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' and interviews Adv. Barry Levenfeld who led the deal on behalf of IBM.
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. 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.
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...
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. 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 (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.
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.
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 on July 2, 2013.
Adv. Gil Oren lectured on "Debt Arrangement".
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.