Adv. Niv Zecler Competition & Antitrust - Israel

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Weinstock Zecler & Co
5 Azrieli Center
Tel-Aviv 67025

Tel: (972) 3 6968333
Fax: (972) 3 6964222


Adv. Niv Zecler specializes in antitrust matters, regulation and litigation. Adv. Zecler represents leading companies in a large variety of industries on merger transactions, joint ventures, restrictive arrangements and unilateral behavior. Adv. Zecler has extensive experience in criminal, civil and administrative litigation in competition and regulation issues before the Antitrust Tribunal, the District Courts and the Supreme Court of Israel.

Adv. Zecler served as the Legal Department Chief of the Israel Antitrust Authority between 1994 -1997 and as Chairman of the Antitrust Committee of the Israeli Bar Association (2007-2012) . Chambers and Partners noted that Niv Zecler is “considered ‘a first port of call’ for any dispute with the Israel Antitrust Authority” and “reaps peer praise as a ‘remarkably skilled litigator’ and an all-round competition expert.”

Adv. Zecler writes and lectures regularly on matters relating to antitrust and is a member of the Editorial Staff of the legal journal “Ta’agidim”

Antitrust Law Practice:

Our Antitrust practice is one of the largest, most diversified and highly respected Antitrust practices in Israel. Our practice offers full-service capabilities in all aspects of competition law from fundamental antitrust issues to the most complex challenges that affect our client’s businesses. We advise our clients on governmental investigations, mergers and acquisitions, restrictive agreements, monopolization issues (abuse of dominant position) and others.

We analyze transactions, assess their competition concerns, and suggest solutions to avoid them. Our team represents clients before the Israeli Antitrust Authority (IAA) and other governmental agencies with respect to all regulation and administrative aspects. Additionally, we frequently represent our clients in litigation cases before the Israeli Antitrust Tribunal, in the Criminal Courts and before the Israeli Supreme Court.

We advise leading Israeli companies in a wide variety of industries including telecommunications (fixed, mobile, broadcasting), pharmaceuticals, energy, retail and food. We advise leading foreign clients and their off-shore legal consultants in all issues related to the Israeli antitrust compliance.

Our diverse experience includes:

  • Criminal Cartel Investigations
  • Competition Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Antitrust Compliance Programs
  • IP and Antitrust
  • International Competition

Weinstock Zecler & Co. is regularly ranked by leading international and local professional guides, for many years, as a first tier Israeli law firm in the field of antitrust and competition. Recently the 2012 GCR 100 ranked Weinstock Zecler & Co. as one of the “Elite” firms in Israel in competition law. Weinstock Zecler & Co was also ranked first tier in the 2012 Legal 500 and as a “leader in their field by the market” in the 2012 Dun and Bradstreet Israel Ltd, Dun’s 100.

The Antitrust team is headed by Niv Zecler who served as the legal department chief of the Israel Antitrust Authority (IAA) between 1994-1997. Chambers and Partners noted that Niv Zecler is “[c]onsidered ‘a first port of call’ for any dispute with the Israeli Antitrust Authority” and that he reaps peer praise as ‘remarkably skilled litigator’ and an all-round competition expert” (2010) and an “excellent, very experienced antitrust lawyer, “who is commended for his ‘formidable litigation skills’ ” (2011). Niv Zecler recently served (2007-2012) as the Chairman of the Antitrust Committee of the Israel Bar Association.

Weinstock Zecler & Co:

Weinstock Zecler & Co. is one of Israel’s leading law firms in its special fields of expertise: Antitrust Law, Competition and Regulation, Corporate, M&A, Private Equity, Chinese Commercial Law, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Zoning and Planning.

Founded in 1997, Weinstock-Zecler quickly gained a reputation for excellence. Each practice area is led by a reputable partner with extensive professional experience and unique insight in his or her respective field. Our attorneys are regularly cited as experts in local and international academic and business publications. Amongst the firm’s clients are leading companies and entities in Israel and abroad.

Weinstock Zecler & Co. is known for its uncompromising professionalism, comprehensive and profound legal knowledge and proficiency. The firm’s attorneys are carefully selected, have broad experience and are well known for their ability to serve as lead counsel in vastly complex transactions and high-stakes disputes on par with any of the largest partnerships, while producing creative tailor-made practical solutions and providing the individual attention characteristic of a boutique firm. Our clients note our energetic and devoted personal service.

We offer our clients a wide range of services, to serve all their needs in litigation, business activities, commercial, administrative and private law, and in virtually every market sector. Our primary goal is to provide the most effective and efficient representation possible, addressing all our client’s needs.

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