Antitrust & Competition
Pearl Cohen’s Antitrust & Competition Group provides leading companies in Israel and the United States with consultation on commercial and enforcement aspects of antitrust law and economic regulation.
The Group focuses on assisting multinational and domestic companies in obtaining the approval of the Israel Antitrust Authority, consulting on M&A transactions, license agreements, IT agreements, patent disputes, distribution and retail agreements, investments and agreements containing restrictive provisions, and litigation against governmental authorities or private parties. We also assist our clients in creating antitrust compliance programs and enforcing the antitrust regulations on both the food sector and concentrated companies.
The Antitrust & Competition Group provide the following services:
- Enforcement and Litigation: representing clients in courts and tribunals in cases involving cartels, civil/criminal/administrative proceedings, civil class actions and arbitration.
- Mergers/Joint Ventures: guiding clients through the US Hart-Scott-Rodino process and Israel pre-merger processes
- Pharmaceutical and IP Litigation: coordinating with our litigation groups to defend pharmaceutical firms and IP holders against antitrust-based challenges such as "reverse payment" claims, settlement agreements and other allegations of improper conduct to delay or inhibit competition.
- Government Investigations/ Cartels: representing complainants and defendants in complex antitrust investigations, including price-fixing investigations and parallel industry-wide class actions.
- Regulatory Matters/Business Practice: we offer extensive regulatory and practical business experience in the complex issues that corporations face in their vertical and horizontal relationships with suppliers, customers and competitors as to pricing issues, exclusive arrangements, licensing, joint ventures and territorial restrictions.
- Counseling and In-house Compliance: advising clients on antitrust compliance on a day-to-day basis, tailoring compliance programs (both local and international programs), and hosting seminars and in-house training on how to minimize the risks of accusations of anti-competitive behavior.