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Merger laws, not enforcement, the best bet against market concentration, Australia's former top official says

By James Panichi
  • 03 Mar 2023 05:25
  • 03 Mar 2023 05:25
Merger laws around the world should be changed to make it harder for companies that already have a degree of market power to acquire other businesses in the market, according to the former head of Australia’s competition enforcer.
Speaking at a conference* in Brussels, Rod Sims said merger laws needed

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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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