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.
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, VMware’s acquisition by Broadcom 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 23 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 2022 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 over 22 years of experience, including extensive experience in representing entities before the ICA and the Antitrust Tribunal. Iris is ranked as Recommended in the Competition 2022 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 such as the Alstom-Bombardier and VmWare-Broadcom transactions, but also concerning the day-to-day conduct of companies with significant exposure to antitrust and competition laws.
Tslil Bar-Bainvol is an associate in the Antitrust and Competition Department. Tslil has approximately 9 years of antitrust law experience. Tslil provides legal advice to domestic and international companies hailing from a wide range of sectors on diverse competition and antitrust matters, including international mega-mergers with legal and economic complexities; government investigations, issued by the Israel Competition Authority; international distribution agreements, cross-border franchise agreements, and monopoly issues. Tslil handled cases such as the Medline acquisition and the acquisition of Delek Drilling's interest in Tamar gas lease by Mubadala Group. Tslil also handled the Israeli aspects of mega-mergers such as Broadcom-Vmware, and Alstom-Bombardier.