Yigal Arnon & Co. represented LinX in its acquisition by Apple
16/04/2015
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Advs. Barak PlattJoeri Kreisberg, Ben Sandler, Ofir Levy, Shay Fahima and Daphna Livneh represented LinX Imaging in its acquisition by Apple for $20m.
LinX Imaging is a Zikhron Yaakov based company and has developed miniature cameras for smartphones and tablets.
 

Legal 500 (2015 edition) top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 12 practice areas - recognizing it as one of the leading law firms in Israel
13/04/2015
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Legal 500 (2015 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 Hi-tech, Start-ups & Venture Capital and Real estate; and ' Tier 2' in Banking and finance, Capital markets, Commercial, corporate and M&A, Competition and antitrust, Dispute resolution, Insurance, Intellectual property, Projects and energy, Tax and Telecoms and media.
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Dun & Bradstreet ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in 22 practice areas – placing the firm as one of Israel’s leading law firms
31/03/2015
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According to Dun & Bradstreet's 2014 Israeli law firm quality rankings by practice, Yigal Arnon & Co. is ranked in 22 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 16 of the most important practice areas: Mergers & AcquisitionsCommercial Litigation, Class Actions, Capital Markets, Banking and Financing, Debt Arrangements, High-TechReal Estate, International Commercial, Insurance, Project Finance & Infrastructure, Venture Capital & Private Equity and Private Client & Family Wealth Management. In addition, the firm was ranked as a "prominent law firm" (Tier 2) in: Tax, Restructuring & Insolvency, Competition & Antitrust and Environment; and as "recognized" (Tier 3) in Labor Law and Telecommunications. Unlike other D&B rankings, which are based merely on size or number of lawyers, this survey is based on quality.

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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented eBay / PayPal in the acquisition of CyActive
11/03/2015
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Advs. Barry Levenfeld, Ben Sandler, Daniel Green, Ofir Levy, Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan, Avigail Frisch Ben-Avraham, Zohar Nevo and Ira Burshtein represented eBay / PayPal in the acquisition of CyActive, a cyber-security company based in Beer Sheva, and a product of the JVP cyber incubator.

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Annapurna Labs Ltd. in its acquisition by Amazon
10/02/2015
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Advs. Orly Tsioni, Ben Sandler, Odelia Sidi, Daniel Green, Ofir Levy, Eli Greenbaum, Avigail Frisch, Shai Fahima, Noam Enk, Miriam Fridman, Rinat Shuster-Perlman and Aviv Lazar represented Annapurna Labs Ltd. in its acquisition by Amazon. This is Amazon's first significant acquisition in Israel. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Intuit in its acquisition of Porticor for approx, $10 million.
08/02/2015
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Advs. Ben Sandler, Etai Kramer and Noam Enk represented Intuit Inc. in its acquisition of the Israeli startup, Porticor Ltd., for approximately $10 million.

Yigal Arnon & Co. is representing M&C Saatchi PLC in its acquisition of controlling interest in Ben-Natan Golan Ltd.
26/01/2015
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Advs. David Osborne, Ezra Gross, and Elichai Bitter are representing M&C Saatchi PLC, a global marketing services business, in its acquisition of controlling interest in Ben-Natan Golan Ltd., an Israeli advertising company.  

Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the GoMobile 2015 conferece
26/01/2015
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Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the GoMobile 2015 conference, one of the major conferences in the field of mobile in Israel. Adv. Zachi Zach lectured on "Legal Exposures in Mobile Marketing".

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Shapir Civil & Marine Engineering Ltd in a joint venture with Ashtrom Group Ltd. in the Tender for the construction of Hamifratz Port Project in Haifa
11/01/2015
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Advs. David Schapiro, Peter Sugarman, Micha Tollman and Daniella Milner represented Shapir in a joint venture with Ashtrom in its award of the Tender for the construction of the Hamifratz Port Project in Haifa, in the amount of NIS 3.98 billion.  
 
The Hamifratz Port in Haifa and Hadarom Port in Ashdod are amongst the largest and most valuable infrastructure projects to the Israeli economy, and have been regularly categorized by the Israeli government as nationally strategic projects. The construction of Hamifratz Port and Hadarom port will support the Israeli economy by expanding Israel's marine import capabilities, minimizing Israel's reliance on foreign ports, affording access to larger fleets and increasing the competitiveness between Israeli ports. Hamifratz Port will provide vast employment and growth opportunities to the population of Haifa, the Krayot and the Northern District of Israel. The Tender process continued for over two years and involved extensive negotiations with leading international marine companies.

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented the Azrieli Group in its purchase of 51% of the commercial center "G" in Afula for NIS 171 million
08/01/2015
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Advs. Hagit Bavly and Dafna Shaham represented the Azrieli Group in its purchase of 51% of the commercial center "G" in Afula from Gazit Globe Israel for NIS 171 million.

