Yigal Arnon & Co. was among the first law firms in Israel to recognize the growing potential of blockchain technology and its ability to disrupt both traditional and new industries.

Combining a deep understanding of the technology and its relevance in diverse areas of the law, we have assembled a cross-industry team—most notably from our technology transactions and internet of things (IoT), data security and privacy, financial services and regulations, capital markets and securities, and tax practices—to advise a wide range of clients, from early-stage ventures to more established corporations and investors.

For example, we assist:

  • Utility and security token sellers
  • Financial Institutions and asset managers
  • Cryptocurrency exchanges and relayers
  • Venture, hedge and private equity funds, and their portfolio companies
  • Token marketers and broker-dealers
  • Funds Interested in trading digital assets
  • Global investment banks

We have extensive experience in such matters as:

  • initial coin offerings (ICO)
  • securities laws, anti-money laundering and KYC compliance
  • privacy issues
  • regulatory requirements of currency exchanges and crypto exchanges
  • crypto-fund formation
  • tax and local regulation
  • commercial agreements related to cryptocurrencies and unique crypto-based matters, such as the airdropping of tokens, hard-forks and crypto-options

Yigal Arnon & Co. is on the cutting-edge in the cryptocurrency space, presenting at conferences, publishing articles and providing interviews on this field to media outlets worldwide. In addition, members of the firm have been actively involved with Israeli regulators in formulating policies and guidelines for cryptocurrencies.

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