Andrey specializes in advising both private and public companies, with an emphasis on dual-listed companies. In addition, Andrey counsels private investment funds operating in Israel and abroad.
Andrey regularly accompanies Israeli and foreign companies in capital markets matters, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, compensation plans, and internal compliance programs. He also provides corporate governance counsel and representation of the firm’s clients before the Israel Securities Authority.
Andrey represents a variety of private investment funds, venture capital funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, and real estate funds. His representation extends from the fundraising and establishment stages to throughout a fund’s lifecycle.
In addition, Andrey led companies operating in the fields of blockchain technology and digital currencies in their commercial and regulatory activity. He advises on all legal aspects of cryptocurrency issuances (TGE/ STO), intellectual property, technology commercialization, and privacy protection.
Prior to joining the firm, Andrey interned with former Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein. He also worked, inter alia, at the Bank of Israel, where he advised on structural reforms and regulatory processes in the banking and capital markets fields.
Tel-Aviv University (LL.B, BA in economics) 2010
Member of the Israel Bar Association since 2011
News and updates - Andrey Yanai:
Dual-Listed Companies – Israeli Legal Liability for Reporting
The Tel Aviv District Court recently handed down a ruling in the Ceragon Networks case. The ruling states that dual-listed companies may face exposure to lawsuits based on the liability rules under Israeli law.
Rules and Conditions for SPAC Issuances in Israel
Over the past year, raising capital through SPACs has become a hot trend on Wall Street. The Israel Securities Authority recently published the conditions and principles for SPACs to launch IPOs.
Israel Securities Authority: Tokens May Be Classified as Securities
The Israel Securities Authority recently established guidelines on when a cryptographic currency (token) is considered a security. The ISA determined that Kirobo tokens meet the definition of a security. This is primarily because the The Israel Securities believes investors would intend to purchase the tokens for financial purposes. In addition, these investors would anticipate their holdings to go up in value.