GCR 100 - 15th Edition

Meitar Liquornik Geva & Leshem Brandwein

04 December 2014

Israel

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal has gone from strength to strength in recent years, as the antitrust practice grows in number and takes on increasingly important cases. The team is led by the highly regarded Michal Halperin, a Who’s Who Legal: Competition entrant and former general counsel at the IAA.

The practice takes on a mix of merger and behavioural work. The team has acted for dairy company Tnuva in its controversial US$2.4 billion purchase by China’s Bright Food; represented 3G and Berkshire Hathaway in their purchase of Heinz; and acted for Objet in its US$3 billion merger with Stratasys. On the behavioural side, the firm is acting for Tnuva in connection with a first-of-its-kind administrative fine proceeding brought by the IAA and in an investigation regarding the violation of a consent decree. The firm acted for Bank Leumi in an information exchange case that ended in a favourable settlement with the IAA and it continues to represent the bank in the class actions that have followed. In other follow-on cases, the firm is defending LG in the LCD panels investigation and Siemens in the gas insulated switchgear investigation. Halperin is acting for national carrier El Al in several matters, including an appeal against the declaration of a monopoly in the airline security market and in hearing proceedings in relation to its request to operate domestic flights.

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