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 last 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 its practice in these areas including legal counsel and services on issues such as regulation, standards, investments, Israeli Innovation Authority (OCS), joint ventures, Intellectual property, and M&A.
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 drones, new algorithms for controlling their flight, to modifications allowing for new drone applications in agriculture, housing, forest preservation, surveillance, law enforcement and more. Hundreds of Israeli startups as well as established companies are gaining market share in this new field. Yigal Arnon and Co. has honed its capability to assist and support drone technology companies with the unique legal expertise needed to grow their business. Such expertise encompasses a broad range of aspects, including export control regulation, civil aviation authority requirements, frequencies, liability as well as traditional legal services related to growing companies.