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Uptick in New Zealand merger reviews could be linked to enforcement push, regulator suggests

By James Panichi
  • 13 Mar 2020 01:56
  • 13 Mar 2020 01:56
The sharp rise in the number of merger and acquisition cases being considered under New Zealand’s voluntary notification system may be linked to the competition watchdog’s increased willingness to pursue anticompetitive deals that haven’t been notified, the country’s regulator has suggested.
In a statement to MLex, the New Zealand Commerce

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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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