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Australian foreign-bribery case linked to SMEC International sees two-month adjournment

By Laurel Henning
  • 05 Dec 2022 23:11
  • 05 Dec 2022 23:11
Two Sydney men facing foreign-bribery allegations of conspiring to arrange a payment of more than A$304,000 ($203,000) to bribe Sri Lankan officials have seen the case against them adjourned until Feb. 14.

In a brief mention of the matter in a local Sydney court today, lawyers representing Pankaj Patel and Sornalingam Rangavan,

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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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