Competition and antitrust laws in Israel are rapidly evolving and becoming more complex. The Israeli Antitrust Authorities have, over the past few years, gained powers to levy large fines, institute criminal proceedings and to investigate cartels, abusive behaviour and structural oligopolies. Coupled with this, Israel has seen increased activity in the private enforcement of competition and antitrust laws – class actions being the current favoured method of choice.
S. Horowitz & Co., with one of the largest competition and antitrust practices in Israel, is one of the few law firms in Israel to have a full service practice in this area. We are also one of the few firms that can advise on all aspects of competition and trade regulation law across a wide range of industries. Our competition practice is widely recognized by legal directories and peers as one of Israel's leaders.
We handle civil and criminal investigations by the Israeli antitrust authorities, represent clients facing class actions relating to the private enforcement of competition law, ensure merger clearance for cross border and local acquisitions and joint ventures and advise on the application of Israeli antitrust law to agreements that may be regarded as restrictive arrangements. Our team provides practical solutions to minimise the risk that commercial agreements will face the legal challenge of being considered restrictive arrangements. The firm's clients range from large "blue chip" multinationals and financial institutions to technology and innovation companies.