Itai Fiegenbaum

Itai  Fiegenbaum
Office: Ornstein - Chemistry


Prof. Sharon Hannes


LL.B from Tel Aviv University, 2003; LL.M from Columbia University in New York, 2008. Thesis entitled "Reconsidering Directors' Duties Under Israeli Law: The Challenge of Structural Bias". Currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Zvi Meitar School for Advanced Legal Studies, Tel Aviv University. Itai's doctoral thesis focuses on the regulation of related party transactions.

Taught Communications Law at Sapir Academic College in 2007. Taught Corporations Law at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya from 2009-2012. Served as a teaching assistant for a variety of Corporations and Securities Law classes at several academic institutes. Currently serving as a teaching assistant in a Corporations Law course at Tel Aviv University.

Published a number of articles on Corporations and Securities Laws, some of which have been cited by the Israeli courts. Was part of a think tank that submitted a policy paper to a Committee headed by the Finance Ministry Director-General charged with reevaluating corporate reorganizations in Israel.    

Lives in Tel Aviv with his wife, Simone, their son, Aviad and Max, the family dog.

Research Interests

Corporate Law, Comparative Corporate Law & Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Behavioral and Economic Analysis of Law 





Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

          Ph.D. in Law Candidate (Sharon Hannes, Supervisor)

          Dissertation: The Regulation of Controlling Shareholder Transactions – Economic and Behavioral Aspects


Columbia University, New York, NY

          LL.M., 2008


Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

          LL.B., 2003


Academic and Professional Experience

Teaching Experience


Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel

Adjunct Lecturer in Corporate Law                        

Raphael Recanati International School



Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Adjunct Lecturer in Corporate Law

Buchmann Faculty of Law


Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Teaching Assistant in Corporate Law to various lecturers Buchmann Faculty of Law


Sapir Academic College, Sderot, Israel

Adjunct Lecturer in Communication Law

School of Communication


Professional Experience


Shimonov & Co. Law Office                                   

Associate Lawyer    


Kantor, Elhanani, Tal & Co. Law Office                 

Legal Intern




Reconsidering the Definition of a Security Under Israeli Law, 7 ISRAEL J. L. & BUS. 11 (2007) (with S. Hannes) (in Hebrew)


On the Insufficient Flexibility of Corporate Law, 2(4) TA'AGIDIM 20 (2005) (with S. Hannes) (in Hebrew)


Does Appointing a Substitute Director Eliminate a Personal Interest?, 6(1) TA’AGIDIM 29 (2009) (with S. Agmon) (in Hebrew)


Shareholder’s Overt and Covert Negative Personal Interest, 8(4) TA'AGIDIM 51 (2011) (with B. Yarkoni) (in Hebrew)


On the Proper Scope of a Shareholder’s Intervention in Internal Affairs of Fellow Shareholders, 9(3) TA’AGIDIM 169 (2012) (in Hebrew)


Presumptions of Overt Personal Interest, 10(3) TA'AGIDIM 224 (2013) (with B. Yarkoni) (in Hebrew) 

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