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 18 years of practice in the fields of financial regulations and enforcement, Dr. Zvi Gabbay attained an esteemed reputation for representing clients before the regulatory authorities on matters pertaining to securities laws and financial regulation, for providing ongoing legal advice to private clients and to leading corporations in relation to their capital market and corporate governance needs, as well as for representing clients before various enforcement agencies during administrative inquiries and investigations.
He specializes in securities law and in advising public companies, banks, investment houses and financial entities in relation to their activities in the global arena.
Zvi 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.
The Chamber’s Fintech guide for 2020 ranked Zvi as an expert in the field of 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”.
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
Member of Israel Bar Association since 1999
Member of New York Bar Association since 2005
News and updates - Zvi Gabbay:
Zvi Gabbay Interviewed by Calcalist as Expert on White-Collar Crime
Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm's Capital Markets Department, was interviewed by Calcalist along with several other of Israel's leading lawyers in the field of white-collar crime and criminal law.
Zvi addressed the core issues of the field and the impact of COVID-19, and provided his forecast for several ongoing major cases.
Real Estate Transactions Using Digital Currencies – Regulatory Challenges
The volume of real estate transactions incorporating digital currencies is expected to grow in the coming years, especially among young, wealthy, tech-savvy professionals. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm's Capital Markets Department and a former head of enforcement at the Israel Securities Authority, was interviewed by Globes on the trend. Zvi noted the regulatory challenges that exist in these types of transactions.
Webinar: Responsibility of Compliance Officers in Organization
The Compliance Forum of the Association of Corporate Counsel in Israel hosted a webinar this morning on the responsibilities of compliance officers in organizations.
As part of the webinar, Dr. Zvi Gabbay discussed new trends and developments, as well as the normative basis for imposing personal responsibility on compliance officers in organizations.