence practice.

Antitrust & Competition: Yigal Arnon & Co. provides antitrust counseling together, when needed with litigation services, in connection with monopolies, strategic alliances, exclusive commercial relationships and other competition law matters, and has a proven track record in obtaining merger approvals for
global, as well as local, M&A transactions.

Telecoms, Media & Internet: Yigal Arnon & Co. represents a wide range of clients, including fixed line telecommunications companies,
television companies, internet service and content providers, telecoms equipment manufacturers and internet telephony companies. The firm has frequent dealings with the Ministry of Communications and assists in securing
broadcast licenses, establishing program distribution, determining rate regulations and preparing fixed line and wireless access permit applications.

Labour & Employee Benefits:  Yigal Arnon & Co. advises companies at all stages, from emerging growth companies to established international
companies, assisting them in arranging and implementing employment packages appropriate for their needs. The firm is involved in all facets of setting up and implementing employee incentive plans, including equity and equitybased award plans. Its attorneys are instrumental in integrating Israeli and foreign corporate, securities, tax and accounting concerns in order to structure multinational benefit plans, often in close co-operation with leading
international firms.

Clients: Yigal Arnon & Co. provides a full range of legal services to
a wide ranging client base, including major international (Fortune 500) and other global companies, local and foreign banks, financial institutions, venture capital and private equity funds, emerging growth companies, investor
groups, government entities, and individuals. The firm represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including information technology, energy, banking, software, electronics, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, internet, medical devices, real estate, telecommunications, Fintech, insurance, automotive and consumer products.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A David Schapiro
Corporate and M&A Barry Levenfeld
Corporate and M&A Orly Tsioni
Corporate and M&A Barak Platt
Corporate and M&A David Osborne
High-tech Barry Levenfeld
High-tech David Schapiro
High-tech Barak Platt
Banking and finance Shiri Shaham
Banking and finance Amnon Lorch
Banking and finance Simon Weintraub
Banking and finance David Schapiro
Capital markets and securities Gil Oren
Capital markets and securities Shiri Shaham
Capital markets and securities Daniel Marcovici
Capital markets and securities David Schapiro
Real estate Hagit Bavly
Real estate Amalia Meshi
Real estate Hagai Shmueli
Real estate Asaf Eylon
Dispute resolution Barak Tal
Dispute resolution Ruth Loven
Dispute resolution Orna Sasson
Dispute resolution Hanital Belinson
Dispute resolution Dror Varsano
Projects, infrastructure and energy David Schapiro
Projects, infrastructure and energy Doron Tamir
Projects, infrastructure and energy Oren Roth
Tax Ofir Levy
Tax Eran Lempert
Labour law and employee benefits Ben Sandler
Labour law and employee benefits Shira Lahat
Family wealth management Amnon Lorch
Family wealth management David Osborne
Family wealth management Guy Sagiv
Intellectual property Barry Levenfeld
Intellectual property Daniel Green
Intellectual property Yoheved Novogroder – Shoshan
Investment funds Barak Platt
Investment funds Yarom Romem
Investment funds Simon Weintraub
Insurance and torts Yoran Gill
Insurance and torts Ido Chitman
Telecommunications and media Ruth Loven
Telecommunications and media Ido Chitman
Competition and antitrust Ronit Amir Yaniv
Competition and antitrust Shani Rapoport
Restructuring and insolvency Amnon Lorch
Restructuring and insolvency Gil Oren
Restructuring and insolvency Assaf Mesica
Restructuring and insolvency Yuval Bargil
Life sciences Barry Levenfield
Life sciences Daniel Green
Competition and antitrust Niv Zecler
Competition and antitrust Ofer Argov
White Collar Eran Zach
High-tech Joeri Kreisberg
High-tech Nimrod Vromen
High-tech Jacob (Kobi) Ben Chitrit
Banking and finance Micki Shapira
Banking and finance Yuval Shalheveth
Restructuring and insolvency Eyal Aichel
Corporate and M&A Eliran Furman
Corporate and M&A Peter Sugarman
Investment funds Yulia Lazbin
High-tech Daniel Damboritz
White Collar Niv Zecler
Intellectual property Eli Greenbaum
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Number of partners : 74
Total employees : 344
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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Intel Capital in its investment in Habana Labs

Advs. Barak Platt, Nataly Damary, Josh Hauser and the intern Idan Adar represented Intel Capital, the technology giant's investment arm, in their investment in Habana Labs, a leading startup in the emerging AI processor space, in a US$75 million in an oversubscribed series B funding. The round is joined by WRV Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Battery Ventures and others, including existing investors.

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Your Thoughts: Crypto Confidence

Adv. Adrian Daniels, partner at Yigal Arnon & Co. and Co-head of the Fintech practice, shares his thoughts on Cryptocurrency in this Finance Monthly article.

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