Overview

Competition and antitrust laws in Israel are rapidly evolving and becoming more complex. Over the past few years, The Israel Competition Authority has  gained expanded powers to levy large fines, to institute criminal proceedings and to investigate cartels, abusive behaviour and structural oligopolies. Furthermore, Israel has witnessed increased activity in the private enforcement of competition and antitrust laws – class actions being the current favoured method of choice.

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 a leader in Israel.

We handle civil and criminal investigations by the Israel Competition Authority, represent clients facing class actions relating to the private enforcement of the Economic Competition Law, ensure merger clearance for cross-border and local acquisitions and joint ventures and advise on the application of Israeli competition laws 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; we also develop and implement competition law compliance programs. The firm’s clients range from large “blue chip” multinationals and financial institutions to technology and innovation companies.

Recognition

  • The European Legal 500 2021 has ranked S. Horowitz & Co.’s Antitrust Practice Group in Tier 1 and described the team as: S. Horowitz & Co’s antitrust team handles a high volume of class actions and abuse of dominance cases concerning alleged anti-competitive behaviour, including price fixing and excessive pricing, for clients from across a broad range of sectors, including aviation, technology and banking. The group also has a strong standing in M&A requiring regulatory approval from the Competition Authority, and in acting for clients facing administrative orders imposed by the ICA”.
  • Chambers Global 2021 has ranked S. Horowitz & Co.’s  Antitrust Practice Group and described it as: “Well-regarded antitrust practice group with a growing roster of well-known global and domestic clients. Offers significant experience representing companies in the aviation and energy sectors in a wide array of antitrust matters, including cartel and monopoly-related work. Earns notable market recognition for its handling of litigation, and class actions in particular.”. In addition, the directory quotes the firm’s clients: “Horowitz team is tremendously capable, experienced and effective – a firm you want to have on your side for regular counselling as well as for your most important and challenging projects”.
  • Global Competition Review (GCR) 2021 has ranked S. Horowitz & Co.’s Antitrust Practice Group as highly recommended. According to the ranking, the Antitrust Practice Group, headed by our partner, Hagai Doron, together with our partner, Gitit Levin Grinberg, boasts an arsenal of local and international clients, to whom they provide extensive advice on a range of issues falling within the realm of antitrust law.
  • The European Legal 500 2020 has ranked S. Horowitz & Co.’s Antitrust Practice Group as Tier 1 with two partners and one associate individually ranked and recognized.
  • Global Competition Review (GCR) 2020 ranked S. Horowitz & Co.’s Antitrust Practice Group as highly recommended.
  • The European Legal 500 2019 has ranked S. Horowitz & Co.’s Antitrust Practice Group as Tier 1.
  • Global Competition Review (GCR) 2019 has ranked S. Horowitz & Co.’s Antitrust Practice Group as ‘Highly Recommended’.
  • Chambers Global Guide 2019 has ranked S. Horowitz & Co.’s  Antitrust Practice Group: “strong industry knowledge”, and also highlighted the team’s willingness to go “above and beyond.” Clients describe the team as “very creative and solutions-driven.”
  • Chambers Global Guide 2018 has ranked S. Horowitz & Co.’s  Antitrust Practice Group: “Well-regarded antitrust practice group with a growing roster of well-known global and domestic clients.”
  • The European Legal 500 2018 has ranked S. Horowitz & Co.’s Antitrust Practice Group and described its team as:  “S. Horowitz & Co. demonstrates ‘vast industry knowledge’ marrying ‘commercial and litigious thinking’, but most importantly is ‘highly respected by regulatory agencies’.”