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Zvi Gabbay

Zvi Gabbay

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.

 

The Chamber’s Fintech guide for 2020 ranked Zvi as an expert in the field of Fintech. The guide describes him as “one of, if not the, go-to person on matters of regulation: he tops my list in hardcore regulatory matters”.

Education:


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

Admission:


Member of Israel Bar Association since 1999

Member of New York Bar Association since 2005



News and updates - Zvi Gabbay:


February 12, 2020

Zvi Gabbay Served as Panelist in Meetup of Israeli Blockchain Community

Dr. Zvi Gabbay participated today in a panel discussion on regulations and securities as part of a meetup organized by the Israeli blockchain community.

February 10, 2020

Event Invite: New International Standards for Internal Alert Mechanisms

Join us for a seminar on the new international standards for internal alert mechanisms. The EU whistleblower protection directive that came into force in December 2019 and trends in the US signal a new duty—the obligation to formulate an in-house mechanism that allows employees to report improper or unethical conduct. To date, such mechanisms have largely been the responsibility of large companies subject to heavy regulation, but this reality is about to change. To what extent is your organization ready for such a mechanism? Are there any accepted standards for such mechanisms?

February 5, 2020

Article: Cases against Netanyahu Will Have Precedential Effect on Corporate Governance in Israel

Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Avishag Salomon of our Capital Markets Department published an op-ed in TheMarker, discussing how the Israel State Attorney's guideline on indicting and sanctioning corporations will guide the decision on the prosecution of Bezeq, Walla, and Yedioth Ahronoth.

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