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JP Morgan lawyer likely to recuse herself from cartel trial when she takes on key Australian regulatory job, Sims says

By Laurel Henning
  • 16 Dec 2021 21:24
  • 16 Dec 2021 21:24
The Citigroup and Deutsche Bank cartel prosecution shouldn’t be affected by the government’s decision to nominate as the next chair of the country’s antitrust enforcer a lawyer who acted for star immunity witness JP Morgan, according to Australia’s outgoing competition tsar.

In an interview with MLex, Rod Sims said that senior competition

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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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