Prof. Miguel Deutch

Emeritus in Faculty of Law
מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים אמריטוס
Prof. Miguel Deutch
Phone: 03-6408106
Office: Minkoff - Law, 325


Prof. Miguel Deutch teaches courses on property law, law of contracts, commercial law, and intellectual property law. He received his LL.B., cum laude, from TAU and his Ph.D. from Hebrew University. The author of about 80 publications and researches, including nine books in Hebrew and two books in English, in the fields of contracts, property law, commercial torts, trade secrets, and the new Israeli Code. He was a member of various Ministry of Justice legislative committees, and served as the principal researcher of the Committee for the Codification of Israeli Law and as the editor of the Israeli legal periodical, Hapraklit.  He has also served as the Director of the Israeli Institute for Continuing Legal Studies. Among other positions he served as a member of the “Turkel Commission”,been appointed to investigate the Gaza flotilla raid (The “Mavi Marmara “incident), and the Blockade of Gaza (The Public Commission to Examine the Maritime Incident of 31 May 2010). This Commission submitted a report also on Israel’s Mechanisms for Examining and Investigating Complaints and Claims of Violations of the Laws of Armed Conflict according to International Law; He served in addition as a special advisor  to the State Comptroller,  in relation with the Audit Report on the Operation ‘Protective Edge’ – IDF Activity from the Perspective of International Law; Prof. Deutch is the President of the Disciplinary Tribunal (Acadamic Staff), at the Tel Aviv University; Of Counsel - Meitar. Liquornic, Geva, Leshem, adv.; Arbitrator in Commercial disputes; Member of the  Presidential Panel at the Supreme Tribunal of the Israel Football Association.

Research Interests and Teaching

Property Law, Law of Contracts, Commercial Law, Trade Secrets, Codification of Civil Law, Humanitarian Law.

Representative Publications

M. Deutch Rescission of a Contract Following upon its Breach (1993) - 351 pp.


M. Deutch Property, Vol. 1 (1997) - 897 pp.


M. Deutch Property, Vol. 2 (1999) - 594 pp.


M. Deutch Property, vol. 3 (2006) - 574 pp.


M. Deutch Property, vol. 4 (2007)  - 567 pp.


M. Deutch Commercial Torts and Trade Secrets (2002) - 954 pp.


M. Deutch The New Civil Code (2004) - 470 pp.


M. Deutch The Law of Specific Contracts (2008) - 706 pp.


M. Deutch The Law of Assignment (2018) - 396 pp.


M. Deutch ”The Fall (?) and Rise of the Equitable Right in Israeli Law: The Law in the Wake of Reality” 24 Tel Aviv University Law Review (2000) 313-368.


M. Deutch ”The Burden of Registering a Warning Note - the Ganz Ruling and Its Effects” 47 Hapraklit 181 (2003).


M. Deutch ”Unfair Competition and the 'Misappropriation Doctrine- A Renewed Analysis” 48 St. Louis U. Law Journal (2004) 503 (English).


M. Deutch “The Property Concept of Trade Secrets in Anglo-American Law: An Ongoing Debate” 31 U. Rich. L. Rev. 313 - 369 (1997) (English)


M. Deutch “Judicial Discretion within the Law of Priority of Rights”  Or Book (2013)  305 -341

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