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Australian banking criminal-cartel case charges slashed as trial timetable hangs by a thread

By Laurel Henning
  • 18 Aug 2021 00:06
  • 18 Aug 2021 02:04
Australia’s federal prosecutors have been forced to slash two-thirds of the criminal charges relating to a 2015 Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, or ANZ, share placement in developments that could undermine the timing of a landmark criminal-cartel prosecution.
In a new indictment filed to the Federal Court of Australia

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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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