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

Yigal Arnon & Co
1 AZRIELI CENTRE
TEL AVIV 67021
Israel

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co's 'very dedicated' practice is regularly involved in multibillion-dollar M&A transactions in Israel, including Intel Corporation's $2bn acquisition of Habana Labs in an all cash deal. Barry Levenfeld, who specialises in high-tech M&A, recently advised Nvidia on its $6.9bn acquisition of Mellanox. Barak Platt focuses on venture capital and private equity deals, predominantly in the hi-tech sector.  David Schapiro, who is dual qualified in Israel and New York, is a key contact for cross-border M&A.

Practice head(s):

Barry Levenfeld; Barak Platt; David Schapiro

Other key lawyers:

Micki Shapira

Testimonials

‘Very good at not only understanding the problems and issues, but also at listening to their client’s ideas about how to achieve non-intuitive goals and solutions. The team is very easy to work with and provides exactly the type of advice and support that you, as a GC, want from outside counsel.’

‘Micki Shapira is a top quality partner in terms of legal skills, who doesn’t forget that the deal is all about the client.’

‘The team is very dedicated, providing us with very solid and comprehensive solutions. Also, they are very experienced with cross-border issues especially related to clients with operations in China.’ 

Key clients

Intel Corp.

Salesforce.com, Inc.

Simplificare, Inc.

Quotient Technology Inc.

IM Cannabis Corporation

Hubei Forbon Technology Co.

National Instruments Corporation

Betcon, Dickinson and Company

Union Industrial Vehicle

Super Pharm

CN Logistics International Holdings Ltd.

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc.

BIRD Foundation

RMDY Health

Nike Europe Inc.

Nvidia Corporation

Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co.

Magisto Ltd.

Unilever

Competition/antitrust Tier 1

With a range of well-known corporates as clients, Yigal Arnon & Co has particular strength in class actions, criminal proceedings, white-collar disputes and sanctions proceedings brought by the ICA. In one standout matter, the firm is defending Minrav Group against a criminal indictment regarding alleged restrictive trade practices used during the Gaza War in 2008. Ronit Amir-Yaniv is very active in contentious and transactional matters falling under the remit of competition law. Shani Rapoport and Eran Zach are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ronit Amir-Yaniv

Other key lawyers:

Shani Rapoport; Eran Zach

Key clients

Nike

Israel Insurance Association

Dollar Shave

Kone Elevators

Isralift

Unilever Israel Group

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Israir Airlines Ltd.

Leumi Partners

Pizza Hut Israel

The Israel Basketball Association

Israel Post

Amos Gazit

Diesenhaus

Angel Bakeries

Zalman Barashi & Brothers Ltd.

VP Marketing of The American Israeli Gas Corporation Ltd.

Minrav Group

Bonus School Books

Ashdod Port Company Ltd.

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

Yigal Arnon & Co is an outstanding firm for class actions work, having been instructed by major domestic and international companies from the technology, telecoms, retail and transport sectors to handle a full range of issues. Product liability is a particular specialism; the team represents motor companies in disputes concerning defective and dangerous vehicles. Barak Tal is one of the most prominent names across the litigation sector, and acts for large banks in complex, high-value derivative claims. Ruth Loven is noted for data privacy and consumer rights work.

Practice head(s):

Barak Tal; Ruth Loven

Other key lawyers:

Hanital Belinson Navon; Daniel Abarbanel; Sagi Schiff

Key clients

Google LLC

BMW

Cellcom

Nike Israel Ltd.

Waze Mobile Ltd.

Brimag Digital Age Ltd.

Psagot Investment House Ltd.

Marinado Ltd.

El Al Israel Airlines (TLV: ELAL)

Leader Capital Markets Ltd., Leader Underwrites

Epsilon Investment House

The National Lottery Company (‘Mifal HaPayis’)

Bitum Ltd., Bitum Petrochemicals Industries Ltd.

Mediterranean Towers

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Leumi

Clal Insurance Company

Migdal Insurance Company

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Company Ltd

Harel Insurance Company

CAL – Israel Credit Cards Ltd.

BDO Israel

Deloitte Brightman Almagor Zohar & Co.

