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Australian bid-rigging case focuses on intent behind alleged cartel conduct in final arguments

By Laurel Henning
  • 19 Jul 2022 08:09
  • 19 Jul 2022 08:09
Australian maintenance contractor Delta Building Automation will see the bid-rigging cartel lawsuit against it come down to the precise intention of company director Timothy Davis when he met with a rival ahead of a government tender for work at Australia’s leading art gallery.

Today’s hearing at the Federal Court of Australia in Sydney

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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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