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Qteq attempted to include anticompetitive clauses in contract, Australian watchdog tells court

By James Panichi
  • 11 Mar 2024 07:29
  • 11 Mar 2024 07:29
Qteq and its former senior executive Simon Ashton attempted to lure rival Australian mining-equipment and technology-services companies into cartel and bid-rigging arrangements through meetings, emails, text messages and even contractual arrangement, a court has heard.
In the first day of a three-week antitrust trial today, lawyers for Australia’s competition watchdog

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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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