Banking and Finance


Arnon, Tadmor-Levy’s leading banking and finance practice is one of the largest in Israel, with extensive activity in all the various legal aspects of this field. Our clients include Israeli and foreign banks, investment houses and financial bodies, that are among the largest and most recognized in the country and the world.

Our extensive range of services includes: provision of comprehensive regulatory advice; representation in diverse financial transactions; consulting to foreign banks and financial institutions on the establishment of local branches and representative offices in Israel; advising on anti-money laundering laws; marketing of securities, financial instruments and complex investment products; derivatives contracts; securities lending transactions; licensing of various financial services; and more.

Financing Transactions

One of our core areas of expertise is representing banks and institutional lenders in financing transactions. In this framework, the firm provides numerous consulting and support services to most of Israel’s banks and several institutional bodies.

The firm represents borrowers in complex financing transactions, including debt restructuring, and works with companies raising non-bank credit in bond transactions.

Financial Derivatives

We provide opinions and advice to international organizations, including providing opinions on Israeli law to members of the  International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), and the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) – which include all the world’s leading banks and financial institutions – in relation to collateral arrangements in derivatives transactions based on the ISDA Master Agreement, for securities repurchase transactions (REPO) and securities lending. We also represent local and foreign clients in negotiations on such transactions.

Payment Systems

At Arnon, Tadmor-Levy, we have a wealth of experience with payment systems and methods, including assisting major market players in everything related to payment services and products, covering credit and debit cards, digital payments, mobile payments, virtual currencies, and other payment methods.

In the prestigious rating guide, Chambers Global, our clients wrote about our payment systems practice that “the lawyers understand the regulations and the regulator in a way that allows them to properly manage the business”.

Our deep understanding of this practice area enables us to give our clients security and responsible advice, from the initial planning stages of their products to their expansion and growth to other countries.

Representing credit cards companies, banks, and other leading financial institutions in Israel in complex business transactions, we have been involved in the largest transactions in the country. When required, the capabilities and extensive experience of our colleagues in commercial litigation and class action representation give our clients added security.


The firm assists banks, investors, institutional bodies, private entities (commercial and non-profit), as well as controlling owners, shareholders and officers of such organizations, in everything related to licensing their activities, analyzing the comprehensive and complex requirements of various regulators, and adapting the procedures and documents used by these organizations to ensure they meet legal and regulatory requirements. We also provide ongoing advice to financial bodies regarding compliance with regulatory provisions.

Project Finance

The Project Finance practice at Arnon, Tadmor-Levy is positioned at the top of the global and local ranking tables of all known rating guides in Israel and the world. We pride ourselves on our unique experience, which includes representing players in most of Israel’s major infrastructure projects and in particularly complex financing transactions.

Banking Litigation and Collection

For many years, we have represented Israeli and foreign banks, investment houses, and international financial bodies in all areas of banking litigation, in courts, arbitrations, and other tribunals.

Among other things, we have gained extensive experience in representing banks in complex lawsuits, filed against them, in various fields, including class actions and derivative suits concerning various matters, such as complex transactions in derivatives the bank’s services; interest and fee charges; provision and suspension of loans and credit lines; demands of shareholders; and more.

In addition, the firm has a large department that deals with debt management, collection, and enforcement, having gained extensive experience in securities enforcement proceedings and collecting problematic debts for banks and other lenders.

Venture Lending

The firm has a robust venture lending practice and has been a leader in the field for over twenty years. The firm represents both lenders and borrowers and is active in venture debt transactions from early stage companies up until complicated syndicated cross-border venture lending transactions.

Client Testimonials, Chambers Global | 2024

“The firm, as a whole, covers the full spectrum of financial services regulations and related matters. Different individuals cover portions of the spectrum, and they work together in cohesive teams.  They are business-savvy, with the ability to see trends across the market due to their extensive client base.”

“The team is always available, with strong execution and follow-up.”

Client Testimonials, The Legal 500 | 2024

Arnon Tadmor-Levy’s banking and fintech team has an in-depth understanding of our business, products and needs. The team is highly experienced, with extensive knowledge of the fintech and banking markets and exceptional expertise in the intricate Israeli legal and regulatory landscape, enabling them to provide tailored and grounded advice.”

“A highly qualified firm with extensive experience which has conducted major local and international transactions. It is consistently a leader in the Israeli market and enjoys the trust of many leading companies in various sectors.”

What the team is known for, Chambers Global | 2023

The firm fields a highly regarded banking and finance group with notable capabilities acting for lenders and borrowers, as well as an acclaimed litigation offering. It has significant experience handling debt restructuring, securities and regulatory compliance, as well as representing lead arrangers in significant loan facilities. The firm continues to be at the forefront of new issues in the Israeli market, advising on matters such as fintech.

“The team provided advice on tough negotiation points and also directed our attention to various issues.”

“The firm provided practical, usable advice on the most complex of our legal questions.”