Yigal Arnon & Co. represented UBS AG in a US $150 million credit facility transaction with Delek Infrastructure Ltd. and Delek Group Ltd.
03/04/2012
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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.

View the complete rankings of Chambers 2012

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
BDI
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
22/09/2011
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Advocates Barry LevenfeldBen SandlerHarry KirshEtai 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
18/09/2011
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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
13/09/2011
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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.