Yigal Arnon & Co., in collaboration with the Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI), will be holding a seminar on bitcoin on May 13, 2014
23/04/2014
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Yigal Arnon & Co., in collaboration with the Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI), will be holding a seminar on bitcoin on May 13, 2014. The seminar will include lectures by Adv. Yuval Shalhevet of our firm concerning "Bitcoin and the law – can they go hand in hand?" and by executives in the Bitcoin EmBassy and Byte – Crypto-currency Innovation Lab, Israel's leading hub for bitcoin ventures and technologies, concerning their activities. The seminar will be designated to VC funds, investors and angels. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented the Israel Natural Gas Lines in its capital raising of an aggregate of NIS 0.5 Billion
10/04/2014
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Advocates Gil Oren, Assaf Mesica and Jonathan Stark acted for the Israel Natural Gas Lines in its capital raising of an aggregate of NIS 0.5 Billion through a private placement of debentures to institutional investors.  

Yigal Arnon & Co. and The Hebrew University are Hosting a Roundtable Forum on Accessibility
09/04/2014
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Yigal Arnon & Co. and The Hebrew University are hosting a roundtable forum on accessibility. Advocates Asaf Eylon and Aner Hefetz will participate in the forum.

Yigal Arnon & Co. welcomes Zachi Zach, a new partner in the high-tech department, who specializes in the internet field
07/04/2014
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Yigal Arnon & Co. welcomes Zachi Zach, a new partner in the high-tech department, who specializes in the internet field.
In recent years, prior to joining the firm, Zachi was partner and co-founder in a boutique law firm specializing in advising internet related businesses and international mergers and acquisitions.
Zachi specializes mainly in representing internet companies and startups in various fields such as real money and social gaming, Forex and binary options, algorithmic trading, e-commerce, payments solutions, mobile, online advertising and marketing, affiliate networks and monetization strategies. Zachi's expertise in the internet business was acquired, among others, while consulting to one of the largest global groups of e-commerce and gaming companies operating in the internet, social networks and mobile arenas.

Yigal Arnon & Co. represents TowerJazz in a Joint Venture Agreement with Panasonic Corporation
03/04/2014
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Advocates David Schapiro and Eliran Furman represented TowerJazz in a transaction with Panasonic Corporation to create a joint venture to manufacture semiconductor products. As part of the transaction, Panasonic transferred assets and technology including three semiconductor manufacturing facilities in Japan to the joint venture and will purchase semiconductor products from the joint venture in the next 5 years. Tower received 51% of the JV's equity in exchange for a portion of Tower’s shares. The transaction included negotiating many complicated cross-border commercial agreements (Japan, Israel, US) including manufacturing, licensing and services agreements between the joint venture, Tower and Panasonic.
 

Chambers and Partners 2014 Edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 8 practice areas – placing the firm as one of the top leading firms in Israel
13/03/2014
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Chambers and Partners 2014 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 8 practice areas, placing the firm as one of the top leading firms in Israel. The firm is ranked 'Band 1' in Dispute Resolution, High-tech and Real estate; and 'Band 2' in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Projects & Energy and Tax. In addition, 11 Yigal Arnon partners have been ranked as top lawyers in their field.

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Yigal Arnon & Co. Represented JP Morgan in an $800,000,000 Private Offering
12/02/2014
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Advs. Daniel Marcovici, David SchapiroAmir Kolton and Eric Spindel acted for JP Morgan as the lead underwriter of a private placement to Israeli and foreign institutional investors of senior secured notes in the aggregate amount of $800,000,000, issued by B Communications Ltd. (the controlling shareholder of Bezeq (TASE: BZEQ), Israel’s largest telecommunications provider). The notes are secured through placement of a lien on certain assets of the issuer, including its controlling shareholding in Bezeq. The notes will be registered for trading on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange's platform for trading by institutional investors known as "TACT-Institutional". This offering was unique and unprecedented in Israel, both in terms of size and complexity, it having required various regulatory approvals, including from the Israel Securities Authority, the Ministry of Communications and the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, the Israeli Tax Authority and the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange.

Dun & Bradstreet ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 20 practice areas – placing the firm as one of Israel’s leading law firms
12/02/2014
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According to Dun & Bradstreet's 2014 Israeli law firm quality rankings by practice, Yigal Arnon & Co. is ranked in 20 practice areas and is one of Israel’s leading law firms.

Dun & Bradstreet ranked Yigal Arnon & Co. as a "leading law firm" (Tier 1) in 13 of the most important practice areas: Mergers & AcquisitionsHigh-TechReal Estate, Planning & Construction, Project Finance & Infrastructure, International Commercial, Banking and Financing, Capital Markets & Public Offerings, Commercial Litigation, Class Actions, Venture Capital, Private Client & Family Wealth Management and Administrative Law.  In addition, the firm was ranked as a "prominent law firm" (Tier 2) in: Tax, Restructuring & Insolvency and Debt Arrangements; and as "recognized" (Tier 3) in Antitrust, Telecommunications, Intellectual Property and Labor Law. Unlike other D&B rankings, which are based merely on size or number of lawyers, this survey is based on quality. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. is co-sponsoring the first Bitcoin conference in Israel
10/02/2014
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Yigal Arnon & Co. is co-sponsoring the first Bitcoin conference in Israel that will take place on February 27, 2014 at Avenue, AirportCity. Adv. Yuval Shalheveth will lecture at the conference on "Bitcoin and money laundering – is there a cause for concern?"
Details & Registration: http://bitcoin14.events.co.il/save-the-date

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Barclays Bank Plc and Bank Mizrahi Tefahot in a $225 million credit facility
10/02/2014
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Advs. Simon Weintraub, Shiri Shaham and Noam Meir represented Barclays Bank Plc, as arranger, Bank Mizrahi Tefahot, as facility agent and a number of Israeli institutional lenders in a $225 million credit facility to  Alon D.A. Gas Explorations Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dor Gas Explorations Limited Partnership, which among other things will re-finance the credit facility entered into by Alon D.A. Gas Explorations Ltd. in April of 2012 to finance the Tamar offshore gas exploration project.

Yigal Arnon & Co. , in cooperation with City TLV and FIMI Funds, hosted a 'Mezzanine Funding' professional seminar
10/02/2014
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Yigal Arnon & Co., in cooperation with City TLV and FIMI Funds, hosted a 'Mezzanine Funding' professional seminar, which took place at the Yigal Arnon offices in Tel Aviv.

Presentation by Adv. Barak Platt

 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Green Smoke in its sale to Altria
03/02/2014
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Advocates David Osborne, Barry Levenfeld and Ezra Gross represented Green Smoke in its sale to the tobacco giant Altria, for $130 million.

Adv. Simon Weintraub lectured at the 6th Plenary Meeting of the European Technology Transfer Offices (TTO) Circle
21/01/2014
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Adv. Simon Weintraub lectured at the 6th Plenary Meeting of the European Technology Transfer Offices (TTO) Circle co-organised by the Weizmann Institute of Science and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Yigal Arnon & Co. represents Dorel Industries in its acquisition of Tiny Love
12/01/2014
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Advs. Barry LevenfeldBen Sandler and Miriam Friedmann represent Montreal-based Dorel Industries in its acquisition of Tiny Love, the baby products company from the Shilav Group. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. is pleased to announce five new partners for 2014
07/01/2014
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Yigal Arnon & Co. is pleased to announce five new partners for 2014: Noa Afik, David Akrish, Aner Hefetz, Nir Rosner and Eric Spindel
We wish them much success.
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. is, once again, the leading firm in representing defendants in class actions during 2013
31/12/2013
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Yigal Arnon & Co. is, once again, the leading firm in representing defendants in class actions during 2013 - according to the annual review of class actions filed in Israel during 2013, that was presented at the annual conference 'Class Actions in Israel' held by "Halacha Le'ma'ase" Center. 

