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Alkaloids of Australia, Joyce expected to enter criminal-cartel pleas in September

By Laurel Henning
  • 19 May 2022 02:21
  • 19 May 2022 02:21
Alkaloids of Australia and the company’s former export manager, Christopher Joyce, are expected to formally enter their pleas in the criminal-cartel prosecutions against them in a Sydney federal court on Sept. 5.

In a procedural hearing today, Federal Court of Australia Judge Wendy Abraham said that pleas previously presented to a local court

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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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