Competition & Antitrust Law

Yossi Levy & Co. is one of the most experienced firms in the field of antitrust law. The firm provides ongoing representation to public and private companies and government bodies in all aspects of antitrust law, competition, and concentration.

We provide ongoing counsel and assist the activities of leading clients in Israel in various sectors, including energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, finance, food, retail, and high-tech.
Our Antitrust Department provides regular opinions to clients, assisting complex transactions in all aspects of competition. Furthermore, we specialize in representing clients before Israel’s Antitrust Authority, the Antitrust Tribunal and the Supreme Court. We also specialize in representing clients in class action suits and private claims on the grounds of Israel’s Restrictive Trade Practices Law. Our Antitrust Department further specializes in assisting and representing clients in criminal proceedings pursuant to the Restrictive Trade Practices Law and its accompanying laws, as well as in criminal investigations conducted by the Antitrust Authority. We have provided representation in most of the criminal cases managed in Israel under the Restrictive Trade Practices Law.

Our firm assisted in the legislation of the Concentration Law and continues to provide advice to statutory bodies and government companies regarding its proper implementation.
The retired judge Jonathan Adiel, who served as acting judge of the Supreme Court and the President of the Antitrust Tribunal for numerous years, is one of our advisors.

Representative Experience in Antitrust Law:
The companies and entities represented by our Antitrust Department include: the Israel Airports Authority, the Israel Ports Company & Asset Company, the Israel Postal Company, Inbal Insurance Company, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, General Electric Group, Alstom Group, LG Group, Visa Europe, Bombardier, L’Oreal Group, Tnuva Group, Clalit Health Services, Partner Communications, the Electra Group, Clalit Health Services, Keter Publishing House, Bezeq, Sonol Group, Superbus and many other leading companies.

  • Legal500
  • BDI
  • Dun's 100
  • Chambers
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He has extensive experience in the fields of tenders law, large-scale projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors, antitrust law, and international trade. He provides counsel to the firm’s clients both in specific legal cases and in matters relating to broad-based legislation and regulation processes.

Yossi deals with civil and criminal aspects of antitrust law and represents the firm’s clients before the relevant bodies and courts, such the Antitrust Commissioner, the Antitrust Court, the District Courts and the Supreme Court. For example, he has handled cases of claims of a cartel for the marketing of pipes, a cartel for marketing gas, a cartel for marketing envelopes, a cartel for marketing frozen vegetables, and a cartel for textbooks.

Yossi is considered one of the foremost experts in Israel in the field of antitrust and competition law. He advises the firm’s clients in this field, including manufacturers and suppliers of food and consumer goods, banks, supermarket chains, leading players in the energy industry, tourism service providers, and communications providers, including television and cellular telecommunications and professional associations. Furthermore, in the area of legislation and regulation, Yossi represents significant Israeli and international players, providing counsel for all their legal needs regarding international trade. In particular, Yossi represents our clients before the Industrial Cooperation Authority at the Ministry of Economy and Industry, which oversees government procurement in accordance with Israel's obligations under treaties relating to government procurement as part of the World Trade Organization, as well as proceedings regarding levies and duties, before the relevant authorities and courts.

He provides legal counsel to companies that frequently participate in complex Israeli and international tenders, such as Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, Alstom, Von Roll, Electra Group, Elco Group, Afcon Group, Ya’Acobi Brothers Group, and Partner Communications.

Yossi has many years of experience in providing counsel to government tenders committees, such as those of the Israel Airports Authority, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources, the Ministry of the Environment, and the Ministry of Transport. He also has extensive experience in advising private entities and financing parties which have participated in some of the largest and most significant projects in Israel.
Significant mergers that Yossi has overseen include Electra Consumer Products joint venture with YNET and Electra Consumer Products acquisition of the ACE retail chain. He has also represented Lageen and Caniel, manufacturers of canned goods, in a petition before the Supreme Court regarding the decision of the Antitrust Commissioner and the decision of the Antitrust Tribunal to prevent the merger of the two companies.

Furthermore, Yossi represented Electra Consumer Products before the Antitrust Tribunal concerning the merger request in the field of water bars, between Electra Consumer Products and Eden Springs. He also represented Visa Europe before the Israel Antitrust Authority, the Antitrust Tribunal, and the Supreme Court, in the matter of the cross-clearing arrangement and the cross-commission. He also represented Tnuva, as part of its process in obtaining a declaratory order regarding the dairies in the Golan Heights.
Additionally, he represented one of the largest global conglomerates before the Israel Antitrust Tribunal and the District Court in connection with claims regarding the company's involvement in an international cartel in the field of electricity. This case is the largest restrictive procedure in the history of the State of Israel.