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Yigal Arnon & Co. led a series of financing transactions in the Habas Group
08/12/2013
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Advocates Gil Oren and Guy Lachmann led and negotiated a series of complex international financing transactions involving Dutch and Israeli companies in the Habas Group during November, 2013. In three subsequent transactions amounting to a total of over EUR 45 million, entities within the global Habas Group entered into an amendment to the terms of a EUR 55 million bank loan facility with a banking consortium in the Netherlands. These entities have further consummated the separation of Mayer (Kesher) Real Estate Ltd. from its ownership and debt stake in the Habas Group, alongside the sale of shares in NSI N.V. (NSTEc.AS), a Dutch REIT fund traded on the NYSE Euronext stock exchange in Amsterdam. Lastly, the same entities sold additional shares of NSI N.V. to two Israeli institutional investors. Habas Investments (1960) Ltd., a publically traded company in TASE, is currently in court-managed liquidation process. Advocates Gil Oren, Partner at Yigal Arnon & Co., and Guy Gissin of Gissin & Co. were appointed as temporary liquidators by the Israeli Central District Court.

Finance Monthly Magazine selects the IBM acquisition of Trusteer as 'Deal of the month'
03/12/2013
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Finance Monthly Magazine selects the IBM acquisition of Trusteer as 'Deal of the Month' and interviews Adv. Barry Levenfeld who led the deal on behalf of IBM.

Yigal Arnon & Co. co-sponsored Innovate Israel 2013, December 4, Central London
28/11/2013
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Yigal Arnon & Co. co-sponsored Innovate Israel 2013, Europe’s largest Israel focused digital & technology conference, taking place on December 4, Central London. 

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Yigal Arnon & Co. in cooperation with IATI, invite start-ups and entrepreneurs to join us in an Equity Crowdfunding seminar
18/11/2013
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Yigal Arnon & Co. in cooperation with IATI (Israel Advanced Technology Industries) invite start-ups and entrepreneurs to join us in an Equity Crowdfunding seminar, December 10, 2013 at Yigal Arnon & Co. offices.

Yigal Arnon & Co. hosted the "Intergenerational Transfer of Assets - Taxation and Business Aspects", November 26, 2013
05/11/2013
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Yigal Arnon & Co. along with  the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel hosted the conference " Intergenerational transfer of assets - Taxation and business aspects " at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel in Tel Aviv, on November 26, 2013
Advocates David Osborne, Yuval Shalhevet and Ofir Levy lectured at the conference. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. hosted a "Family Wealth Management" conference at Uno, Azrieli, Tel Aviv, November 21
05/11/2013
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Yigal Arnon & Co. along with  BDO hosted a "Family Wealth Management" conference at Uno, Azrieli, Tel Aviv, on November 21, 2013.
Advocates Amnon Lorch, Yuval Shalhevet and Guy Sagiv lectured at the conference. 

 

Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the Bootcamp Ventures iX World Tour: Israel to Singapore, October 8-10, 2013
13/10/2013
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Adv. Simon Weintraub gave a lecture at the INSEAD about doing business in Israel and Adv. Adrian Daniels moderated a panel entitled - From Israel to Asia: Business Collaboration Ideas. See also attached from the Israel's Singapore Embassy Website. http://itrade.gov.il/singapore/2013/10/09/innovation-xchange-ix-world-to...

Yigal Arnon & Co. advances start-up companies in New York
08/10/2013
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Adv. Guy Lachmann gave a lecture to the Economic Company for Financial Development of the State of New York and the Israel-US Business Council.

IFLR 2013 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co.– placing the firm as one of the top 2 leading firms in Israel
07/10/2013
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IFLR 2013 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in the four practices it covers in Israel, placing the firm as one of the top 2 leading firms in Israel. The firm is ranked 'Tier 1' in Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, and Project Finance, and ' Tier 2' in Capital Markets.
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Yigal Arnon & Co. in cooperation with IATI, invite Hi-Tech & Life Science Start-ups to join us in the event: “The Ins-and-Outs of the Due Diligence Process in Investment Transactions”
03/10/2013
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Yigal Arnon & Co. in cooperation with IATI (Israel Advanced Technology Industries) invite Hi-Tech & Life Science Start-ups to join us in the event: “The Ins-and-Outs of the Due Diligence Process in Investment Transactions”, October 23, 2013, Yigal Arnon & Co. offices.

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented IBM in its acquisition of Trusteer
18/08/2013
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Advocates Barry LevenfeldBen SandlerDavid Roness and Noam Enk represented IBM in its acquisition of Trusteer, an Israeli data security software company. 
This transaction is said to be IBM's largest acquisition in Israel thus far.
 
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represents Johnson & Johnson, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and OrbiMed, to establish a Biotech Incubator
12/08/2013
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Advocates Barry Levenfeld, Harry Kirsh, Yuval Shalhevet, Zohar Nevo and Noam Enk represents the winning bidding consortium, consisting of Johnson & Johnson, Takeda Pharmaceuticals (the first Japanese Pharmaceutical Company to invest in Israel) and the healthcare fund OrbiMed Israel, for the establishment of an OCS-supported biotechnological incubator intended to encourage the creation and support of pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

​Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Enigma Information Systems Ltd. in its acquisition by PTC
16/07/2013
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Advocates Adrian Daniels, Guy Lachmann and Avi Anouchi represented Enigma Information Systems Ltd. in its acquisition by Parametric Technology Israel Ltd., a subsidiary of PTC, Inc. (NASDAQ: PMTC), for an approximate amount of US$ 10 million.  The transaction was structured as a reverse triangular merger and required advising on many cross-border legal issues. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the Tel Aviv 100 Summit Conference at the David Intercontinental Hotel
02/07/2013
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Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the Tel Aviv 100 Summit Conference at the David Intercontinental Hotel on July 2, 2013. 
Adv. Gil Oren lectured on "Debt Arrangement".

http://my.calcalist.co.il/veida/plan.htm

Yigal Arnon & Co., in Cooperation with IATI, Hosted a Professional Session for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs at TechLoft, Tel Aviv
24/06/2013
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Yigal Arnon & Co., in cooperation with IATI, is hosting a Professional Session for start-ups and entrepreneurs on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 19:00, at TECHLOFT, Tel Aviv

 

Yigal Arnon & Co. Represented JP Morgan, HSBC Bank PLC and Citibank in a $300 Million Bridge Financing Transaction of the Tamar Project Partnership
06/06/2013
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Advocates Shiri Shaham, Simon Weintraub and Noam Meir represented and served as Israeli counsel to JP Morgan, HSBC Bank PLC and Citibank, in a $300 million bridge financing transaction of the Tamar Project Partnership and specifically to Delek Drilling LP and Avner Oil Exploration LP, towards the continued financing of the development of the Israeli offshore natural gas exploration with respect to the Tamar project and also to fund other offshore natural gas exploration projects.

Yigal Arnon & Co. Represented Royal Bank of Canada in a Sale of its Shareholdings in Tamir Fishman & Co.
05/06/2013
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Advocates David Schapiro and Eliran Furman represented Royal Bank of Canada in a sale of its shareholdings in Tamir Fishman & Co. to Mr. Eldad Tamir – one of the company's largest shareholders. The transaction included the acquisition by Eldad Tamir of most of the remaining shares owned by other shareholders as well.
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. is One of the Leading Firms in Pro Bono Activity
02/06/2013
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Articled published in "Globes" newspaper, May, 2013. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Aegis as the sole book-running manager for Alcobra Ltd.’s initial public offering on Nasdaq.
27/05/2013
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Advs. Barry Levenfeld, Eric Spindel, Avigail Frisch and Noam Enk represented Aegis for Alcobra Ltd.'s initial public offering on Nasdaq. Alcobra Ltd., headquartered in Israel, is an emerging biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on the development and commercialization of a proprietary drug to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. hosted a high level delegation from some of Japan's top e-commerce, advertising, marketing-technology and social media giants
30/04/2013
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On Monday April 22, 2013, Yigal Arnon & Co. hosted a high level delegation from some of Japan's top e-commerce, advertising, marketing-technology and social media giants. The visit, organized together with the JIMMI Fund and the Israel Export Institute, was intended to consider possible investment in Israeli startups and explore technological cooperation with Israeli high-tech companies.
http://www.themarker.com/technation/1.2003240

Dun & Bradstreet ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 18 practice areas – placing the firm as one of Israel’s leading law firms
17/04/2013
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According to Dun & Bradstreet's 2013 Israeli law firm quality rankings by practice, Yigal Arnon & Co. is ranked in 18 practice areas and is one of Israel’s leading law firms.
Dun & Bradstreet ranked Yigal Arnon & Co. as a "leading law firm" (Tier 1) in 11 of the most important practice areas: Mergers & AcquisitionsHigh-TechReal Estate & Construction, Project Finance & Infrastructure, International Commercial, Banking, Capital Markets & Public Offerings, Commercial Litigation, Class Actions, Venture Capital, and Administrative law.  In addition, the firm was ranked as a "prominent law firm" (Tier 2) in: Tax, Telecommunication, Restructuring & Insolvency, Family Wealth Management, Building & Construction, and Debt arrangements; and as "recognized" (Tier 3) in Labor Law. Unlike other D&B rankings, which are based merely on size or number of lawyers, this survey is based on quality. 

