Dr. Ido Baum is an associate professor (senior lecturer) at the Haim Striks School of Law, where he served as Vice Dean (2015-2019) and currently serves as Head of the Heth Center for the Research of Competition and Regulation and as the Director of the Excellence Program.
He holds an LL.B. and LL.M. from Tel-Aviv University (1997); an LL.M. and Master’s degree from the European Master in Law and Economics Program cum laude (2003) and a Iuris Doctor (German Doctor of Laws) from the Institute of Law & Economics at Hamburg University, Germany summa cum laude (2007).
Dr. Baum is frequently invited to teach and conduct research abroad. He recently taught at the Georgetown Law Center for Transnational Legal Studies, at the Warsaw School of Economics and at Hamburg University. He also regularly teaches a seminar on Business Law at the international business law program at Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Baum’s prolific career included serving as the Spokesperson of the Israeli Ministry of Justice (1999-2001), as the assistant to the Israeli Attorney General (2001-2002) and as a lawyer for the Claims Resolution Tribunal in Zurich Switzerland (2006-2008). Before his academic career, he was a senior editor and journalist in the most influential newspaper in Israel, Haaretz, and in the leading commercial news corporation in the country.
Dr. Baum is the in-house legal commentator of the financial daily newspaper TheMarker, considered to be the most influential financial newspaper in Israel. He is by far the most published academic in his field in the popular media.
Dr. Baum is the author of numerous articles in Hebrew and in English in the field of corporate governance, securities regulation, procedural law and law and economics.
In 2019 Dr. Baum was selected by the Ministry of Justice to lead a team of researchers tasked with a long term project of evaluating the reform of personal and corporate bankruptcy law in Israel.
Research Interests and teaching
Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Securities Regulation, Corporate Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Economic Analysis of Law.