Antitrust Antitrust

Australia's Country Care settles with law firm that provided impugned antitrust legal advice

By James Panichi
  • 20 Dec 2022 01:01
  • 20 Dec 2022 03:40
The final chapter of Australia’s first-ever criminal-cartel trial has ended, with MLex confirming that the owner of the Country Care Group, Robert Hogan, and the small-town law firm that had provided him with contested antitrust advice have reached an undisclosed, out-of-court settlement.

In a lawsuit lodged in the southeastern Australian state

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific


James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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