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Comment: Veolia's bid for French peer Suez could revive Australian landfill-competition concerns

By Laurel Henning
  • 13 Dec 2020 23:53
  • 13 Dec 2020 23:53
Veolia’s takeover bid for waste-management peer Suez, which values the company at 11.2 billion euros ($13.6 billion today), could raise competition concerns in the Australian landfill industry — if an earlier probe is anything to go by.

The two French companies’ Australian operations had already caught the attention of antitrust authorities

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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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