Region: Israel

Israeli head quits early

Michal Halperin is stepping down as head of Israel’s Competition Authority seven months before her six-year mandate is up.

24 May 2021

Israel seeks fines in Facebook gun-jumping probe

Israel’s Competition Authority has warned Facebook that it might fine the company close to €1.5 million for failing to notify the acquisitions of two online messaging businesses that should have been reported under the country’s merger control rules.

13 May 2021

Taboola settles Israeli criminal probe into Outbrain deal

Taboola has agreed to pay €1.2 million to settle the Israeli competition enforcer’s allegations that it illegally concealed its interference with third-party evidence as the authority reviewed its now-abandoned merger with Outbrain.

31 March 2021

Israel launches criminal proceedings against elevator cartel

Israel's Competition Authority has filed criminal charges against five elevator companies – including Schindler and Kone – and their directors for allegedly fixing prices for maintenance services.

15 March 2021

Former Israeli enforcer returns to Compass Lexecon

Yair Eilat has rejoined Compass Lexecon after spending three years as the chief economist and deputy director-general of Israel’s Competition Authority.

01 March 2021

Israel pushes for new regulation of online platforms

Israel’s Competition Authority has recommended that the country’s government regulate the conduct of online platforms through a more targeted version of the EU’s platform-to-business regulation.

08 February 2021

From the enforcer: Competition Authority

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18 December 2020

Israel private practice perspective

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18 December 2020

Israel

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Israel’s competition lawyers remain extremely busy, confronted with domestic and international mergers, an active enforcer and a robust private litigation regime.

11 December 2020

Booking.com offers commitments to end Israeli probe

Booking.com has agreed to remove all most-favoured-nation clauses from its contacts with hotels in Israel, following an investigation by the country’s antitrust watchdog.

26 November 2020

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