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Australia sees increase in domestic leniency applications, top competition official says

By Laurel Henning
  • 19 Feb 2020 20:42
  • 23 Feb 2020 16:36

Australian competition officials are seeing an upward trend in the number of applications for leniency from domestic companies, a top enforcement official said.

Speaking at a conference* in the United States, Marcus Bezzi said the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or ACCC, sees "notable spikes in traffic" when the watchdog

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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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