Shai Bakal heads Tadmor Levy & Co's Competition/Antitrust Law Department, specializing in all areas of competition law. Shai advises major Israeli and international corporations on complex competition law matters, including with regards to mergers and acquisitions, monopolies and restrictive covenants. Shai also represents clients before the Competition Commissioner and the Competition Tribunal.
Prior to joining Tadmor Levy & Co. Shai spent several years as section-chief and head of the merger unit in the legal department of the Israel Antitrust Authority (now the "Israel Competition Authority"). As head of the merger unit, Shai participated in the legislative proceedings that led to the reform in merger notification procedures and wrote several policy documents regarding merger control law in Israel. Shai was also in charge of other matters such as intellectual property, the food sector and retailing.
Shai received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2001). Shai also holds an MA degree, magna cum laude, from Tel Aviv University (2007), majoring in Commercial Law.