First International Bank Ltd

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co's 'highly dedicated' team has notable expertise in the areas of technology and IP, which is particularly valuable to its life sciences clients. It is also very experienced in corporate transactions, compliance strategies and product liability matters. Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan focuses predominantly on licensing, technology transfers, development, supply and distribution agreements, acting for clients across the life sciences industry. Barry Levenfeld focuses on all forms of transactions involving technology and life sciences clients; he is also an expert in IP law. Associate Miriam Friedmann also has notable expertise in IP law.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Green; Yohoeved Novogroder-Shoshan; Barry Levenfeld

Other key lawyers:

Miriam Friedmann; Joeri Kreisberg; Eli Greenbaum

Testimonials

‘Great professional team. Highly dedicated and committed. ’

‘YA provide critical guidance – alerting me to issues that require deeper understanding.’ 

‘YA is responsive and responsible. They will go the extra mile when necessary.’

‘The team that works with me is responsive, insightful, personable, and smart. They are creative when problem-solving. They are rigid and strict where necessary. I always get a straight answer, even if it’s the answer I was hoping not to hear. But they are quick to offer the best solutions available.’

Key clients

Bioventus LLC

Human Xtensions

Barclays Capital

Pocared Diagnostics Ltd.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Oculis SA

FutuRx

MEDX XELERATOR, Limited partnership

ALYN Hospital

Atox Bio

Enlivex Therapeutics Ltd.

Sirvir Ltd.

Prilenia Therapeutics

Hubei Forbon Technology Co., Ltd.

Alma Lasers Ltd.

Integra Holdings

Simplificare, Inc.

Premia Spine

RMDY Health

On-Sight Medical

Genmab A/S

Bio-Change

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co 'has a strong expertise in start-up matters, from funding to commercial agreements', and has advised numerous clients from inception through to exit via M&A or an IPO. Among the firm's stellar start-up clients is AppsFlyer Ltd., which the department has advised since its incorporation and which has now achieved unicorn status. Nimrod Vromen, who leads the team alongside Jacob Ben-Chitrit, has developed an online platform designed to connect innovative start-up clients with potential investors. Besides working with start-ups, Yarom Romem co-heads the investment funds practice and is recommended for fund formation work. Barry Levenfeld is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Nimrod Vromen; Jacob Ben Chitrit

Other key lawyers:

Barry Levenfield; Joeri Kreisberg; Yarom Romem; Daniel Damboritz; Avi Anouchi; Yulia Lazbin; Ezra Gross

Testimonials

The team at Yigal Arnon is exceptional. It is highly skilled, something it has continuously demonstrated throughout the long period we’ve worked with the firm. The team has people covering every aspect of legal work we need, which is diverse. Compared to other firms, I found Yigal Arnon provided top counsel with a high level of availability and at a reasonable rate.’

I’ve been able to go to Yigal Arnon with a variety of issues and will be matched up with the appropriate experts as needed. Because the firm is relatively large, I can feel confident that they actually have solid experience in a spectrum of areas. At the same time, where we’ve needed them to work with other counsel  they have no problem doing so.

Joeri Kreisberg is a unique individual. Joeri’s approach is very business oriented – he is not just a very good lawyer but also a mentor. He has the ability to focus on strategic matters and suggest the right solution in any situation, however complex.’

Like any true artisan, the hi-tech and start-up team at YA has the knowledge and experience to adjust to any client and any professional situation. I find that their output is very much customised to my needs while maintaining exceptional quality.’

The practice has shown an innovative approach to billing since we started working together. They always come up with a unique solution that fits the start-up situation. Even working with other high-end law firms I have never encountered such openness and creativity.

Ezra Gross is simply outstanding. He makes me feel like I am the only client he is working with – he is available at any time of the day, including at weekends, and is extremely professional, has tons of relevant experience, and is very fast to respond on all matters. Simply a delight to work with.’

The team is superb – highly experienced, with a very customer-oriented approach. All of the individuals I work with in the practice are extremely professional and highly responsive. This makes a big difference.’

Very strong, professional and well-respected leadership. High level of responsiveness. Good updates.’

Key clients

AppsFlyer Ltd.

Sirvir Ltd.; Prof. Roger D. Korenberg

Pi Therapeutics Ltd.

Diagnostic Robotics Ltd.

Infinidat

Keepers

Magisto Ltd.

Ilyon Dynamics Ltd.

Ador Diagnostic Limited

eScribers, LLC

Iguazio

Snyk Limited

Leadspace

LongLiv Ventures LP

Util-Assist Inc. (Alectra Inc.)

Mixtiles

Luminar, Inc.

