Ms Sivan Weinreich

Sivan Weinreich

Updates

Competition & Antitrust

Transition to self-assessment regime: ICA publishes amended block exemptions
Israel | 24 January 2019

The Israel Competition Authority recently published amended versions of the Block Exemption for Ancillary Restraints in Mergers and the Block Exemption for Joint Ventures. The amended block exemptions intend to lower the regulatory burden imposed on businesses and enable the fast implementation of efficient arrangements by expanding the use of block exemptions.

Israel Antitrust Authority publishes new block exemption for joint loan agreements
Israel | 23 August 2018

The Israel Antitrust Authority (IAA) recently published the Antitrust Rules (Joint Loans Block Exemption) 2018. The exemption deals with loans extended jointly by a number of financial institutions to a single business borrower and provides a more formal and broader framework than the IAA's previous policy of periodic public opinions, which exempted consortium arrangements from restrictive enforcement under certain conditions.