Prof. Zipora (Emeritus) Cohen

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Short Biography

EDUCATION:

1976-1979

Ph.D.

Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law.

1975-1976

LL.M.

Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law summa cum laude.

1966-1971

LL.B

Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law magna cum laude.

VISITS (INCLUDING POST-DOCTORATE) IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTES ABROAD:

Summer 2004

Sydney University.

Summer 1988
Summer 2009

 

UCLA, Berkeley.

N.S.W University, Sydney and Monash University, Melbourne.

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1994-1997

Member of the Board of Directors, Hapoalim Bank Ltd. Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Financial Statements Committee, Business Committee and Committee for the Sale of Non-Financial Assets.

1990-1993

Chairman of the Commercial Law Center, Bar-Ilan University.

1980-1997

Editor of the Supreme Court Judgements (in the areas of Commercial Law, Civil Law, Family Law and Taxes).

1970-1972

Law Internship in law firm and District Court of Tel-Aviv.

TEACHING FIELDS:

Company Law, Torts.

LAW REVIEW EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP:

1983-1987

Editor of Bar Ilan Studies In Law (Law Review).

1972

Member of Editorial Board of Tel-Aviv University Law Review.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

Judge Avern Cohn Prize.

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND TALKS ORGANIZED:

Professional Trainings Within The Commercial Law Center.

PARTICIPATION IN OTHERS' CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND INVITED LECTURES

Partial List (Which Do Not Include Professional Trainings Organized By Different Sources) :

2007

Conference of Certified Public Accountants.

2007

Conference on IsraelProperty, Taxation and Finance.

2007

Seminar in Honor of Judge Varda Alshech's New Book.

2005

Conference "The New Civil Codex", Interdisciplinary Center, Herzlia.

2004

Study Day In Honor Of Dr. Irit Haviv -Segal's New Book , Tel Aviv University.

2004

Seminar For Public Attorneys (Counselours And Law Advisors Professional Training Institute).

2004

Conference, "Receivership And Companies Liquidation".

2003

Annual Conference Of Directors In Israel (IMC - The Israel Management Center).

2002

Israeli Bar Annual Conference.

2001

Annual Conference Of The Law And Society Forum.

2001

Israeli Bank Union Seminar.

2001

Seminar "Tax And Management Aspects According To The New Companies Law"- Certified Public Accountants in Israel.

2001

Seminar in "Clal" Insurance Company.

2001

Conference of Provident Funds Managements.

ORGANIZATION / PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOPS:

Faculty Study Group on Equality.

SUPERVISION OF RESEARCH STUDENTS

Supervised a large number of Ph.D & L.L.M. students.

REFEREE OF ACADEMIC PROJECTS/ARTICLES/BOOKS:

Referee of Ph.D. Dissertations.

Referee of M.A. Dissertations.

Referee of Different Research Proposals.

Referee of numerous articles in Israeli legal journals.

Opinions for promotion and numerous professional committees on behalf of Bar-Ilan University, Tel-Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University,Haifa University, The Netanya Academic College, Uno Academic College, The Open University of Israel.

PUBLIC POSITIONS:

2000

Member of the Board of the Center for Arbitration and Compromise of the Institute of Certified Public accountants in Israel.

Lectures in conferences and seminars of lawyers, judges, accountants, insurers, company directors and officers etc.

1995-1998

Member of the Public Council of the Center for Directors of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in israel.

 

Research

Company Law, Torts.

Publications

HEBREW

BOOKS (AUTHOR)

 

1. Company Shareholders - Causes of Action and Remedies Vol. 2 (2nd ed., The Israel Bar Publishing House, 2008).

2. Company Shareholders - Causes of Action and Remedies Vol. 1 (2nd ed., The Israel Bar Publishing House, 2006).

3. Company Liquidation (2000).

4. Company Shareholders - Causes of Action and Remedies (1990).

 

ARTICLES

 

 

1. Following to Lea Paserman-Yozefov Securities Law- The Exposure Duty and the Consequences of Violation When the Company is Insolvent 6(3) Ta'agidim (November 2009).

The Derivative Actions in Israel Law: A Critical Analysis, 6 Kiryat Hamishpat 77 (2006).

2. Class Actions in Corporate Law, 4 Shaarei Mishpat 61 (2005).

3. Liability of Corporate Officers - Trends in Case Law, 5 Kiryat Hamishpat79 (2005).

4. The Fiduciary Duty and the Duty of Care of Corporate Officers, 36 Quarterly Banking Rev. (144) 63 (2000).

5. Company Articles of Association - A Standard Contract?, 44 Hapraklit 307 (1999).

6. Release from Liability of Company Directors and Officers - New Trends, 13 Bar-Ilan L. Stud. 381 (1996).

7. Creditor's Petition for Company Liquidation - Guidelines for Judicial Discretion, 12 Bar-Ilan L. Stud. 37 (1995) 37.

8. Breach of Authority by a Company's Agent - Company Law versus Agency Law, 11 Bar-Ilan L. Stud. 175 (1994).

9. Forfeiture of Shares, 18 Mishpatim 245 (1988).

10. Directors, Beware of your Signature, 38 Hapraklit 49 (1988).

11. The Statutory Relief for Unfair Prejudice - Its Nature and Extent, 5 Bar-Ilan L. Stud. 28 (1986).

12. The Influence of the Parties' Financial Resources on the Determination of the Duty of Care in Negligence, 4 Bar-Ilan L. Stud. 56 (1985).

13. The New Version of The Companies Ordinance - Impact on the Power of the General Meeting to Give Directions to the Directors, 36 Hapraklit 116 (1984).

14. Directors' Release from Responsibility, 9 Tel-AvivU.L. Rev.301 (1983).

15. Amending the Articles of Association of a Company: Existing Law and Proposals for Improvement, 2 Bar-Ilan L. Stud. 82 (1982).

16. Inconsistencies in the Application of the Principle of the Separate Legal Entity of the Company,8 Tel-AvivU.L. Rev.402 (1981).

17. Duty of Care of a Company Director, 1 Bar-Ilan L. Stud. 134 (1980).

18. A Director's Discharge in the Absence of a Provision in the Company's Articles of Association, 5 Tel-Aviv U. L. Rev. 400 (1976).

19. Benefits Not Deriving from Insurance Policy - Their Deduction from Damages,2 Tel-Aviv U. L. Rev. 908 (1972).

20. Case Note - C.A.154/70 Bida v. Rubin, 2 Tel-Aviv U.L. Rev.228 (1972).

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

 

  1. The Articles of Association as a Standard Contract, in The Courts of Law, Fifty years of Adjudication in Israel 226 (1999).

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

ARTICLES

 

 

  1. Directors' Negligence Liability to Third Parties - A Comparative and Critical View, 26 J. Corp. L. 351(2001).
  2. Actions After Liquidation: The Need for a Statutory Arrangement, Commercial Liability L. Rev. 153 (2000).
  3. Le Devoir de Prudence des Responsables d'une SocieAe, Gazette du Palais 39 (1998).
  4. Fiduciary Duties of Controlling Shareholders : A Comparative View,12 U. Pa. J. Int'l Bus. L. 379 (1991).
  5. The Companies Ordinance (Amendment No. 17) Law: Effects on the Alteration of the Objects Clause in a Company Memorandum,17 Isr. L. Rev. 169 (1982).

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