Dr. Orit Dayagi-Epstein



Position: Of counsel

 Competition law


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Dr. Orit Dayagi Epstein is an Of Counsel in the areas of Antitrust, Competition, Regulation and Consumer Protection.

Orit has over 17 years of experience in the field of Antitrust, and has a deep knowledge of competition law in Israel and in the European Union, including with respect to M&A, aspects concerning monopolies, cartels and restrictive agreements. Orit advises international and Israeli clients on antitrust aspects in a wide variety of transactions including notifications procedures, obtaining the approval of competition authorities in Israel and abroad, and with respect to leniency programs.

Other expertise

Orit also advises on the application of the Law of the Promotion of Competition and Reduction of Concentration and the Law for the Promotion of Competition and the Food Sector. Orit has partcular experience advising  governmental bodies and consumer organisations in Israel and abroad.


Government bodies


  • the Prime Minister Office regarding the Governmental Guide for Regulatry Impact Assessment (RIA)
  • the Ministry of Economy regarding the institutional design of regulatory assessment body
  • Fair Trading Authority regarding regulatory enforcement tools in the area of consumer law
  • the Israeli Consumer Council with respect to the competitive problems involved in retail banking fees
  • Consumers International in a project funded by the European Commission in 14 Members States.

Private companies


  • Tahal
  • Societe Generale
  • Red Sea Hotels
  • Unidresss
  • Netafim
  • Fresenius
  • Matrix

Previous experience

Orit previously worked at the legal department of the Israeli Antitrust Authority (‘IAA’) where she presented in front of the Antirust Tribunal, the Supreme Court and the Economic Committee of the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament).

Between 2010 – 2013 Orit was a member of the Israeli Antitrust Tribunal. Orit was also a professional director of Tel-Aviv University Regulation Policy Centre and was a director at the Israeli Consumer Council.


  • PhD in Competition Law from King’s College London (2009) under the supervision of Prof. Richard Whish
  • LLM from Tel Aviv University (2002)
  • LLB and BA in Business Administration from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzeliya (1999)


  • Regularly lectures in her areas of expertise in various forums and has taught courses in competition law, regulation and consumer protection law at Tel Aviv University, The Hebrew University, the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzeliya and other academic institutions
  • Teaches Comparative Aspects of Competition Law in the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzeliya
  • Member of the Israeli Bar (2000)


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  • English
  • French