Today, Israel is the hub of much international corporate and business activity. Corporate giants from the U.S., Europe and Asia are looking for opportunities in Israel, buying companies and opening research centers. MobilEye’s acquisition by Intel for $15 Billion is a recent example. Venture capital and private equity companies follow suit and aim for Israel’s earlier stage companies. At the same time that foreigners invest in Israel, Israeli companies look outward to raise capital and seek larger product markets. Israel is the foreign country with the second largest number of companies quoted on the NASDAQ, with 93 such companies (and counting!). Many Israeli companies, cross list in Israel and abroad, and the Israeli Securities Law is highly innovative in this regard. Finally, some Israeli companies play a major role in international transactions. To say the least, Israel today is an exciting place to study business law.
The Business Law track focuses on the fundamentals of business strategy catered to a legal audience. The course topics and frameworks are drawn from business law as well as MBA curriculums of leading schools abroad. The track offers courses on an array of topics: Startup Financing and Governance, Shareholder Activism, Issues in Competition Law, Negotiations in the Technology Industry, and related issues. Together, we offer a range of courses that are second to none.
To complete your specialization in the Business Law track, you must take at least 14-15 credits of the LL.M.’s 32 required credits, from courses within the Business Law track, but you are more than welcome to take as many courses as you see fit – and that fit your schedule. You can also take courses from the other tracks, in addition to general elective courses.
The professors and courses refer to the 2020-2021 academic year - please be aware that due to Covid-19 courses and professors are subject to change at any time.
Please note, courses and professors change each year.
In the Fall Semester, you can study with Prof. Hanns-Christian Salger (University of Frankfurt) who will teach a course on International Commercial Arbitration or with Adv. LizAnn Eisen (Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP) a course on Corporate Finance for Lawyers. You can take a course on Antitrust Policy, taught by Prof. David Gilo (TAU Law), the former Head of the Israeli Antitrust Authority; and a course on Risk Derivatives and Financial Crises taught by Adv. Menachem Feder.
Adv. David Friedman (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP) will offer a course on Mergers & Acquisitions, and Adv. Ayal Shenhav together with Adv. Gal Hoffman will teach an innovative course on Start-Up Law. Prof. Steve Zipperstein (UCLA) will teach a course on Advanced Technology and the Law. A course on Digital Copyrights will be taught by Prof. Niva Elkin-Koren.
In the Spring Semester, we offer a seminar on Business Law: Transnational Perspectives, by Dr. Ido Baum. In the Workshop on Economic Analysis of Law , led by Prof. Avraham Tabbach & Dr. Shay Lavie, both of TAU Law, you will be able to discuss cutting-edge research with authors who will present their works in progress.
You will also be able to study with Prof. Konrad Osajda (University of Warsaw) who will teach a course on Comparative Company Law. Prof. Regis Bismuth (SciencesPo) will navigate you through International Economic Law - Between Liberalization and Regulation and you can also choose from Adv. David Mirchin’s (Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal) course on Licensing of IP. Prof. Amalia Kessler from (Stanford Law School) will teach a course on Introduction to Comparative Law: Western Europe and United States and Prof. Avishalom Tor (Notre Dame University) will teach The Law and Economics of Behavioral Policy Making. Prof. Edward Rock & Dr. Kobi Kastiel (NYU Law &TAU) will together teach Reading Corporate Law Cases: Delaware and Israel while Prof. Dotan Oliar will teach Art Law: An International Business Perspective.