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Regulation / Competition Law and Antitrust

Competition laws are a primary and critical element of many commercial relationships such as mergers and acquisitions. All businesses should be aware of the impact of these laws. Our competition practice team covers both contentious and non-contentious aspects of a complex and wide-ranging area of law.

Our firm’s Competition and Antitrust Department provides legal services relating to all aspects of competition and antitrust laws. The department represents the firm’s clients before civil and criminal courts, the Competition Tribunal, and the Israel Competition Authority (ICA) Director General, as well as before regulatory and legislative authorities, and provides them legal assistance in business processes and ongoing legal advice.

 

This department is headed by Adv. Gal Rozent, who has been practicing competition and antitrust law for some 25 years and is one of the leading lawyers in Israel in this field.

 

Clients include governmental companies, local and international corporations, and private and public corporations engaged in diverse industries, including leading corporations in their fields in the Israeli and international markets. Our firm, in general, and our Competition and Antitrust Department, in particular, has extensive work relations with international law firms specializing in competition and antitrust, and engages in frequent collaborations with them.

 

The cooperation between this department and other departments in our firm, including the Corporate, Litigation, and Regulation Departments, enables us to provide holistic services at the highest professional standards to every client and in every case.

 

The department’s services include:

 

  • Ongoing legal advice, including preparing legal opinions prior to carrying out business steps, providing legal assistance during tenders, preparing corporations for dawn raids and investigations, drafting internal compliance programs, supplying legal advice to officers, etc.
  • Legal advice regarding legislation and regulations addressing aspects of competition or other areas of law that are tangential to competition laws, including the Law for Promotion of Competition and Reduction of Concentration, the Foods Sector Competition Promotion Law, trade levies and import restriction laws, etc.
  • Representation before the ICA Director General in relation to all types of proceedings, including the receipt of approvals for mergers or restrictive arrangements, pre-rulings, inquiries and investigations, complaints, and hearings.
  • Representation in appeals against the ICA Director General’s decisions in the Competition Tribunal, and in appeals on the Tribunal’s rulings before the Supreme Court.
  • Representation in courts, in civil proceedings (private lawsuits and class actions), criminal proceedings, and administrative proceedings.
  • Representation before Knesset committees, governmental ministries, and various authorities in relation to matters pertaining to competition and anti-concentration laws, or any matter involving competition issues.

 

 

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News and updates - Regulation / Competition Law and Antitrust:


May 16, 2022

Israeli Draft Bill Obligates Monopolists to Publish Financial Statements

The striking innovation in this draft bill is that, upon its enactment, monopolists, even if not declared as such, must publish their financial statements, even if they are not reporting companies.

May 16, 2022

Israeli Supreme Court Limits Possibility of Pleading Reliance on Assistance of Counsel as Defense against Indictment

The Supreme Court issued a ruling in principle that it sees no merit in the approach of releasing a person who breached the law from criminal liability based on the fact his or her lawyer failed to warn that the planned action was criminal.

April 4, 2022

Irit Brodsky Featured in Globes Article on Dramatic Changes to Merger Announcements

New Israel Competition Authority regulations impose a heavier reporting obligation on companies seeking to merge. These new regulations have many possible consequences, for better or worse. Firm partner Irit Brodsky discusses the changes in an in-depth article by Globes on the subject.

 

 

Regulation / Competition Law and Antitrust

Competition laws are a primary and critical element of many commercial relationships such as mergers and acquisitions. All businesses should be aware of the impact of these laws. Our competition practice team covers both contentious and non-contentious aspects of a complex and wide-ranging area of law.

Our firm’s Competition and Antitrust Department provides legal services relating to all aspects of competition and antitrust laws. The department represents the firm’s clients before civil and criminal courts, the Competition Tribunal, and the Israel Competition Authority (ICA) Director General, as well as before regulatory and legislative authorities, and provides them legal assistance in business processes and ongoing legal advice.

 

This department is headed by Adv. Gal Rozent, who has been practicing competition and antitrust law for some 25 years and is one of the leading lawyers in Israel in this field.

 

Clients include governmental companies, local and international corporations, and private and public corporations engaged in diverse industries, including leading corporations in their fields in the Israeli and international markets. Our firm, in general, and our Competition and Antitrust Department, in particular, has extensive work relations with international law firms specializing in competition and antitrust, and engages in frequent collaborations with them.

 

The cooperation between this department and other departments in our firm, including the Corporate, Litigation, and Regulation Departments, enables us to provide holistic services at the highest professional standards to every client and in every case.

 

The department’s services include:

 

  • Ongoing legal advice, including preparing legal opinions prior to carrying out business steps, providing legal assistance during tenders, preparing corporations for dawn raids and investigations, drafting internal compliance programs, supplying legal advice to officers, etc.
  • Legal advice regarding legislation and regulations addressing aspects of competition or other areas of law that are tangential to competition laws, including the Law for Promotion of Competition and Reduction of Concentration, the Foods Sector Competition Promotion Law, trade levies and import restriction laws, etc.
  • Representation before the ICA Director General in relation to all types of proceedings, including the receipt of approvals for mergers or restrictive arrangements, pre-rulings, inquiries and investigations, complaints, and hearings.
  • Representation in appeals against the ICA Director General’s decisions in the Competition Tribunal, and in appeals on the Tribunal’s rulings before the Supreme Court.
  • Representation in courts, in civil proceedings (private lawsuits and class actions), criminal proceedings, and administrative proceedings.
  • Representation before Knesset committees, governmental ministries, and various authorities in relation to matters pertaining to competition and anti-concentration laws, or any matter involving competition issues.

 

 

Back to Regulation

News and updates - Regulation:


May 16, 2022

Israeli Draft Bill Obligates Monopolists to Publish Financial Statements

The striking innovation in this draft bill is that, upon its enactment, monopolists, even if not declared as such, must publish their financial statements, even if they are not reporting companies.

May 16, 2022

Israeli Supreme Court Limits Possibility of Pleading Reliance on Assistance of Counsel as Defense against Indictment

The Supreme Court issued a ruling in principle that it sees no merit in the approach of releasing a person who breached the law from criminal liability based on the fact his or her lawyer failed to warn that the planned action was criminal.

April 4, 2022

Irit Brodsky Featured in Globes Article on Dramatic Changes to Merger Announcements

New Israel Competition Authority regulations impose a heavier reporting obligation on companies seeking to merge. These new regulations have many possible consequences, for better or worse. Firm partner Irit Brodsky discusses the changes in an in-depth article by Globes on the subject.

 

 

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