Yigal Arnon & Co.’s Australia Practice Group comprises a dynamic group of lawyers with a broad range of experience representing Israeli and Australian clients in various business initiatives.
The Growth of Israel Australia Business Ties
Business contacts between Israel and Australia have expanded dramatically recently, as economic ties between the countries have deepened on many different fronts. The strengthening of cooperation between Israel and Australia received a boost when Australia's former Minister of Science and Innovation, Mr. Christopher Pyne, signed a declaration of collaboration with Israel's Chief Scientist, Mr. Avi Hasson. Australia then announced that Tel Aviv would be the first Australian Landing Pad destination, making the development of Australian entrepreneurship in conjunction with the “Start-Up Nation” a practical reality. Since then we have also seen additional bilateral agreements striving to progress mutual Israeli-Australian RD efforts signed, Israeli tech companies list on the ASX, formation of Australian VC funds with an Israeli focus, and the progression of a tax treaty.
Our firm's Australia-Israel experience spans diverse industries – technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, aggrotech, software, medical devices, venture capital, banking, project finance, defense and security. We have been involved in M&A, investment and capital markets transactions in these industries.
Clients that are involved in Australian-Israeli transactions value Yigal Arnon & Co.’s practical hands-on advice, coupled with sensitivity to the legal and cross-cultural aspects that help bridge the gap between the continents. To this end, we regularly host and meet with visiting senior Australian politicians, as well as prominent representatives of Australia's banking, investment and technology communities, and our firm has been called upon to advise them on the unique aspects of Australian- Israeli transactions.
Our Australia Connections
Yigal Arnon & Co. has established professional relationships with leading law firms throughout Australia and, as such, is able to offer its clients comprehensive legal advice when they are involved in transactions both in Australia and Israel.
Additionally, our Australian Practice Group includes Micha Tollman and David Roness, having joined Yigal Arnon & Co. after gaining Australian legal experience in some of Australia's leading firms and representing Australian clients in a wide range of Australia-Israel business.