Antitrust and Competition Department
Adv. Golan is the Head of the Antitrust and Competition Department.
Adv. Golan possesses extensive experience and significant expertise in Israeli antitrust and competition law, including managing civil and criminal litigation proceedings in the field. Adv. Golan served as Chief Legal Counsel of the Israeli Antitrust Authority for five years (2006-2011), during which he led the agency’s enforcement proceedings and played a prominent role in numerous decisions and legislation amendments. Following his service in the public sector, Adv. Golan developed an extensive private practice in the antitrust field, and is nowadays considered one of Israel's leading attorneys in the field.
Adv. Golan specializes in all aspects of antitrust and competition, and he represents his clients in a wide variety of matters in these fields. Among others, Adv. Golan provides ongoing counsel on large scale and unique mergers; represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation proceedings; and provides ongoing counsel to his clients in criminal proceedings initiated by the Israeli Antitrust Authority. In addition, Adv. Golan offers his clients tailor made internal compliance programs, and regularly counsels clients with regard to crafting commercial agreements in accordance with the antitrust and competition laws.
Adv. Golan's clients include leading local companies in the fields of banking, telecommunication, energy, insurance, hi-tech & technology, pension funds, retail, infrastructure and others; as well as multinational corporations, to whom he provides ongoing counsel regarding their activities in Israel, specifically with regard to antitrust and competition regulation matters. Among others, he advises Fortune-500 corporations regarding merger notification rules in Israel, the effect of the Law for Promoting Competition and Reducing Concentration 2013 on acquisitions in Israel, and domestic enforcement vis-à-vis foreign companies; advises clients on the Promotion of Competition in the Food Industry Law, 2014; and represents multinational corporations with regard to competition matters before the relevant Israeli authorities and courts.
Adv. Golan is recognized as a leading antitrust and competition attorney by a number of international guides, including Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.
Alongside his professional activities, Adv. Golan teaches a course on Antitrust and Economic Regulation in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and serves as Professional Development Coordinator for the antitrust professional development program offered by the Israel Bar Association.
LL.M, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2004
B.A, Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, 1998
LL.B, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, 1998
Israel Bar Association, 1999