Dr. Kobi Kastiel

מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר

Biography

Kobi Kastiel is an Assistant Professor at Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law. He teaches and researches in the fields of corporate law and corporate governance, with a particular focus on public companies with controlling shareholders, and shareholder activism. Kastiel earned his S.J.D. and LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where he also served as a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics and as a fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance. He also holds an LL.B. degree (magna cum laude) and B.A. degree in economics from Tel Aviv University. Prior to joining Tel-Aviv University, he was a Research Director at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance, and a Co-Editor of the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. He also practiced for four years in the corporate group of a top New York law firm, and clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court. 

CV

Education

2016

S.J.D., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

2008

LL.M., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

2005

LL.B. (magna cum laude), Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University

2005

B.A., School of Economics, Tel Aviv University

 

Academic Appointments

2018-Present

Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University, Assistant Professor

 

Former Positions

2016-2018

Research Director, The Project on Controlling Shareholders, Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance

2008-2012

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Corporate Associate

2005-2007

Israel Supreme Court, Law Clerk to Justice Asher D. Grunis (formerly the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court) and Senior Law Clerk to Justice Salim Joubran

 

Full CV (pdf)

Research Interests

Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Controlling Shareholders, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Reorganization, Economic Analysis of the Law, Political Economy, Comparative Corporate Law

Representative Publications

 

The Untenable Case for Perpetual Dual-class Stock, Virginia Law Review (2017), Forthcoming 
(with Lucian A. Bebchuk)
 

“Captured Boards”: The Rise of "Super Directors" and the Case for a Board Suite, Wisconsin Law Review (2017), Forthcoming (with Yaron Nili)

        -  Won the Best Paper Award, Weinberg Center’s 2017 Corporate Governance Symposium

Calculating Expectation Damages in Risk-Intensive Ventures, Hebrew University Law Review (2017), Forthcoming (with Yotam Kaplan)
 

In Search of the “Absent Shareholders”: A New Solution to Retail Investors’ Apathy, 41 Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 55 (2016) (with Yaron Nili)
 

Against All Odds: Hedge Fund Activism in Controlled Companies, 16 Columbia Business Law Review 60 (2016)

        -  Won the HLS Victor Brudney Prize for an outstanding paper in the area of corporate law

 

Executive Compensation in Controlled Companies, 90 Indiana Law Journal 1,131 (2015)
        -  Won the HLS John M. Olin Prize for an outstanding paper in the area of law & economics

 

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