Sort by

Articles11 found

Filters
Sort by
Filters
May 9, 2024
Antitrust: Can I trust myself to always remain myself ?
Competition
High-Tech and Technology
There are some very acute questions such as: the Maccabi or Hapoel basketball team, coffee or tea, Coke or Pepsi, but for years, one of the most basic question has always been – Apple or Android? If you ask a devoted Apple user, there is nothing like the Apple’s user experience and there is no […]
May 26, 2022
The is nothing like a good free legal opinion on the line to the doctor !
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
An article about the importance of legal advice from an experienced lawyer who knows all the facts and when a legal opinion will have any meaning at all. The article was written by Doron Afik, Esq. of Afik & Co., Attorneys and Notary.
October 9, 2021
How about a “Go to Jail” agreement?
Competition
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
Criminal Law
An article on the liability of directors and officers to antitrust offences of the corporation
November 28, 2020
On restrictive arrangements and criminal liability of corporate officers
Competition
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
An article on the personal criminal liability of officers o restrictive trade arrangement offences by the company and the manner in which it may be avoided.
February 9, 2019
The Economic Competition Law, Restrictive Arrangements and Prison Sentences
Competition
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
Criminal Law
A software company develops a successful product that allows easy payment by credit card and offers it to business owners. The provider of the accounting system to such businesses, however, in an attempt to prevent the software company from penetrating the market, makes it clear to the business owners that if they work with that […]
November 8, 2016
The Ageing VBER – The Deceiving Simplicity of A Schema
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
Competition
European Law and Regulations
The ageing VBER – the deceiving simplicity of a schema The EU Block Exemption Regulation 330/2010 on Vertical Agreements (“VBER”) is still valid until 31 May 2022. However, when applying the VBER to vertical agreements in practice, experience shows that the VBER, in (seemingly) more and more cases, proves to be too schematic and therefore […]
October 28, 2015
Horizontal and Vertical Restrictive Arrangements
Competition
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
A restrictive arrangements that was not preapproved by the Antitrust Tribunal is a criminal offense of all parties to the arrangement. Additionally, criminal liability is attached also to directors and officers of corporation who are parties to such arrangement. The Israeli Antitrust Law defines a restrictive arrangement very broadly to include any arrangement “entered into […]
August 4, 2015
Amendment to Israeli Antitrust Law – Cancellation of the Blanket Exemption for Reciprocal Distribution Agreements
Competition
The Israeli Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1988, is designed to prevent businesses from placing “obstacles” on the normal course of competition in the market. Inter alia, the Act prohibits the existence of a cartel (or, “restrictive agreement”). The Act defines a restrictive agreement in a very wide way to include any “Arrangement entered into by […]
July 8, 2015
The Risk in Breach of M&A Transactions Antitrust Obligations
Mergers and Acquisitions
Competition
A merger transaction may require to be reported to the Israeli Antitrust Authority and in some cases the actual approval of the Antitrust Commissioner. The Antitrust law may also create a personal liability for directors and senior officers in the company in the event of a breach of the law, and from 2012 also allows […]
February 18, 2015
Administrative Enforcement and Disclosure Requirements in Transaction with a Public Company
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
Competition
One of the vital elements of a merger and acquisition transaction is the confidentiality of the transaction and its details. However, when the transaction is with a public company such company will be subject to certain immediate reporting obligations. Until recently, a public company failing to report faced years long criminal proceedings, but a 2011 […]
July 9, 2014
Personal Liability of Directors and Officers for Antitrust Offenses
Competition
At the beginning of 2014, Justice Moshe Yoad HaCohen convicted a number of senior executives of the “Shufersal” chain of charges of attempting to enter a restrictive arrangement and of violating the terms of a merger between Shufersal and Clubmarket. This merger was considered problematic due to the reduction of competition in the market and […]