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Comment: Fears that New Zealand's competition-law updates could cause an economic chill

By Laurel Henning
  • 25 Jun 2020 02:19
  • 25 Jun 2020 02:19
New Zealand’s plans to update competition laws by changing the rules that apply to companies holding substantial market power came as no surprise to the country’s legal community when they were published this month. Nonetheless, drafts of the legislation have sparked concerns.

The plans have been in the works for more t

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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