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January 14, 2020
Seminar on Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation
Our firm hosted today the Israeli Directors' Union for a seminar on multi-jurisdictional litigation. The seminar examined the considerations when a corporate crisis breaks out and a company's board of directors and management are required to build a multi-jurisdictional litigation package. The seminar was held in collaboration with Dechert LLP. Adv. Hadar Israeli lectured on managing a legal crisis when a conflict of interest exists between management and the board.
January 13, 2020
Hosting the ACC Compliance Forum's Third Meeting
Our firm hosted today the third meeting of the ACC Compliance Forum, which focuses on compliance during enforcement procedures. At the meeting, Dr. Zvi Gabbay welcomed Yehuda Shaffer, Deputy State Attorney (Financial Crimes).
January 8, 2020
Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Andrey Yanai Op-ed: Israel Missing out on Digital Assets Revolution
Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Andrey Yanai from our Capital Markets Department published an opinion piece in Globes on the regulatory barriers Israel is imposing on the blockchain and digital assets revolution.
December 25, 2019
Micky Barnea Op-Ed: TASE IPO – The Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Globes published an op-ed by Micky Barnea on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's latest move to attract new investors with a public offering of its shares. According to Micky, "This listing could be a turning point in anticipation of a long-awaited change, bringing a revival of the stock exchange and the domestic capital market."
December 22, 2019
Lee Elbaz Trial Ends with Sentencing
Our firm served along with US attorneys as representation for Lee Elbaz, the CEO of Yukom Communications, in her criminal trial in the United States. Lee was convicted of binary options fraud in August and sentenced last week. Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Adv. Hadar Israeli, who represented Elbaz from her arrest, were interviewed by the media following the sentencing in a Maryland federal court. According to them, "The degree of harshness in US prosecutorial policies and in sentences for economic offenses is infinitely higher than in Israel. "
December 17, 2019
Israel Singapore Fintech Convention
Our firm hosted today a meetup for the Israeli fintech community in collaboration with Fintech Fever and the Singapore Fintech Association. Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured on current regulation, as well as challenges and opportunities in the field.
December 11, 2019
Meetup for Real Estate Entrepreneurs on Crowdfunding
Our firm hosted today together with the crowdfunding platform Pipelbiz a meetup for real estate entrepreneurs. Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured on raising capital for real estate projects through crowdfunding platforms. He also discussed real estate financing options, preconditions to raising money through a crowdfunding intermediary, and borrowing and investment disabilities.
November 14, 2019
Zvi Gabbay Lectures to a Course for Compliance Officers
Zvi Gabbay lectured today before compliance officers at the BDO Finance Academy. The lecture dealt with the internal enforcement of securities laws, the enforcement revolution by the Israel Securities Authority, and the need to formulate an effective internal enforcement program.
November 4, 2019
Mobileye-Intel Deal: Our Firm Continues to Represent Amir Waldman
Our firm continues to represent Amir Waldman, who was charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for insider trading in connection with Intel's acquisition of Mobileye. The proceedings are pending before a federal court in New York.
October 7, 2019
Lecture by Hadar Israeli on Administrative Enforcement in Israel
Adv. Hadar Israeli, a partner in our Capital Markets Department, lectured on administrative enforcement in Israel during a seminar organized by EY on fraud and scam risk management. During the lecture, Hadar presented how an organization should handle a crisis when an investigation has already begun and also discussed the importance of having organized enforcement programs.
October 2, 2019
Risk Management Course at the Israel Financial Institute
Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured today on the risks of financial crime as part of a risk management course at the Israel Financial Institute.
September 25, 2019
SodaStream Chairman Suspected of Insider Trading
Dr. Zvi Gabbay was interviewed by TheMarker on the allegations that SodaStream's chairman, while serving as CEO, provided insider information about a deal with Pepsico to a former employee.
September 25, 2019
Hosting the Israel Hedge Funds Association for a Negotiation Workshop
Our firm hosted the Israel Hedge Funds Association today for a negotiation workshop. The workshop was held in collaboration with Moti Crystal, a crisis management expert. As part of the workshop, we presented common mistakes and the techniques for overcoming them in MA transactions and disputes.
September 5, 2019
The ISA Places Enormous Emphasis on Deterrence
In an article in TheMarker, Dr. Zvi Gabbay discusses the market's need to share in enforcement efforts in order to make internal enforcement one of the cornerstones of ISA policy.
August 27, 2019
Event Invite: Second Meeting of Compliance Forum with ACC
The second meeting of the Compliance Forum, held in collaboration with the ACC, will focus on the basic principles and standards required for formulating an enforcement plan, the challenges of implementing such a plan, and how compliance officers should act.
August 18, 2019
Administrative Enforcement Committee Approves Agreement between ISA and Kitov Pharma Ltd.
The Administrative Enforcement Committee of the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) approved an administrative enforcement agreement between the ISA, Kitov Pharma Ltd., and a few of its officers. According to the agreement, which concludes the criminal investigation by the ISA, the company and its officers will pay a monetary sanction. Our firm represented the company and its CEO in the process.
July 29, 2019
Zvi Gabbay Opinion Article Featured in Law360
Zvi Gabbay published an opinion article in Law360. It discusses the SEC's treatment of two recent events—the federal suit against Kik Interactive and Facebook's announcement on the launch of a new digital currency.
August 11, 2019
Managing an Investment Portfolio for Family and Friends
Dr. Zvi Gabbay was interviewed by the radio station Kol Israel Reshet Bet on how to manage investment portfolios for friends and family. According to Zvi, capital market professionals must be careful, since managing an investment portfolio requires a license. Even when advising family and friends, professionals are subject to duties and may be exposed to risks and claims. (Starting at 03:10.)
June 24, 2019
Lecture on Crowdfunding Regulation in Israel and in the World
Max, of Leumi Card, and Pipelbiz, the first and largest equity crowdfunding platform in Israel, have launched a new program for entrepreneurs. Program members include both fintech and insuretech startups. Our firm was chosen to serve as the initiative's legal partner. The startups recently visited our firm, where Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Alon Anava lectured about crowdfunding regulation in Israel and abroad, as well as about challenges and opportunities in this field.
April 28, 2019
Negotiation Workshop for Modi'in City Council Members
Dr. Zvi Gabbay conducted a negotiation workshop today for members of the Modi'in City Council, as part of the Open University's directors' course.
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