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TPG Telecom, Vodafone merger set to proceed, in damaging defeat for Australian regulator

By James Panichi
  • 12 Feb 2020 18:53
  • 01 Jul 2021 00:53

TPG Telecom's planned A$15 billion ($10.1 billion today) merger with Vodafone Hutchison Australia is set to proceed, with a Melbourne Australian court announcing today it had ruled against an attempt by the country's competition regulator to block the controversial merger.

In what amounts to a devastating defeat for the Australian Competition &

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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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