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March 31, 2020
Zvi Gabbay Hosts Online Seminar for Israel Hedge Funds Association Members
Dr. Zvi Gabbay, together with Lior Segev, the co-founder and CEO of Liquant Asset Management, hosted today an online seminar for members of the Israel Hedge Funds Association on business continuity planning during the coronavirus.
March 29, 2020
Article: Bond Market Rescue – Debt and Interest Restructuring
The coronavirus crisis is affecting both stock prices and corporate bond prices and yields in the capital market. Zohar Lande, in an article for Bizportal, explains that the Israel Securities Authority must create a “fast-track mechanism” that allows companies to choose to be included in a debt restructuring arrangement subject to the different criteria.
March 19, 2020
Coronavirus: Is a Huge Wave of Debt Arrangement on the Way?
Micky Barnea was interviewed by Globes on the coronavirus’ effect on both the corporate and government bond markets.
February 23, 2020
Chambers TMT Guide 2020
Our firm contributed to the Chambers Israel TMT guide, which provides expert legal commentary on the TMT sector. The guide offers insight into cloud computing, blockchain, AI, Internet of Things, big data, IT service agreements, telecommunications, data protection principles, and encryption requirements.
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
Hadar Israeli Lectures on Bribery in Israel and Legislative Initiatives
Adv. Hadar Israeli participated today at a meetup organized by the Israel Smart Cities Institute together with the Ethics Committee of the Kenyan Parliament as part of its visit to Israel. Hadar lectured on bribery in Israel and legislative initiatives on the subject.
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.
January 23, 2020
Zvi Gabbay Lectures at Discount Bank's Compliance Conference
Dr. Zvi Gabbay was invited to lecture today at a compliance conference organized by Discount Bank for all its compliance officers, trustees, board members, and management.
January 23, 2020
Zvi Gabbay Lectures at Directors' Seminar Hosted by Analyst Investment House
Dr. Zvi Gabbay was invited to lecture at a directors' seminar hosted by Analyst Investment House. He addressed administrative enforcement, the Israel Securities Authority's structure, and its enforcement system.
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.
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