Annual Conference of the Israel Bar Association, Eilat 2011
25/05/2011
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Doron Tamir participated in a panel discussion on "Tenders and Innovations" at the 11th annual conference of the Israel Bar Association, that was 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. 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. 
 

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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Adv. Eliran Furman 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.

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 & Luzzato 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".

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. 

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.

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 & Luzzato and BDO. Barak Platt, partner, lectured on "The 10 commandments to close a successful M&A".
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. Represented Mentor Graphics in Acquisition 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.