The Yigal Arnon & Co. practice area in food and agricultural technology is growing alongside the burgeoning Israeli "food-tech" and "ag-tech" eco-system. In the last few years global and local Israeli investment in the sector has been expanding as fluctuations in global food supply, environmental factors and population growth have created stress across the food value chain. Israeli companies have been global leaders in technologies designed to increase efficiency and reliability in food production, especially in the important fields of precision agriculture, irrigation technology, and plant genetics. Yigal Arnon & Co. has developed a core strength in these areas, providing expert legal counsel and services on issues of regulation, investments and capital raising (foreign and Israeli VC, angel investors, Israeli Innovation Authority etc.), joint ventures, intellectual property protection and commercialization and M&As.
Yigal Arnon & Co.’s practice area in the field of medical cannabis is expanding as both Israeli and international regulation continues to evolve rapidly towards increasing openness to medicinal (and in some cases recreational) cannabis, and as local and global investment in the sector is increasing. Israel has long been recognized as a world leader in medical cannabis research and development, as well as in cannabis-related technological innovation. Over the last few years, Israel’s lawmakers and regulators have been working to create an increasingly supportive environment to facilitate the growth and international scaling of Israeli medical cannabis companies. Yigal Arnon & Co.’s Medical Cannabis Group closely follows the changing regulatory and business environment both here in Israel and internationally, enabling it to give up to date expert advice to the key companies and investors involved in the sector as well as to those looking to enter this exciting and expanding industry.