Antitrust Antitrust

Australia's NSW Ports Operations says antitrust lawsuit risks creating two monopoly markets

By Laurel Henning
  • 13 Oct 2020 01:39
  • 13 Oct 2020 01:39
Lawyers for NSW Ports Operations have said an antitrust lawsuit against the company risks dividing the containerized-freight market in the eastern Australian state of New South Wales in two, leaving two monopoly operators.
If the Australian competition watchdog’s lawsuit is successful, lawyers for NSW Ports Operations told a Sydney 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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