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BlueScope Steel cartel trial will be online, as Australian judge raises fairness concerns

By James Panichi
  • 28 Jul 2021 21:22
  • 28 Jul 2021 21:38
BlueScope Steel’s six-week cartel trial is set to become Australia’s first antitrust case to be heard entirely online, with a judge today preparing to rule that both lawyers and witnesses in the case should appear via video link rather than in court to allow for Covid-19 travel bans.

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific

James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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