April Edition 2022

Barely a week goes by when we are not learning about another unicorn - a private company with a USD 1 billion valuation - and in this sizzling edition of IsraelDesks, we speak to the most prominent thought leaders in Israel to find out what factors help Israel account for some 8% of global unicorns, with just 0.1% of the global population. From Herzog, Meitar, and EBN to Yigal Arnon, Naschitz Brandes Amir, and Gornitzky, experts share their views on the opportunities and challenges today, and where the next batch of unicorns will come from. As the world spins ever faster, remember that once notorious topic of Brexit? We catch up with Ashurst and Fladgate, who share their insight on the Israel-UK relationship going forwards. With SPACs in Israel on the rise during the pandemic, Davis Polk &Wardwell shares insight on the impact of new SPAC rules today. With the vibrant cannabis industry in Israel continuing to gather pace, Carter Ledyard & Milburn examines the initiatives over in New York to kickstart the cannabis industry for adult use. A team from Dechert examine the Executive Order issued recently by President Biden to ensure the responsible development of Digital Assets. Lee Saunders, Editor IsraelDesks