Legal 500 2013 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 12 practice areas - recognizing it as one of the leading law firms in Israel
04/04/2013
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Legal 500 2013 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 12 practice areas, recognizing the firm as one of the leading firms in Israel. The firm is ranked 'Tier 1' in Corporate/M&A, Hi-tech, start-ups & venture capital, and Real estate; and ' Tier 2' in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Projects & Energy, Insurance, Competition/Antitrust, Telecoms & Media, Tax; and Intellectual Property. In addition, 4 Yigal Arnon partners have been ranked as leading individuals in their field, and 13 partners are recommended.

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Yigal Arnon & Co. is co-hosting the M&A Leaders Forum with Sustainable Growth Ltd. and Grant Thornton, April 11, 2013
04/04/2013
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Yigal Arnon & Co., Sustainable Growth Ltd. and Grant Thornton are continuing the tradition and cooperating again in the M&A Leaders Forum. The forum will take place at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Tel Aviv on April 11, 2013.

Chambers and Partners 2013 Edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 8 practice areas – placing the firm as one of the top 2 leading firms in Israel
29/03/2013
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Chambers and Partners 2013 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 8 practice areas, placing the firm as one of the top 2 leading firms in Israel. The firm is ranked 'Band 1' in High-tech and in Real estate; and 'Band 2' in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Projects & Energy and Tax. In addition, 9 Yigal Arnon partners have been ranked as top lawyers in their field.

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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Allscripts Healthcare in its acquisition of dbMotion for US$ 235 million.
06/03/2013
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Advocates Barry Levenfeld, Ben Sandler, Avigail Frisch and Zohar Nevo represented Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc., a global leader in IT services for the healthcare industry, in its purchase of dbMotion Ltd., and Israeli company from an aggregate purchase price of approx. $235 million.  The transaction officially closed on March 4, 2013.
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Telrad in its acquisition of Alvarion's carrier licensed division for $6.1 million
28/02/2013
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Advocates David Schapiro, Peter Sugarman and Jonathan Pail represented Telrad Network Ltd., in its acquisition of Alvarion Ltd., an optimized wireless broadband solutions developer, for $6.1 million. The transaction between Alvarion and Telrad is due to be completed in the second quarter of 2013.

BDI 2013 Quality Ranking top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 20 practice areas, recognizing the firm as one of the two leading firms in Israel
28/02/2013
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Yigal Arnon & Co. is ranked 'Tier 1 – Leading/Dominant' in 16 practices: Corporate/M&A, Hi-tech, Capital Markets, International Commercial Law, Class Actions, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance, Real estate, Construction, Project Finance, Energy & Infrastructure, Tax, Administrative Law, Environment, Insurance, Local Authorities and Telecommunications; ranked 'Tier 2 - Leading' in 3 practices: Competition/Antitrust, Restructuring & Insolvency, and Intellectual property and ranked 'Tier 3' in Labor Law.

 

Yigal Arnon & Co. hosted the conference "Business in Jerusalem-2013" at the David Citadel Hotel
26/02/2013
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Yigal Arnon & Co. along with Bank Hapoalim and BDO hosted the conference "Business in Jerusalem - 2013", at the David Citadel Hotel. 
Amnon Lorch and Yuval Shalhevet lectured at the conference. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the Bootcamp Ventures' Innovation Xchange Event
04/02/2013
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Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the Bootcamp Ventures' Innovation Xchange Event, where 20 pre-screened promising start-ups presented their innovative technology to Financial and strategic investors and VC's from around the world. The event took place at the Peres Center for Peace on March 5-6.
For further details: http://www.ixtlv.evolero.com/

Yigal Arnon & Co. is the Leading Firm in Representing Defendants in Class Actions During 2012
30/12/2012
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Yigal Arnon & Co. is the leading firm in representing defendants in class actions during 2012 - according to the annual review of class actions filed in Israel during 2012, that was presented in the annual conference 'Class Actions in Israel' held by "Halacha Le'ma'ase" center. 

Adv. Ronit Amir-Yaniv participated in the conference "Promoting Competition – A Glance at 2013"
30/12/2012
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Adv. Ronit Amir - Yaniv acted as a respondent to the lecture by Dr. Asaf Eilat, Deputy Chief Economist and Head of Competition, at the conference "Promoting Competition – A Glance at 2013", held by the Antitrust Authority on January 2 at the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv.

Yigal Arnon & Co. cooperated with IATI in a seminar on Employee Compensation for Service Inventions; January 10, 2013
27/12/2012
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Yigal Arnon & Co. cooperated with IATI - Israel Advanced Technology Industries in a unique seminar on Employee Compensation for Service Inventions that took place on January 10, 2013 at the TASE.
Adv. Barry Levenfeld lectured at the seminar.

Yigal Arnon & Co., BDO and Compvision co-hosted the Executive Compensations Conference, December 27, 2012
27/12/2012
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Yigal Arnon & Co., BDO and Compvision co-hosted the Executive Compensations Conference that took place on December 27, 2012 at Beit Tzioney America in Tel Aviv.
Adv. Gil Oren lectured on " 20 Tips in 20 Minutes on Amendment 20 to The Company Law".

Conference Site and Presentations:
www.compensation2013.com

 

Adv. Barry Levenfeld participated in the Seminar: The Israeli Legal Market Opens Up For Foreign Law firms; January 8, 2013
27/12/2012
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Adv. Barry Levenfeld participated in the panel: Israel as a favorable Target for Foreign Law Firms, at  the Seminar: The Israeli Legal Market Opens Up For Foreign Law firms; January 8, 2013

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Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the "2013 Forecasts Conference", December 25, David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv
24/12/2012
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Adv. Shiri Shaham lectured on "Regulation in the next years - three wishes".

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented distributors of tobacco companies in a class action lawsuit which was rejected by the Court
13/12/2012
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The Tel Aviv District Court rejected a class action suit filed against three manufacturers and distributors of cigarettes. The manufacturers and distributors were represented by Advs. Barak Tal and Ruth Loven. The claim was for misleading the public to think that “light” cigarettes are less damaging as compared to regular cigarettes.

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Stryker in purchasing Surpass Medical for $135 million
04/11/2012
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Advocates Barry Levenfeld, Ben Sandler, Harry Kirsh, Avigail Frisch and Zohar Nevo represented Stryker, an U.S.-based leader in worldwide orthopedic medical technology in the acquisition  of the Israeli company Surpass Medical, which develops and commercializes next-generation flow diversion technology to treat brain aneurysms, for $135 million.

Yigal Arnon hosted a senior delegation from Venture Angels, a Russian investment fund
01/11/2012
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Yigal Arnon facilitated meetings between Venture Angels and 30 Israeli start-up companies. Venture Angels is considering investing between $100,000 and $500,000 in 3 to 5 of the start-ups. Yigal Arnon hosted the fund in conjunction with Tel Aviv University, The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration.
 
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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Bank Hapoalim, in the sale of NIS 180M loan of the Granit Carmel desalination plant
10/10/2012
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Advocates David Shapiro, Eliran Furman and Avinoam Shefa represented Bank Hapoalim, one of Israel's leading banks, in the sale of NIS 180 million loan of the Granit Carmel Desalination plant to institutional investors. 

Advocates Barry Levenfeld and David Schapiro lectured at the "Cross-Border M&A Forum" in New York.
12/09/2012
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Advocates Barry Levenfeld and David Schapiro lectured at the "Cross-Border M&A Forum" in New York.
Legal counsel for some of America's largest corporations, such as General Electric, Cisco, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook participated in the M&A Forum, one of the most prestigious in the legal corporate field.

Adv. Barak Platt lectured at Orbimed's conference 'Changes in US and Israeli law which could affect your company', Herzliya, September 12
12/09/2012
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Adv. Barak Platt will lecture on recent Israeli litigation at Orbimed's conference 'Changes in US and Israeli law which could affect your company', Herzliya, September 12.

