Volume 19 - Issue 6

An interview with David Gilo

Tom Madge-Wyld

23 May 2016

David Gilo resigned as head of Israel’s Antitrust Authority last year after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ignored Gilo’s warnings about the anti-competitive effects of a settlement to develop the Leviathan gas field, home to the vast majority of Israel’s natural gas reserves. Netanyahu subsequently bypassed the enforcer and unilaterally approved a de facto monopoly over the gas field. Gilo spoke with Tom Madge-Wyld about his departure, political interference in Israeli antitrust enforcement and the difficulty of protecting consumers in Israel’s many concentrated markets.