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Iris Achmon

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Herzog Fox & Neeman

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Antitrust and Competition


Iris advises large entities, and multinationals in particular, on all aspects of antitrust and competition laws including complex mergers, restrictive arrangements, monopolies, the Food Law and Concentration Law, as well as compliance and the day-to-day conduct of companies with high exposure to antitrust and competition laws. Iris has extensive experience in representing entities before the Israeli Antitrust Authority and the Antitrust Tribunal. Iris handled various procedures such as administrative fines, declarations of breach, monopoly proclamations, exemption requests and pre-rulings; in a variety of sectors including high-tech and telecom, bio and pharma, finance, transportation, energy, infrastructures, agriculture, food and retail. Iris was with the Israeli Antitrust Authority for over 10 years, where she served as head of the legal department's merger section and was, inter alia, in charge of the food and retail sectors. Before that Iris served as part of the criminal litigation team of the Israeli Antitrust Authority, handling prominent cases such as the Liquefied Petroleum Gas and flooring cartels. Iris also has experience as director of regulation in Israel for a multinational telecom company.


Israel 2001


Hebrew and English


Hebrew University Jerusalem, LL.B, B.A. East Asian Studies, Magna Cum Laude, 2000 Hebrew University Jerusalem, LL.M, Cum Laude, 2005



Within: Competition/antitrust

Herzog Fox & Neeman's antitrust department attracts complex antitrust litigation and is adept at handling merger filings for multibillion-dollar deals requiring global coordination. Department head Talya Solomon is jointly representing Deutsche Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines in a class action concerning an alleged cartel in the global air cargo industry. The team is also acting for two senior officers of the Ashdod Port in connection with the first-ever administrative fines imposed by the IAA for abuse of monopolistic position. In the merger control space, the team, which includes Iris Achmon, handled IAA negotiations in relation to the merger of The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox, Broadcom Corporation's proposed acquisition of Qualcomm, and Carlyle Group's acquisition of certain business activities of Akzo Nobel. Solomon also represented Arkia Israel Airlines in its opposition to a merger between El Al Israel Airlines and Israir Airlines.

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