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November 23, 2023

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.

September 6, 2023

Compliance Forum: Israeli Association of Corporate Counsel Webinar

We held, together with the Israeli Association of Corporate Counsel, a webinar focused on compliance. Dr. Zvi Gabbay gave a lecture entitled, “What Do Regulators Want to See? Training and Implementation of Compliance Procedures.” Anat Shubat from our firm, along with Ella Chertok from ICL Group, explained how to combine creative thinking with best practices in compliance trainings.

January 25, 2022

Dr. Avishay Klein Lectures on Privacy to Compliance Officer Training Course

Dr. Avishay Klein, who leads our firm’s privacy and data protection practice, gave a lecture to future compliance officers on privacy protection risks and the GDPR.

February 1, 2023

Dr. Zvi Gabbay Participates in “Conference to Open Year of Compliance – 2023”

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm’s Capital Markets Department, participated in the Israeli compliance community’s annual conference for 2023. He spoke in a panel discussion with Hani Amar, a partner at BDO in the corporate governance and regulation division, and Adv. Ariel Sagi, a compliance officer and board member at Rafael.

January 15, 2023

Podcast: Administrative Enforcement

Dr Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm’s Capital Markets Department, guest starred on an episode of the podcast hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsels in Israel. The episode focused on tools for dealing with administrative enforcement.

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.

August 26, 2021

Adv. Dror Arad-Ayalon Joins Firm as Special of Counsel

Adv. Dror Arad-Ayalon has joined our firm as a special advisor in the fields of white collar, ethics, and defamation. Dror has earned a reputation for his extensive experience in representing defendants in criminal cases that have received widespread media coverage.

July 13, 2021

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.

November 26, 2020

What Do Massive Weddings Have to Do with Corporate Compliance?

Our firm organized a webinar for legal advisers and compliance officers, in partnership with ACC. As part of the webinar, firm partner Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured on the connection between ethics and obedience. Are they in competition or do they complement one another? 

October 15, 2020

The Leaked FinCEN Files Harm the Fight against Money Laundering

In mid-September 2020, a series of articles were published by a group of foreign journalists, based on the collection and analysis of over 2,500 leaked documents from FinCEN, the US equivalent of the Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority. The leak of such sensitive information may cause banks and financial institutions to think twice before reporting suspicious financial activity, which would be a mistake. Check out Dr. Zvi Gabbay's op-ed in Calcalist on the subject.

May 27, 2020

Every Crisis Is an Opportunity – Webinar

On June 2, we will host a webinar together with the ACC. Dr. Zvi Gabbay will discuss the opportunity to upgrade the role of compliance officer in light of the coronavirus crisis. The webinar is geared for compliance officers and legal counsels.

February 5, 2020

Article: Cases against Netanyahu Will Have Precedential Effect on Corporate Governance in Israel

Dr. Zvi Gabbay published an op-ed in TheMarker, discussing how the Israel State Attorney's guideline on indicting and sanctioning corporations will guide the decision on the prosecution of Bezeq, Walla, and Yedioth Ahronoth.

January 23, 2020

Zvi Gabbay Lectures at Discount Bank's Compliance Conference

Dr. Zvi Gabbay was invited to lecture today at a compliance conference organized by Discount Bank for all its compliance officers, trustees, board members, and management.

January 13, 2020

Hosting the ACC Compliance Forum's Third Meeting

Our firm hosted today the third meeting of the ACC Compliance Forum, which focuses on compliance during enforcement procedures. At the meeting, Dr. Zvi Gabbay welcomed Yehuda Shaffer, Deputy State Attorney (Financial Crimes).

August 27, 2019

Event Invite: Second Meeting of Compliance Forum with ACC

The second meeting of the Compliance Forum, held in collaboration with the ACC, will focus on the basic principles and standards required for formulating an enforcement plan, the challenges of implementing such a plan, and how compliance officers should act.

November 18, 2018

El Al Executives Investigated in Insider Information Affair by Israel Securities Authority

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of the Capital Market Department, who is representing one of the executives, responded to Calcalist's questions.

October 29, 2018

Managing Anti-Bribery and Corruption Issues: US, EU & Israeli Perspectives

Barnea and BCLP hosted a seminar today on cross-border anti-corruption investigations. Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Hadar Israeli, partners from our Capital Markets Department, presented the issue from the Israeli perspective.

October 9, 2018

Event Invite: Managing Anti-Bribery and Corruption Issues: US, EU & Israeli Perspectives

Join Barnea and BCLP for a seminar on cross-border anti-corruption investigations.

October 9, 2018

Between Dankner and Musk: A Lesson on Enforcement

Dr. Zvi Gabbay published an article in Globes on the Nochi Dankner and Elon Musk affairs and the differences in enforcement culture between the American and Israeli systems.

September 13, 2018

SEC Takes First Action against Crypto Hedge Fund

Adv. Daniel Israeli was interviewed by Calcalist following the SEC's decision to fine an unregistered crypto broker-dealers and its owners.