The Israeli District Court of the City of Jerusalem convicts for the first time defendants in an antitrust case for attempting to engage in illegal vertical restrictive arrangements and for violating merger conditions (Shufersal)

On December 23, 2013, The Israeli District Court of the City of Jerusalem found the company operating the leading nationwide supermarket chain in Israel - Shufersal Ltd. ("Shufersal"), its CEO, Mr. Ephraim (Effie) Rosenhaus ("Rosenhaus") and its Deputy VP Commerce and Marketing, Mr. Eliezer (Eli) Gidor ("Gidor") (together - the "Defendants") guilty of four counts of attempts to conduct illegal vertical restrictive arrangements, and of violation of the conditions upon which Shufersal's 2005 merger with its former competitor - Clubmarket Marketing Chains Ltd. ("Clubmarket") - was approved. The Defendants were acquitted of the charges relating to another affair, as we shall elaborate below. This is the first time an Israeli court convicts defendants in violation of merger conditions,

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  • Eshel, Ashlagi, Rozent (Tel Aviv)
  • Eshel, Ashlagi, Rozent (Tel Aviv)

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Gal Rozent, Elad Travis, The Israeli District Court of the City of Jerusalem convicts for the first time defendants in an antitrust case for attempting to engage in illegal vertical restrictive arrangements and for violating merger conditions (Shufersal), 23 December 2013, e-Competitions December 2013, Art. N° 62283

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