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Proposed merger-law overhaul is harmful, unnecessary, Australian lawyers say

Any attempt to overhaul Australia’s merger laws risks doing more harm than good, with the option championed by the competition regulator the most damaging of all models now being considered by government, according to the peak representative body of Australian lawyers.
In its submission to a Treasury Department review of

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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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