Gabriel Baron is a Senior Consultant based in Tel Aviv. Gabriel has over 20 years’ consulting experience as an applied economist in competition policy and antitrust.
Gabriel has submitted expert reports to the Antitrust Tribunal and District Courts in Israel concerning claims of abuse of dominant position, Monopoly declaration, Oligopoly declaration, and restrictive agreements. He has advised clients in their hearings before the Israel Competition Authority.
Gabriel has advised on merger transactions in Europe and in Israel. He has advised on abuse of dominance issues (e.g. alleged exclusionary conduct by the Israeli Coca Cola Company bottler; alleged excessive pricing by the Israel Airports Authority) and Oligopoly cases (e.g. Materna/Nestle). Gabriel has also advised clients on cartel cases (the GIS cartel). He has also been involved in several market investigations and inter-governmental reforms committees (e.g. Bank Hapoalim: the ‘Strum’ committee; Partner: Hayek committee’s telecoms wholesale market).
Prior to joining LECG and Compass Lexecon, Gabriel worked as a Senior Economist at the Israel Antitrust Authority. During his eight years at the agency, he analyzed competition conditions and written reports on numerous mergers, restrictive arrangements, and antitrust cases, covering a wide range of sectors.
Gabriel obtained an M.A. in Economics from the Hebrew University and a Laurea from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi. He is fluent in Hebrew (native), English, Spanish and Italian.