Vaica Medical

Kaminario

Tipago

Medimor

Infrastructure Tier 1

The team at Yigal Arnon & Co  has a wealth of experience advising developers, financiers, government bodies and tender committees on various types of large-scale transport, electricity, water and waste management projects. However, the team's expertise in the transport sector is particularly entrenched, reflected by its in ongoing involvement in major railway and highway projects across the country. In one such matter, the firm is advising Trans-Israel Highway Corporation on Highway 6, the very first BOT road under construction in Israel. David Schapiro, who is qualified in Israel and New York, specialises in project finance. Doron Tamir frequently advises all parties involved in tenders for major projects.

Practice head(s):

David Schapiro; Doron Tamir

Other key lawyers:

Oren Roth; Amos Oseasohn

Testimonials

‘Comprehensive approach, very professional on the one hand, business oriented on the other.’

Key clients

Siemens Israel Ltd.

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd.

Netivei Israel

Trans-Israel Highway Corporation Ltd.

Shapir – Pizzarotti Highway 16 Ltd.

Shapir Orian Logistics Ltd.

Yefe Nof Transport Infrastructures & Construction Ltd.

Ministry of Energy & Water Resources

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Internal Security

Ministry of Transportation

The Jerusalem Municipality

Shapir Civil & Marine Engineering Ltd.

Barclays Capital

Citibank

HSBC Bank PLC

BNP Paribas

Inbal Insurance Company Ltd.

Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co assists Israeli clients from the commercial and academic spheres with all transactional IP matters. The firm provides top tier advice on technology transfers, licensing, research and distribution agreements. New media is a notable area of focus; the team advises internet and e-publishing clients on copyright matters. Daniel Green, who is a co-head of the China practice, advises on cross-border commercial agreements in the health and life sciences sector. Dual-qualified in the US and Israel, Eli Greenbaum advises on all aspects of cyber law and IP commercialisation. Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan is another key figure.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Green; Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan

Other key lawyers:

Ido Chitman; Eli Greenbaum; Miriam Friedmann

Key clients

Integra Holdings

FutuRx

Yeda R&D Company

Yehuda Devir

Dor Alon Energy in Israel (1998) Ltd.

Enercon Technologies Ltd.

TALI

Autotalks

Anana Ltd.

Dalia Publishing

Bitum Petrochemical Industries Ltd. and Bitum Ltd

Oculis SA

Planning and zoning Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co assists clients in every area of zoning and planning, including litigation before planning committees and courts. Its work in the field of urban renewal is particularly prominent, and includes advising Azorim Construction in relation to various Pinui Binui projects of considerable scale and complexity. Aner Hefetz, who is a highly active practitioner in this field, with particular expertise in accessibility law, and Hagit Bavly, who is well versed in real estate transactions, lead the team jointly with Asaf Eylon. Naftali Nir is known for his involvement in all stages of real estate projects, including property and land acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Aner Hefetz; Hagit Bavly; Asaf Eylon

Other key lawyers:

Naftali Nir

Key clients

Azrieli Group

Mr. Shlomo Eliyahu

Haim Zaken Construction & Investments

Kotler Adika Construction

Harel Yizamot Investments

Arazim Ltd. (Oron Group)

Alulel Construction Company

REIT Azorim – Living Ltd.

Azorim

Zahav Al HaPark

Afikei Smadar Ltd. / Afikei Hayarden Group

Azorim Construction (1965)

Sharon Hotels Ltd.

B. Capital Ltd.

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

AD 120

Ofer Brothers Engineering & Development Ltd.

Azorim Investment Development and Construction Ltd.

Ramat Hasharon Ha’Yruka 2009 Ltd.

Idit Properties Limited Partnership

Kibbutz Ga’ash

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co specialises in urban renewal projects and is regularly involved in large-scale real estate transactions underpinning various types of developments. The team is also well versed in regulatory proceedings and litigation concerning project proposals or issues related to the construction process. In one ongoing matter, the team is advising Afikei Smadar on a Pinui Binui project which involves the construction of 466 residential units in four new buildings in Kiryat Gat. Hagit Bavly handles a high volume of real estate transactions; Asaf Eylon is best known for assisting clients with land registration, rezoning and construction agreements; and Adam Spruch specialises in urban renewal projects.

Practice head(s):

Hagit Bavly; Asaf Eylon; Adam Spruch

Testimonials

‘Superb professionalism and expertise.’ 

‘It is the combination of experience and knowledge that makes the firm unique.’

