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Israel: Panel puts forward two candidates for antitrust chief

 |  December 21, 2015

The search committee for the appointment of a new antitrust commissioner has narrowed the field down to two candidates. The choice will be made by Benjamin Netanyahu, who is temporarily serving as economy minister with authority over the commission.

The candidates are Uri Schwartz – who was legal adviser to the authority until September, when he replaced David Gilo as acting commissioner – and Michal Halperin, who was the authority’s legal adviser until a decade ago when she went into private practice representing companies in mergers and acquisitions.

The choice comes at a critical time for the Antitrust Authority, which suffered a major setback this year when Gilo’s decision to rescind a decree for the natural gas industry was overruled by Netanyahu. Gilo then resigned.

Full content: Haaretz

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