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Clock stops on Veolia-Suez Australian review, as regulator asks for more detail

By Laurel Henning
  • 08 Sep 2021 00:43
  • 08 Sep 2021 00:43
Veolia’s bid for its rival Suez is facing regulatory delays in Australia, after the country’s competition regulator announced today it had stopped the clock on its review of the merger.
In an update to the website of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or ACCC, the regulator said it had

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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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