Articled published in "Globes" newspaper, May, 2013.
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.
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.
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 & 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, 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 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.
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. 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.
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. 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. 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, 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 - 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 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 - 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 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".
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Adv. Shiri Shaham lectured on "Regulation in the next years - three wishes".
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.
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 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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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 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" - 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.
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.
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 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., 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.
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.