Hagai, who chairs the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Law Practice Group, is widely acknowledged as being one of Israel's leading antitrust lawyers.
Hagai's extensive experience includes advising on civil and criminal investigations by the Israel Antitrust Authority (including market, oligopoly, monopoly and cartel investigations), challenging monopoly declarations, merger control, collaborative joint ventures, distribution strategy, cartels, dominance, licensing, and class actions involving breaches of Israel’s antitrust laws, in particular acting for clients on damages and class action claims which seek substantial damages following a finding, whether from the US, the Europe Union or Israel, of a contravention of competition law. Hagai also has substantial experience co-coordinating with foreign counsel on Israeli antitrust and merger clearances for global and cross border mergers, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other collaborative arrangements.
He advises on both non-contentious and contentious issues and has extensive experience resolving and litigating competition disputes before the Restrictive Trade Practices Tribunal and at all levels of Israel's civil courts. Hagai's clients are from a wide range of industry sectors, including the pharmaceuticals, banking and financial services, technology, consumer healthcare, energy, retail, defence, telecommunications, insurance, aviation, media and automotive manufacturing industries.
Hagai also has specific regulatory and industry expertise concerning the telecommunications and media industry. Hagai acts for television and radio broadcasters, cable franchisees, internet content and service providers, production companies, internet service providers, newspapers and mobile phone manufacturers and network operators on all regulatory and legal aspects of operating their business in Israel. He has a wealth of experience representing clients on tenders issued by the Ministry of Communications for the operation and broadcasting in Israel of television, radio and cable channels as well as for mobile telephone spectrum and internet services.