Amir Vang is “highly recognised figure in the market who continues to develop his profile"
(Chambers and Partners)
Amir is a partner at RGR and head of a number of departments at the firm, including Antitrust and Competition, Regulation and Legislation, Telecoms and Media, and IT & E Commerce. His practice has a strong focus on the IT, telecoms and media sectors.
After joining RGR in 2002, Amir has accumulated a deep insight and a successful track record over 14 years, making him one of the most well-informed antitrust and regulatory experts in Israel and attracting work from the country’s largest manufacturers, seaports, food retailers, broadcasters and telecommunications companies.
Amir advises domestic and international clients on antitrust compliance and has drafted numerous submissions to the Israel Antitrust Authority and courts on high-profile cases in various fields, including the software, banking, retail, media and telecom sectors. Amir appears regularly before the Israeli Antitrust Tribunal.
Amir is recognized by Legal 500 EMEA as a leader in telecoms and media in Israel, one of only a handful of pioneers with an unparalleled level of regulatory knowhow and experience and a first port of call for market leaders in the mobile and TV broadcasting sectors. His expertise in regulation and administrative law also extends to several fields, ranging from consumer protection laws and e-commerce, to milk market regulation, packaging waste reforms, banking and others.
His work comprises all stages of regulatory advice from day-to-day compliance to meetings with regulators, participation in Knesset hearings, written submissions in regulatory hearings, proposals for new legislation and reforms, and more. Amir has also drafted petitions and submissions to the Supreme Court in regulatory related issues and appeared before the Supreme Court in such cases.
Backed by a prior career in the software industry, Amir also brings comprehensive expertise in drafting and negotiating agreements in IT related transactions, including software licensing, development, infrastructure procurement, and outsourcing. Knowledge of IT security, networking, and software development has seen Amir act for Israel’s most prominent corporations (such as the Israeli Court Administration and the Jewish Agency for Israel) in their major IT undertakings, projects and public tenders.
Amir has also been involved in numerous tenders in the broadcasting, telecommunications, and IT fields, where he participated in the preparation of bids in some cases and advised tender holders in other cases.
- Project Law-Net: Since 2010, he has represented the court administration in their dealings with suppliers in preparation of two new tenders in the field of IT infrastructure and maintenance.
- advising Tnuva on the outsourcing of a variety of IT operations to HP.
- advising the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on a range of commercial matters including the preparation of various agreements regarding the construction of a new backup facility, the transfer of a central facility to a new location, procurement and establishment of a new advanced switchboard, as well as licensing and other issues in relation to commercial software.
- representing Ashdod Port in a precedential announcement of the company as a member of a concentration group.
- representing Melisron in the merger of Melisron-British, one of the largest mergers to be examined by the Israel Antitrust Authority.
- advising in relation to monopoly matters for The Central Bottling Company, and providing assistance in dealing with an investigation by the Israel Antitrust Authority.
- Amir was selected as one of the leading lawyers in Regulations by Chambers and Partners 2018.
- Amir was selected as one of the leading lawyers in Antitrust by Legal 500 EMEA 2015.
- The Antitrust department was ranked among the country’s leading departments by BDICode, Dun's 100, and Legal 500 EMEA.
- The Telecoms and Media department was ranked among the country’s leading departments by BDICode, Dun's 100, and Legal 500 EMEA.
- The Intellectual Property department, headed by Amir, was ranked among the country's leading departments by BDICode.
- Amir articled at the Chamber of the Honorable Justice E. Rivlin, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Israel, and at RGR.
- Israel Bar Association (2002)
- England and Wales Law Society (2005)
- LL.B. with distinction from Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.
- Here, he received a scholarship for excellence in clinical work for the Tel Aviv University Human Rights Program.
- Amir was also a member of the Tel Aviv University Law Review editorial board.
The Strum Committee missed an opportunity in relation to Fintech (The Marker).
The national importance of the cellular companies in Israel (The Marker).
Privacy issues when taking information outside of Israel (The Marker).
Response to Talkback (Mishpat Haaretz).
Commercial Power Struggle in Game of Thrones (The Marker)
Amir was also quoted in an article relating to:
The new decision of the Supreme Court in relation to spam lawsuits (The Marker).
The new regulation of the Israel Antitrust Authority in relation to fast track approvals for M&A transactions (Globes).
The court's decision in relation to a well known insurance company (The Marker).
The court's decision in relation to Facebook and its approval of content (The Marker).
The army's challenges in censoring sensitive security information on social media (Haaretz).
A new court injunction to approve social media posts relating to army security (The Marker).
A request by Keshet to reduce the costs of its content commitments (The Marker).
Google and Facebook's interference in third party content (The Marker).
Abuse of Dominant Position - Does Section 29A Set a Per Se Rule? By Eyal Roy Sage and Amir Vang, published in the Tel Aviv Law Review, Vol 29, No. 3 (October 2006)