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Advocate Eytan Epstein is a founder and the chairman of Epstein, Chomsky, Osnat & Co & Gilat Knoller & Co. Eytan practises corporate, commercial and trade law, and specialises in antitrust law. Since 2002, Eytan has repeatedly been listed in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers. Eytan has also been repeatedly elected by leading research organisations, such as Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as one of the leading competition law practitioners in Israel.
Eytan was born in 1955. He received his law degree from the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University (1984) and, after being admitted to the Israel bar in 1985, he worked in DG IV (competition) in Brussels. He established the law firm in 1989. Eytan served as lecturer and assistant professor at the Tel Aviv University Law School and teaches EC Competition and International Trade Law at the Tel Aviv Business College.
Eytan served as a member of the government committee for the preparation of Israel towards the European Union (1992) and the foreign trade committees of the Israel Industrialists’ Association, the Israel CPA Association and the Israel Chambers of Commerce. Eytan is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and served until recently as co-chair of the international sales committee. In 2008 Eytan was a member of a special task force formed by the IBA to comment on the Draft Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines issued by the European Commission. Eytan is the representative of the Israeli bar to the IBA, serves as acting chair of the Israeli bar’s antitrust committee and chairs the Israel Bar Annual Conference. Eytan is the Israeli bar’s representative to the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) with respect to all economic and antitrust issues.
Eytan has extensive experience dealing with competition issues before the Israeli Antitrust Authority, and represents Israeli and foreign clients engaged in airline, telecommunications, energy, credit cards, insurance, computers, pharmaceuticals, retail and other industries. Eytan advises frequently on international M&A filings in Israel and collaborates with the leading antitrust international law firms.
Eytan has published numerous articles on antitrust and the legal environment of Israel’s foreign trade. Inter alia, Eytan is the author of the chapters on Israel in in the Oceana Digest of Commercial Laws of the World (Kluwer Law, 2000), Warranties and Disclaimers (Kluwer Law and the IBA, 2002) and The Private Competition Enforcement Review (Law Business Research, 2008).
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