Yigal Arnon & Co., Nike Israel and Unilever Israel co-sponsored "How to Leverage Success in Sports to a Commercial Success"
10/09/2012
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Yigal Arnon & Co., Nike Israel and Unilever Israel co-sponsored "How to Leverage Success in Sports to a Commercial Success" - September 10, 2012.

Among the athletes present at the conference: Nadav Henfeld, Eli Driks, Arik Ze'evi, Shahar Pe'er, Shahar Tzubari, Li Kurzitz, Vered Buskila, Arie Meliniak, Eliran Shchori, Boni Ginzburg, Eitan Orbach and many more.

Among the entrepreneurs present at the conference: Zvi Barsheviak, Chairman of the Olympic Committee, Alon Ben David from the paralympic committee, chairman of the judo association, chairman of the swimming association, Dani Federman – CEO Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball, Rami Cohen, chairman of Hapohel Tel Aviv basketball, Haim Zino, CEO of Nike Israel, Nike Israel vice-presidents, Omer Shahar – CEO of Hertz, Ozit Weinstein, Clal Health Insurance, Ori Barak, Issta Sport, Uri Ben-Ari, CEO of Orbond and many more. 

"Who's Who Legal" selected Doron Tamir as one of the world's leading Public Procurement lawyers
20/08/2012
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The British magazin Who's Who Legal, which ranks top lawyers for more than 16 years, top ranked Doron Tamir as one of the world's leading lawyers in the Public Procurement area. Doron Tamir was involved in some of the largest deals made in Israel in the recent years.
http://www.whoswholegal.com/firms/1858/office/2519/

Best Litigator Award to Barak Tal
29/07/2012
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Barak Tal was elected by legal counsels in different corporations worldwide as Israel's leading litigator. Barak Tal was selected among hundreds of applicants.

Yigal Arnon & Co., hosted High Tech Strategies, in its first start-ups event "Ask an Angel", July 25 2012, Yigal Arnon offices
25/07/2012
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Yigal Arnon hosted Hitech Strategies consulting firm in its Tel Aviv office for its first investor panel Meetu, July 25, 2012. The event was attended by over 80 entrepreneurs.

Yigal Arnon & Co. co sponsored 'Mergers and Acquisitions- Trends and Opportunities' along with Sustainable Growth, and Fahn Kanne Grant Thornton
27/06/2012
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Yigal Arnon & Co., S. G Sustainable Growth, and Fahn Kanne Grant Thornton co-sponsored the first of a series of Mergers and Acquisitions events.

Gil Oren, Partner, lectured on ' Loss of Control - Leading trends to companies with dispersed control'. For the presentation click here
 

D&B Group and WePower, Israeli Women's Empowerment Charity, awarded Yigal Arnon & Co. with acknowledgement of their contribution to gender equality, 'Women on Board of Directors' third Annual Conference, Tel Aviv Stock Market, 17.06.2012
16/06/2012
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Yigal Arnon & Co.'s contribution to gender equality was acknowledged in the third annual conference 'Women on Board of Directors', 17.06.2012. The conference unveiled the 'Women's advancement in Corporations Index.' The Index measured gender equality in high ranking positions in over 450 companies listed in the Tel Aviv 100 index, and leading law and accounting firms. 

Adv. Adrian Daniels will lecture on 'How to Find Your Way Around VC Investment Docs?' at the TechLoft, Tel Aviv June 19, 2012
14/06/2012
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Adv. Nimrod Vromen lectured on 'Venture Capital Investment and Capital tables' for the Business Entrepreneurship class, IDC Herzlya
22/05/2012
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Adv. Zohar Nevo lectured on "Crowdfunding: Legal Perspective" in the Heshel Center and Energy and Renewables Cooperative and founders of Mimoona Site Conferece "Social Innovation Funding", Tel Aviv May 21, 2012
22/05/2012
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Adv. Yuval Shalhevet will lecture on "Directors' duty in corporations" in the Lander Institute Management Platform Conference, Jerusalem, May 22, 2012
21/05/2012
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Adv. Yuval Shalhevet will attend and lecture on "Directors' duty in corporations" in the Lander Institute Management Platform Conference, Jerusalem, May 22, 2012.
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the Annual Retail Conference, Leonardo City Tower Hotel, Ramat Gan
21/05/2012
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Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the Annual Retail Conference, May 21, 2012, Leonardo City Tower Hotel, Ramat Gan.
Adv. Ronit Amir Yaniv lectured at the conference on " Retailers, consumers and malls – the antitrust & competition prespective" and participated in the panel: "Integrity, service and all the rest in various retail formats".

For further information: http://meda-conferences.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=126&Itemid=58

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Siemens Israel as contractor for the construction and maintenance of 5 new PV solar energy farms
20/05/2012
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Advocates Peter Sugarman & Micha Tollman represented Siemens Israel as EPC and maintenance contractor for 5 new PV solar energy farms in the Negev and Arava as part of a NIS 400 million, 35MV project. The project is being set up by Arava Power Company on 5 kibbutzim with funding from Bank Hapoalim and Migdal. The transaction included the negotiation and preparation of extensive project documentation in accordance with the requirements of the project licenses. 

Adv. Ronit Amir Yaniv lectured on "Relations between retailers, consumers and malls from the perspective of competition and level of concentration" at the yearly Retail Conference, Leonardo City Tower, Ramat Gan
20/05/2012
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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented T.S.I. Roads L.P. in a transaction for a sale by Altshuler Shaham, one of the limited partners in T.S.I. , in the sale of its entire stake in T.S.I Roads
13/05/2012
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 Advocates David Schapiro, Peter Sugarman and Avraham Ben-Tzvi represented T.S.I. Roads L.P., a shareholder in Derech Eretz Highways (1997) Ltd., the concessionaire of the Cross Israel - Highway 6 toll road BOT project, in  a transaction whereby Altshuler Shaham Provident Funds and Pension Ltd., one of the limited partners in T.S.I Roads Limited Partnership (TSI), sold  its entire stake in T.S.I. Roads L.P., representing 6.99% of the interests in T.S.I. Roads L.P., to Keren Hishtalmut Lemorim Tichonim Veseminarim and Keren Hishtalmut Lemorim Vegananot which manage continuing education funds of the Teachers in Israel.  T.S.I. Road Limited Partnership is an Israeli partnership managed by a member of the Israel Infrastructure Fund  group, which manages investments in the field of national infrastructure projects, and  owns 50% of Derech Eretz Highways (1997) Ltd., the concessionaire of the Cross Israel - Highway 6 toll road BOT project.  The completion of the transaction was subject to approval of the senior lenders to the Highway 6 toll road project.  
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented TowerJazz in a credit line agreement with GE Capital for approximately $50 million
13/05/2012
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Advocates David Schapiro, Eliran Furman and Avraham ben-Tzvi represented TowerJazz in a credit line agreement with GE Capital to provide TowerJazz’s wholly owned Japanese subsidiary, TowerJazz Japan Ltd, which operates the Nishiwaki, Japan fabrication facility, with a credit line of up to 4 billion Japanese Yen (approximately $50 million).
 

Yigal Arnon & Co., BDO and The Luzzatto Group co-hosted the 7th High-tech Conference, April 23, 2012
23/04/2012
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Yigal Arnon & Co., BDO and The Luzzatto Group continued the tradition and cooperated again in the 7th High-tech Conference that took place on April 23, 2012, at the Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv.

Adv. Barry Levenfeld lectured on The Next Big Exit:  Preparing Your Hi Tech Company for IPO or Acquisition.

 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Dolphin Software Ltd. in a $10 million investment transaction
22/04/2012
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Advocates Adrian Daniels, Peter Sugarman and Guy Lachmann represented Dolphin Software Ltd. in a $10 million series D investment round, led by WPP plc (LSE: WPP, NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world's largest advertising agencies, Pitango Venture Capital Fund, Greylock Partners and other investors.
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Barclays Capital and HSBC Bank in a $900 million permanent financing transaction with the Tamar Project Partnership
21/04/2012
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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented and served as Israeli counsel to Barclays Capital and HSBC Bank, which led a consortium of foreign and local banks, in a $900 million permanent financing transaction with the Tamar Project Partnership, a group comprised of some of the main players in the Israeli gas and energy field: Delek Drilling LP, Avner Oil Exploration LP and Dor Gas Explorations LP, towards the financing of the development of the Israeli offshore natural gas exploration with respect to the Tamar project. This is one of the largest and complex project finance transactions that ever took place in Israel, with a unique significance on a national level. The team at Yigal Arnon & Co. was led by advocates Shiri Shaham, Simon Weintraub and Noam Meir.

