Antitrust and Competition

At APM & Co. our team prides itself on having played a substantial role in the development of the Competition and Antitrust field in Israel. Leveraging our in-depth knowledge and experience in this field, our attorneys provide clients with comprehensive legal counsel on all aspects of antitrust and competition laws. 

Acting as legal partner to our clients, we offer comprehensive councel and creative solutions on matters relating to the structure of their business activities, thereby helping boards and management teams avoid antitrust issues all the while protecting their commercial interests. 

Among our clients are leading industrial and technological companies, financing consortiums, insurance companies, entrepreneurs and trade associations. 

Our antitrust attorneys provide clients with ongoing legal advice, and represent them in their dealings with the Israeli Antitrust Authorities in regards to restrictive arrangements, investigations into cartel and monopoly declarations, administrative proceedings, M&A transactions and joint ventures. We have also accumulated significant experience representing our clients in antitrust private litigation proceedings. 

In matters of regulation, our experts are recurrently called upon by the Antitrust Authorities to take part in legislation procedures in the Knesset and its committees. We also initiate revisions to current legislation on behalf of our clients. 

The department’s additional activities include the establishment of internal compliance programs for top Israeli organizations, allowing them to ensure antitrust laws are enforced and protecting executives from legal actions. In addition, we are frequently invited by clients to conduct lectures on antitrust matters. This serves as a means to update relevant personnel of ongoing changes in the competition law field and allowing them to take pre-emptive actions. 

Notable Clients:

The attorneys of the Antitrust department accompany the Israeli Manufacturers Association, and as such all unions within, in all competition law matters. Therfore, we play a significant role in the highly influential processes occurring in the Israeli market. This includes the formation of the Manufacturers Association's standing in relation to the Trachtenberg and Kedmi reports.

Among our prestigious clients we also list the Israeli Bar Association whom we represent in all matters regarding antitrust and competition.

Our Experience:

Our significant experience in this field includes the following matters:

  • Representation of Meitav Investment House and Dash-Apex holdings in a procedure to approve a large scale merger transaction between said entities.
  • Representation of Wissotzky in front of the Israeli Antitrust Authority regarding its consideration to declare Wissotzky as a monopoly in the tea market.
  • Representation of major Israeli defense systems companies in procedures to approve binding agreements, internal antitrust enforcement programs and on competition matters in M&A transactions.
  • Representation of the Israeli Food Manufactures Association with regard to the "Food Industry Competition Advancement" law, consent decree between the food manufactures and retail chains, as well as the criminal proceedings against Shufersal for the violation of the competition law.
  • Representation of the Israeli Aerospace Industries and Airbus in procedure to approve a joint venture of an innovative towing vehicle for commercial airplanes ("Taxibot").
  • Representation of IBM Israel in a procedure to approve a merger transaction with Toshiba.
  • Representation of Elbit Imaging in all matters relating to antitrust and competition, among others, in the selling of GAP to the Gottex Group.

News    about this expertise

Dror Strum on the easing of restrictions on monopolies: "The Antitrust Authority is wrong"

November 2nd, 2017

Adv. Ravit Arbel, Partner and Director of the Regulation and Competition Department of, responds to the amendment proposed by the Antitrust Authority, which will reduce the level of criminal punishment to monopolies that abuse their status. For the full article, click here...Read More 

Antitrust law makes it difficult to buy a soon to be liquidated supermarket chain

January 22th, 2016

Adv. Ravit Arbel, a partner in the firm, heads our Antitrust Practice was interviewed to Globes about the limitations Antitrust Law creates when dealing with the crash of the 2nd largest supermarket chain in Israel. Adv. Arbel also mentioned the concern of having a tremendous growth of purchasing power with suppliers. For the full...Read More 

The Antitrust Authority Impairs Competition

March 9th, 2015

Following the 16th amendment of the Israeli Antitrust Act which abolished the exemption for exclusive engagement between suppliers and distributors, Adv. Eldad Koresh, our firm's Managing Partner and Head of the Commercial Department, and Adv. Ravit Dinmez, an associate in our Commercial Department, published an article in "The Marke...Read More 
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Publications    about this expertise

Adv. Eldad Koresh referred to Prof. David Gilo Resignation from the Antitrust Authority

May 26th, 2015

In an article published in The Marker magazine Adv. Eldad Koresh, Managing Partner and Head of the firm's Commercial Department, referred to Prof. David Gilo's resignation from the Antitrust Authority. Prof. Gilo resigned after his objection to the compromised agreement that the government intends to adopt for the breakdown of the na...Read More 

May 21th, 2015

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The Antitrust Authority Impairs Competition

March 9th, 2015

Following the 16th amendment of the Israeli Antitrust Act which abolished the exemption for exclusive engagement between suppliers and distributors, Adv. Eldad Koresh, our firm's Managing Partner and Head of the Commercial Department, and Adv. Ravit Dinmez, an associate in our Commercial Department, published an article in "The Marke...Read More 
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Events    about this expertise

The Face of Competition in the Israeli Industry in light of Social Protest

Competition has become a focal point of public debate in the past year. The implications of the social protests in Israel, followed by active regulatory measures taken by the state in order to drastically change Israeli competition and antitrust laws, require adjustments to be made throughout the entire industry.The symposium will pr...Read More 

Recognition    about this expertise

Adv. Eldad Koresh Recommended by Chambers and Partners 2015 Edition

March 10th, 2015

The international legal directory Chambers and Partners recommended Adv. Eldad Koresh in the practice areas of Antitrust and Competition and the practice area of Real Estate and Construction. Regarding Adv. Koresh's antitrust and competition expertise, the publication noted: "Eldad Koresh is the Managing Partner of Amit, Pollak, Mat...Read More 

17 APM & Co. Departments Ranked in the 2014 BDI Edition

May 4th, 2014

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. was ranked in 17 practice areas in the 2014 edition of BDI, the leading Israeli legal directory. APM & Co. was ranked within tier 1 in the following practice areas: Real Estate Tax High Tech Antitrust Mergers and Acquisitions International Commercial Law Receiverships and Liquidations E...Read More 

APM & Co.'s Antitrust and Competition Practice Recognized in the 2014 Edition of The Legal 500

April 10th, 2014

APM & Co. was ranked in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500, a leading international legal directory, for its exceptional achievements to the field of Competition. The guide also recognized Adv. Eldad Koresh, the firm's managing partner and head of our Commercial department, and Adv. Orit Israeli, partner in our Commercial departm...Read More 
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Presentation    about this expertise

Regulatory Intervention in Determining the Price

November 7th, 2013

A presentation by Adv. Eldad Koresh, managing partner and head of the Antitrust practice at our firm, which was presented at an antitrust seminar hosted by the Israeli Manufacteurs Association and APM & Co. For the full presentation click here (Hebrew presentation)....Read More 

Competition in the Israeli Natural Gas Market

May 1st, 2013

A presentation by Adv. Eldad Koresh, managing partner and head of our Commercial department, which was presented at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas. For the full presentation click here....Read More