The commercial department at Yigal Arnon & Co. provides ongoing and ad hoc assistance on legal matters to a range of Israeli and multinational clients. Our commercial teams advise clients on various aspects of business law, including ongoing business consultation, and planning and performance of local and international transactions. Responding to the full range of our clients’ legal needs, we offer immediate solutions to issues as they arise. The individual excellence and collective knowledge of our team, combined with a thorough understanding of our clients’ business needs, enables us to implement a practical and integrative approach.  The team connects between our clients and the various departments, such as tax, real estate, antitrust, labor and litigation. This way, our clients can benefit from the full spectrum of our practice areas, with the convenience of a single contact that offers them a wall-to-wall solution. The firm handles a range of commercial engagements across all industries, including mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, joint ventures and partnerships, business finance, agency, distribution, concessions, licenses, supply, etc.

Corporate Representation

Corporate representation is at the core of the firm’s practice. Our approach is business-oriented and flexible, adapting to changing circumstances. The firm counsels clients in all business and commercial aspects, from their day-to-day through to planning and performance of complex transactions in Israel and with foreign partners. In today’s business arena, many fields of law come into play. The firm provides a comprehensive response, and puts together multi-disciplinary teams that are tailor-made for the needs of each client. Such teams can, for example, include lawyers from our tax, real estate, antitrust, labor and litigation departments. This way, we are able to offer our clients the full scope of legal solutions that they need, through a single, professional and accessible contact.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Yigal Arnon & Co. represents various Israeli and foreign companies, both private and publicly traded, in some of the most important, complex and largest transactions in Israel’s history. In several cases, our team developed an innovative transaction model, implementing strategies never before used in Israel and paving the road for others to follow. Over our many years of practice, we have accrued extensive and in-depth knowledge, which is made available to our clients. Thanks to the firm’s size, we can put together large M&A teams with all relevant expertise in order to meet even the tightest schedules. Simultaneously with the giant, high-profile transactions, in which we usually represent multinational corporations that acquire Israeli companies, our firm also handles medium-size M&As involving such parties as hi-tech and startup companies and traditional industries. The firm advocates work in multidisciplinary teams, including lawyers who specialize in corporate, securities, regulation, labor, tax, antitrust and, if necessary, litigation. This way, we can provide our clients with the full range of knowledge and expertise required to cover all aspects of the transactions, thoroughly and efficiently. The firm’s M&A clients include industries, service companies, banks and hi-tech and startup companies. We have extensive experience handling all deal structures and sizes, including acquisition of public and private companies, mergers and reverse mergers, share swaps, mergers that require court approval and asset sales. The firm specializes in cross-border mergers, namely, transactions in which multinationals purchase Israeli companies.


All businesses have multiple interfaces with regulation, across all their fields of activity. Thanks to the firm’s longstanding experience with the various regulators, our team has developed expertise in all areas of commercial regulation, including the capital market, financial services, hi-tech, telecom, and infrastructure, to name a few. We offer our clients ongoing consultation on regulatory matters, tapping into the vast knowledge we have acquired, both in theory and in practice. Thanks to this support, our clients can safely submit tender bids, issue securities, buy and sell companies that are subject to specific regulation, plan their steps and conduct business in Israel free of unwanted surprises. Our lawyers’ knowledge of the regulatory setting and their experience on the ground with the various government ministries and other regulators, enable the firm to provide clients with comprehensive, tailor-made solutions.

International Corporate

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

  • We have been involved in some of the largest and most significant M&A transactions in Israel over recent years, including the acquisition of Israeli companies by leading “household name” multinational companies. We represent both the “buy side” when Israeli companies acquire non-Israeli companies and the “sell side” in selling Israeli companies to foreign buyers.  The firm is renowned for handling M&A deals with the same level of expertise and professionalism as the leading U.S. and U.K. law firms.
  • We also represents major international banks and financial institutions in large project and other financings that they extend or arrange for Israeli lenders, and in negotiating transactions based on ISDA agreement with Israeli counterparties. We provide on-going regulatory advice to foreign banks – both with respect to their lending activities and with respect to their private clients activities and provision of various financial services to clients.
  • We advise clients on some of the largest and most complex matters in the capital and securities markets including representation of major international banks as underwriters of global offerings and debentures to Israeli and foreign institutional investors; public offerings on NASDAQ and other foreign exchanges by Israeli companies; international regulatory advice; and more.
  • We advise clients on broad aspects of business law and assists them in the daily operation of their businesses, as well as in the structuring and execution of domestic and international commercial transactions. The firm can either serve as the "Israeli desk" of foreign legal counsel, or run the deal completely on our own.
  • We pride ourselves in providing answers to our clients’ overall legal needs, addressing all legal and business matters as they arise, combining comprehensive knowledge with a deep understanding of the economic aspects of our clients' businesses.

The International corporate team also works closely with the firm’s other departments, including taxation, real estate, antitrust, labor, and litigation, enabling our clients to benefit from the full range of the firm’s expertise.

Our exceptional lawyers, many of whom are native English speakers educated in some of the world’s leading law schools and trained at some of the world’s leading law firms, enable us to provide levels of service and professionalism equal to or exceeding those provided by the leading global firms.

Non-Profit Organizations

Yigal Arnon & Co. specializes in the full range of legal aspects that NPOs require, including:

  • Formation, including 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 the municipality;
  • Representation vis-à-vis government agencies and in litigation (administrative court, supreme court, appeal boards);
  • Tax and reporting aspects;
  • Ongoing assistance to the corporate secretary; assistance with tenders, contracts and administrative procedures;
  • Liquidation, including all aspects unique to NPOs.

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


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