Yigal Arnon & Co. Law Firm

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Established: 1958
Line of Business: Law Firm
Address: Azrieli Round Tower, Tel Aviv 6702101
Tel: 972-3-6087777
Fax: 972-3-6087724
Azrieli Square Tower Tel Aviv 6702501, Israel
Tel: 972-3 6087999
Fax: 972-3 6087902
31 Hillel St., Jerusalem 9458131
Tel: 972-2-6239239
Fax: 972-2-6239233
22 Rivlin St., Jerusalem 9424018
Tel: 972-2-6239200
Fax: 972-2-6239236
Email: info@arnon.co.il
Website: http://www.arnon.co.il
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  • Amnon Lorch, Yigal Arnon & Co. Law Firm

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    Founder &
    Senior partner
    The Late Yigal Arnon (1929-2014)
    Dror Vigdor
    Rami Kook
    Nira Kuritzky
    Amalia Meshi
    Amnon Lorch
    Eran Ilan
    Hagai Shmueli
    Barry Levenfeld
    David Schapiro
    Hagit Bavly
    Orna Sasson
    Barak Tal
    Shiri Shaham
    Doron Tamir
    Daniel Abarbanel
    David Osborne
    Gil Oren
    Ronit Amir-Yaniv
    Orly Tsioni
    Mordechai Baicz
    Barak Platt
    Yoran Gill
    Benjamin Horef
    Asaf Eylon
    Daniel Marcovici
    Adrian Daniels
    Yuval Shalheveth
    Kobi Ben Chitrit
    Peter Sugarman
    Ben Sandler
    Boaz Fiel
    Joeri Kreisberg
    Simon Weintraub
    Ruth Loven
    Yarom Romem
    Adam Spruch
    Yuval Bargil
    Eliran Furman
    Ofir Levy
    Eran Lempert
    Daniel Green
    Hanital Belinson-Novon
    Oren Roth
    Dror Varsano
    Odelia Sidi
    Shira Lahat
    Ido Chitman
    Noa Afik
    Aner Hefetz
    David Akrish
    Nir Rosner
    Ezra Gross
    Assaf Mesica
    Guy Fuhrer
    Liron Hacohen
    David Roness
    Eli Greenbaum
    Lee Maor
    Nimrod Vromen
    Lior Gelbard
    Yoheved Novognder Shoshan
    Guy Sagiv
    Micha Tollman
    Shani Rapaport
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About Yigal Arnon & Co. Law Firm

Yigal Arnon & Co. is one of the most respected and dynamic law firms in Israel, sustaining a proven track record of innovation and quality in meeting its clients’ specific needs. Clients turn to our firm when seeking professionalism, service and integrity to help them resolve complex and challenging legal problems. With over 170 lawyers working in focused practice groups, we integrate the expertise of a specialty boutique practice with the advantages of a well-resourced multidisciplinary law firm. We pride ourselves on the three pillars of our practice: professionalism, people and principles, which guide our decisions and serve as a bedrock of reliability for continuous growth and mutual success.

Comprehensive Representation
Our firm provides a full range of legal services to an extensive client base, including major international (“Fortune 500”) and other global companies, local and foreign financial institutions, venture capital and private equity funds, real estate developers, startups investor groups, government entities, and high net worth individuals. The firm represents clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, energy, banking, software, electronics, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, internet and e-commerce, medical devices, real estate, telecommunications, insurance, automotive, sports, entertainment, and consumer products.

Global Experience
Our firm has a solid global presence in numerous markets, and a significant part of our practice is conducted in the international arena. We act as lead counsel in international transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances, venture capital and private equity transactions, public and private financings, banking, litigation, corporate and debt restructuring, distributorships, franchises, and real estate.

Recognition
Our firm is ranked highly on an annual basis, in both international and national rankings, including:
Legal500 • IFLR1000 • Global Chambers and Partners • Globes Dun’s 100 • BDi CODE • MergerMarket.

Selected Areas of Practice
Corporate - Yigal Arnon & Co. boasts a solution-driven and proactive corporate practice. Our experienced lawyers guide companies from formation through negotiation of angel investments, private placements, private equity, venture capital and debt financing transactions and on to strategic alliances, joint ventures and other corporate partnering arrangements, including exits via public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Our ability to provide comprehensive and integrated solutions, drawing upon the expertise of our specialty teams in tax, labor law, antitrust, real estate and other related areas allows us to handle complex transactions in an efficient, timely and highly successful manner.

Mergers & Acquisitions - Yigal Arnon & Co. has been recognized for its first-tier cross-border M&A practice. Included among our leading clients are Intel, eBay, IBM, PayPal, Oracle, Siemens, Broadcom, Deere and Co., Medtronic, Stryker, Intuit, Tower Semiconductors and Boston Scientific. We are also closely involved with post-M&A integration matters and we provide our international clients advice related to issues that arise with the integration of Israeli companies into the operations of the foreign acquirers. In addition, we offer our clients efficient and effective interfacing with all of Israel’s regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with Israeli law.

Banking and Financial Services - Yigal Arnon & Co. offers a variety of services in the representation of banks, financial institutions, their owners and purchasers. The firm’s expertise includes: international and domestic regulation, litigation, ongoing consultation to industry professionals, finance transactions, the creation of security interests, restructuring and insolvency, debt collection and pension products and services. The firm has a unique and deep level of understanding with complex loan transactions, compliance, licensing, the establishment of Israeli operations, regulatory issues, drafting corporate governance documents, dissolution, and assisting banks to establish a legal framework to guide its operations. In addition, the firm has specific expertise in complex transactions involving derivative and other financial instruments, negotiating ISDA and stock lending agreements and provision of legal opinions regarding ISDA, GMRA and GMSLA agreements. The firm is a member of the ISDA.

