Corporate representation is at the core of Yigal Arnon & Co.’s practice. Our top-ranked Corporate and Commercial Group provides wide-ranging legal assistance to Israeli and multinational clients across all industries, from mergers and acquisitions, strategic collaborations, joint ventures and partnerships to debt financings, concessions, licensing and everything in between.

Our success can be attributed to three factors: we understand the complexity of the businesses we represent and take the time to learn about the nuances of our clients’ industries, we take a flexible approach designed to adapt to latest developments and changing circumstances, and we provide multidisciplinary specialty teams offering full-scope representation that are tailor-made for each client.

International Corporate

Yigal Arnon & Co. boasts one of Israel’s strongest cross-border corporate practices:

  • Our involvement in some of the largest and most significant M&A transactions in Israel has included the acquisition of Israeli companies by household-name multinationals. We represent both the buy side, when Israeli companies acquire non-Israeli companies, and the sell side, when selling Israeli companies to foreign buyers. We are known in Israel for handling M&A deals with the same level of expertise and professionalism as the leading U.S. and U.K. law firms. We can either serve as the ‘Israel desk’ of foreign legal counsel or run transactions on our own.
  • We represent major international banks and financial institutions in large project and other financings that they extend to or arrange for Israeli borrowers and lenders, and in negotiating transactions based on ISDA agreement with Israeli counterparties.
  • We provide ongoing regulatory advice to foreign banks with respect to their lending activities and other operations in Israel, their private clients’ activities and their provision of financial services to clients.
  • We advise on some of the largest and most complex matters in the capital and securities markets. This includes representing major international banks as underwriters of global equity and debt offerings and debentures to Israeli and foreign institutional investors, public offerings on the NASDAQ and other foreign exchanges by Israeli companies and providing international regulatory advice.
  • We advise on business law in broad terms, but we also assist in the daily operation of our clients’ businesses, as well as in the structuring and execution of domestic and international commercial transactions.

Our International Corporate Group works closely with the firm’s other departments, including tax, real estate, antitrust, labor, intellectual property and litigation. This enables our clients to benefit from the full range of the firm’s expertise. Our exceptional lawyers—many of whom are native English speakers educated at some of the world’s leading law schools and trained at leading international law firms—provide a level of service and professionalism equal to that at any leading global firm.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Yigal Arnon & Co. has represented private and publicly traded Israeli and foreign companies in some of the largest, most important and most complex mergers and acquisitions in Israel’s history. In several cases, we have developed innovative transaction models, implemented strategies never before used in Israel and paved the road for others to follow.

Simultaneously with the large, high-profile transactions in which we typically represent multinational corporations that acquire Israeli companies, we also handle medium-size M&As that involve high-tech and startup companies as well as traditional businesses. Our M&A clients also include service companies and banks.

Given our resources, we easily assemble M&A teams that can meet even the tightest schedules. These multidisciplinary teams include experienced lawyers who specialize in corporate, securities, regulation, labor, tax, antitrust, intellectual property and, if necessary, litigation. They are able to provide the full range of knowledge and expertise required to cover every aspect of a merger or acquisition thoroughly and efficiently.

We handle all deal structures and sizes, including the acquisition of public and private companies, mergers and reverse mergers, share swaps, mergers that require court approval and asset sales.

Regulation

Businesses encounter regulation in nearly every aspect of their operations. Yigal Arnon & Co.’s team has longstanding experience working with regulators. As a result:

  • We have expertise in all areas of commercial regulation, including regulation having to do with capital markets, banking and financial services, high-tech, telecommunications and infrastructure, to name just a few sectors.
  • We offer comprehensive and highly specific consultation in regulatory matters, enabling our clients to submit tender bids, issue securities, buy and sell companies that are subject to specific regulation, plan their next steps and conduct business in Israel free of unwanted surprises.

Nonprofit Organizations

Yigal Arnon & Co. offers comprehensive legal advice to nonprofit organizations (NPOs), including:

  • NPO formation (for example, the drafting and registration of all documents of association, tailored to the specific needs of each NPO)
  • Operation in accordance with applicable law (including best practices)
  • Employment of staff and retention of services providers
  • Asset management (including allocation of real property by municipalities)
  • Representation vis-à-vis government agencies and in litigation (administrative courts, appeal boards, Supreme Court)
  • Tax and reporting matters
  • Ongoing assistance to the corporate secretary as well as assistance with tenders, contracts and administrative procedures
  • Liquidation (including all aspects unique to NPOs)

In certain cases—especially with small organizations that offer services to the general public in Israel and have limited or no resources—we provide services at reduced rates or pro bono on corporate, employment, organizational and operational matters.

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