Andrey Nickel Partner

Adv. Andrey Nickel specializes in  Competition Law and regularly advises clients with respect to a broad range of antitrust and competition issues, such as restrictive trade practices, mergers and abuse of dominant market positions.

Adv. Nickel is highly experienced in litigating cases before the Competition Tribunal, a special instance that is charged with adjudicating the ICA’s decisions on appeal.

Finally, Adv. Nickel has unique experience in providing tailor-made solutions to large corporations dealing with new restrictions imposed by the Law for Promotion of Competition and Reduction of Concentration, an innovative and globally unprecedented law that requires a separation between businesses and financial institutions, and requires Israeli regulators to consult with the ICA on public tenders and licensing decisions.

Adv. Nickel was noted as a Recommended Lawyer by Legal500 (2020 edition):

Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices‘ ‘professional and skilled‘ team has particular strength in the banking sector, where it advise clients, including Israel Discount Bank and Israel Credit Cards, on major mergers, compliance programmes and investigations carried out by the Competition Authority. The team also acts for clients from a wide range of other sectors on acquisitions, joint venture arrangements, equity investments, project bids and other corporate matters that fall under the ICA’s remit, and also handles disputes relating to anti-concentration law. Noga Rubinstein, noted by one client for her ‘sharp legal mind‘, and Andrey Nickel are key names.

Prior to joining the firm, Adv. Nickel worked at the legal department of the Israel Competition Authority (ICA), as head of the team covering the food and agriculture sectors.

Adv. Nickel also served as a Board Member of the Foundation for Financing Class Actions at the Ministry of Justice and was ICA’s focal person for private enforcement of Competition Law issues.

Adv. Nickel serves as a Chair of Competition and Antitrust Committee of the Israeli Bar Association (Tel Aviv District).


L.L.M (in Commercial Law), Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2011.

LL.B. (cum laude), Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2007.

Bar Admission

Israel Bar Association, 2008

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