Key clients

Azrieli Group

Mr. Shlomo Eliyahu

Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Investments

Haim Zaken Construction & Investments

Unilever Israel

Michlol Urban Renewal Ltd.

Afikei Smadar Ltd. / Afikei Hayarden Group

Kotler Adika Construction

Harel Yizamot Investments

Arazim Ltd.

Azorim

Alulel Construction Company

Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings Ltd.

I. Mishal and Sons Entrepreneurship Ltd. (M-Tower Project)

Zahav Al HaPark (Jerusalem Spirit Project)

Tessera Enterprises and Investments (N.Z) Ltd.

Orot/Mofet Movie Theatre

Mitzpor Adomim Ltd. (Hadar Group)

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

Hizuk & Binuy

Bait Ve’Gag Fund

Sharon Hotels Ltd.

Azorim Menivim

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co acts for creditors and debtors in a wide range of restructuring and insolvency mandates through court appointments and on a private basis. Areas of particular strength include debt arrangements and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings arising from the acquisition of assets from distressed companies. Gil Oren is capable of advising all relevant parties in debt arrangements and restructuring processes and often serves as a liquidator, receiver or trustee in stays of proceedings. Yuval Bargil specialises in commercial liquidation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights. Amnon Lorch is frequently appointed as a receiver in major debt recovery proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Amnon Lorch; Gil Oren; Yuval Bargil

Testimonials

‘The team possesses a deep understanding and expertise in various sectors and is a thought leader, with phenomenal negotiation skills.’

‘Gil Oren is not only a professional team player, but also knows how to analyse different situations and find unique, creative and applicable solutions in the most efficient way.’ 

Key clients

Fifth Dimension Holdings Ltd.

Africa Israel Industries Ltd.

Packer Construction Steel

NMC Music

Arbel Fund

Hod Migdalei Al (1993) Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Bank Leumi Le Israel BM

Homat Magen Defence Technologies Ltd.

NAM 5

Union Bank of Israel Ltd.

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd. (TLV: MZTF)

FIBI – First International Bank of Israel (TLV: FIBI)

Tuboul Ceramics Ltd.

GlobaLinks Group

Eurocom Cellular Communications Ltd. (In Liquidation)

Eurocom Digital Communications Ltd.

Habas Investments (1960) Ltd. (TASE: HBS)

Bakal Zamir Real Estate Ltd.

Globus Max

Magisto

Rounds

Mercantile Discount Bank

Psagot Investment House Ltd.

CIB Bank

Scorpio Real Estate Ltd.

Habas Star B.V.

Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA)

Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd

Telecoms and media Tier 1

Yigal Arnon & Co is one of the market-leading firms in the media sector. It advises television and production companies on regulatory and corporate matters, as well as the licensing and enforcement of IP rights. On the telecoms side, the firm is instructed by leading cellular companies such as Cellcom. The group also has litigation expertise; Ruth Loven defends cellular companies in class actions, and also represents multinational companies in IP disputes. Ido Chitman leads the art and entertainment department, which acts for media companies, advertisers and artists.

Practice head(s):

Ruth Loven; Ido Chitman

Other key lawyers:

Edan Regev; Guy Kortany

Key clients

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Google LLC

Netflix, Inc.

Fox News

Sport 5

Hop! Channel

YouTube

Yodan Production Ltd.

ACT

Anana Ltd.

TALI (the Collecting Society of Film and Television Creators in Israel) Ltd

Dalia Publishing

ITC NG Ltd.

Israel Postal Company

Banking and finance Tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co's 'very capable and efficient' practice is well-equipped to handle regulatory, contentious and transactional matters for corporates and financial institutions. Alongside advising large financial institutions on financing transactions, Shiri Shaham assists industry bodies such as ISDA, ICMA and ISLA with a wide range of legal issues pertaining to banking and finance. 'Very experienced lawyer' Yuval Shalheveth stands out for his strong working knowledge of ISDA agreements and Basel II requirements. Simon Weintraub is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Shiri Shaham; Simon Weintraub; Yuval Shalheveth

Testimonials

‘High quality lawyers, able to deal with various issues with ease. Excellent communication and were able to help resolve a complex issue that others were not.’

‘YA is extremely knowledgeable about the energy sector in Israel, as well as in project finance more generally. The team is also extremely accessible and are always available for queries and consultations.’

‘Yuval Shalheveth in the firm is a very experienced lawyer, with a profound understanding of the industry. In this manner, Yuval certainly stands out. ’

Key clients

Digital Financial Services N.M

Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Leader Capital Markets Ltd.

