Tzahi I. Yagur is a Partner and the Head of the Antitrust and Competition Group and the Project Finance (BOT-PFI Projects) Group at Pearl Cohen’s Tel Aviv Office.
Tzahi is one of Israel’s top antitrust lawyers with over 22 years of experience and reputation in competition law. Tzahi represents leading Israeli and international groups in issues related to monopolies, cartels, mergers and concentrated markets as well as criminal and private enforcement of competition law, before the Israeli Antitrust Authority and the competent courts, both in criminal and civil proceedings, including class actions.
In addition, Tzahi provides advice on a wide array of antitrust issues to Israeli and foreign clients. Tzahi was one of the final nominees to the position of the Israel Antitrust Commissioner in 2015. Tzahi serves as an adjacent lecturer of Antitrust Law and Mergers and Acquisitions in the Law School and the Business School of the Netanya Academic College.
Tzahi’s practice also focuses on Project Finance and Infrastructure Tenders (in BOT-PFI method). He has over 15 years of experience and reputation in Project Finance and in providing legal services in connection with complex tenders including using the BOT-PFI method. Tzahi served as the legal counsel of the Ministry of Defense Tender Committee in a project for the Planning, Construction, Financing, Operation and Maintenance of the IDF Training Center in the Negev (known in its Hebrew name: “Ir Ha-Bahaddim”); and the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Internal Security Inter-ministerial Tender Committee for the tender for a PFI project for the Planning, Construction, Financing and Operation of a privately-managed prison, which was a pioneering project, the first of its type in Israel, using the PFI method in the security field.
Prior to joining our firm, Tzahi was a Senior Partner in Bar-Kahan Zingelaub & Co. and in Shavit Bar-On Galon Tzin Yagur & Co. in Tel Aviv and worked as a foreign associate in Sullivan & Cromwell, New York.