Breaches of Israeli competition and antitrust laws are subject to fines, either criminal or administrative, and carry the risk of criminal proceedings against officers and directors. They also expose parties to private enforcement, whether through large complex class actions or commercial disputes in which a party seeks to renege on its obligations.
The Israel Competition Authority also has the power to declare a concern a monopoly, as well as to conduct market investigations and regulate industry behaviour in oligopolistic and monopolistic markets.
Combining S. Horowitz & Co.’s market-leading skills in dispute resolution and our formidable expertise in competition and antitrust law, we have developed one of Israel’s premier contentious competition law practices.
We have extensive experience defending multinationals and large companies in class actions seeking substantial damages typically following a finding, whether from the European Union or Israel, of a contravention of competition law.
Our expertise includes:
- Representing clients before the Competition Authority.
- Challenging decisions of the Competition Authority.
- Representing clients in class, as well as stand-alone, actions arising from allegations of anti-competitive behaviour.
- Representing companies and their officers in criminal and civil court proceedings in connection with breaches of Israeli economic competition laws.
- Representing complainants challenging the anti-competitive conduct of their competitors or suppliers.