Gil Oren


Telephone: (+972) 3 608 7871

Gil Oren, an experienced partner at Yigal Arnon & Co., focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and creditors’ rights, and other practice areas: 

  • Capital Markets.  For almost two decades, Gil has provided ongoing legal counsel for public Israeli companies.  Gil co-manages the firm’s capital markets group, and provides his clients strategic legal advice relating to a broad spectrum of issues affecting public companies, including corporate governance and compliance, partnerships, debt securitization, controlling shareholder and other interested party transactions, executive compensation, enforcement programs, public offerings, private placements, debt arrangements, and investment and finance agreements.  
  • Mergers and Acquisitions.  Gil handles complex public and private M&A transactions, where he is known for his strong business orientation, financial understanding, awareness of the regulatory complexities that characterize publicly-traded companies, and familiarity with both securities and corporate regulations. This combination of knowledge and experience enables Gil to offer creative solutions to overcome obstacles to get the deal close.  
  • Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights.  Gil is one of the leading partner's of the firm’s insolvency and creditors’ rights practice group.  He has been involved in prominent, large scale public company debt arrangements and restructuring, representing companies, controlling shareholders, or debtors and creditors such as banks, bond holders and others, including some of Israel's leading institutional investors.  Gil is no stranger the court, and as part of his services within this field, he has represented his clients in court proceedings including stays of operation, creditor arrangements, asset distributions, dissolutions and more.   
  • Corporate Finance.  Gil represents a wide range of clients – leading Israeli and foreign banks, several of Israel's largest investment houses and prominent holding companies – in a variety of corporate finance transactions requiring special expertise in complicated tax planning, banking, securitization and other regulatory matters, including transactions, focused on acquiring, developing and managing real estate.  
  • Communications. Gil has advised some of Israel’s leading telecommunications companies on various aspects including regulation issues and ongoing corporate matters.

Gil is often invited to lecture at conferences on matters relating to corporate governance, structured finance and Israeli securities laws. He joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 1999.
Gil Oren is the co-managing partner at the firm.

Gil received his law degree from Tel Aviv University in 1992.  He co-authored "Securitization in Israel" in the International Publication "Global Securitization & Structured Finance 2004".
Bar Admission:
Gil was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1994.
Gil is fluent in Hebrew and English.
  • Chambers and Partners (2014 - 2017 editions) ranks Gil Oren in Band 2 in Capital Markets and Band 3 in Restructuring and Insolvency and notes that: Gil Oren is lauded as an "experienced and knowledgeable" lawyer. He acts for public companies on a range of matters, including debt securitisation and public offerings. An interviewee said: "He is excellent and very knowledgeable. I enjoy working with him and trust him completely" (2017). "Gil Oren earns praise for his familiarity with the domestic market and is highlighted as a specialist in securities and IPOs. He assists public companies with a wide range of matters, from public offerings to debt securitisation.(2016) "Gil Oren is praised for his intelligence and experience. He advises public companies on issues relating to corporate governance, public and non-public offerings and debt arrangements (2015)".  "With enthusiastic feedback from all corners, Gil Oren moves up the rankings this year" (2014).
  • PLC Which Lawyer (2011 and 2012 editions) recommends Gil Oren in Capital Markets:debt and equity.
  • The IFLR1000 (2012-2018 editions) ranks Gil as a Highly Regarded lawyer in the areas of Capital markets : Debt 
    Capital markets : Equity, Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation, M&A and Restructuring and insolvency and notes that "the firm's most prominent and active partner in the field of Capital Markets (2014) and "practice co-head Gil Oren is a reliable and experienced lawyer" (2012).
  • The Legal 500 (2010-2017 editions) recommends Gil in the Capital Markets Media field. "Gil Oren jointly lead's Yigal Arnon & Co’s ‘professional and responsive’ group, which is adept at handling public offerings of debt and equity securities in the US and Europe, but also has expertise in dual listings and regulatory compliance." (2013) In 2010, Legal 500 noted that “Gil Oren is highly rated” in the field of Capital Markets.