Professor Talia Einhorn

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Personal Details
Name: Talia Einhorn
Place and Date of Birth: Tel-Aviv, 15.12.1951
Permanent Address: 95, Ch. Levanon St., IL 6934530 Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Cell phone: +972-54-8181540 

E-mail: taliaeinhorn@gmail.com


Co-Director (tougher with Adv. Simcha Dan Rothman) of the Israeli Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law (since October 2020).

Higher Education

A. Dr. Iuris Studies – University of Hamburg:

1991 - 1993: Studies towards a Dr. Iuris degree at the University of Hamburg. The doctoral dissertation on Israel’s Free Trade Agreement with the EEC was approvedmagna cum laude by the Doktorvater, Prof.Dr.jur.Dr.rer.pol.h.c. E.-J. Mestmaecker, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Private and Private International Law in Hamburg, and by Prof. Dr. Meinhard Hilf, Director of the Institute for European Community Law, Public International Law and Constitutional Law Studies at the University of Hamburg. In the course of my studies I was awarded a Max Planck Society scholarship. The Doctor title was awarded in January 1994. A book based on the dissertation was published by Nomos in 1994.


B. LL.M. Studies – Tel-Aviv University:

1987/8 - 1988/9: Completion of LL.M. studies magna cum laude at the Faculty of Law of the Tel-Aviv University. The dissertation was awarded the first prize of the Israeli Association for Parliamentary Issues. In the course of my studies I was awarded a Morris Pulver Scholarship.

A book based on this study was published by the Israeli Association for Parliamentary Issues, at the Knesset, Jerusalem.

C. Bachelor Degree Studies

I. LL.B. Studies – Law Faculty, Tel-Aviv University:

1974/5 - 1976/7: Completion be-hatzlacha, in a three year intensive program, of a four-year program of LL.B. studies at the Faculty of Law of the Tel-Aviv University. Received Dean’s Honorary Certificates in 1974/75 and 1975/76.

II. B.Sc. Studies – Hebrew University of Jerusalem:

1968/9 - 1970/1: Completion of B.Sc. (mathematics-physics) studies cum laude at the Faculty of the Natural and Exact Sciences of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Academic Ranks in Institutes of Higher Education

As of October 2020: Professor of Law (emerita), Ariel University

August 2011-September 2011: Visiting International Professor, Santa Clara University Law School, California. 

As of October 2010: Professor of Law (Ordinaria), Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ariel University.

August 2010 – October 2010: Visiting International Professor, Fordham University School of Law – Lincoln Center Campus, NY.

January 2009 – May 2010: Visiting Professor, Indiana University – Indianapolis (IUPUI) School of Law.

October 2003 – September 2008: Professor of Law, Sha’arei Mishpat College of Law, Hod Hasharon, Israel.

As of October 2002: Adjunct Professor of Law (until February 2009) and Visiting Senior Research Associate, Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Management.

June 1999 – December 2002: Senior Research Fellow, T.M.C. Asser Institute for Private and Public International Law, International Commercial Arbitration and European Law, The Hague, the Netherlands.

August 1998 – December 2001: Full Professor and Member of the Law Faculty, Concordia International Univesity Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia 

October 1995 – June 1999: The Israeli Center for Academic Studies, Kiryat Ono, Israel (affiliated with the University of Manchester, UK). 

1.10.1994 - 1.6.1996: Part-time lecturer of EC Law and Israel’s International Trade Law, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

1.10.1994 - 1.2.1995: Part-time lecturer of EC Law and Israel’s International Trade Law, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

1.3.1993 - 30.9.1995: Lecturer, Law School, College of Management, Givatayim, Israel. Subjects taught include: EC Law, Israel’s International Trade Law, Private International Law.


Scholarships, Awards, Research Grants, etc.

Morris Pulver Scholarship (1988); The First Prize of the Israeli Association for Parliamentary Issues (1990); Max Planck Gesellschaft scholarships granted for research at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law in Hamburg (1.10.1992-31.12.1992; 1.8.1994–30.9.1994; 1.8.1995-31.10.1995; 1.8.1996-30.9.1996, 1-31.12.1996; 1-17.8.1997, 13-30.9.1997, 1-31.10.1997; 15.8.1998-30.9.1998, 1-31.10.2014, 1-31.3.2018, 1-30.9.2018); The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague (18.8.1997-12.9.1997); Research Fellow at T.M.C. Asser Institute for Private and Public International Law, International Commercial Arbitration and European Law, The Hague (September 1997; 1.7.1998–5.8.1998; 15.6.1999-15.12.1999; 2003); Sapir Foundation research grant (together with Prof. Yossi Spiegel of Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Management, 2003/ 2004).

Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. 

