Hagit Bavly

Israel

Yigal Arnon & Co
Azrieli Round Tower 1,
Tel Aviv 67021,
Israel

Tel: +972 3 608 7821
Fax: +972 3 608 7724

Email: hagit@arnon.co.il
Web: www.arnon.co.il

Hagit Bavly`s practice focuses on real estate, commercial law and finance.

Hagit has significant experience in a wide variety of commercial transactions, in particular in the field of real estate, including purchase & sale agreements, construction agreements, joint ventures, acquisition of real estate companies, bond issuances for real estate projects, financing agreements and debt arrangements.

Hagit provides legal advice for complex and large scale transactions and routine legal assistance to construction projects (including complex projects such as shopping malls).

Hagit joined the firm in 1987 and became a partner in 1995.

Yigal Arnon & Co. has one of the largest real-estate departments in Israel, including over thirty professionals and support staff, operating out of our offices in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem.
Our expertise, gained over decades in many of Israel’s most significant commercial, industrial, office, shopping center, hotel, resort, residential and mixed-use real estate projects, has given us a reputation for `closing the deal`.

We enjoy working closely with our clients and becoming familiar with their businesses and unique legal issues, enabling us to devise efficient and innovative solutions. Our services include the preparation of:

  • Due diligence / property searches
  • Property acquisition
  • Initial transaction structuring
  • Construction agreements
  • Management agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Partnership and co-ownership agreements
  • “Combination” transactions
  • Financing arrangements
  • Rezoning and regulatory procedures
  • Tax planning and structuring
  • Planning litigation
  • All real estate-related agreements including bond issuances and public offerings relating to real estate projects and companies.

Our team is capable of handling each step of a project, even under tight schedules, ensuring the project is completed to the client’s full satisfaction. We represent all types of parties in real estate projects: companies, contractors, sellers and buyers, financial institutions, tenants and owners; and our clients include major Israeli and international construction companies, construction holding companies, domestic and international banks, real estate developers and individual entrepreneurs.

We advise our clients in the formulation and negotiation of transactions, the tailoring of tax and corporate structures, the procurement of bank financing, the overcoming of regulatory hurdles, and the sale and lease of project units. We also assist our clients, including some of Israel’s leading real estate development companies, at each stage of the planning and construction process, from property re-zoning and conversion, through building plan approvals, building permits and completion certificates. Likewise, we provide related litigation services, including representation before various planning commissions and courts.

The development and management of income-yielding commercial real estate projects command special attention within the department. In particular, our team advises Israel’s major shopping mall and hotel/resort chains, with respect to acquisition of properties, leasing arrangements, and day-to-day asset management.

Our team has also successfully advised bidders in major government and commercial tenders, and subsequently provided legal assistance for implementation of tender projects.

International real estate:

Our Real Estate practice regularly represents Israeli companies and funds in all their international operations, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe and in India. Using invaluable experience gained through numerous transactions, and close ties forged with legal and tax professionals overseas, the team advises clients through corporate and financing structuring phases, assessment and negotiation of investments, drafting agreements and routine matters throughout the course of projects.

Established over fifty five years ago, Yigal Arnon & Co. is one of the largest and most dynamic law firms in Israel, with a proven track record of innovation and quality in meeting its clients’ needs. Yigal Arnon & Co. today numbers over 135 lawyers, of whom 48 are partners. With its focused practice groups, Yigal Arnon & Co. has combined the expertise of a specialty boutique practice with the advantages of a well resourced multidisciplinary law firm.

Yigal Arnon & Co. provides a full range of legal services to a wide ranging client base, including major international (“Fortune 500”) and other global companies, local and foreign banks, financial institutions, venture capital and private equity funds, emerging growth companies, investor groups, government entities, and individuals. The firm represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including information technology, energy (including solar power and cleantech), banking, software, electronics, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, internet, medical devices, real estate, telecommunications, insurance, automotive, and consumer products.

The firm’s diverse client base reflects our capacity to tailor work to specific client needs. Throughout our history, a full spectrum of clients has turned to Yigal Arnon & Co. when seeking professionalism, service and integrity in helping them to resolve complex and challenging legal problems. Clients select us and stay with us for our comprehensive legal skills. We recruit first rate lawyers, many of whom have the highest academic credentials and join us after gaining invaluable experience with prominent firms overseas. We have a highly integrated work approach, and complement the expertise of our specialists with the pooled talents of the entire firm. Our reputation for achieving results has attracted and retained high-profile clients, demanding cases and exceptional lawyers.
Business Judgement

We are also selected for our good business judgment. Resolving a complex legal problem involves a multi-disciplinary legal approach as well as a thorough understanding of our clients’ business objectives. These are essential steps in finding pragmatic and effective solutions that will stimulate clients’ positive business growth or resolve their business disputes.
Extensive Cross-Border Experience

A substantial part of Yigal Arnon’s practice is international in scope. We act as lead counsel in international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, VC and private equity transactions, joint ventures, public and private financings, banking, litigation, corporate and debt restructuring, tax, distributorships, franchises, real estate, and others. While the firm is particularly active in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe (both Western and Eastern), we also advise clients regarding their business activities in India, China and the Far East, and other countries throughout the world. A derivative benefit of this extensive activity is that the firm has established excellent professional relationships with leading firms around the world.

“She is singled out as a key asset to the department and acts on some of the market’s largest transactions.” Clients describe her as “an expert, who works 24 hours a day – a pleasure to work with.”
Chambers Global, 2015