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    Yuval Z. Sasson Partner

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    Contact Information

    16 Abba Hillel Silver Rd.
    Ramat Gan 5250608, Israel

    Tel: 972 3 610 3190 Fax: 972 3 610 3682

    Email: ysasson@meitar.com


    Yuval Sasson is a partner in the firm’s Commercial and Litigation Groups. Yuval also specializes in Homeland Security, Cyber, Defense and Aerospace (Aviation Law), and has expertise in import/export regulation, anti-money laundering (AML) regulation and regulation regarding foreign corrupt practices (FCPA and its Israeli analogue) as well as litigation in such matters.

    Yuval represents Israeli and international clients in courts and arbitrations, regularly handles complex international litigation and has vast experience representing and appearing before all judicial instances.

    As part of his practice, Yuval advises clients in the course of criminal investigations and in connection with white-collar offenses, including defense offenses, corruption, money laundering, securities-related offenses, antitrust, extraditions and management responsibility.

    Yuval also represents technology companies engaged in the development of offensive or defensive cyber platforms and is fully acquainted with the technological background of these industries.

    Yuval and his team have expertise in negotiating joint ventures, drafting R&D agreements, executing sale and lease-back and buy-back program transactions, compliance with foreign military financing (FMF) regulations, building consortiums, government-industry alliances, transfer and establishment of production facilities, government tenders, and managing transactions as part of complex government aid packages. Yuval’s experience spans all commercial aspects of this area, including structuring, drafting and negotiating defense contracts, civil and military aerospace issues and homeland security.

    Yuval’s expertise includes in-depth knowledge of export control permits and licenses, brokering, anti-corruption and bribery programs, encryption permits, Wassenaar Arrangement compliance, trade issues under Israel’s Trading with the Enemy Ordinance, export bans and legal advisory services on matters related to global humanitarian treaties, such as the Geneva and Hague Conventions.

    As a former Deputy to Israel’s State Attorney, Yuval gained extensive experience handling high profile cases involving sensitive security matters. Yuval is a well-known lecturer and commentator on legal and commercial issues related to defense, homeland security, aerospace and military operations. Yuval also regularly advises governmental bodies and agencies on international public law matters.

    Yuval is the legal advisor of the Israel Drone Alliance.

    Yuval was selected by ‘Who’s Who Legal’ as one of the world’s leading investigations lawyers.


    Representative Experience

    • Ongoing representation and counseling of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel’s largest defense company, on various aspects of its activities.
    • Representation of Mikal Group and Soltam Systems Ltd. in their commercial activities.
    • Representation of Israeli pilots arrested in Eritrea on suspicion of arms smuggling, leading to their release together with their aircraft.
    • Representation of an Israeli arms manufacturer in an investigation and compliance committee regarding export control matters.
    • Representation of Global CST Ltd. as part of the Shapir Group as one of the two finalists in a Ministry of Defense tender to move the IDF’s training camps to the Negev.
    • Advising an African State in matters concerning United Nations Security Council’s arms bans.
    • Representation of the CEO of Remedia, a leading Israeli baby food manufacturer and importer, in criminal charges brought against him in Israel in connection with products sold by Remedia.
    • Representation of multinational and local companies, in connection with accusations of bribery and other alleged corruption.
    • Representation of Milotal, one of Israel’s largest frozen vegetable manufacturers and its CEO, in a criminal antitrust litigation.
    • Representation of Habas group and its directors in class actions alleging breach of trust and securities law violations.
    • Representation of Namakwa Diamonds Ltd. in cross-border litigation in Israel, South Africa and Belgium involving local diamond exchanges as well as the WFDB (World Federation of Diamond Bourses).
    • Representation of the cyber start-up company, Cyvera, in all regulatory matters related to its acquisition by Palo Alto Networks.

    Selected additional publications

    Co-author (with Michal Halperin) of the israeli chapter in “The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2009. A practical insight to cross-border Cartels & Leniency“. Published by Global Legal Group, London. http://www.iclg.co.uk.