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:
Regulating Israeli Banks’ Provision of Services to Licensed Cryptocurrency Service-Providers
The Bank of Israel is proposing to regulate the provision of services to licensed cryptocurrency service-providers so that banks will not be able to sweepingly refuse to provide service and will have to formulate a risk management policy.
Do You Own Crypto? AML Order Also Applies to Digital Currencies
For the first time, companies providing virtual currency services will be required to comply with Israeli anti-money laundering provisions. This follows an amendment to the Prohibition of Money Laundering Order that recently came into effect. The amendment will apply to financial asset service providers obligated to hold a license under the Control of Financial Services Law.
World’s Most Important Financial Institutions Seek Involvement in Crypto Field
While Israel’s banks are in no hurry to accept the blockchain industry and are avidly trying to keep their distance from cryptocurrencies, this is not the case elsewhere.
Recently, the major global securities, derivatives and financial trade associations sent a joint letter to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), which develops banking supervision standards and criteria, to adopt regulation that will enable their involvement in the crypto asset sector.