Yigal Arnon & Co. is at the forefront of the global fintech revolution, as technology developed in Israel is acquired, used and developed by banks, financial institutions and high-tech and technology companies both in Israel and globally at an ever-increasing rate. Companies (including banks and financial institutions) all over the world are updating their systems and adapting them to the 21st century in order to provide digital banking, clearing, e-commerce and financial services.
The Banking, Finance and High-Tech Groups at our firm are among the leaders in this field in Israel, providing top-tier representation in an industry that demands diverse expertise. Our intensively collaborative approach enables our lawyers to provide practical yet comprehensive solutions in complex matters.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represents Israeli and international banks and financial institutions and is well aware of their needs and how to address them, in light of the relevant legal frameworks within the banking, finance and fintech industries. We also represent a large number of fintech startups looking to expand to global markets, as well as traditional financial institutions interested in acquiring early-stage Israeli tech companies. In addition, we are highly experienced working with fintech companies that offer payment and clearing systems, financial information systems, peer-to-peer technology, crowd lending solutions, insurance technology, digital currency and blockchain.
Yigal Arnon & Co. was among the first law firms in Israel to recognize the growing potential of blockchain technology and its ability to disrupt traditional and new industries. By combining various fields of legal expertise and a deep understanding of the technology and its application, we provide legal counsel to a wide range of clients, from early-stage ventures to more established corporations and investors.
With the rise of the use of cryptocurrencies, our team has provided legal counsel in a variety of areas, including initial coin offerings (ICO), securities law, AML/KYC, formation of changes and exchanges, crypto-hedge-fund formation, tax and local regulation. We frequently contribute to this new space, interacting with regulators, presenting at conferences, publishing articles and providing interviews to local and international media outlets.