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 Legal 500 2020: Ranked our Antitrust Practice Group as Tier 1 with two partners and one associate individually ranked and recognized.
  • GCR 2019: Ranked our Antitrust Practice Group as ‘Highly Recommended’.
  • Chambers Global Guide 2019: Sources greatly appreciate the firm’s “strong industry knowledge,” as well as the team’s willingness to go “above and beyond.” Clients describe the team as “very creative and solutions-driven.”
  • Chambers Global Guide 2018: “Well-regarded antitrust practice group with a growing roster of well-known global and domestic clients.”
  • The European Legal 500 2018:  “S. Horowitz & Co. demonstrates ‘vast industry knowledge’ marrying ‘commercial and litigious thinking’, but most importantly is ‘highly respected by regulatory agencies’.”