Mazor Matzkevic "is an extraordinary expert in competition and antitrust law" who provides "first-class professional service", say sources.
Ms Matzkevich is a partner at M Firon & Co, heading the firm's competition, antitrust and regulatory affairs department. She has extensive experience and a proven track record in representing leading Israeli and foreign companies in complex transactions and commercial agreements, such as mergers and acquisitions and collaborations with competitors, and in criminal, administrative and private litigation, including class actions against alleged international cartels
Before joining private practice in 2010 (as a partner at Epstein Chomsky Osnat and Co, which later merged into M Firon), Matzkevich, who is admitted to the New York State Bar, served as a staff attorney in the North East Regional Office of the US Federal Trade Commission (the FTC).
During her six-year tenure at the FTC, Matzkevich was the lead counsel or co-counsel on merger and non-merger cases involving various industries, including high-tech, retail, pharmaceuticals, agro-chemistry, energy, hospitals and food.
Matzkevich began her antitrust career in 1998 at the Israeli Antitrust Authority, where she led the Authority's criminal practice from 1999. In 2001, she was appointed head of the Authority's criminal section.
While holding this position, Matzkevich supervised the Authority's prosecutors in criminal cases and personally led the key criminal cases of the Authority, including the first case in which prison sentences were imposed on cartel members. Matzkevich was also responsible for the Authority's regulatory activity in sectors such as professional associations and organisations, water and environment.
Matzkevich has an LLB and an LLM from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and has authored several professional publications, including the Israeli chapter in Merger Control (2011 and 2014; JF Francois Bellis and P Elliot, Van Bael & Bellis).