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The new court will have more authority than the Restrictive Trade Practices Tribunal.Justice minister Ayelet Shaked and Supreme Court President Miriam Naor are considering turning the Restrictive Trade Practices Tribunal into a full-fledged court, sources inform “Globes.” The change is being urged by Antitrust Authority director general Michal Halperin, who sees a need for the establishment of a professional court to hear antitrust cases. Located in Jerusalem, the Restrictive Trade Practices Tribunal currently has the authority to hear appeals of Halperin’s decisions.

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According to the plan, the court will have more authority than the tribunal. It will continue hearing appeals of the Antitrust Authority director general’s decisions, while also hearing claims involving restrictive trade practices, including class actions lawsuits. Such claims are currently filed at various courts around Israel. At the same time, criminal proceedings dealing with breaches of antitrust law, such as the criminal trial of former Shufersal Ltd. (TASE:SAE) president and CEO Efi Rosenhaus, will not be held in the new court; they will still be heard by various judges in the Jerusalem District Court.Justice minister Ayelet Shaked….Read more…. v vv v v v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v