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Australian banking-cartel case to see factual-dispute hearings in February, pending charges ruling

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, Citigroup Global Markets Australia, Deutsche Bank and five of their respective employees are gearing up for at least four days’ of hearings in February to argue the criminal cartel case against them is legally flawed.

The hearings would be a second point of attack by defense lawyers

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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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