Bio

Ronit Amir-Yaniv is a partner in the Antitrust Group at Arnon, Tadmor-Levy. She holds the position of chair for both the antitrust and sports committees at the Israel Bar Association. Renowned for her expertise, Ronit represents a diverse clientele, both local and international, navigating regulatory approvals for mergers, restrictive trade agreements, and compliance programs. She is a seasoned professional in handling criminal investigations, financial sanctions, assertions, hearings, and representation before the Restrictive Trade Practices Tribunal. Ronit is also instrumental in providing litigation support for antitrust and white-collar-related matters.

In addition to her role in the Antitrust Group, Ronit serves as a partner in the High-Tech and Commercial group within the firm. She offers strategic counsel to corporations in various sectors, including tourism, aviation, food, finance, and insurance. Her involvement spans mergers and acquisitions, as well as ongoing legal support through retainer arrangements for day-to-day operational matters. Ronit is deeply involved in representing numerous startups, hubs, accelerators, and funds, particularly in sectors such as sports-tech, medical, foodtech, agritech, cannabis, travel-tech, proptech/constructech, AI, smart mobility, smart cities, IOT, big data, cloud, and elderly care. She also coordinates the representation of sports associations, teams, and sports-tech entrepreneurs.

Furthermore, Ronit extends her expertise to real estate developers marketing their assets overseas to Israelis.

Her distinguished reputation is underscored by her recognition in Chambers Global, where she is ranked in the Israel Competition/Antitrust category, with the publication noting, “She knows the field and the details and does a wonderful job.” Ronit is also acknowledged by The Legal 500.

In her leadership capacity, Ronit serves as the chair of the ICC Israel Executive Committee. She is an active member of the Commercial, Competition, and Antitrust Committees (global committees) of the ICC. Additionally, she heads the Israeli ICC Competition and Antitrust Committee and holds the position of Chairman of the Board of ICC Israel. Ronit also serves as Chairman of the Board for the new arbitration institute dedicated to commercial disputes between Israeli and Palestinian business entities. Beyond her legal practice, Ronit is a dedicated educator, regularly lecturing and leading courses at universities and the Israel Bar on various topics, including high-tech, capital raising, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, and sports.

Prior to her legal career, Ronit served as an officer in the intelligence department of the Israeli Air Force. She earned her law degree from Tel Aviv University in 1991 and was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1993. Ronit’s tenure at Yigal Arnon & Co. began in 1999 when she joined the firm as a partner.

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Representation of a leading elevator company in front of the District Court in the criminal restraint case known as the Elevator Cartel.
  • Representation of a construction company in front of both the District and Supreme Courts in a criminal-restraint case related to construction contractors surrounding the Gaza Strip.
  • Representation of a gypsum company in front of the Restrictive Practices Tribunal in a monopoly declaration and in court regarding restraining orders.
  • Representation of a major port in Israel before the Competition Authority and the Restrictive Practices Tribunal, as well as the Supreme Court, regarding a monopoly declaration and financial sanctions.
  • Representation of a leading bank in the Restrictive Practices Tribunal in opposition to a merger between two banks.
  • Representation of a leading food company before the Competition Authority.
  • Representation of dozens of startup companies in fundraising activities.
  • Representation of technology, aviation, insurance, construction, and other companies in the acquisition of other companies.

Recognition

Legal500 Recommended Lawyer
Competition/Antitrust
Education
1991 Tel Aviv University | LLB
Admission
1993 Israel
Additional roles
Chairman of the Competition/Antitrust Law Committee at the National Bar Association
Chairman of the Sports Law Committee at the National Bar Association
Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce Association in Israel (ICC)
Ronit Amir-Yaniv

Ronit Amir-Yaniv

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