Kobi Kastiel is a Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, a non-resident Affiliate Fellow of the Stigler Center at University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, and a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). Kastiel earned his S.J.D. and LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where he served as a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics in all years of study, as a Research Director at the Program on Corporate Governance, and was awarded the John M. Olin Prize in Law & Economics and the Victor Brudney Prize in Corporate Governance. Kastiel also holds an LL.B. degree (magna cum laude) and B.A. degree in economics from Tel Aviv University. Prior to joining the academia, he practiced for four years in a top New York law firm, and clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court.
Kastiel teaches and researches in the fields of corporate law and corporate governance, with a particular focus on public companies with controlling shareholders, shareholder activism and stakeholder governance. He has published over 20 articles in leading U.S. law journals (including in Yale Law Journal, Chicago Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Virginia Law Review and Southern California Law Review), and he is the recipient of a number of research awards and scholarships, including, most recently, the Tzeltner Prize for an outstanding young legal scholar in Israel, and the TAU Provost Award for Academic Excellence in Teaching. One of his recent articles has also been voted by business law professors as among the top 10 corporate and securities law articles of the year (2021). Professor Kastiel's work is available for download on his SSRN webpage.