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Michal Gal

University of Haifa

Brief info

Michal Gal (LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D.) is professor and co-director of the Center for Law and Technology at the Faculty of Law, University of Haifa, Israel, and was, until recently, the president of the International Academic Society for Competition Law Scholars (ASCOLA), comprising of about 600 competition researchers worldwide. She was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, NYU, Columbia, Georgetown, Melbourne, National University of Singapore, and Bocconi. Prof. Gal is the author of several books, including Competition Policy for Small Market Economies (Harvard University Press, 2003). She also published numerous scholarly articles in leading journals, including on law and technology, the effects of the size of the market on regulation, and algorithms and big data. She has won numerous prizes for her research and for her teaching. Inter alia, her paper, "Patent Challenge Clauses: A New Antitrust Offense?" (with Alan Miller) won the Jerry S. Cohen Medal, given by the American Antitrust Institute, for best antitrust paper published in 2017. In 2019 she won the highest award given by the University of Haifa, for Best Senior Researcher. In October 2022 she was chosen by Global Competition Review as one of 25 most influential competition academics (law or economics) in the world. In April 2024 she will receive a Honorary Doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Prof. Gal served as a consultant to several international organizations (including OECD, UNCTAD) on issues of competition law and was a non-governmental advisor of the International Competition Network (ICN). She also advised several economies and regional organizations on the framing of their competition laws. She is a board member of several international antitrust organizations, including the American Antitrust Institute (AAI), The Antitrust Consumer Institute, and the Asian Competition Law and Economics Center (ACLEC). She clerked at the Israeli Supreme Court, and her work is often cited in its decisions on competition matters.

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