Antitrust

  • 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.

     

     

     

     

    • Chambers Global Guide, 2016: "The ‘practical and creative’ Hagai Doron heads S. Horowitz & Co’s ‘team of excellent and experienced lawyers"
    • Chambers Global Guide, 2015 "They completely understand the needs of our business" 
    • Chambers Global Guide, 2014 describes the team as "a popular choice among international firms seeking local approval for cross-border M&A and joint ventures.  Offers wider expertise in areas such as regulatory investigations, class actions and administrative orders"
    • Chambers Global Guide, 2013 also articulates that "they are very thorough, responsive and knowledgeable, and they think and plan ahead"
    • The European Legal 500, 2015 praises the team's dedication to their work; "available 24/7, and always gives prompt replies"
    • Chambers Global, 2012 states that "the lawyers there are at the top of their game".
    • The European Legal 500, 2013 recognises that the team is "highly knowledgeable and responsive"
    • The European Legal 500, 2012 remarks that the team is "devoted to its work and committed to its clients" and that "response times are excellent and they are always available 24/7"
    • The European Legal 500, 2011 simply states: "Excellent"
    • The European Legal 500, 2008 recognises that the team "undoubtedly has one of the strongest reputations in the market for competition and antitrust"