We are pleased to announced that Avi A. Rimon has joined our firm as a senior partner. Avi will establish a new department focusing on telecommunications, regulations and government affairs.
Avi served for many years as General In-House Counsel and Regulation Affairs VP of MIRS Communications, one of Israel’s prime cellular operators. Prior to his time at MIRS, Avi was part of the legal department of Motorola where he handled most of the company’s Israeli legal activities.
Avi gained unique and wide ranging expertise in all legal aspects related to the cellular industry in Israel. Among Avi’s major achievements, he designed the cellular reform in Israel (governing entry of new operators, reduction of interconnect fees and national roaming arrangement). Avi also led MIRS’ win of the 3G frequencies tender in 2011, he assisted MIRS in obtaining its first cellular license and Avi convinced the government to refrain from adopting regulations intended to implement additional barriers to deployment of cellular sites.
Avi is a graduate of Tel Aviv University law school. In 1991 he served in the Military Advocate General Attorney’s Office in the Gaza Strip and was responsible for real estate, town planning and infrastructure legal issues, he was also involved in the preparations for the interim agreements with the PLO and in their implementation.