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Australia's BlueScope Steel, former manager found guilty of multiple price-fixing cartels

By Laurel Henning
  • 08 Dec 2022 23:33
  • 08 Dec 2022 23:33
Australia’s BlueScope Steel and the company’s former general sales manager Jason Ellis have been found guilty of attempting to induce multiple Australian flat-steel distributors, as well as an import trader and one overseas manufacturer, into price-fixing cartels.

Handing down his decision on the case today, Federal Court of Australian Judge Michael O’Bryan said

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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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