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WWO faces $18 million fine in Australian criminal-cartel proceedings

By Laurel Henning
  • 03 Feb 2021 22:46
  • 03 Feb 2021 22:46
Global shipping line Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean, or WWO, has been fined A$24 million ($18 million) for its role in an international cartel, following a ruling from an Australian court today, wrapping up an almost 18-month court dispute.

Federal Court of Australia Judge Michael Wigney told the court via a video link that he

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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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