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Zvi Gabbay
Dr. Zvi Gabbay

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Zvi Gabbay

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 20 years of practice in the fields of financial regulation and enforcement, Dr. Zvi Gabbay has attained an esteemed reputation for representing clients before the regulatory authorities on matters pertaining to securities laws and financial regulation, and for providing ongoing legal advice to private clients and to leading corporations in relation to their capital market and corporate governance needs. He is also accomplished in 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. He 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. He 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, and as a prosecutor in the Tel-Aviv District Attorney’s office.

 

As an expert in the financial regulation field, Zvi is often interviewed by leading media outlets. He also frequently publishes op-eds on emerging trends and legal developments in this area.

Zvi is a sought-after lecturer for management teams and boards, as well as at universities and conferences in Israel and abroad.

 

Global Recognition

Chambers and Partners ranks Zvi as a leading lawyer in the Capital Markets, White Collar, and Fintech practice areas.

 

Notably, Zvi is ranked in Tier 1 for Chambers Fintech. The guide describes Dr. Zvi Gabbay as “one of, if not the, go-to person on matters of regulation: he tops my list in hardcore regulatory matters”.

 

The Legal 500 ranks Zvi as a Recommended Lawyer in the Banking & Finance and Investment and Venture Capital Funds practice areas.

Education:


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

Admission:


Member of Israel Bar Association since 1999

Member of New York Bar Association since 2005

Insights & News - Zvi Gabbay:


May 8, 2024

Barnea: Participating in the Bar-Ilan Environmental Law Hackathon

Adv. Anat Even-Chen presented the hackathon on legal and environmental topics and assisted the students in formulating their project proposals, which were presented today before the Honorable Judge, Dr. Zvi Gabbay from our firm.

April 10, 2024

Barnea: Webinar on Regulation of Payment and Payment Initiation Services Law

Our firm hosted a webinar on the new payment services law. The webinar was held as part of a forum for financial service providers that we launched together with Adv. Orit Yosef. During the webinar, Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Anat Even-Chen discussed the conditions for obtaining a license, the relationship between payment services and open banking services, and more.

April 2, 2024

Barnea: Hosting IIRF Conference on Future of Stock Market Trading

We were pleased to host the Israel Investor Relations Forum’s conference on the future of stock market trading. A one-on-one conversation was held between Micah Stocks, a financial YouTuber who presents stock market news, and Rami Rozen, Director of Investor Relations at AppsFlyer and a member of the IIRF’s regulatory committee. Dr. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm’s Capital Markets Department, also spoke.

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