Prof. Sharon Hannes

Phone: 03-6406633
טרובוביץ משפ, 312


Prof. Sharon Hannes is a Professor of Law and the Academic Director of the Tel-Aviv - Berkeley Executive LL.M. Program in Commercial Law, a joint program of Tel-Aviv University and UC Berkeley. He is also the academic Director of the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law (the largest legal research center in Israel), the editor in chief of the journal Theoretical Inquiries in Law,  and previously served as the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law.


Prof. Hannes received his S.J.D. in Corporate and Financial Law from Harvard Law School, where he was the recipient of the Byse Fellowship (2001). He completed his LL.M. in Corporate Law at NYU School of Law, where he was a Hauser Global Scholar.  


Prof. Hannes is a TAU alumnus. In 1997 he received his LLB degree in Law and a BA degree in Accounting.


Prof. Hannes was a Visiting Professor in the Fall of 2003,  and during 2008-2009 at Northwestern University School of Law, and during the Fall of 2011 at Columbia Law School.

Research Interests and Teaching

Corporate Law policy and Corporate Finance, Managers Remuneration and Incentive Pay, Corporate Control Contests, Securities Regulation, Law & Economics



2001 S.J.D. in Corporate and Financial Law at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (Byse Fellow).
1999 LL.M. (Corporate Law) at New York University School of Law, New York, NY (Hauser Global Scholar) (Highest GPA in the 1999 class).
1997 LL.B. (magna cum laude), Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University (1th in a class of 416).
1997 B.A. (magna cum laude), Faculty of Management and Accounting, Tel Aviv University (2nd in a class of 200).


Academic Appointments

Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University
2011- Present Director, The Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the law
2007-Present Associate Professor (Tenured)
2009 - 2011 Vice-Dean of Faculty of Law
2005 - 2007 Senior Lecturer (Tenured)
2001 - 2005 Lecturer (Tenure Track)


Columbia Law School, New York, NY

Fall 2011 Visiting Professor


Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL

2008-2009; Fall 2003 Visiting Professor


Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Spring 2000 Conducted a Game Theory Workshop for Graduate Students


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Representative Publications

"Brave New World: A Proposal for Institutional Investors", 16 Theoretical Inquiries in Law (Forthcoming 2014)


"Agency Costs and Misrepresentation in Leveraged Firms", The Journal of Corporation Law (with Avraham Tabbach) (Forthcoming  2014)


"Executive Stock Options: The Effects of Manipulation on Risk-Taking", 38 Journal of Corporation Law 533 (with A. Tabbach) (2013)


"Loss Causation and Damages in Securities Fraud Class Actions", 35 Tel Aviv Law Review, 693-702 (with A.  Klement) (2013) (in Hebrew)


"Compensating for Executive Compensation: The Case for Gatekeeper Incentive Pay", 98 California Law Review, 385-437 (2010)


"Legal Narratives of Murder in the Literature: Fictions that Illuminate Reality", 5 Haifa Law Review 47-118 (with N. Hannes) (2010) (in Hebrew)


"Reverse Monitoring: On the Hidden Role of Employee Stock Ownership Plans", 105 Michigan Law Review (2007)


"The Market for Takeover Defenses", 101 Northwestern University Law Review (2007)


"A Demand-Side Theory of Antitakeover Defenses" 35 Journal of Legal Studies 475 (2006)



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