Yigal Arnon & Co. Represented the Ministry of Finance in a private placement of Israel Electricity Company’s bonds for the value of NIS 1.5 billion.
19/04/2012
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Advocated Gil Oren and Amir Kolton represented the Ministry of Finance in a private placement of Israel Electricity Company’s bonds, backed by government guarantees to institutional investors, for the value of NIS 1.5 billion.  

Legal 500 top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 11 practice areas - recognizing it as one of the leading law firms in Israel
05/04/2012
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Legal 500 2012 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 11 practice areas, recognizing the firm as one of the leading firms in Israel. The firm is ranked 'Tier 1' in Corporate/M&A, Hi-tech, start-ups & venture capital, and Real estate; and ' Tier 2' in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Projects & Energy, Competition/Antitrust, Telecoms & Media, Tax; and Intellectual property. In addition, 5 Yigal Arnon partners have been ranked as leading individuals in their field, and 13 partners are recommended.

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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented UBS AG in a US $150 million credit facility transaction with Delek Infrastructure Ltd. and Delek Group Ltd.
02/04/2012
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Advocates Shiri Shaham & Simon Weintraub and Noam Meir represented UBS AG (NYSE:UBS), one of the world's leading Investment banks and financial firms, in a US $150 million credit facility transaction with Delek Infrastructure Ltd. and Delek Group Ltd. 

Chambers and Partners top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 8 practice areas – placing the firm as one of the top 2 leading firms in Israel
30/03/2012
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Chambers and Partners 2012 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 8 practice areas, placing the firm as one of the top 2 leading firms in Israel. The firm is ranked 'Band 1' in Corporate/M&A – High-tech and in Real estate; and 'Band 2' in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Projects & Energy and Tax. In addition, 10 Yigal Arnon partners have been ranked as top lawyers in their field.

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Adv. Shiri Shaham lectured on “Joint Ventures vs Licensing” in the Union Internationale des Avocats's seminar in Tel Aviv, March 29-30, 2012
29/03/2012
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Adv. Shiri Shaham attended and lectured on “Joint Ventures vs Licensing” in the Union Internationale des Avocats' seminar in Tel Aviv, March 29-30, 2012.
The UIA is an association open to all lawyers of the world, made up of both general and specialist practitioners, counting more than 200 bar associations, organisations or federations (representing nearly two million lawyers) as well as several thousand individual members from over 110 countries.

Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the 'Bootcamp Ventures' Innovation Marathon' event, March 27-28
27/03/2012
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Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the 'Bootcamp Ventures' Innovation Marathon' event, where 20 pre-screened promising start-ups presented their innovative technology to Financial and strategic investors and VC's from 14 different countries.
For further details:www.bootcampinnovation.com

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented superDimension Ltd. in its acquisition by Covidien PLC for US $350 million
21/03/2012
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Adv. Barak Platt represented superDimension Ltd., a private Israeli company which has developed a medical device for the diagnosis of pulmonary diseases. in its acquisition by Covidien PLC (NYSE:COV), a $12 billion global healthcare products leader, for $350 million in cash.

Dun & Bradstreet ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 15 practice areas – placing the firm as one of Israel’s top two leading law firms.
08/03/2012
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According to Dun & Bradstreet's 2012 Israeli law firm quality rankings by practice, Yigal Arnon & Co. is ranked in 15 practice areas and is one of Israel’s top two leading law firms.
Dun & Bradstreet ranked Yigal Arnon & Co. as a "leading law firm" (Tier 1) in 11 of the most important practice areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, High-Tech, Real Estate & Construction, Project Finance & Infrastructure, International Commercial, Banking, Capital Markets & Public Offerings, Commercial Litigation, Class Actions, Venture Capital, and Administrative law.  In addition, the firm was ranked as a "prominent law firm" (Tier 2) in Tax, Telecommunication and Debt arrangements; and as "recognized" (Tier 3) in Restructuring & insolvency. Unlike other D&B rankings, which are based merely on size or number of lawyers, this survey is based on quality. 

To view the full ranking: http://duns100.dundb.co.il/ts.cgi?tsscript=press_show&cat_id=56#TABLE

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Citibank in a CHF 100 million loan transaction
07/03/2012
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Advocates Shiri Shaham, Simon Weintraub and Noam Meir represented Citibank (NYSE:C), London Branch, in a CHF 100 million loan facility to Alony Hetz Property and Investments Ltd. (TASE: ALHE).

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Mr. Shlomo Eliyahu and his group in the acquisition of control in Midgal Insurance and Financial Holdings Ltd. for 835 Million Euro
07/03/2012
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Advocates Shiri Shaham and Yuval Shalhevet represened Mr. Shlomo Eliyahu and his group in the transaction for the acquisition of control in Midgal, an insurance and financial services group. Under the agreement, signed on March 7, 2012, the purchaser will pay to the Italian company Generali, the sum of 835 Million Euro, in consideration for approximately 69% of the shares of Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings Ltd. The closing of the transaction is subject to the receipt of the requisite regulatory approvals.

BDI 2012 Quality Ranking top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 19 practice areas, recognizing the firm as one of the two leading firms in Israel
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28/02/2012
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Yigal Arnon & Co. is ranked 'Tier 1 – Leading/Dominant' in 15 practices: Corporate/M&A, Hi-tech, Capital Markets, International Commercial Law, Class Actions, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance, Real estate, Construction, Project Finance, Energy & Infrastructure, Tax, Administrative Law, Environment, Insurance, Local Authorities; and is ranked 'Tier 2 - Leading' in 4 practices: Competition/Antitrust, Restructuring & Insolvency, Telecommunications, and Intellectual property.

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Tower Semiconductor Ltd. in its public offering in Israel of US$80 million dollars
28/02/2012
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David Schapiro, Eliran Furman, Amir Assali and Eric Spindel represented Tower Semiconductor Ltd. in its public offering in Israel of US$80 million of units, consisting of convertible debentures and warrants, by way of shelf takedown. Tower is an Israeli based global leader in the field of semiconductors and integrated circuits for the electronics industry. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented One Software Technologies in the acquisition of Tescom
15/02/2012
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Advocates Shiri Shaham & Amir Assali represented One1 Software Technologies Ltd. (TASE: ONE) in the acquisition of Tescom Software Testing Systems Ltd. (TASE: TSCM-L), via a reverse triangular merger, for approximately NIS 20 million.

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Bank Hapoalim in a NIS 400 million financing for the expansion of the Palmachim desalination plant
12/02/2012
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Advocates Eliran Furman, Peter Sugarman & Guy Lachmann represented Bank Hapoalim in a NIS 400 million financing for the expansion of the Palmachim desalination plant, owned and operated by Granite Hacarmel (part of the Azrieli Group). The transaction involved a complex array of loans, debentures and guarantees, and required the preparation of the various project agreements, involving the construction and maintenance of the expanded facility. 

Adv. Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan lectured at the European Seminar "Data Protection and Privacy: Challenges Present and Future"
30/01/2012
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Adv. Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan, lectured at the European Lawyer Reference Series Book Launch and Seminar "Data Protection and Privacy: Challenges Present and Future" ,Brussels, January 30, 2012. Yoheved lectured on: “Data Protection from an Israeli Perspective – Effects of the European Commission’s Adequacy Finding”
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented HSBC Bank in the signing of a $500 million credit facility for the financing of the Leviathan offshore natural gas exploration license
17/01/2012
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Advocates Shiri Shaham, Simon Weintraub and Noam Meir represented HSBC Bank in December 2011 in the signing of a $500 million credit facility to Delek Drilling and Avner partnerships in connection with the financing of the Leviathan offshore natural gas exploration license.

The Legal British Magazine "Lawyer Monthly" selected Yigal Arnon & Co. as "M&A Law Firm of the Year" and "Competition Law Firm of the Year" for 2011
04/01/2012
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The Legal British Magazine "Lawyer Monthly" selected Yigal Arnon & Co.  as "M&A Law Firm of the Year" and "Competition Law Firm of the Year" for 2011.
Click to view (p.10): http://headley.co.uk/headturner/LMLAwd2011

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented the Insurance Companies in a class action lawsuit which was annulled by the Supreme Court
03/01/2012
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The Supreme Court annulled the decision of the Petach Tikva District Court to approve a NIS 300 million class action against the Insurance Companies Clal, Migdal, Harel & Phoenix, represented by Advocates Barak Tal and Nir Friedman. This claim was for illegal billing old mail tax.

