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.
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.
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
Insights & News - Zvi Gabbay:
Dr. Zvi Gabbay Recognized as Leading Blockchain Lawyer
Zvi is among an exclusive list of lawyers nominated for the Lexology 2024 Client Choice Awards. Zvi is the only Israeli lawyer recognized in the Blockchain field.
Stock Market Investors Knew of Hamas’s Attack in Advance and Profited – Interview with Dr. Zvi Gabbay
Mako interviewed Dr. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm’s Capital Markets Department, after a US study revealed an unusual volume of transactions on the New York and Tel Aviv stock exchanges gambling on the collapse of the Israeli stock market a week before Hamas’s October 7th attack.
Barnea: Webinar on the Work of Compliance Officers during Wartime
Our firm hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Association of Corporate Counsel in Israel on the issue of compliance during wartime. As part of the webinar, Dr. Zvi Gabbay, head of our firm’s Capital Markets Department, emphasized the compliance actions required during wartime by offering comparisons to other recent global war zones.