Region: Israel

Israeli news website raided in Taboola/Outbrain probe

Israel’s Competition Authority has raided a news website, reportedly in connection to its investigation into a digital advertising merger, as reports also surfaced that the merging companies have abandoned the tie-up.

10 September 2020

Israel seeks first criminal penalties for merger commitment breach

Israel’s Antitrust Authority has filed criminal charges against a film distributor and a chief executive for refusing to supply a cinema with films from three major Hollywood film studios, in breach of a 2010 merger commitment.

10 August 2020

Excessive pricing cases should be decided cautiously, Israel's AG says

Israel’s attorney general has urged the country’s top court to exercise caution and restraint when deciding an upcoming excessive-pricing claim against Coca Cola, setting out a two-part test for deciding if that type of conduct breaches competition law.

15 June 2020

Israel approves previously blocked telecoms deal

Israel’s Competition Authority has unconditionally cleared a merger creating the country’s largest telecommunication’s operator, just four years after halting the same deal.

11 June 2020

Duty-free operator files standalone claim in Israel

Alfa Duty Free has accused a rival of rigging a tender for duty-free space at Israel’s biggest airport by offering its tender partner a “compelling, lucrative offer” to exchange sensitive information.

06 May 2020

Israel issues highest fine for withholding information

Israel’s largest telecoms group has agreed to pay a record fine after admitting it failed to provide evidence to the country’s competition authority during an abuse of dominance probe.

04 May 2020

Retailer cooperation probed in Israel

Israel’s Competition Authority is investigating whether a retail association and its members collaborated to determine rent payments and the firing of staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

28 April 2020

Israel imposes conditions on €388 million bank deal

Israel’s Antitrust Authority has conditionally approved a deal between two of the country’s largest banks, subject to one of the banks selling off its diamond crediting business.

13 January 2020

Coca-Cola distributor fined for “broad and significant” vertical restraints

Israel’s Antitrust Authority has fined Coca-Cola’s distribution centre more than €10 million for imposing restrictions on downstream retailers and for violating merger commitments.

02 January 2020

Court overturns Israeli authority’s merger block

An Israeli court has overruled the national competition authority’s decision to block a 1.5 billion shekels (€388 million) deal between two of the country’s largest banks.

03 December 2019

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