Yigal Arnon & Co. is the leading firm in representing defendants in class actions during 2011
29/12/2011
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According to the annual review of class actions filed in Israel during 2011, that was presented in the annual conference 'Class Actions in Israel' held by "Halacha Le'ma'ase" center, Yigal Arnon & Co. is the leading firm in representing defendants in class actions during 2011.
Barak Tal
heads the Class Action Defense group of the office.

Shira Lahat lectured at the Human Resources Management 23rd Annual Conference in Israel
25/12/2011
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Adv. Shira Lahat lectured at the Human Resources Management 23rd Annual Conference in Israel about social networks in the workplace.

Yigal Arnon & Co. hosted the conference "Business in Jerusalem-2012: Management and Groundwork in a Dynamic Environment"
13/12/2011
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Yigal Arnon & Co. along with Bank Hapoalim and BDO hosted the conference "Business in Jerusalem - 2012: Management and Groundwork in a Dynamic Environment". David Shapiro and Amnon Lorch lectured at the conference. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented the pension fund of Egged in a class action lawsuit which was dismissed by the court
30/11/2011
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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented the pension fund of Egged, Israel's leading public transportation company. The Tel Aviv Labor Court rejected the application of a retired Egged member to file a class action against the company's pension fund. The pension fund, represented by advocates Barak Tal and Orna Sasson, is under special management since it collapsed in 2003 with a deficit of billions of shekels.

Yigal Arnon & Co., acting for Google, successfully dismisses class action based on copyright infringement.
24/11/2011
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The action alleged that "Google Books" involved copyright infringement. Advocates Barak Tal and Ruth Loven, who represent Google, argued that pursuant to Israeli law the case may not be adjudicated as a class action. The Jerusalem District Court accepted this argument and dismissed the case.

Yigal Arnon & Co's Hillel Office in "Houses from Within"
01/11/2011
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Yigal Arnon & Co.'s office on Hillel Street was one of the buildings chosen to participate in the Jerusalem "Houses From Within" event, which will take place on November 4-5, 2011. "Houses From Within" will showcase scores of interesting private homes, public and government buildings, historical monuments, houses of prayer and gardens – all distinct in their architectural design. 
 http://www.batim-jerusalem.org/ToursEng.aspx?batim=&tp=1

IFLR 2012 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co.– placing the firm as one of the top 2 leading firms in Israel
31/10/2011
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IFLR 2012 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in the four practices it covers in Israel, placing the firm as one of the top 2 leading firms in Israel.
The firm is ranked 'Tier 1' in Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, and Project Finance, and ' Tier 2' in Capital Markets.
http://www.iflr1000.com/JurisdictionFirm/1192/8/Yigal-Arnon--Co.html#Jurisdiction67

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Wave Systems Corp. in its acquisition of Safend Ltd. for US$12.8 Million
21/09/2011
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Advocates Barry LevenfeldBen SandlerHarry KirshRonit Amir-YanivEtai Kramer and Zohar Nevo represented Wave Systems Corp (NASDAQ:WAVX) in its acquisition of Safend Ltd. for US$12.8 Million. Safend is a leading provider of endpoint data protection, guards against corporate data loss and theft through its content discovery and inspection, encryption and comprehensive device and port control.

Dror Vigdor’s interview to Globes – “The power of the street should be translated to political power”
19/09/2011
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Dror Vigdor, Yigal Arnon's most veteran lawyer: "Despite what the protest leaders think, the process cannot be aquick fix." Regarding the valued boss: "He's a phenomenon."

Gil Oren expresses his opinion in Hadas Magen’s article - Globes
19/09/2011
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From Levaieb through Ben-Dov and Teshuba, the companies are collapsing, but one field is still flourishing: debt settlements. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented T.S.I. Roads Limited Partnership in its acquisition of the interests in Derech Eretz Highways of Shikun & Binui Ltd. for NIS 773 million
17/09/2011
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David Schapiro, Peter Sugarman and Avraham Ben-Tzvi represented Roads Limited Partnership (TSI), in its acquisition of the interests in Derech Eretz Highways (DEC) that are presently owned by Shikun & Binui Ltd., the concessionaire for the Highway 6 BOT project, for NIS 773 million. TSI is an Israeli partnership established and managed by the Israel Infrastructure Fund, with participation by leading institutional investors - such as Harel Insurance, among the limited partners. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Confidato Security Solutions Ltd. in its sale to salesforce.com
12/09/2011
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Peter Sugarman, Eliran Furman and Ran Bar-Haim represented Confidato Security Solutions Ltd. (d/b/a as Navajo Systems) in its sale to salesforce.com

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented eBay in its acquisition of The Gifts Project
12/09/2011
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Barry LevenfeldBen Sandler, Harry Kirsh, Yulia Lazbin and  Ran Bar-Haim  acted as Israeli counsel for eBay in its acquisition of The Gifts Project, an Israeli start-up that developed a system that facilitates the group purchase of gifts.  

Yigal Arnon & Co., BDO and The Luzzatto Group hosted the 6th High-tech Conference "What's ahead for the Israeli High-tech?"
08/09/2011
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Yigal Arnon & Co., BDO and The Luzzatto Group continued the tradition and cooperated again in the 6th High-tech Conference "What's ahead for the Israeli High-tech?" that took place on September 20, 2011, in the Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv. The focus of the conference was on the financing challenges in the high-tech industry in times of a global economic crisis. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. Updates Clients on Labor Law Rulings
Shira Lahat & Neta Goshen Brami
28/08/2011
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Doron Tamir expresses his opinion about the judges feedback.
01/08/2011
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Doron Tamir, chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Jerusalem District Bar Association, expresses his opinion about the judges feedback.
http://www.themarker.com/law/1.673879

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Lightech in its acquisition by General Electric
24/07/2011
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Barry Levenfeld, Kobi Ben Chitrit, David Roness and Avigail Frisch represented Lightech Electronic Industries Ltd. in its sale to General Electric.  The transaction is expected to close in the coming weeks. Situated in Lod, Lightech is a leading producer of advanced LED lighting technologies and systems.  The value of the deal is estimated at 15-20 million dollars approximately.
http://www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx?did=1000666155

Yigal Arnon & Co. co-sponsored Bootcamp Ventures' event in Boston and New York– 11-13 July
10/07/2011
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Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the Bootcamp Ventures' event "First Israel Innovation Road Trip" that took place in Boston and New York on July 11-13.
BootCamp Ventures are bringing the most promising emerging technology companies from Israel to interact with leading digital media, mobile and technology executives, investors and serial entrepreneurs. This Israeli technology investment conference is targeting financial investors, corporate development and‎business development heads of media, mobile and IT companies who look for innovative technologies as potential investors, partners, or customers.
Adrian Daniels and Simon Weintraub are participating and presenting in this event.
For further details: www.innovationroadtrip.com  
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented TowerJazz in an agreement to sells its holdings in Hua Hong Semiconductor Ltd. for $32 million
09/07/2011
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David Schapiro and Eliran Furman represented TowerJazz in an an agreement to sells its holdings in Hua Hong Semiconductor Ltd. (HHSL), one of Mainland China's leaders in the field of Integrated Circuit foundry service. Pursuant to the agreement HHSL will repurchase the shares held by TowerJazz (representing approximately 10% of its outstanding shares) in a buyback transaction, for $32 million in cash.

Yigal Arnon & Co. Law Firm and Baker Tilly, hosted the Cyprus-Israel conference: Island of opportunities
21/06/2011
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Yigal Arnon & Co. Law Firm, Baker Tilly Klitou (Cyprus) and Baker Tilly (Israel), hosted the Cyprus-Israel conference: Island of opportunities - Cyprus Presidency of the Council of EU 2012 - the bridge to Europe. 
In the honorable presence of His Excellency Mr. Dimitris Hatziargyrou Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus.

