Tzahi Yagur is a Partner and Head of the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.
Tzahi provides advice on a wide array of antitrust issues to Israeli and foreign clients. He 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, in criminal and civil proceedings (including class actions).
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. Previously and for many years, Tzahi also lectured Antitrust Law in Bar Ilan University and Haifa University. Further, Tzahi was one of the final nominees to the position of the Israel Antitrust Commissioner in 2015.
Tzahi’s practice also focuses on Project Finance and Infrastructure Tenders (in BOT-PFI method). He has over 20 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. He was also involved in the representation of bidders in other mega infrastructure projects such Road 16 (in Jerusalem), Road 6, and “Ofek Rahav” Project of the Ministry of Defence. In addition, Tzahi was involved in the representation of the Shapir Group on the JNET financial closing and in the implementation of the project as well as on the Purple Line financial close. Additionally, he advised EGIS on the award of the Network Manager project of NTA and represented the Chinese group of CCECC in several NTA’s transportation projects including the “Aluf-Sadeh” Interchange, the “Holon Interchange” and the “Einstein Junction” in Tel Aviv Jaffa.
Prior to joining our firm, Tzahi was a Senior Partner Shavit Bar-On Galon Tzin Yagur & Co. in Tel Aviv, worked as a foreign associate in Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, and clerked in the Israeli Supreme Court for the deputy vice-president of the Supreme Court Justice Theodar Or.