Harel Insurance Company

C.A.L.

Michlol Urban Renewal Ltd.

Israel Post

BNP Paribas

HSBC Bank

Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB)

TBC Bank

National Australia Bank (NAB)

Capital One Bank

Lloyds Banking Group

State Bank of India

Capital markets Tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co is well versed in advising major underwriters and issuers on domestic and global public offerings. The firm has further expertise in debt financing and debt restructuring of public companies. In a recent highlight, Shiri Shaham and Adrian Daniels led the team that advised Enlivex Therapeutics on its dual listing on the NYSE and the TASE. Shaham has a strong track record representing companies before the Israel Securities Authorities, in addition to experience advising clients on IPOs on the TASE. Daniels regularly advises Israeli companies on regulatory and transactional matters, including in relation to discussions with the SEC. Gil Oren is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Shiri Shaham; Gil Oren

Other key lawyers:

Adrian Daniels

Key clients

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

Barclays Capital

Orian Ltd.

Cyren Ltd.

Silicom Connectivity Solutions Ltd.

Cantor Fitzgerald Ltd.

IM Cannabis Corporation

Peninsula Ltd.

WhiteSmoke Software Ltd.

Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd.

Enlivex Therapeutics Ltd.

Sisram Medical Ltd.

Nextcom Ltd.

Knafaim Holdings Ltd.

Orad Group Ltd.

One Software Technologies Ltd.

China International Capital Corporation

Hong Kong Securities Limited

Jefferies Hong Kong Limited

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co's multidisciplinary team is experienced in all areas of commercial and civil litigation, including banking disputes, shareholder battles, tax  and intellectual property. As one of the largest firms in Israel, the practice is a popular choice for high-profile, global companies to handle large commercial disputes, as well as class actions. Key practitioner Barak Tal is 'one of Israel's leading commercial and class action litigators' and represents both companies and high-net-worth-individuals in a range of disputes. Ruth Loven is instructed by major multinational companies from the technology and telecoms sectors.

Practice head(s):

Barak Tal; Ruth Loven; Hanital Belinson Navon

Other key lawyers:

Dror Varsano; Boaz Fiel; Tomer Bar Nathan

Testimonials

‘Outstanding litigation skills.’

‘Barak Tal is one Israel’s leading commercial and class action litigators, with unique abilities to scrutinize and manage multi-layered legal procedures.’

Key clients

Google LLC

Donna Italia International

Cellcom

YouTube

Waze Mobile Ltd.

El Al Israel Airlines

M&B IP Analysts LLC

Israel Infrastructure Fund

SH.I.R. Center Ltd.

CAL – Israel Credit Cards Ltd.

ITC NG Ltd.

Energy Tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co frequently advises banks and government bodies involved in energy and infrastructure projects on contract maintenance issues. It is also sought out be clients engaged in major tenders and projects in the renewable energy, and oil and gas sectors, leveraging a large team to provide full-service advice. David Schapiro specialises in project finance transactions; Doron Tamir regularly advises on international tenders; and Simon Weintraub stands out for his involvement in financing the construction of the Tamar and Leviathan gas fields.

Practice head(s):

David Schapiro; Doron Tamir; Simon Weintraub

Testimonials

‘High level of professionalism, complete dedication to projects, deep understanding of the legal materials as well as other relevant topics. 

‘Comprehensive vision about the project and its many aspects – planning,  financing, operation and more.’ 

Key clients

Siemens Israel Ltd.

Israeli Government

The Jerusalem Municipality

Shapir Civil & Marine Engineering Ltd.

Barclays Capital

Citibank

HSBC Bank PLC

BNP Paribas

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Barak Capital

Insurance Tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co's 'highly capable team' specialises in insurance regulation and litigation proceedings, including matters before the Supreme Court. Particular areas of expertise include medical malpractice claims, subrogation claims and class actions. 'Great litigator' Barak Tal has a wealth of experience in class actions and regulatory proceedings before the Insurance Supervisor. Yoran Gill often represents clients in complex insurance litigation and arbitration. Elad Offek is the name to note at associate level.

Practice head(s):

Barak Tal; Ido Chitman; Yoran Gill

Other key lawyers:

Elad Offek

Testimonials

‘Yigal Arnon is a firm with unique experience and knowledge in the insurance and pension industry.’ 

‘Barak Tal is a great litigator who knows how to formulate a comprehensive argument in a very readable way.’