Yigal Arnon & Co. assists the Australian fund Square Peg Capital's in the commencement of their operations in Israel
08/01/2015
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Our office is happy to co-host an event together with the Israel-Australia chamber of commerce in the commencement of Square Peg Capital's Israeli operations. Square Peg Fund, founded and managed by leading Australian business entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals, is set to invest approximately $150 million in Israeli start-ups in the next 3 to 5 years. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Pointer Telocation Ltd. in a spin-off plan of Shagrir
06/01/2015
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Adv. Orly Tsioni, Odelia Sidi, Amir Assali, Rinat Shuster Perlman, Adi Tal, Shira Lahat, Shai Margalit and Aviv Lazar represented Pointer Telocation Ltd., a public company whose shares are traded on NASDAQ, in a spin-off plan, as part of which certain assets and liabilities of its wholly owned subsidiary, Shagrir Systems Ltd. ("Shagrir"), were transferred into a new wholly owned subsidiary Shagrir Group Vehicle Services Ltd. ("Shagrir Group") and Shagrir, with its remaining assets (primarily Fleet Management and Stolen Vehicle Recovery services) was merged into Pointer.   Pointer intends, subject to applicable legal requirements, to distribute the shares of Shagrir Group to Pointer's shareholders as a dividend-in-kind and to use its best efforts to register these shares for trade on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented the Azrieli Group in its request for the court to approve the establishment of the Rishonim mall in Rishon Lezion
04/01/2015
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Advs. Daniel Abarbanel, Adam Spruch and Michael Adler represented the Azrieli Group in a claim which was ultimately decided in favor the Azrieli Group to approve the construction of the "Rishonim" mall in Rishon Lezion. The National Planning and Building Committee considered an appeal that was filed by merchants from the city center and certain residents who opposed the construction of the mall. The Committee rejected their appeal stating that: "these plans are vital for the city's development".
The building plans, which according to the Azrielli Group are valued at NIS 700 million, include two towers of approximately 37 thousand square meters comprising 12,500 square meters of commercial space and 24,000 square meters of office space.

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Unilever in a NIS 100 million lawsuit
01/01/2015
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Advocates Barak Tal and Dafna Stern represented Unilever in a NIS 100 million lawsuit which was previously approved as a class action and was conducted against Unilever and Osem. The claim alleges that the companies marketed their cereal in weights that differ from those set forth in the standard, thus making it harder for consumers to compare the prices of various products. After analyzing the evidence, the Haifa District Court acccepted the companies' arguments and rejected the claim stating that "the plaintiffs have not proven that had the products been packaged in weights in accordance with the standard, it would improve the ability of consumers to buy the product that is most worthwhile to them.

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented BioLineRx Ltd. in a strategic collaboration agreement with Novartis Pharma AG
21/12/2014
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Advs. Barry Levenfeld, Daniel Green and Eric Spindel represented BioLineRx Ltd., an Israel-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, in a strategic collaboration agreement with Novartis Pharma AG designed to facilitate development and commercialization of Israeli-sourced drug candidates. Under the agreement, Novartis will evaluate projects identified and presented by BioLineRx for co-development and potential future licensing under the collaboration. As part of the transaction, Novartis made a $10 million equity investment in BioLineRx.

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Silicom Ltd. in its acquisition of Fiberblaze
14/12/2014
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Advs. David Schapiro, Eliran Furman and Avi Anouchi represented Israeli networking company Silicom Ltd. (Nasdaq:SILC; TASE:SILC) in its acquisition of Danish network appliances company Fiberblaze. The Danish company provides high performance application acceleration solutions for the mobile, telecommunication, network monitoring, cyber security, financial and related industries.

Yigal Arnon & Co. represents Momentum, Ramot's Technology Fund, in its final closing, raising a total of just under $23.5 million
20/11/2014
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Advocates Yarom Romem and Etai Kramer represented Momentum, a technology fund of Ramot (Tel Aviv University's technology transfer company) that invests in University R&D projects, in its final closing - raising a total of just under $23.5 million from investors that include Temasek (the Sovereign Fund of the government of Singapore and one of the largest funds in the world), Tata Group of India, and Sandisk.

Yigal Arnon & Co., in cooperation with EY Israel and IDC Herzliya, co-hosted the conference "30 Years of R&D Law - Past, Present, Future"
20/11/2014
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Advs. Barry Levenfeld and Avigail Frisch Ben-Avraham co-hosted a conference on "30 years of R&D Law - Past, Present, Future", together with EY Israel and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
Mr. Avi Hasson, the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor lectured at the conference. 
Adv. Barry Levenfeld lectured on "The Impact of R&D Law on International Transactions" and led the panel "R&D Law - Trends and Challenges".

