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Zvi Gabbay
Adv. 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 regulations 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 Chamber’s 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.








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:

June 23, 2022

Regulation: Internal Enforcement and Compliance

Yesterday, Dr. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm’s Capital Market Department, lectured for compliance officers at BDO’s financial academy. Zvi’s lecture focused on internal enforcement, which can significantly mitigate corporations’ exposure to enforcement proceedings being instituted by regulatory authorities, significantly reduce the pecuniary sanctions that might be imposed in respect of violations, and contribute to a corporation’s good reputation for maintaining a culture of compliance and integrity.


June 13, 2022

Bank of Israel Continues to Regulate Use of Cryptocurrencies

The risk of money laundering is one of the main risks involved in using and trading cryptocurrencies. This amendment to Proper Conduct of Banking Business Directive 411 addresses how banks should manage money laundering and terror financing risks.

June 8, 2022

“The Rules of the ESG Game Have Changed” – Zvi Gabbay Column in TheMarker

USD 1.5 million fines, preliminary administrative proceedings, dramatic resignations—growing enforcement on ESG issues is becoming a bigger trend. Who should be preparing for this change and how will it affect Israeli companies?

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