Shai Keidar

Shai  Keidar
Office: Ornstein - Chemistry


Prof. Ron Harris, Prof. Ehud Kamar


Shai J. Keidar is a Ph.D. candidate in Law at the Buchman Law Faculty at Tel-Aviv University since 2012. Shai holds an LL.M. in commercial law from Tel-Aviv University together with UC Berkeley and an LL.B. from Haifa University. Shai’s doctoral dissertation supervisors are Prof. Ron Harris, Faculty Dean, and Prof. Ehud Kamar. Shai’s doctoral dissertation main area of research is corporate reorganization theory. Shai's research is a multidisciplinary project, including theories and methodologies from taken law, economics, management, sociology and more. For e.g., Shai is utilizing and implementing organizations theory and institutional theory to advance both a critical analysis of contemporary corporate reorganization theories, as well as advancing a new theory based on organizational approach.


Before joining the Ph.D. program, Shai became a member of the Israeli Bar in 2005, and since then worked as a full time commercial lawyer in leading law firms practicing mainly in the areas of corporate bankruptcy (reorganizations, liquidations, receivership). Shai also practiced in the areas of Banking, Debt Instruments and commercial litigation at large. During his work, Shai represented and advised numerous commercial clients, including leading Israeli banks, Insurance and financing corporations.

Research Interests

Corporate liquidation & Reorganization, Personal Insolvency, Debt & securitization, Corporate law, Law & economics, Organization theory




Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Ph.D. in Law Candidate.

Prof. Ron Harris (faculty dean) & prof. Ehud Kamar supervisors.  Submission expected April 2015.

Dissertation proposed name: "Reorganizing Corporate Reorganization Theory: Introducing the "Entity's Best Interest" Theory for Corporate Reorganizations."


Tel-Aviv University

LL.M. Thesis: "'The Corporation Doesn't Joke with its Doctors': On the Legal Policy of Corporate Reorganization in Israel" (2011).


Tel-Aviv University & University of California Berkeley, California, U.S.

LL.M., 2007

Haifa University, Haifa, Israel

LL.B., 2003



Academic and Professional Experience


Teaching Experience


Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Adjunct lecturer - Corporate Insolvency


Buchmann Faculty of Law


Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Teaching Assistant – Effective Lawyering Tools

            2013 - present

Buchmann Faculty of Law


Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Research Assistant to Prof. Ron Harris, faculty dean

            2013 – 2014

Buchmann Faculty of Law



Professional Experience


Private Law Office


Associate Lawyer


Eitan S. Erez Law Office                                        

2003 – 2005

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