Michal Halperin is a Senior Fellow in the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government in the Kennedy School in Harvard University. She was the General Director of the Israeli Competition Authority between 2016 and 2021. Prior to her term as General Director of the Competition Authority, she was head of the Competition and Antitrust Group at Meitar Law. Michal Halperin also previously held the position of Chief Legal Counsel at the Israel Competition Authority (then Israel Antitrust Authority). She began her professional career as an intern in the Supreme Court of Israel, and was then a lawyer in Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. Advocates. Michal Halperin is a graduate of the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
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After a decade in private sector, Michal Halperin was appointed as the Director General of the Israel Antitrust Authority (IAA) in March 2016. In this interview, she describes IAA’s current competition policy and the challenges it is facing. Interview conducted by Tal Eyal-Bouger, Fischer Behar (...)