Yigal Arnon & Co.’s practice in the areas of automotive and smart mobility has been developing side by side with the dynamic Israeli innovation ecosystem. In the past few years, the Israeli industry has seen dramatic growth in technological solutions related to smart mobility, including autonomous vehicles, shared transportation, mass transit, development of infrastructure solutions, cyber protection related to vehicles, sensors, battery technologies and web-based transportation platforms. Yigal Arnon & Co. has developed a highly effective practice in these areas, offering legal counsel and services on issues such as regulation, standards, investments, joint ventures, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and working with the Israeli Innovation Authority.
Traditionally, drones were considered the domain of the Israeli defense industry and, as such, were dominated by the major Israeli defense companies. In the last few years, however, the Israeli market has witnessed a surge in technological innovation related to civilian uses of drones, from the hardware underpinning them and new algorithms for controlling their flight to modifications allowing for new drone applications in agriculture, housing, forest preservation, mineral exploration, surveillance and law enforcement. Hundreds of Israeli startups, as well as established companies, are competing in this growing sector.
Yigal Arnon and Co. has honed its ability to assist and support drone technology companies with the legal expertise needed to grow their businesses. Such expertise encompasses a broad range of matters, from sharing in-depth knowledge on export control regulations, civil aviation authority requirements, frequencies and liability to providing traditional legal services required by growing companies.