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Asaf Eckstein

Short Term International Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2020)

Asaf Eckstein

Short Term International Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2020)

Asaf Eckstein is an Associate Professor of Corporate Law at the Ono Academic College. His research areas are corporate law, corporate governance, and securities regulation. His research has been published in law reviews, including Cornell Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Harvard Business Law Review, Wake Forest Law Review and Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. He is also a researcher at the Israeli Chair of Corporate Governance.


Ph.D. - Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Law - 2014
LL.M. (Magna cum Laude) - Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Law - 2010
LL.B. (Summa cum Laude, first in a class of 868) - Ono Academic College, Faculty of Law - 2009

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Law
Securities Regulation
Behavioral Law and Economics
Political Economy


Corporate Law (forthcoming 2020) (in Hebrew) (with Professor Gohar Zoshen)


Representative Publications
— The Virtue of Common Ownership in an Era of Corporate Compliance, 105 Iowa Law Review (forthcoming 2019)
— Toward a Horizontal Fiduciary Duty in Corporate Law, 104 Cornell Law Review 803 (forthcoming 2019) (with Prof. Gideon Parchomovsky)
— Long / Short Incentive Scheme for Proxy Advisory Firms, 53 Wake Forest Law Review 1 (2019) (with Prof. Sharon Hannes)
— Skin in the Game: Aligning the Interests of Credit Rating Agencies, Proxy Advisors and Investors, 7 Harvard Business Law Review 221 (2017)
— Great Expectations: The Peril of Expectations Gap in Proxy Advisory Firm Regulation, 40 Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 77 (2015) (noted in the Wall Street Journal)
— Pre-Trial Settlements and Corporate Compliance Monitors, Bar-Ilan Law Review (2019) (in Hebrew)
— Regulatory Inertia and Interest Groups: Evidence from Securities Regulation, Bar-Ilan Law Review (2016) (in Hebrew)
— Who Supervise the Israeli Securities Authority and Who Participates in its Regulation, IDC Law Review (2015) (in Hebrew)
— Mixed - Motives for Trade-Based Manipulation, 17 IDC Law Review 277 (2013) (in Hebrew)
— Board Composition: Theory, Evidence and Policy, Jerusalem Law Review. (forthcoming 2019) (in Hebrew)