Israel—”Follow-On” Class Actions Against International Cartels

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Tal Eyal-Boger, Ziv Schwartz, Apr 14, 2015

In recent years a growing trend has emerged in Israel: more and more motions to certify class actions based on alleged global cartels are being filed with the Israeli District Courts. The typical petitioners in these cases are Israeli private consumers or private consumer organizations while the respondents are global companies that allegedly were parties to (alleged) global cartels.

Often, the trigger for private enforcement based on antitrust claims is a criminal or an administrative enforcement action taken by the Israeli Antitrust Authority. However, the new trend expands the said trigger to be enforcement actions taken by foreign competition authorities worldwide.