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Comment: How an action-packed year may deliver Australia merger-law changes in 2024

Until 2023, the discussion about updating merger laws in Australia had been predictable. The country’s competition regulator would lament its impotence to stop mergers, particularly global tech deals; the government would acknowledge its concerns, only to forget about them.
But in April, something changed. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission,

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific

James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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