Region: Israel

Israel imposes first-ever excessive pricing fine

Israel’s Competition Authority has fined drug distributor MBI Pharma €2.2 million for abusing its dominance by charging unfairly high prices for a life-saving genetic disorder treatment drug, marking the enforcer’s first-ever excessive pricing infringement decision.

14 December 2022

Israel

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Israel’s competition bar works opposite a sophisticated enforcer that routinely pursues criminal cartel cases.

12 December 2022

Israel: Class actions – litigation, policy and latest developments

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02 December 2022

Israel: private practice perspective

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11 October 2022

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

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