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Australian banking criminal-cartel prosecution sees competition regulator face renewed scrutiny

By Laurel Henning
  • 03 Nov 2021 00:49
  • 03 Nov 2021 01:09
The criminal-cartel prosecution of Citigroup Global Markets Australia, Deutsche Bank and four executives associated with the lenders has put the investigative practices of Australia’s competition regulator under renewed scrutiny.
In a first day of cross-examination hearings before the Federal Court of Australia, two former employees of the Australian Competition

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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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