With a strong technical background and expertise on matters connected to the intersection of complex technology and international trade, Eli Greenbaum advises on strategic transactions involving valuable intellectual property and technology assets, particularly in the fields of semiconductors, software, cybersecurity and telecommunications. These transactions – some of them the largest such transactions in the Israeli market – include licensing, joint ventures, complex commercial arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions. In this context, he frequently advises clients – including leading multinationals – on the application of Israeli export and encryption controls, economic sanctions and other matters of Israeli trade law and policy.

Eli represents some of Israel’s most dynamic emerging companies, as well as leading global technology firms engaged in collaborations with, and acquisitions in, the Israeli market. In addition, he serves as the co-chair of the firm’s Automotive team, and has extensive experience in counselling both startups and established companies in the automotive field, including automotive component manufacturers and technology suppliers.

Eli also serves as adjunct faculty at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the law and policy of intellectual property transactions.

Prior to joining Arnon, Tadmor-Levy, Eli practiced for several years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York. He also clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel under Justice Miriam Naor, and at the District Court of Jerusalem under Judge David Cheshin.

Who’s Who Legal (2014-2020 Editions) ranks Eli as being among the world’s leading attorneys in the field of data security.

Eli graduated from Yale Law School in 2002, where he served as an editor on the Yale Law Journal. He earned an M.S. in applied physics from Columbia University in 1999, and a B.S. in physics from Yeshiva University in 1997. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 2005 and the Israel Bar in 2007, joined the firm that year, and became a partner in 2016.

A globally-recognized expert regarding open source and standards licensing, Eli has published widely on these topics. Eli has also written on legal matters related to the intersection of law and technology, with recent articles appearing in the Harvard National Security Journal, the Yale Journal on Regulation and the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, and more. His publications include:

Arbitration Without Law: Choice of Law in FRAND Disputes


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‘Eli Greenbaum is a specialist of commercial and intellectual property matters.’

2002 Yale Law School | JD
1999 Columbia University | M.S Applied Physics
1997 Yeshiva University | B.Sc Physics
2007 Israel
2005 New York
Additional Roles
Adjunct Faculty at Reichman University
Eli Greenbaum

Eli Greenbaum

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Eli Greenbaum