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Comment: New Zealand's criminalization of cartels pose risk for small businesses, tech startups

By Laurel Henning
  • 09 Apr 2021 02:14
  • 09 Apr 2021 02:14
Builders agreeing not to compete for jobs, real-estate agents agreeing over coffee not to fight over the same property listings... as the camera pans out to reveal the “do not cross” police tape, with a threatening voiceover saying: “You’ve just witnessed a crime.”
So go the television advertisements used by

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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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