Gabriel Baron is a Senior Consultant based in Tel Aviv. Gabriel has over 15 years of consulting experience specialising in competition policy. He has particular expertise in the application of economic theory to complex merger and antitrust questions. Prior to Compass Lexecon, Gabriel worked at LECG and at the Israel Antitrust Authority (IAA).
Gabriel has advised on competition policy matters and has submitted expert reports to the Antitrust Tribunal. He has testified in the Antitrust Tribunal on behalf of the IAA in the Visa restraint of trade case regarding the collective setting of credit card interchange fees.
Gabriel has advised on merger transactions in Europe and in Israel. Gabriel has advised on abuse of dominance issues in several industries. Gabriel has also advised clients on restrictive horizontal agreements in cases spanning a wide range of sectors. He has advised in market investigations, mainly, in banking markets. In addition to merger and antitrust cases, Gabriel has advised on competition policy and regulatory cases in the Telecommunications sector. He has extensive experience in analysing competition policy issues in banking, credit cards, insurance, financial markets, retail and telecoms sectors.
Gabriel obtained an M.A. in Economics from the Hebrew University and a Laurea from Bocconi University (Milan).