Joseph Levy

Founder & Managing Partner

Education: LL.B., Hebrew University (1981); LL.M., Georgetown University- Washington DC (1983)

Bar Membership: Israel Bar Association (1981)

Practice Areas: Antitrust Law; Litigation; Business Law; Commercial Law; Government Procurement; Class Actions; Tender Law; Consumer Protection Law; Telecommunication.

Languages: Hebrew and English

Adv. Joseph Levy is the Managing Partner of Yossi Levy & Co. Attorneys at Law. Adv. Levy has vast experience in all aspects of Tender Law, Antitrust Law and International Trade, and provides legal counsel to Yossi Levy & Co. clients on both particular cases and issues of a general legislative and regulatory form.

Project Finance and Tender Law

Adv. Levy has many years of experience accompanying governmental tender committees, such as those of the IAA (Israel Airports Authority), the Ministries of Finance, National Infrastructure, Environmental Protection and Transportation, alongside private entities and lenders who have participated in most of the important large scale projects in Israel.

Adv. Levy also serves as legal counsel to companies that frequently participate in complex, large-scale tenders, both local and international, such as HP Israel and Von-Roll Transformers.

Antitrust

Adv. Levy is one of Israel’s leading experts in the field of Antitrust and Competition Law, advising the firm’s clients which include food manufacturers, banks, publishers, retail chains, as well as companies in the fields of energy, tourism, telecommunications and professional associations. He handles both criminal and civil aspects of Antitrust Law, representing the clients before the Antitrust Commissioner, the Antitrust Tribunal, the District and the Supreme Courts.

Among the major mergers accompanied by Adv. Levy are: the joint venture of Electra Consumer Products with Ynet, the purchase of Ace stores and currently in the appeal filed by Tadiran challenging the Antitrust Commissioner’s decision to approve that merger.

Adv. Levy also represents two domestic can manufacturers, Lageen and Caniel, in an appeal before the Supreme Court regarding the Antitrust Commissioner and Tribunal decision to block the merger between the two companies. He also represented Visa Europe before the Antitrust Authority, the Antitrust Tribunal and the Supreme Court regarding Interchange Fees, and Tnuva in the process of obtaining aStipulated Order between Tnuva and the Antitrust Commissioner regarding the Golan Heights Dairies.

Adv. Levy also represented clients in Antitrust related criminal proceedings, for example the alleged pipes connectors marketing cartel, the alleged gas marketing cartel, the envelopes marketing cartel and the frozen vegetables marketing cartel.

Legislation and Regulation

Adv. Levy represents clients in the field of International Trade and specifically before the Industrial Cooperation Authority overseeing government procurement in accordance with Israel’s undertakings pursuant to the Agreement on Government Procurement and WTO, as well as in proceedings regarding trade levies and duties, before the relevant authorities and tribunals.

In addition, in his capacity as legal counsel to various commercial entities, Adv. Levy has been involved in legislation in many Knesset committees, thus providing him with unique experience in the legislative process in Israel. Adv. Levy was involved in the legislation of Israel’s Tender Law and Regulations, and in amendments to the Trade Restrictions Law (concerning Class Actions), the Regulation of Products and Services Law, the Toll Roads Law (Carmel Tunnels), the Standards Law, the Associations Law regarding non-profit organizations, the Banking Law regarding credit cards, the Antitrust Law regarding Class Actions and many more.

Between 1981 and 1983, Adv. Levy served as the Assistant Economic Minister at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC. In this capacity, Mr. Levy participated in numerous negotiations on behalf of the State of Israel vis-à-vis American government entities and companies, including negotiations on the Israel-U.S. Free Trade Area Agreement and on Israel’s participation in the WTO GATT Agreements. He was one of the authors of the MoU between the U.S. Defense Department and the Israeli Ministry of Defense concerning defense tenders and procurement. Adv. Levy also handled several commercial and legal issues regarding U.S. foreign military aid to Israel, and was involved in the negotiations and agreements for converting U.S. military aid to Israel from loans to grants, as well as the leasing and sales transactions for the Kfir fighter aircraft. During this period, Adv. Levy handled many aspects of the financing and insuring of American exports to Israel for Exim Bank and Opic.

Between 1983 and 1986, Joseph Levy was an associate in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, one of the largest law firms in the U.S., where he was involved in handling large-scale international transactions including the Transamerica Sedgwick merger (valued at over $3 billion) and various transportation-related transactions.

Adv. Joseph Levy’s excellence in the field of antitrust and Competition Law, as well as Project Finance was recognized globally by Chambers Global and Legal 500 on numerous occasions.