Antitrust and Competition

Our firm specializes in providing legal counsel in relation to complex antitrust and competition matters. The extensive experience and significant expertise of our expert attorneys, alongside their close working relations with various regulatory authorities, allow them to provide the highest level of strategic-legal counsel. Our firm is renowned for its unique antitrust and competition expertise in various fields, including (among others) banking, insurance, food, retail, technology, telecommunications, transport, and more, as well as its exceptional knowledge of the Promotion of Competition in the Food Industry Law, 2014 (the “Food Law”) and the Law for Promoting Competition and Reducing Concentration, 2013 (the “Concentration Law”).

Our legal teams represent clients in a wide range of matters in the field, including antitrust and competition aspects of large-scale transactions, joint ventures, tenders and other processes, and frequently advise clients with regard to activities related to monopolies, restrictive agreements and mergers. In addition, our attorneys regularly provide complex legal opinions on various Israeli competition aspects in relation to a wide variety of matters, including day to day commercial activity, new business ventures, joint ventures, information transfer, and more, as well as build internal compliance programs tailored to the unique needs of each client.

Our attorneys also provide professional legal counsel to clients throughout antitrust and competition related litigation and enforcement proceedings, and are regularly called upon to provide discrete counsel in complex and sensitive proceedings. Our legal teams represent clients in a broad array of proceedings (including civil, administrative and criminal enforcement proceedings) before the Israel Competition Authority and other government entities, before antitrust tribunals and before civilian courts.

In addition, the firm possesses extensive experience and unique expertise in advising and representing multinational corporations regarding their activities in Israel, specifically with regard to antitrust and competition regulation matters. Among others, our attorneys advise Fortune-500 corporations regarding merger notification rules in Israel, the effect of the “Concentration Law” on acquisitions in Israel, and domestic enforcement (public and private) vis-à-vis foreign companies; regularly advise international companies regarding antitrust and competition matters related to complex M&A transactions; and represent multinational corporations before Israeli authorities and courts.

"Prominent firm with a strong team that serves significant clients in competition and antitrust mandates."

Chambers & Partners | 2020

"Effort, diligence and exceptional knowledge in the field of competition law."

Chambers & Partners | 2020

"Well versed in engaging with the ICA, including submitting merger notices."

Chambers & Partners | 2020

"Highly dedicated to the success of their clients, promptly responding to any request or enquiry with clear legal counsel that takes into account the broader business perspective."

Chambers & Partners | 2020

"With particular strengths in merger control and complex regulatory issues, Goldfarb Seligman & Co.'s antitrust department has been involved in many of the market's largest deals, especially within heavily regulated sectors such as banking and telecoms."

The Legal 500 | 2019