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Sponsored briefing: The application of Consumer Protection Legislation to international platforms operating in Israel

Does the Israeli Consumer Protection Law 5741-1981, a mandatory law, apply to international online platforms, offering their services to Israeli consumers – even though their terms of use stipulate that disputes between the consumers and the platform shall be governed by foreign law and not the laws of the state of Israel?

This question, that greatly concerns the Israeli courts is awaiting a resolution. An initial indication for a resolution can be found in a new Supreme Court ruling which considered and provided guidelines to the circumstances in which foreign choice of law clauses will be honoured.