Capital Markets - Yigal Arnon & Co. helps clients to recognize opportunities within capital markets and to devise strategies to capitalize on those opportunities. While having 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 United States, Europe and elsewhere, including its recent representation of the underwriters in the first ever filing of an application for the listing of an Israeli company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The representation of public companies listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, NYSE and European stock exchanges extends far beyond the public offering to encompass ongoing guidance related to compliance with securities reporting requirements and corporate governance rules. The firm has specific expertise in dual listings and simultaneous public offerings in Tel Aviv and abroad.

High-Tech - Yigal Arnon & Co. works with high-tech and start-up companies in various fields, advising on such matters as financing and M&A transactions, R&D activities, including the sale or purchase of technologies and complex licensing transactions, technology transfer arrangements, internet and e-commerce agreements, and development and supply arrangements. We also assist with various commercial transactions, such as distribution, OEM and VAR agreements and strategic alliances. The firm represents clients from initial formation, through early and development stages, and beyond their public offering or acquisition. Yigal Arnon & Co. tailors its advice to start-up clients to ensure that their corporate structure and agreements facilitate their growth and lead to a successful exit.
The firm also works with clients in the field of emerging technologies through its consolidated and methodical practice established specifically for new developments, such as in Blockchain, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, virtual and augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, drones, 3D printing, etc. Our lawyers are familiar with the relevant regulatory requirements and they keep abreast of industry developments and best practices.

Venture Capital and Private Equity - Yigal Arnon & Co. plays a major role in the Israeli VC industry in both fund formation and portfolio investment. We represent many prominent Israeli and overseas VC funds that choose us for our skill in looking beyond the legal issues in venture financing, towards the additional aspects that help our clients accomplish their business objectives. Our practice provides practical and timely corporate and tax advice, which enables clients to raise funds as quickly as the market will allow. We have assisted in hundreds of portfolio investments - from small investments in seed companies seeking their first investment to large mezzanine financings in companies seeking a more substantial investment.

Life Sciences - Yigal Arnon & Co. has developed a specialized life sciences practice to provide customized and professional services to both emerging and more established companies from a cross-section of the industry, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, bio-informatics, medical device, health care service and digital health companies. Additionally, the firm services leading universities and academic centers, as well as the banking and investment firms that are active in the life sciences. We also represent some of the leading biotech incubators.

Real Estate - Yigal Arnon & Co. is recognized as having one of the most accomplished real estate practices in Israel and represents some of the most prominent development, management and construction companies in Israel and abroad. The firm is involved in many development projects (both commercial and residential) and acquisitions in Israel, Europe and India. We cover all real estate related issues involving taxation, negotiations with various parties, contracting with land owners, developers, managers, government agencies, REITs, etc., complex combination and joint real estate transactions, construction contracts, project financing, sale and lease agreements, and due diligence on Israeli and foreign real estate companies.
Litigation & Class Actions - Yigal Arnon & Co. has one of the leading litigation practices in Israel. The firm has tremendous experience representing clients in complex and ‘high profile’ litigation matters in courts, appeal commissions, quasi-judicial bodies and arbitrations that involve a variety of matters. The firm has Israel’s leading class action defense practice, which represents local and international corporations in class actions in various areas, including product liability, consumer fraud, false advertising, insurance, banking, labor and employment, antitrust, privacy, mass torts, environmental matters and communications.

Project Finance and Public Tenders - Our firm has represented major international consortia in some of the most high-profile tenders in the country, and in complex project finance undertakings based on BOT, BOO and other project finance techniques. The firm has experience representing the three typical parties to any governmental tender: the State, the bidders and the banks..In addition, the firm handles various contractual arrangements with municipal authorities including tenders relating to all types of infrastructures.

Tax - Yigal Arnon & Co. has developed a widely recognized tax practice that represents a wide range of clients from individuals to multi-national and international corporations. Its extensive expertise covers corporate and real estate taxation, international tax treaty implementation, as well as specialist areas such as trust taxation, financial instruments, transfer pricing for international groups, technology transfer, mergers and acquisitions, VC fund formation and employee stock option plans. Additionally, our tax attorneys have significant experience advising overseas investors regarding investments in or acquisitions of Israeli companies.

Telecommunications - Yigal Arnon & Co. represents a wide range of clients, including fixed line telecom-munications and television companies, internet service and content providers, telecom 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.


Intellectual Property - Our firm has vast experience in assisting Israeli and foreign businesses, at all stages of development, to exploit their intellectual property assets, protect their IP rights, and transfer those rights through licensing and other arrangements, while considering regulatory and tax consequences. Such assistance includes intellectual property litigation in matters of patents, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm is engaged in a wide spectrum of corporate partnering activities, including proprietary asset exploitation, strategic partnerships, joint development and technology transfers.

Competition & Antitrust - Yigal Arnon & Co. has extensive experience in antitrust law, including in the context of global and local M&A, pre-merger notifications and objections to mergers. Our team provides ongoing consultation to clients regarding restrictive trade arrangements, acting as a monopoly or objecting to the activity of a monopoly, exclusive distribution arrangements, petitions for exemptions, and we advise clients when faced with complex antitrust and trade regulation issues. The firm often appears before officials at the Antitrust Authority and represents clients in the Antitrust Tribunal and criminal trials relating to antitrust matters.

Labor Law - Yigal Arnon & Co. advises clients at all stages, from emerging growth companies to established international companies, and assists them in arranging and implementing employment packages appropriate for their needs. We are involved with all facets of employee incentive plans, including equity and equity-based award plans. Our attorneys are recognized for their methodical consideration of Israeli and foreign corporate, securities, tax and accounting concerns in order to best structure multi-national benefit plans.

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