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Suez Australian waste assets could be subject of French legal battle, Veolia says

By Laurel Henning
  • 08 Mar 2021 21:04
  • 04 Jun 2021 09:35
French water and waste-management company Suez could see its Australian waste assets trigger a French legal battle, rival Veolia has said.

Veolia, which in October purchased a 29.9 percent non-controlling of Suez from Engie, went on to lodge a tender offer on Feb. 7 to acquire the remaining Suez shares (see here).


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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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