The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2019: Israel Overview
Global Competition Review (GCR) publishedThe European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2019. The “Israel Overview” chapter was written by FBC’s Tal Eyal-Boger, Ziv Schwartz and Shani Brown.
Recent years have been characterised by a trend for strengthening the position of the Israeli Antitrust Authority (IAA); increasing administrative enforcement and criminal enforcement, as well as the focus of the IAA on its advisory capacity within the government; and increasing civil ‘follow-on’ class actions against international cartels. The IAA also continued to promote a comprehensive reform to The Restrictive Trade Practices Law, including suggested changes of substantive matters as well as procedure and terminology.
The Restrictive Trade Practices Law, 5748-1988 (the Law) is the primary law dealing with antitrust issues in Israel and its objective is
Restrictive arrangements control regime
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