Corporate Law

Prof. Israel Gilad

Prof. Israel Gilead

Bora Laskin Chair of Law

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Fields of Interest:

Tort Law, corporations, limitation of civil actions, economic analysis of tort law, bills and notes


Israel Gilead completed his doctorate studies in law, together with undergraduate studies in economics, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1984 he joined the Faculty of Law, heading the Bora Laskin Chair. In the year 1999-2002 Prof. Gilad served as dean of the Faculty of Law. He was a member of international bodies involved in the study of the laws of damages and insurance, and served as a member of numerous professional committees, including the Obsolescence Committee, the Damages Committee, and the Codification Committee, in which capacity he helped draft key provisions in the damages, remedies, and obsolescence sections in the Proposed Law: Rules of Alimony, 5771-2011.Gilad’s areas of expertise are damages law, civil obsolescence, forms of payment, the economic analysis of law, and corporate law. 

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Prof. David Gliksberg

Prof. David Gliksberg

Mary and Charles D. Satinover Chair of Tax Law and Property Law
02-5883194; 02-5863939; 054-5863939
Room 201

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Fields of Interest:

Income Tax; Corporate Income Tax; International Taxation; Tax Policy; Taxation of Non-profit Organizations; Tax Planning.


LL.B. (cum laude), Hebrew University (1982); 

Doctoral Program (cum laude), Hebrew University (1983);
Ph.D. Hebrew University (1987);
Clerk to Justice M. Elon, Israel Supreme Court (1982);
Admitted to the Israeli Bar (1983);
Visiting Scholar, Tax and Fiscal Program, Harvard Law School , (1988-1990);
Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School (Spring 2002)
Scholar in Residence, Columbia Law School (2012)
Director, The Harry and Michael Sacher Institute of Legislative Research, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Since 2012)


Member of various tax forums and committees (Since 1992).
Member, National Committee for Comprehensive Tax Reform (1999-2000).
General Reporter, International Fiscal Association Congress on “Taxation of Non-Profit Organizations” (1999)
Member, Tax Committee, Israel Bar Association (since 1995).
Chairman, Committee on Kibbutz Reorganization (1995).
Chairman, Israel National Advisory Committee on Trade Levies (1991-1996).
Chief Assistant to the General Counsel of the Income Tax Administration (1983-1984)

Semi-Judicial Office:

Chairman, Israel National Advisory Committee on Trade Levies (1991-1996).

Legal Periodicals:

Advisory Board - Tax Law Policy; International and Comparative Tax Journal (U.S.A). (Since 2000)
Editorial Board - Civil Society and the Third Sector in Israel (2005-)
International V.A.T. Monitor (The Netherlands ) (1990-1995).
Editorial Board - The Israeli Tax Review (1987-1989; 1997-2000).
Editor in Chief - The Hebrew University Law Review [Mishpatim] (1982).
Editorial Board - The Hebrew University Law Review [Mishpatim] (1981).


Golda Meir Prize, 1986; Perlman Prize, Harvard University, 1990; Bar Ilan University, Commercial Center Prize, 1997; The Hebrew University Pize for Excellenc, 2010

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Adam Hofri

Prof. Adam Hofri-Winogradow

Montesquieu Chair in Comparative Law
Room 208
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Adam Hofri-Winogradow is a scholar of the law of trusts, the law of corporations and the law of trusts taxation. Prof. Hofri's expertise encompasses Israeli trust law, the trust law of many other jurisdictions, and the use of trusts in practice.
Adam makes use of most research methods used by legal scholars: doctrinal research, economic analysis of law, empirical legal studies using both quantitative and qualitative methods, legal theory, law and society, comparative law, legal history and more. 
Adam is a winner, int. al., of the Zeltner Prize for Young Researchers, the Cegla Prize, and two Israel Science Foundation research grants. He has lectured at the EU Parliament in Brussels, the Danish Parliament, and to senior administrators of Scandinavian tax authorities. Adam has taught, as visiting Professor, at the law schools of the University of Virginia, Georgetown University, the University of British Columbia, Western Ontario University, and the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London. He has also served as Martin Flynn Global Law Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. 
Adam is a member of the Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners (STEP).
He published in leading journals such as the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (two articles), the Law Quarterly Review, Iowa Law Review (two articles), the Modern Law Review, University of Toronto Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, U.C. Davis Law Review, Law & Social Inquiry and Law & History Review.


Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, LL.B., Cum Laude, 2003.
Tel Aviv University School of History, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and Ideas, M.A., Summa Cum Laude, 2005.
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, D.Phil., 2007.
Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners,  Diploma in International Trust Management, with Distinction, 2010.


Representative publications

  1. A Commentary on the Trusts Act, 5739-1979 (in preparation).
  2. "The Irreducible Cores of Trustee Obligations", forthcoming in the Law Quarterly Review (2023). 
  3. "The Use of Trusts to Subvert the Law: An Analysis and Critique" (with Mark Bennett), 41(3) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 692–718 (2021).
  4. “The Statutory Liberalization of Trust Law across 152 Jurisdictions: Leaders, Laggards and the Market for Fiduciary Services”, 53 UC Davis Law Review 2313-2355 (2020).    
  5. “Trust Parties’ Uniquely Easy Access to Rescission:  Analysis, Critique and Reform” (with Gad Weiss), 82 Modern Law Review 777-799 (2019).    
  6. “Property Transfers to Caregivers: a Comparative Analysis” (with Richard Kaplan), 103 Iowa Law Review 1997-2025 (2018).
  7. “Trust Jurisdiction Clauses: their Proper Ambit”, 13 Journal of Private International Law 519-545 (2017).
  8. “Trust Proliferation: a View from the Field”, 31(3) Trust Law International 152-182 (2017).
  9. "The Demand for Fiduciary Services: Evidence from the Market in Private Donative Trusts", 68 Hastings Law Journal 931-1006 (2017).
  10. "Contract, Trust and Corporation: from Contrast to Convergence", 102 Iowa Law Review 1691-1717 (2017).
  11. "The Stripping of the Trust: A Study in Legal Evolution", 65 University of Toronto Law Journal 1-47 (2015).
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Prof. Uriel Procaccia

Prof. Uriel Procaccia

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Chair in Corporate Law

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Uriel Procaccia was born in Tel Aviv in 1943. He completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law cum laude at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in 1968 received his license to practice law. He received his doctorate of law from Pennsylvania University in 1972 and at the same year 1972 joined the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1984 Procaccia was appointed to the Wachtel, Lipton, Rosen and Katz Chair for Company and Securities Law. He specialized in the study of Corporate Law, the economic approach to law, and law and culture. In the years 1996-1999 Procaccia served as dean of the Faculty of Law. During his period in office, he initiated far-reaching changes in the curriculum, introducing a limited compulsory core with expanded possibilities for elective and specialist studies. Most of the law faculties at the other research universities in Israel later adopted this model.

Procaccia is a member of the Hebrew University’s Center for the Study of Rationalism and was awarded the Zeltner Prize for Life’s Work in 2010. Prof.

Procaccia has worked extensively to defend human rights and the rule of law in Israel, and has been active in several civil society organizations over the years.



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