Niv Zecler is considered one of the leading experts on matters of antitrust law, regulation and litigation in Israel. He has extensive experience in representing leading Israeli and international companies, in a variety of proceedings – criminal, civil and administrative, in court at all instances, and before the Israeli Competition Authority ("ICA"). Niv's practice is one of the most reputable in the country and has been consistently ranked top-tier by all major legal directories.
Niv acted as the legal advisor to the ICA (1994-1997) and served as Chairman of the Antitrust Committee of the Israel Bar Association (2007-2012). He regularly writes and lectures on subjects relating to antitrust and competition law.
Niv has been consistently ranked as a leading practitioner in Israel for his work in the field of Competition law by numerous legal directories, amongst them, Chambers and Partners, GCR 100, Dun & Bradstreet and has also been inducted into the prestigious "Hall of Fame" of the international legal directory The Legal 500.
The international ranking guide Chambers and Partners, which ranks Niv as a top-tier practitioner describes him in its 2019 edition: "Clients are very impressed with his work, terming him "a top-of-the-class expert in all aspects of the competition arena.". In previous editions Chambers wrote: "considered 'a first port of call' for any dispute with the Israel Antitrust Authority" and "reaps peer praise as a 'remarkably skilled litigator' and an all-round competition expert". Chambers and Partners quoted one of their interviewees who commended Niv: "I don't move one centimeter without his antitrust advice".
Niv received his LL.B. in 1990 and his LL.M. (magna cum laude) in 2008, both from Tel-Aviv University (the latter in a joint program with the University of California, Berkeley). He also received a B.A. in Economics (cum laude) from Tel-Aviv University in 1989. Niv was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1991 and to the American Bar Association in 1998. He joined the firm as a partner in 2019, with the merger of his previous firm, Weinstock-Zecler, with Yigal Arnon & Co.