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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.
April 14, 2019
Lecture: Capital Markets Enforcement
Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured today to Modi'in City Council members on capital markets enforcement and the role of boards of directors in formulating an internal enforcement plan. The lecture was part of the Open University's directors' course.
April 3, 2019
Event: The Role of Boards of Directors in Maintaining Honesty
Our firm hosted today the Israel's Directors Union for a seminar on the prevention of bribery and corruption. Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured on the duties of boards of directors in Israel, and Adv. Hadar Israeli presented the American perspective.
December 27, 2018
Charges against Our Client in Utrade Case Dropped
Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Adv. Moran Bickel, and Adv. Sapir Malul represented Rafi Bar-Lev in a hearing before the Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office. The DA's Office was considering filing an indictment against Bar-Lev for fraudulent receipt, but instead chose to close the case against him.
December 23, 2018
Chambers & Partners Anti-Corruption Guide 2019
Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Hadar Israeli of the firm's Capital Markets Department contributed to the Chambers and Partners anti-corruption guide, which provides expert legal commentary on key issues for businesses.
November 27, 2018
A Workshop: Legal Primer for US Hedge Fund Investing
Barnea and Friedman Kaplan hosted today a workshop for participants from the Israel Hedge Funds Association. Dr. Zvi Gabbay gave a lecture entitled "International Enforcement: Being in Israel Does Not Keep the SEC Away."
November 18, 2018
El Al Executives Investigated in Insider Information Affair by Israel Securities Authority
Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of the Capital Market Department, who is representing one of the executives, responded to Calcalist's questions.
November 6, 2018
The People Who Shake Management: 70% on Mellanox
Micky Barnea and Adv. Steve Wolosky are featured in a TheMarker profile about being the representatives of the American investment fund Starboard Value during its investment in Mellanox.
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