Ran Ben-Ari provides legal advice on all matters relating to Israeli antitrust law. He is experienced in representing parties in relation to the Israeli Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (the Israeli antitrust authority), as well as appearing on behalf of parties in the Israeli Antitrust Tribunal and the Supreme Court on matters relating to the approval of Israeli-related merger transactions and restrictive arrangements, and in ongoing antitrust-related matters such as antitrust compliance programmes for Israeli monopolies and other companies. He acts as replacement chairman of the antitrust committee at the Israel Bar Association.

He also provides legal advice in corporate matters and M&A transactions, and advises both local and international financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies and pension funds on issues relating to the legal and regulatory implications of activities in the Israeli financial markets and investments in derivatives and structured products.

He also specialises in Singapore–Israel cross-border transactions and legal activities, and heads GKH’s Singapore practice.

Prior to joining GKH, he worked in a civil law firm dealing with medical malpractice law, and before that served as an officer in the Military Advocate General’s Unit in the legal advice and legislation branch.

Mr Ben-Ari joined GKH in 2008 and became a partner in 2012.

He obtained an LLB (magna cum laude) in 1997 and an LLM (law and technology, magna cum laude) in 2007, both from Haifa University.