 

Barry Levenfeld welcomed participants to the "Clean Air – New Technologies” conference sponsored by the Netherlands Embassy
21/06/2011
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Barry Levenfeld, partner at Yigal Arnon & Co., and chairman of the board of the Israeli environmental advocacy group Adam Teva V’Din welcomed participants to the  "Clean Air – New Technologies and Approaches from the Netherlands Conference" organized by the Dutch embassy in Tel Aviv, and expressed the organization’s commitment to the ongoing implementation of the Israeli Clean Air Act that came into effect in January:
“The Clean Air Act will not remain a footnote in the law books.  The Clean Air Act is one of the most important achievements for Israel’s environment in the last decade. We now begin the arduous task of implementing and enforcing the new law,” said Levenfeld, who is also a partner in the law firm, Yigal Arnon & Co. We at Adam Teva v’Din always look to our European partners, who are years ahead of us, for inspiration and guidance.”

For the full article
http://www.jpost.com/Sci-Tech/Article.aspx?id=225038

Yigal Arnon and Co. co-sponsored the 2011 Tel Aviv Institutional Investment Conference
19/06/2011
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Yigal Arnon and Co. co-sponsored the 2011 Tel Aviv Institutional Investment Conference- Israel's largest Institutional Investor event that brings approximately 650 investment managers and investment committee members of pension, provident and mutual funds, nostro managers at the local banks and insurance firms, CFOs of large cap firms and private institutional investors.
Gil Oren participates in the panel "The Credit Market - three Years of global economic Crisis" and Peter Sugarman participates in the panel" Investment in Infrastructure, Real Estate and Energy".

Yigal Arnon & Co., receives an excellence award for its pro-bono activity
14/06/2011
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Yigal Arnon & Co., receives an excellence award for its pro-bono activity:The award was givenby the Bar Association in conjunction with Dun & Bradstreet.
The certificate was presented at a ceremony held at the Bar Association’s annualconference in Eilat, with many Court justices and the representatives of leading law firms in attendance. At the ceremony, Doron Tamir accepted the certificate on behalf of Yigal Arnon & Co, which was recognized as a leading firm in the pro-bono legal field.
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Tower Semiconductor Ltd. in acquisition of large semiconductor fabrication facility in Japan - doubling Tower's capacity worldwide
05/06/2011
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David Schapiro, Eliran Furman, and Avraham Ben Tzvi represented Tower Semiconductor Ltd. in acquisition of large semiconductor fabrication facility in Japan doubling Tower's capacity worldwide. Peter Sugarman assisted with IP matters. On June 3, 2011, Tower completed the purchase of a huge facility in Japan, from Idaho based Micron Technology, Inc., in a global deal which was active 24 hours a day for several months with lawyers from California, Idaho, New York, Israel and Japan. The complex acquisition included several key components, including the acquisition of the facility itself, for consideration composed of 40 million dollars in cash, about 30 million dollars in Tower shares and an additional assumption of long term obligations of the facility in an approximate amount of 70 million dollars, for a total of 140 million dollars. In addition the transaction included the execution of a committed supply agreement between the parties pursuant to which Tower would manufacture products for Micron in the acquired fab during 2011-2014 for an aggregate price in the range of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Yigal Arnon & Co. and Entropy Consultants hosted a professional conference on June 2, 2011 on Corporate Governance and Enforcement Plan for public companies
01/06/2011
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Yigal Arnon& Co. and Entropy Consultants hosted a professional conference on June 2, 2011 on Corporate Governance and Enforcement Plan for public companies.The conference included a presentation of the significance of corporate governance and compliance to directors and officers, and a discussion of the legal aspects of the new guidelines regarding an enforcement plan for a public company and the ways in which to deal with them.

Annual Conference of the Israel Bar Association, Eilat 2011
25/05/2011
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Doron Tamir will participate in a panel discussion on "Tenders and Innovations" at the 11th annual conference of the Israel Bar Association, which will be held in Eilat on May 29 - June 2, 2011.

BDI top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 15 practice areas - recognizing it as one of the leading law firms in Israel
18/05/2011
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BDI 2011 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 15 practice areas, recognizing the firm as one of the leading firms in Israel. The firm is ranked 'Tier 1' in: Corporate/M&A, Hi-tech, Capital Markets, International Commercial Law, Class Actions, Banking & Financial Services, Real estate, Projects & Energy, Administrative Law and Environment; ' Tier 2' in Commercial Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring, Competition/Antitrust, Telecommunications, and Tax.

Yigal Arnon & Co. updates Clients on the ITA rulings on equity grants
Ben Sandler & Yair Benjaimini
08/05/2011
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The Israel Tax Authority (ITA) has recently published a number of decisions that provide guidance on the ITA’s positions regarding certain issues relating to the taxation of employee equity grants, and particularly, with respect to the “capital gains track” defined in Section 102(b)(2) of the Israeli Income Tax Ordinance (ITO).
While these decisions provide an indication of the ITA stance on these issues, it may nonetheless be necessary to seek specific confirmation from the ITA in similar factual circumstances.

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented the holders of 71% of the shares in British Israel Investments Ltd. in the sale of their shares to Melisron Ltd. for NIS 1.7 Billion
14/04/2011
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Hagit Bavly and Shiri Shaham represented UK ONE BV and AKTIVE INVESTMENTS ANSTALT, the holders of 71% of the shares in British Israel Investments Ltd., in the sale of their shares to Melisron Ltd., a real estate company controlled by Ofer Investments

Ronit Amir-Yaniv assisted in the anti-trust issues in this transaction.

Yigal Arnon & Co. Co-Sponsored M&A Leaders Forum in Herzliya
11/04/2011
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Yigal Arnon & Co. co-sponsored a three part M&A Leaders Forum in Herzliya with Sustainable Growth Ltd. and Grant Thornton. Barry Levenfeld, Ronit Amir Yaniv and Ben Sandler, partners at Yigal Arnon & Co., lectured on certain aspects of  M&A transactions.

Legal 500 top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 11 practice areas - recognizing it as one of the leading law firms in Israel
09/04/2011
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Legal 500 2011 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 11 practice areas, recognizing the firm as one of the leading firms in Israel. The firm is ranked 'Tier 1' in Corporate/M&A, Hi-tech, start-ups & venture capital, and Real estate; ' Tier 2' in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Projects & Energy, Competition/Antitrust, Telecoms & Media, and Tax; and 'Tier 3' in Intellectual property. In addition, 5 Yigal Arnon partners have been ranked as leading individuals in their field.

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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Align Technologies in the acquisition of Cadent Holdings for $190 million.
31/03/2011
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Advocates Barry Levenfeld, Yarom Romem, Ben Sandler, Yair Benjamini, Avigail Frisch and Zohar Nevo acted as Israeli counsel for Align Technologies in the acquisition of Cadent Holdings for $190 million. Cadent develops products and services for restorative dentistry and orthodontics, including intra-oral scanners. It has offices in New Jersey and a R&D center in Or Yehuda. Cadent has raised $75 million since it was founded in 1995.

Dun & Bradstreet ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. as one of Israel’s top two leading law firms.
29/03/2011
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According to Dun & Bradstreet's 2011 Israeli law firm quality rankings by practice, Yigal Arnon & Co. is ranked in 12 practice areas and is one of Israel’s top two leading law firms.
Dun & Bradstreet researched 815 law firms in Israel by practice area and ranked Yigal Arnon & Co. as a "leading law firm" (Tier 1) in nine of the most important practice areas: Mergers & Acquisitions; High-Tech; Real Estate & Construction; Project Finance & Infrastructure; International Commercial; Banking; Capital Markets & Public Offerings; Commercial Litigation; Class Actions.  In addition, the firm was ranked as a "prominent law firm" (Tier 2) in Tax, Telecommunication and Administrative law. Unlike other D&B rankings, which are based merely on size or number of lawyers, this survey is based on quality. 

Barry Levenfeld Lectured on M&A in Israel in the Boston Bar Association Event
29/03/2011
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Barry Levenfeld lectured on M&A in Israel in the Boston Bar Association Event, regarding US-Isreal Cross-Border Corporate Transactions, that took place March 29.  The goal of the event was to give U.S.- based business attorneys an Israeli perspective on U.S.-Israel crossborder transactions, and transactions that involve Israel-related entities.

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Amimon in its 15 million dollar round of financing
27/03/2011
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Eliran Furman, a partner at Yigal Arnon & Co., represented Amimon (a developer of chips that enable fast wireless transmission of video signal and which won the Globes most promising start-up of 2009 award) in its 15 million dollar round of financing which closed in March 2011, in which both existing and new investors participated.

