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Santos, Shell JV contracts central to Australian civil-cartel lawsuit against Qteq

By Laurel Henning
  • 09 Dec 2022 04:33
  • 09 Dec 2022 04:33
Shell joint-venture QGC’s two-part mining tender in 2017 became central to attempts by mining-equipment and technology-services company Qteq, as well as its executive chairman, Simon Ashton, to enter anticompetitive arrangements with rivals, Australia's competition regulator has alleged.
In court documents seen by MLex, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or

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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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