‘The main characteristic of the Yigal Arnon team is its very strong professional knowledge and performance, including its ability to examine things in-depth in detail but at the same time stay focused on the bigger picture.’ 

‘On top in terms of their professional capabilities – very service oriented, available almost 24/7 for us, always patient with us.’ 

Key clients

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd.

Harel Group

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.

Israel Insurance Association

Migdal Group

Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Shomera Insurance Company Ltd.

Meitav Dash Gemel and Pension Company Ltd.

The Israel Electric Corporation Ltd.

Siemens AG

Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd.

Tax Tier 2

Yigal Arnon & Co focuses primarily on the tax structuring of M&A transactions and tax planning for high-net-worth individuals, which includes handling negotiations before the ITA. Its additional areas of expertise include transfer pricing, venture capital fund formation and international employee stock option plans. Ofir Levy, who previously served as the head of the International Taxation Department of the Israeli tax administration, specialises in creating tax-efficient transaction structures for his clients. Eran Lempert predominantly handles audits and other tax disputes.

Practice head(s):

Ofir Levy; Eran Lempert

Testimonials

‘The practice works well with in-house peers who may not be privy to how Israeli tax law works, and the impact these laws have on a particular deal.’

‘Eran Lempert was the attorney we worked with and his expertise in Israeli tax law was exceptional.’ 

‘The tax team at Yigal Arnon is great to work with, they are very professional with extensive knowledge while having a very practical approach.’

‘Eran Lempert is a great guy, an exceptional tax practitioner and has a impressive and broad knowledge and understanding of various tax systems while staying practical in his advice.’

Key clients

Nvidia Corporation

Intel Corporation

Salesforce.com, Inc.

PayPal Holdings, Inc.

Quotient Technology Inc.

IBM International Group B.V.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

eBay

Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

Oracle Corporation

General Electric Lighting

Snap Inc.

AlgaTechnologies Ltd.

Magisto Ltd.

Employment Tier 3

Yigal Arnon & Co specialises in advising international and domestic companies on various employment aspects of M&A, including HR matters, executive compensation and employee benefits. Ben Sandler often advises media and entertainment companies on a wide range of employment law matters. Shira Lahat's standout work includes providing legal services to Google regarding employment issues such as incentive plans, terminations and reorganisation processes.

Practice head(s):

Ben Sandler; Shira Lahat

Testimonials

‘The team provides quick, practical advice. I have been really happy with the quality of the work.’

‘I have worked the closest with Ben Sandler. I am very appreciative of his quick responses and practical advice. Since he has provided us with advice for multiple years, he has developed an understanding of our company and risk profile. He provides bottom-line responses and does not recommend extra work that could unnecessarily increase costs. He tells me what I need to know to manage the team.’

‘Very professional. Great working relationships.’

Key clients

Netflix

Fox News

Google

Nvidia Corporation

Proofpoint

Consensys

Holmes Place International

BakerMcKenzie

Israeli Basketball Association

Seagate Technology

JUUL Labs

Dropbox Inc.

Gilead Sciences

Investment and venture capital funds Tier 3

With offices in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Yigal Arnon & Co is well placed to advise a broad spectrum of funds on all aspects of establishment and management, in addition to investment transactions. Yarom Romem regularly advises on fund formation issues, and Simon Weintraub acts for angel investors, international funds and banks, while also co-heading the firm's China desk and its oil and gas practice.

Practice head(s):

Yarom Romem; Simon Weintraub

Other key lawyers:

Yulia Lazbin; Avi Anouchi

Key clients

Oak HC/FT

Recruit Co., Ltd.

OurCrowd

North First Ventures (N1V)

Cisco Investments

Intel Capital

Samsung Next Fund

Next47

C5 Capital

Flint Capital

Oxx Limited

Pitango Venture Capital

Norwest Venture Partners

Hapri Ltd.

Next World Capital

Wing Venture Partners

83 North

U.S. Venture Partners (USVP)

Clal Insurance

Amitim Pension Funds

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Norwest Venture Partners

Square Peg Capital Pty Ltd.

Susquehanna Growth Equity

Vintage Investment Partners

Viola Ventures

Glilot Capital Partners

Georgian Partners Growth LP

Comerica Bank

CE Ventures / CreditEase Israel Innovation Fund

Battery Ventures

BRM Group Ltd.

Ibex Israel Fund LLLP

Israel Infrastructure Fund

OrbiMed Israel

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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