Chambers and Partners top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 8 practice areas – placing the firm as one of the top 2 leading firms in Israel
23/03/2011
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Chambers and Partners 2011 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 8 practice areas, placing the firm as one of the top 2 leading firms in Israel. The firm is ranked 'Band 1' in Corporate/M&A – High-tech and in Real estate; and 'Band 2' in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Projects & Energy and Tax. In addition, 11 Yigal Arnon partners have been ranked as top lawyers in their field.
View the complete rankings of Chambers 2011.
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. updates Clients on the new Companies Law amendment.
17/03/2011
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On March 7, 2011, the Knesset enacted an amendment to the Companies Law, which was officially published on March 15, 2011.

The main purpose of the Amendment is to revise and enhance many provisions in the Companies Law concerning corporate governance practices – mostly with respect to publicly traded corporations, though certain provisions apply to private companies as well.

The following is a concise list highlighting the principal provisions of the Amendment.

Yigal Arnon & Co. Co-Sponsored High-Tech Conference in Jerusalem
02/03/2011
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 Yigal Arnon & Co. co-sponsored High-tech conference in Jerusalem with Luzatto & Lauzzato and BDO. Barry Levenfeld, partner, lectured on "Exit on the horizon: High-tech companies preparing for an M&A IPO".

Ben Sandler participated in the UK sixth annual conference on Managing an International Workforce
04/02/2011
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Ben Sandler participated in the UK sixth annual conference on Managing an International Workforce, sponsored by Lewis Silkin LLP and Ius Laboris. Ben was on the panel that addressed the full plenum on diversity and discrimination issues: "Diversity: The challenge of implementing global initiatives".

Yigal Arnon & Co. is the leading firm in representing defendants in class actions during 2010
26/01/2011
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According to the annual review of class actions filed in Israel during 2010, that was presented in the annual conference 'Class Actions in Israel' held by "Halacha Le'ma'ase" center, Yigal Arnon & Co. is the leading firm in representing defendants in class actions during 2010.
Barak Tal heads the Class Action Defense group of the office.

Yigal Arnon & Co. makes four new partners; recruits 9 new attorneys
26/01/2011
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Yigal Arnon & Co. announced that in 2010 it made four new partners and recruited nine new attorneys, seven of whom had completed their articled clerkship at the firm.

Barry Levenfeld chaired session on M&A at International Bar Association Conference
26/01/2011
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Barry Levenfeld chaired the session on Merger and Acquisitions of Life Science and Technology Companies in the International Bar Association Conference on "The Globalization of Knowledge-Based Industries" that took place in Tel Aviv, at the Hilton Hotel, on February 9-11. 

PROJECT FINANCE INTERNATIONAL awarded the TAMAR Financing Transaction as the "Middle East Oil & Gas Deal of the Year 2010".
20/01/2011
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PROJECT FINANCE INTERNATIONAL awarded the TAMAR Financing Transaction as the "Middle East Oil & Gas Deal of the Year 2010". PFI (Published by Thomson Reuters Professional Publishing) is the leading source of global project finance intelligence. Our firm represented HSBC and BARCLAYS who provided a $430 million bridge financing to the Tamar gas partnerships Delek Drilling, Avner and Dor. Lawyers who worked on the deal include Shiri Shaham, Simon Weintraub, Asaf Rimon, Doron Tamir and Yuval Bargil.

High Court of Justice sides with Yigal Arnon & Co. in dispute over ancient graves
14/01/2011
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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented 36 Yeffet LLC, planners of a hotel and residential project in the French Hospital complex in Jaffa, against a petition to the High Court for an Order Nisi and an urgent interlocutory injunction, to prevent the execution of the project. The petitioners claimed that the municipal building plan did not provide an adequate solution for ancient graves discovered in the area of the project, and that their removal disrespected the dead and offended religious sensibilities of the Ultra-Orthodox community. The petitioners therefore asserted that the building plan and permits issued should be void. Yigal Arnon & Co. argued that the petitioners did not shown cause, that the petition was submitted after serious delay and without exhausting administrative procedures, and was tainted by a lack of integrity. The High Court sided with Yigal Arnon & Co., and on January 13, 2011, rejected the petition.

David Schapiro Lectured in PWC Israel Conference on US GAAP and SEC Developments
27/12/2010
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David Schapiro gave a lecture on "Forms 20-F and 10-K for 2010 – Practical Aspects" in the annual PWC Israel conference on US GAAP and SEC Developments with respect to public reporting for the year 2010.
Yigal Arnon Sponsored Bootcamp Ventures
04/12/2010
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As part of its ongoing sponsorship of Bootcamp Ventures Innovation Marathon, Yigal Arnon hosted meetings between potential investors including Alan Patricoff of Greycroft and various selected start-up companies. 
David Schapiro Lectured on Contractual Provisions in Bonds
22/11/2010
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David Schapiro gave a lecture on contractual provisions in bonds at the recent annual conference on raising funds hosted by the CFO Forum of Israel.
Yigal Arnon represented underwriters in successful SodaStream IPO
02/11/2010
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Yigal Arnon served as Israeli underwriters counsel in the successful IPO of SodaStream, an Israeli company specializing in home produced soft drinks. 

JP Morgan and Deutschbank were the lead underwriters. 

 

Barak Platt Lectured on "Ten Commandments to a Successful M&A Transaction"
16/10/2010
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Barak Platt lectured on "Ten Commandments to a Successful M&A Transaction" at the CDNLive! Israel main event at the Herzliya Marina, at an event hosted by the CEO of Cadence Design Systems.
Yigal Arnon & Co. Represented Medtronic in Acquisition of Bio-Control
08/05/2010
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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Medtronic Inc. in purchase of Bio-Control Ltd. for approximately $70 million.
Yigal Arnon & Co. Co-Sponsored High-Tech Conference in Herzliya
08/03/2010
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Yigal Arnon & Co. co-sponsored High-tech conference in Herzliya with Luzatto & Lauzzato and BDO. Barak Platt, partner, lectured on "the 10 commandments to close a successful M&A".
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. Represented Mentor Graphics in Acqisition of Valor
08/03/2010
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Yigal Arnon & Co. Represented Mentor Graphics Corporation in the acquisition of Valor Computerized Systems Ltd., an Israeli Company traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, for $ 85 million
Yigal Arnon & Co. is ranked One of Israel’s Top Two Leading Firms, according to Dun & Bradstreet
20/02/2010
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Dun & Bradstreet researched 750 law firms in Israel by practice area and ranked Yigal Arnon & Co. as a "leading law firm" (Tier 1) in twelve of the most important practice areas: Mergers & Acquisitions; High-Tech; Real Estate & Construction; Project Finance & Infrastructure; Tax; International Commercial; Banking; Capital Markets & Public Offerings; Commercial Litigation; Class Actions; Administrative Law; and Debt Restructuring.  Unlike other D&B rankings, which are based merely on size or number of lawyers, this survey was based on quality. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. Co-Sponsored Conference on Raising Capital in Canada
08/02/2010
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 Yigal Arnon & Co. co-sponsored with Mackie Research Capital Corporation, Miller Thomson LLP and Deloitte, a conference on "Raising Capital in Canada - Going Public on the Toronto Stock Exchange", at the MIT Forum at Tel Aviv University. Simon Weintraub, partner, lectured on " Methods of going Public in Canada: An Israeli Law Perspective".
Yigal Arnon & Co. Represented Telefonica in Acquisition of Jajah
30/01/2010
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Yigal Arnon & Co. served as Israeli legal counsel to Telefonica SA, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies in the acquisition of Jajah, a leading global IP communications company headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in Israel, for approximately $200 million.
Yigal Arnon & Co. Represented Broadcom Corporation in Acquisition of Dune Networks
30/11/2009
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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Broadcom Corporation, a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, together with Latham & Watkins LLP, in Broadcom's acquisition of Dune Networks Inc. for approximately $180 million.
Yigal Arnon & Co. Represented Siemens in purchase of all Solel Solar Systems
20/11/2009
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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Siemens AG, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors, in the purchase of all the outstanding shares of Solel Solar Systems Ltd., a private Israeli company, with advanced technology for the production of thermal solar energy, for approximately $420 million.