Unless approved in advance or exempted, restrictive arrangements or practices are prohibited under Israeli law. They are unenforceable, can be the basis for civil claims, including class actions, and expose the parties to such arrangements to administrative fines. Furthermore, it is a criminal offence to be a party to an unlawful restrictive arrangement.
S. Horowitz & Co. has the necessary expertise to review and, if required, adapt commercial agreements in order to limit any such risks in a manner that best meets the commercial objectives of the client. We have substantial experience advising international and local companies, across a wide range of industries, on the impact of Israeli competition law on all types of commercial agreements, whether horizontal or vertical and whether between competitors or non-competitors.
Our expertise also includes:
- Structuring commercial agreements to fall within the block exemptions or rulings issued by the Israeli competition authorities
- Advising on, and preparing, notices for individual exemptions from the Israeli competition and antitrust authorities
- Developing and implementing competition law compliance programs