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”.
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:
Blockchain and Digital Currencies Regulation
Over 10 years have passed since blockchain entered our lives, and there is no doubt it is revolutionary. Blockchain is the technology at the basis of most digital currencies. Regulatory rules are applied to these currencies, depending on the token's classification, the country in which the token is used, and the planned activity.
So what is a blockchain, what are tokens, and how does blockchain technology affect the capital market?
In a short video, Dr. Zvi Gabbay examines the issue of digital currencies and recent developments in the field of blockchain regulation in Israel.
“It’s A New World Out There – Hedge Funds Navigating COVID”
As part of our legal counsel to the Israel Hedge Funds Association, we are proud to be involved in the IHFA's 8th Annual Conference. The theme of the conference is “It's A New World Out There – Hedge Funds Navigating COVID.”
Zvi Gabbay Lectures Compliance Officer Training Course
As an expert in the compliance field, Zvi Gabbay was invited for the fourth straight year to lecture a compliance officer training course organized by the BDO Academy of Finance and MITIGATE. This unique practical course is geared to compliance officers in international financial organizations. During the lecture, Zvi discussed administrative enforcement and enforcement plans.