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Ex-BlueScope manager says distributor price list had precedence, in Australian cartel hearing

By Laurel Henning
  • 28 Sep 2021 03:11
  • 28 Sep 2021 03:11
Former BlueScope manager Jason Ellis has told an Australian court that his plans to introduce a Recommended Retail Price, or RRP, for steel distributors in 2013 dated back to a previous company strategy in place prior to the Global Financial Crisis.

In a second day of questioning in the cartel lawsuit against

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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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