 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Vizrt Ltd. in its acquisition by Nordic Capital for US 374 million dollars
12/11/2014
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Advs. Orly Tsioni, Odelia Sidi, Rinat Shuster-Perlman and Aviv Lazar represented Vizrt Ltd. in its acquisition by the Norwegian fund, Nordic Capital, in a reverse triangular merge for the amount of US 374 million dollars. 
Advs. Daniel Green, Ben Sandler, Shira Lahat and Ofir Levy assisted in all the IP, employment and tax related matters. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. sponsored the OurCrowd annual cocktail event
31/10/2014
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Adv. Barry Levenfeld lectured at the Ourcrowd annual cocktail event that took place in the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Jerusalem.
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented OpenRest in its acquisition by Wix.com
30/10/2014
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Advs. David Schapiro, Peter Sugarman and Guy Lachmann represented OpenRest,  a provider of online ordering and mobile solutions for restaurants, in the acquisition of all its shares by Wix.com. OpenRest offers restaurant owners an easy-to-implement, turn-key system enabling online menu and order management, native mobile app development and payment processing. Advs. Ofir Levy and Shai Fahima assisted with tax related issues.

 

IFLR1000 2015 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co.– placing the firm as one of the top two leading firms in Israel
26/10/2014
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IFLR1000 2015 edition top ranks Yigal Arnon & Co. in the four practices it covers in Israel, placing the firm as one of the top two leading firms in Israel. The firm is ranked 'Tier 1' in Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, and Project Finance, and ' Tier 2' in Capital Markets.

 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Fabrix Systems Ltd. in its sale to Ericsson for $ 95 million
19/10/2014
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Advs. Kobi Ben Chitrit, Liron Hacohen and Noam Enk represented Fabrix Systems Ltd. in its sale to Ericsson (Telefonaktiebolaget L.M. Ericsson) (NASDAQ:ERIC), the Swedish multinational provider of communications technology and services, for $ 95 million. Advs. Ofir Levy and Shai Fahima assisted with tax related issues. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented the Google case "Right to be Forgotten"
30/09/2014
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Advocates Barak Tal , Ruth Loven and Yonat Afriat Manna represented Google in a precedential case arguing that Google is not obliged to remove a search result when demanded to do so by a certain person, when the information is not to his liking.
The court accepted the argument and determined that Google cannot act as a "super censor" in these cases, and hold the liability to deny freedom of information.

Yigal Arnon & Co. Hosted a Delegation of Indian Businessmen
14/09/2014
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Our firm hosted a business delegation from India, which included executives from the defense industry in India. The event included lectures by Advs. Barry Levenfeld, Ofir Levy, Simon Weintraub and Daniel Green.

Yigal Arnon & Co. hosted a conference: "Strategies to Plan, Invest and Find Success in Today's Market and how to Negotiate the Highly Regulated Globally Taxing Environment.
26/08/2014
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Yigal Arnon & Co. in cooperation with Bernstein Global Wealth Management and Philip Stein hosted a conference: "Strategies to Plan, Invest and Find Success in Today's Market and how to Negotiate the Highly Regulated Globally Taxing Environment. Adv. Ofir Levy lectured on: "What the new tax regime means for non-Israeli trusts with Israeli beneficiaries".

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Clarity Ray, an Israeli startup company, in its acquisition by Yahoo!
17/08/2014
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Advocates Barak S. Platt, Ben Sandler, Ofir Levy, Daniel Green, Eli Greenbaum and Nimrod Vromen represented Clarity Ray, an Israeli startup company developing tools helping publishers and networks identify and prevent ad-fraud, in its acquisition by Yahoo!.
Adv. Kobi Ben Chitrit and Liron Hacohen represented the Company's lead investor, Mr. Saar Wilf.
Clarity Ray's employees will be used by Yahoo! to form its new local R&D hub focusing on internet search frauds. 
 

Yigal Arnon & Co. hosted a delegation of Australian businessman
24/07/2014
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Our firm hosted a delegation of Australian businessmen led by Mr Cameron Clyne, CEO of the National Australia Bank and with the participation of executives from top-tier Australian companies. The group's visit was organized by the Israel-Australia Chamber of Commerce and Adv. Micha Tollman of our firm, who specializes on the Australian market and worked for several years in Sidney, Australia, in leading global law firms. The event focused on collaboration in the fields of cyber-security, bigdata, fintech and biotech and included a lecture by Adv. Barry Levenfeld of our firm concerning investment and business opportunities in Israel. 

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented the public sector in the financial closing of a 3 billion NIS thermal solar project
13/07/2014
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Advs. Doron Tamir and Ariel Oseason acted for the public sector in the 3 billion NIS financial closing of the Ashalim thermal solar project between the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources and Megalim Solar Power Ltd. (a company formed by BrightSource, Alstom and NOY Fund). The power plant will feature Brightsource's concentrating solar power (CSP) tower technology and will generate around 320 gigawatt-hours annually. Yigal Arnon & Co. has accompanied the project as well as two other big BOT thermal solar projects from earliest stages.

Yigal Arnon & Co. will sponsor the second event of the FinTech Aviv initiative
13/07/2014
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For the second meetup, Adv. Guy Lachmann will be moderating a panel discussing some of the hot topics related to compliance, identity and security. The event will take place at Patrick's Irish Pub, Rothschild Blvd 39, Tel Aviv, on Sunday August 3rd, at 6:30pm.