Region: Israel

Top Israeli court rejects gaming cartel appeal following landmark prosecution

Israel’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by three video console sellers who were fined for fixing the prices of Playstation and Xbox consoles, confirming the country’s first successful prosecution of a cartel based on a leniency application.

26 September 2022

Israeli card company accepts multi-million euro fine to end tying probe

Israeli credit card company Cal has agreed to pay €2.9 million to resolve the national competition enforcer’s allegation that it violated the terms of an antitrust exemption forbidding it from tying certain clearing services.

14 September 2022

Israeli minister urges EU and US enforcers to help local importers

Israel’s Ministry of Finance has asked EU and US competition enforcers to help it crack down on parallel import restrictions and other anticompetitive practices imposed on Israeli importers, alleging such conduct is exacerbating the country’s cost of living crisis.

11 August 2022

Israeli Supreme Court modifies excessive pricing test in landmark Coca-Cola decision

The Supreme Court of Israel has ordered a district court to reassess its decision to certify a class action claim accusing Coca-Cola of excessive pricing, while it also confirmed for the first time that collective actions can be based on such infringements.

27 July 2022

Disney drops Israeli exclusivity clauses

Israel’s Competition Authority has closed its investigation into the exclusivity clauses included in Disney’s distribution agreement with an Israeli television satellite operator to stream Disney+ because the companies abandoned the deal just weeks after its launch.

01 July 2022

Israel blocks winery tie-up after in-depth probe

Israel’s antitrust watchdog has blocked a wine supplier and distributor’s takeover of a rival after its in-depth probe found the merged entity would gain dominant control in the markets for the supply of non-alcoholic and alcoholic Jewish wines used for religious ceremonies.

27 June 2022

Israel: national competition law regime and how it affects multinationals

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24 June 2022

Israel challenges tofu deal

Israel’s Competition Authority has sent a statement of objections to a major food conglomerate over its proposed acquisition of a local tofu supplier, a month after it asked for feedback on potential new powers to tackle major deals in the food market.

24 February 2022

Israel raids Unilever in criminal price-fixing probe

Israel’s Competition Authority has raided the premises of Unilever, as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into alleged price-fixing in the food retail market.

09 February 2022

Israeli enforcer seeks feedback on conglomerate and digital mergers

Israel’s Competition Authority is considering whether it needs to update its merger control regime to give it more power over deals in the food and technology markets, as well as to ensure it is correctly assessing conglomerate tie-ups.

27 January 2022

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