Biographical note: Benjamin Geva

Benjamin GevaLL.B. (cum laude) (1970), Jerusalem; LL.M. and S.J.D Harvard Law School; Member of the Ontario Bar; specializing in banking, negotiable instruments, funds transfers, digital currencies,  and payment and settlement systems. Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Toronto, Canada (since 1977); Counsel, payments and cards group in Torys LLP, Toronto (since 2012);  founding Editor of the Banking and Finance Law Review; and author of Financing Consumer Sales and Product Defences, The Law of Electronic Funds Transfers,  Bank Collections and Payment Transactions: Comparative Study of Legal Aspects, and The Payment Order of Antiquity and the Middle Ages: A Legal History. Co-author of International negotiable Instruments. Under the IMF technical assistance program he advised and drafted key  financial  sector  legislation,  particularly payment laws, in several developing and post-conflict countries.

Writer  of numerous articles particularly on funds transfers and negotiable instruments; held numerous visiting positions in United States universities (Chicago,  Illinois,  Northwestern,  Duke  program in Hong Kong, and Utah), Australia  (Melbourne, Monash, and Deakin), Israel (Tel Aviv), Singapore (National University of Singapore), as well as in France  (Aix  en  Provence)  and  Germany   (Hamburg);  also  held research fellowships  at Oxford, Cambridge, Max-Planck Institute for Comparative and Private  International  Law  (Hamburg)  and  New York University; member of working  groups drafting domestic and international legislation on personal property  security,  securities  transfers,  letters of credit, and payment systems.