Region: Israel

Israel: national competition law regime and how it affects multinationals

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2023

The Israeli Competition Authority aims to decrease the regulatory burden for legitimate and efficient practices while strengthening enforcement against anticompetitive conduct.

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

Israel nominates new competition head

Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry has nominated acting antitrust head Michal Cohen to lead the country’s competition watchdog on a six-year mandate.

04 January 2022


Featured in GCR 100 2022

Antitrust litigation is the order of the day in Israel, where local competition lawyers are working on multiple proposed and already certified class actions and other disputes before the courts.

10 December 2021

Israel sanctions video game cartel

An Israeli district court has convicted three video game vendors of colluding to fix the prices of PlayStation and Xbox consoles on a national comparison shopping website.

30 November 2021

Israel blocks major tech services merger

Israel’s Competition Authority has blocked a proposed tie-up between two of the country’s three largest providers of media and advertising analysis services, nearly a decade after the companies first attempted to merge.

25 November 2021

Israel seeks first excessive pricing penalty

Israel’s Competition Authority plans to fine a pharmaceutical company €2.3 million for charging excessive prices for a life-saving genetic disorder medication, which would mark the first time the enforcer has issued sanctions for such an infringement.

24 November 2021

Israeli enforcer opens criminal probe into food retail sector

Israel’s antitrust watchdog has raided the offices of the country’s largest supermarket along with a major food manufacturer, reportedly over concerns about price-fixing.

10 November 2021

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