Member of the Scientific Board of the Interdisciplinary Association of Comparative and Private International Law (IGKK/ IACPIL); the German Society of International Law; the American Society of International Law; the Advisory Board of the Israel Law & Liberty Forum; Committee appointed by the Israeli Minister of Justice to review the reform of the Israeli Civil Procedural Rules (2019); CPLJ (Comparative Procedural Law and Justice) Project of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law; ILA (International Law Association) International Trade Law Committee (1997-2013); ILA International Commercial Arbitration Law Committee (since 2014); ILA Cultural Heritage Law Committee (1997-2017); ASCOLA (Academic Society for Competition Law); Hague Conference on Private International Law, Foreign Law Experts Meeting (2007); the International Advisory Committee consulting the Republic of China Private International Law Reform Committee (2005); the Board of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration (1997-2000); a public committee, established by the Israeli Ministry of Trade and Industry, to make recommendations regarding the implementation in Israeli law of the WTO/GATT 1994 Agreements regarding anti-dumping and subsidies and countervailing measures (1994-1995); the German Association for the Study of European Integration; the Association of Friends of Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law, Hamburg; the Israeli Bar Association (since 1978).


Presentations and Guest Lectures 

The Hague Academy of International Law (Summer Course on Comparative Private International Law, 2016); The Center for the Study of Rationality, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2007, 2016); Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg (2015); The International Academy of Comparative Law Congress (2010, 2014); The Interdisciplinary Association of Comparative and Private International Law – IACPIL (University of Vienna, 2012); Specialization Course on Intellectual Property, WIPO Worldwide Academy/ University of Turin Faculty of Law, Turin (2000, 2001); T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague (1997); The Institute of Judicial Training for Judges, Israel; The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (1997); The Institute of Legal Training for Attorneys and Legal Advisers, Ministry of Justice, Israel; The Helmut Kohl Institute for European Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Law Faculties of the Universities of Bielefeld, Bologna, Fordham Law School (New York), Ghent, Hamburg, Indiana (Indianapolis), Lecce, Lviv, Moscow (MGIMO), Santa Clara University (California), Soochow University (Taipei), University of Tvilisi, Utrecht, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Yekaterinburg, State University St. Petersburg.


Testimony before the US Congress Joint Economic Committee regarding The Economic Relations Between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in view of the Economic Protocol (Annex V of the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip) (21.10.1997 Hearing).


Submission of position papers regarding the Draft Israeli Civil Code and participation in the debates of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee (29.11.2011, 11.12.2011, 15.1.2012, 31.1.2012, 12.2.2012, 28.2.2012, 6.5.2012 sessions). The position papers and Knesset committee debates addressed the following subjects: Why Israel needs a civil code and the basic features of such a Code; A critical appraisal of the fundamental principles of the Draft Civil Code; A critical appraisal of the chapter on juridical acts in the Draft Civil Code.  

Submission of a position paper and participation in the debates of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee concerning The Judea and Samaria Regulation Law (28/11/2016).

Submission of position papers and participation in the debates of theKnesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee concerning the reform of the Israeli Civil Procedure Rules (14/9/2020, 22/10/2020).


Teaching
Courses taught: Conflict of Laws (Private International Law), International Business Transactions, International Business Organizations, International Commercial Arbitration, Comparative Law, International Trade Law, Public International Law, European Union Law, International Intellectual Property Law, Israeli Business Law, Concentration and Competition in the Israeli market, The Legal Framework for Trading with Israel, Corporate Law.


Research/Teaching Fields of Interest

Conflict of laws (private international law), comparative law, international business law, international business organizations, family wealth management, international trade law, international commercial arbitration, cultural heritage law, international law.


Professional Training and Experience

1976/7 - 1977/8: Period of articles ('stage'), prior to admission to the Israeli Bar Association, at the Law Offices of Dr. J. Rotenstreich (former President of the Israel Bar Association) – E. Gitzelter, adv., Tel-Aviv.

1.11.1978 - 31.5.1984: advocate, private practice, Tel-Aviv. I drafted and negotiated commercial contracts, real estate transactions, contracts for the computerisation of an insurance company; represented clients in civil and administrative law litigation before the supreme, district, and magistrate courts of law, including petitions to the High Court of Justice; handled various problems of property law, including city development planning.

3.6.1984 - 2.6.1989: IMI industries, Ramat-Ha'Sharon, Israel, responsible for international business transactions. My responsibilities included the study and consultation on different regimes of export/ import regulation (mainly Israel, EC and European Countries, US, Central & South America); public procurement in Israel and in foreign countries; the terms and conditions for foreign (mainly US) aid programs; Israeli legislation regarding the encouragement of investment in industries; drafting and negotiation of international contracts relating, inter alia, to sales of goods and services; research and development programs in cooperation with foreign legal entities; the set-up of industrial plants (including turn-key projects with foreign companies); the development and licensing of computer programs; know-how licensing; letters of credit; agency and distributorship agreements; warranties and products liability.


Language Proficiency 

Fluent in Hebrew and English; very good knowledge of German; good knowledge of Spanish; reading ability in French, Dutch and Danish.