Dr. Zvi Gabbay heads our Capital Markets department. Zvi possesses extensive experience in Israel and in the United States, representing corporations and individuals in various aspects of their operations, mainly in the areas of financial regulation, securities, capital markets and international litigation.
Over more than 18 years of practice in the fields of financial regulations and enforcement, Zvi attained an esteemed reputation for representing clients before the regulatory authorities on matters pertaining to securities laws and financial regulation, for providing ongoing legal advice to private clients and to leading corporations in relation to their capital market and corporate governance needs, as well as for representing clients before various enforcement agencies during administrative inquiries and investigations.
Zvi specializes in securities law and in advising public companies, banks, investment houses and financial entities in relation to their activities in the global arena.
Zvi also represents clients before the regulatory authorities on matters pertaining to securities laws and financial regulation, and provides ongoing legal advice to individuals and leading corporations in relation to their capital market and corporate governance needs. Zvi also represents clients in securities-related enforcement proceedings, including criminal and administrative inquiries and investigations.
Zvi’s vast experience includes roles as Head of Enforcement and member of the management of the Israel Securities Authority, as a lawyer in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, as a prosecutor in the Tel-Aviv District Attorney’s office, as a partner in a major law firm in Israel and as a founding partner of a boutique capital market firm.
JSD, Columbia University, New York, 2006
LL.M, summa cum laude, Columbia University, New York, 2004
LL.M, magna cum laude, in commercial law, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, 2002
LL.B, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1999
Member of Israel Bar Association since 1999
Member of New York Bar Association since 2005
News and updates - Zvi Gabbay:
Everything You Need to Know about ICOs
Barnea & Co. is hosting an event today on ICOs and digital currencies. Dr. Zvi Gabbay will lecture on regulation opportunities and challenges, while Adv. Harel Perlmutter will discuss the taxation of cryptographic coins and the Tax Authority's position.
Article: Is Israeli Regulators’ Approach toward ICOs Ill-Advised?
Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of our Capital Markets Department, has published an article in Financial Magnates. It discusses the Israel Securities Authority's approach to Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and cryptocurrencies and how this approach compares to other jurisdictions.
Israel Securities Authority Blows Up the Bitcoin Bubble
Dr. Zvi Gabbay, head of our firm's Capital Markets Department, gave several media interviews (in Heb) following the Israel Securities Authority Chairman's remarks that companies whose values are based on bitcoin will not be included in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's (TASE) indices until a suitable regulatory framework is established. Zvi noted it is important to distinguish between the inclusion of companies engaged in trading and investing in virtual currencies on TASE's indices and the possibility that such companies will actually be traded on TASE.