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Capital Markets / Enforcement/White Collar

In recent years, regulatory and enforcement authorities in Israel and throughout the world have been requiring a significantly higher level of compliance from individuals and corporations in the capital market.

This trend, alongside the blurring of geographic borders and the increased international cooperation among enforcement authorities, has created a need for a unique legal response that encompasses local legal expertise, as well as an in-depth familiarity with the compliance and enforcement authorities in various countries and international aspects of law and regulation.

 

Many of our team members are licensed and have practiced in Israel and in the United States, and possesses extensive experience in providing legal counseling in relation to a variety of fields in both countries, including money laundering, fraud, bribery, antitrust cases, financial reporting violations, and the use of insider information.

 

Our team is also highly experienced at managing large-scale document discovery cases for litigation in the US.

 

We represent our clients throughout all the stages of proceedings conducted by various enforcement authorities: beginning in the preliminary investigation phase, through managing contacts with the enforcement authorities, to representation during pre-indictment hearings, and during any hearings in the various courts.

 

We also assist our clients conduct internal investigations relating to expected or ongoing legal proceedings, and perform audits of internal activities as needed, even if no legal proceeding is anticipated or pending.

 

Our firm has an excellent reputation for providing legal support to Israeli defendants, whether personal or corporate, during proceedings conducted in the United States only, or concurrently in Israel and the United States. Our firm’s extensive international legal work and broad network of collaborations with law firms around the world enable us to provide professional and comprehensive legal services to our clients.

 

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News and updates - Capital Markets / Enforcement/White Collar:


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.

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. "

Capital Markets / Enforcement/White Collar

In recent years, regulatory and enforcement authorities in Israel and throughout the world have been requiring a significantly higher level of compliance from individuals and corporations in the capital market.

This trend, alongside the blurring of geographic borders and the increased international cooperation among enforcement authorities, has created a need for a unique legal response that encompasses local legal expertise, as well as an in-depth familiarity with the compliance and enforcement authorities in various countries and international aspects of law and regulation.

 

Many of our team members are licensed and have practiced in Israel and in the United States, and possesses extensive experience in providing legal counseling in relation to a variety of fields in both countries, including money laundering, fraud, bribery, antitrust cases, financial reporting violations, and the use of insider information.

 

Our team is also highly experienced at managing large-scale document discovery cases for litigation in the US.

 

We represent our clients throughout all the stages of proceedings conducted by various enforcement authorities: beginning in the preliminary investigation phase, through managing contacts with the enforcement authorities, to representation during pre-indictment hearings, and during any hearings in the various courts.

 

We also assist our clients conduct internal investigations relating to expected or ongoing legal proceedings, and perform audits of internal activities as needed, even if no legal proceeding is anticipated or pending.

 

Our firm has an excellent reputation for providing legal support to Israeli defendants, whether personal or corporate, during proceedings conducted in the United States only, or concurrently in Israel and the United States. Our firm’s extensive international legal work and broad network of collaborations with law firms around the world enable us to provide professional and comprehensive legal services to our clients.

 

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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.

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. "

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