As part of his job providing legal counsel for numerous commercial bodies, Yossi has been involved in legislation of many Knesset committees proceedings, giving him unique insight into Israel's legislative processes, particularly regarding the interplay of these processes with the business world. Yossi was involved in legislating the Mandatory Tenders Law and regulations, the amendments to the Restrictive Trade Practices Law regarding class action suits, the Products and Services Regulation Law, the Toll Roads Law, the Standards Law, the Non-Profit Organizations Law, the Banking Law on Credit Cards, the Concentration Law, and many other regulations and laws.

Between 1981 and 1983, Yossi served as the Deputy pf the Minister of Economy at the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC. As part of his work, Yossi regularly took part in negotiations on behalf of the State of Israel vis-à-vis US government agencies and private American companies, including negotiations between the Israeli government and the US government regarding the Free Trade Area Agreement between the two countries, as well as Israel's accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). He took part in formulating the memorandum of understanding between the US Department of Defense and the Israeli Ministry of Defense regarding security and procurement tenders.
Yossi has also dealt with a number of commercial and legal matters relating to American military assistance to Israel. For example, he was involved in negotiations and agreements for the conversion of US military assistance to Israel from loans to grants, as well as in the leasing and sale of Kfir fighter jets to the US Navy. During this period, Yossi dealt with many aspects of the financing and insurance of American exports to Israel via the Export–Import Bank of the United States and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Between 1983 to 1986, Yossi worked at the New York branch of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, where he was involved in large-scale international transactions, including Transmerica-Sedgwick (worth over $3 billion) and in various transactions related to the field of transportation.

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Asaf specializes in providing legal services in a wide range of disputes involving various issues in commercial, corporate, administrative, and antitrust litigation. He has acquired extensive experience in international arbitration proceedings before various international arbitration institutions, particularly the International Chamber of Commerce.

Asaf represents a wide range of clients in various sectors such as industry, construction, infrastructure, Internet, online trading, securities, high-tech, and more.

During his time with us, he has represented clients before all courts, particularly before the District Courts and the Supreme Court, including complex legal proceedings that concurrently included administrative proceedings in Israel and proceedings in foreign countries.

He has advised large public and private bodies throughout the world such as General Electric, Alstom, LG, the Two Sigma Fund, the Electra Group, the Shikun & Binui Group, the Bezeq Group, the DSNR Group, the Israel Airports Authority, Netivei Israel, Ayalon Highways, and more.

Significant Cases Represented by Asaf:
Representing Alstom and General Electric in a claim of 4 billion NIS filed by the Israel Electric Corporation, and a class action suit worth 2.5 billion NIS, both with respect to claims regarding the membership of the companies in the global gas insulated switchgear alleged cartel;
Representation of Alstom and General Electric in front of Israel’s Antitrust Tribunal;
Representing Two Sigma in the arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce with EDF EN regarding a dispute between shareholders;
Providing representation for the partnership between Electra Solel Boneh and Pumped Storage Gilboa in the arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce with the Korean Kyungdong Corporation regarding the pumped storage power plant in Gilboa;
Representing international electronics manufacturers in a class action suit regarding claims of involvement in cartels.

Before joining our firm, Asaf interned at the Israeli Supreme Court under the Honorable Justice (retired) Prof. Yoram Danziger.
After this internship, Asaf handled mergers and acquisitions and represented companies listed in the dual listing for trading of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Additionally, Asaf represented international investment banks in issuing and securitization proceedings.
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He handles complex litigation cases, including complicated commercial litigation, large-scale claims in infrastructure and construction, administrative petitions, particularly in the areas of tenders, environmental protection, and international trade, as well as administrative proceedings and class action suits.

Additionally, Eyal has wide-ranging experience in providing representation in the fields of antitrust and competition law, including representing leading companies before the Antitrust Commissioner, the Antitrust Tribunal, and the Supreme Court.

He also provides ongoing legal counsel in a variety of legal fields to commercial companies, government companies, statutory bodies, and government ministries. Eyal handles the entire repersentation of Zahal's Disable Organization, which is the largest charitable organization in Israel, representing 60,000 disable veterans. Such representation includes handling administrative, commercial, litigation and non-profit aspects of the law. [post_title] => Eyal Ben Shushan [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => eyal-ben-shushan [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-01-19 14:23:47 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-01-19 12:23:47 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 60 [post_type] => team [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3063 [post_author] => 7 [post_date] => 2022-01-19 12:35:39 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-01-19 10:35:39 [post_content] => [post_title] => Ofer Kurlender [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ofer-kurlender [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-01-19 13:48:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-01-19 11:48:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 80 [post_type] => team [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) )