Law: Economic Competition Law 1988 (Israel)

Israel: Class actions – litigation, policy and latest developments

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06 November 2023

Israel adopts flexible enforcement approach

Supply chain problems linked to Israel’s current security crisis justify a more flexible approach to antitrust enforcement, the head of its competition authority has said.

12 October 2023

Israel readies novel price signalling charges

Strauss Group plans to fight off landmark criminal charges accusing it of attempting to collude with rivals in Israel by signalling planned price increases.

22 August 2023

Israel broadens transport bid-rigging cartel probe

Three bus companies and three senior officials have been added to the Israeli competition watchdog’s ongoing criminal investigation into the transport sector, which has seen a slew of companies targeted for making €49 million from rigging bids for public tenders.

18 July 2023

Israel: Updated competition policy affects merger control and enhances ICA enforcement against anticompetitive conduct

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Revisions to the Economic Competition Law are enhancing the ICA’s efficacy when it comes to merger control and boosting its role within the government, while also improving the domestic treatment of Israeli consumers.

30 June 2023

Israeli tribunal reduces record fine against Coca-Cola distributor

A Coca-Cola distributor has failed to convince Israel’s Competition Tribunal to annul a record fine issued by the national antitrust authority for breaching merger commitments and imposing unlawful restrictions on retailers, although the judge indicated they will lower the sanction.

28 June 2023

Israel readies record fine

Israel’s Competition Authority plans to levy a record €28 million gun-jumping fine on Strauss Group after accusing the food conglomerate of actioning the terms of a share purchase agreement with a smaller rival before receiving approval from the national enforcer.

27 June 2023

Israeli minister calls for top enforcer’s resignation

Israeli lawyers have expressed concern about the national competition authority’s future as an independent regulator after the country’s economy minister openly urged the head of the agency to resign because she “refuses to adopt and implement” his policies.

23 May 2023

Israeli sandal companies withdraw merger following antitrust opposition

A footwear retail chain and a hiking sandal company have become the latest Israeli companies to abandon their merger plans after the national antitrust watchdog said the deal would limit competition in the sandal market.

18 April 2023

Israel looks to revamp competition rules in food sector

Israel’s government has proposed significant changes to its antitrust laws to promote competition in the food and consumer goods sector, including outright bans on conglomerate mergers of large suppliers and bundled discounts.

30 March 2023

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