Herzog Fox & Neeman's Competition and Antitrust Department is a one-stop-shop for all competition law matters in Israel. The department is comprised of and led by ex-Israel Competition Authority (ICA) officials, which grants the department with deep knowledge and understanding of ICA proceedings and thinking methods. The department is recognised by clients for being service-oriented, creative and having a pro-business attitude. Moreover, the department is widely known for its international capabilities, its ongoing cooperation with leading international law firms and its representation of major international and domestic clients.
The department has vast experience in advising on a broad range of matters of antitrust and competition law in Israel (such as mergers, abuse of dominant position, cartels and restrictive arrangements). This includes appearing before the ICA and the Israeli Competition Tribunal in various matters, including administrative enforcement procedures; representing clients in prominent civil and criminal antitrust litigation, including antitrust class actions and advising on all antitrust matters.
Key Client Names
The department's key clients include some of the largest companies in Israel. Such as:
- Prominent companies in the digital sphere;
- Prominent companies in the finance sphere;
- Prominent international companies;
- The Israeli Electric Corporation (the largest company in Israel);
- The Port of Ashdod (has one of the two largest administrative fines imposed on to date by the ICA);
- Arkia, one of the largest aviation companies in Israel;
- ChemChina’s local subsidiary and manufacturing arm, Adama;
- Ferrero and Neto leading food suppliers;
- The First International Bank of Israel, one of the five major banks in Israel;
- Two of Israel’s largest insurance companies - Menora and Phoenix;
The department is involved in some of the highest-profile cases featuring complex and cutting-edge competition law issues, as well as Israeli aspects of the largest merger transactions worldwide. It has advised on cases such as the acquisition of Medline by Carlyle, Blackstone and Hellman and Friedman, and some high profile ongoing ICA investigations into the digital sector. The department represents local subsidiaries of Cineworld in several matters including class actions, and is also representing officers of the Port of Ashdod in the first ever administrative fines case before Israel's Supreme Court.
Meet Our People
Talya Solomon is a partner and the head of the Antitrust and Competition department, with over 20 years of experience. She is a former Team Leader in the ICA's legal department and has extensive experience representing clients before the ICA and the Israeli Antitrust Commissioner.
Talya has litigated in some of the most prominent competition law cases in recent years, including several notable class actions, as well as the first cases of administrative fines for monopoly abuse. Talya has an impressive track record of success in managing antitrust litigation cases including antitrust class actions.
Talya Solomon is an undoubted leader in this field and is a force in the Israeli market, recognised as such by competitors and clients alike. Talya was recognized by Chambers as one of the leading practitioners in the field of Antitrust and Competition in their Global Guide, is ranked as Recommended in the Competition 2021 category by Who's Who Legal and was elected for the GCR Women in Antitrust 6th Edition. Talya is often invited as a lecturer to competition panels and teaches competition law at the College of Management.
Iris Achmon is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition department, a former member in the ICA, and with nearly 20 years of experience, including extensive experience in representing entities before the ICA and the Antitrust Tribunal. Iris is ranked as Future Leader in the Competition 2021 category by Who's Who Legal and is ranked by Chambers in the field of Competition & Antitrust.
Iris specialises in representation and advice to multinationals concerning their activity in Israel, first and foremost with regard to complex merger transactions, but also concerning the day-to-day conduct of companies with significant exposure to antitrust and competition laws.