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Alkaloids of Australia criminal-cartel prosecution alleges key meetings in Spain, China

By Laurel Henning
  • 20 Jan 2021 23:25
  • 07 Nov 2021 23:36
Criminal-cartel allegations against pharmaceutical company Alkaloids of Australia could attract the attention of regulators in Europe and China, with evidence before a local Sydney court suggesting that potentially anticompetitive meetings took place on their turf.
In local-court documents seen by MLex, of the 33 offenses allegedly committed by Alkaloids of

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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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