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Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co., Adv Dr Zvi Gabbay, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL

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Adv Dr Zvi Gabbay

Tel:
Work +972 3 6400 600
Email:
Web:
www.barlaw.co.il
Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Work Department

Banking Law, Capital Markets

Position

Dr. Zvi Gabbay is a Partner and Head the Capital Markets Depratment at Barnea. 

Zvi has practiced for more than 18 years in the fields of financial regulations and enforcement. 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. 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. Zvi also represents clients in securities-related enforcement proceedings, including criminal and administrative inquiries and investigations.

Career

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, as a prosecutor in the Tel-Aviv District Attorney’s office, as a partner in a major law firm in Israel and as a founding partner of a boutique capital market firm.

Languages

Hebrew, English

Member

Member of New York Bar Association, 2005
Member of Israel Bar Association, 1999

Education

Columbia University School of Law, New York (J.S.D.), 2006
 Columbia University School of  Law, New York (LL.M.), 2004
 Bar-Ilan University Law Faculty (LL.M.), 2002
 Hebrew University Law Faculty (LL.B.), 1999


Israel

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. is 'a solution-oriented firm' that pairs 'a good commercial understanding with highly tuned legal skills'. The team has considerable strength in cross-border project financing, and is among the most sought-after Israeli firms for foreign banks seeking regulatory advice on their operations in Israel. Zvi Gabbay advises a variety of foreign financial services companies, including banks such as Deutsche Bank and Julius Baer Group, on operational issues within Israel. Additionally, Gabbay serves as CCO and general counsel to BHI Global Investment Advisory (Israel), where he advises on Israeli financial regulation. The team has also assisted foreign banks with the establishment of Israeli operations. Another key figure is Inon Yogev, who acts for project companies and borrowers in major cross-border project finance transactions, often with cross-border aspects. Also recommended are Simon Jaffa, who acts for a number of international banks, and Anat Even-Chen, who specialises in fintech and financial regulation and was promoted to partner in 2019.

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