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Comment: Saputo's Lion bid likely to face significant regulatory hurdles in Australia

By Laurel Henning
  • 22 Oct 2020 02:06
  • 19 Nov 2020 22:10
Saputo Dairy Australia’s proposed acquisition of Japanese-owned Lion Dairy & Drinks is the third of the company’s Australian deals to face an informal merger review in as many years and the second transaction involving Lion.

The Canadian-owned dairy company has cleared all regulatory hurdles put before it since entering the Australian

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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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