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BlueScope manager didn't seek steel distributors' obligation to use price list, Australian court hears

By Laurel Henning
  • 02 Sep 2021 02:43
  • 02 Sep 2021 02:43
Former BlueScope Steel Sales Manager Matthew Hennessy has told an Australian court that he didn’t hold meetings with steel distributors to ensure they used a BlueScope price list as a benchmark.

Hennessy is the first witness to be cross-examined in the civil-cartel lawsuit against BlueScope and its former manager Jason Ellis over allegations

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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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