Mannesmann payoff case in court

Yesterday, the widely-reported case relating to the hostile takeover of Mannesmann by Vodaphone began. Simon’s Blawg links to an English article in The Times. It’s reported as one of the biggest cases in Germany since WWII, and as a test of whether Germany is prepared to adapt to Anglo-American business ideas.
Here’s a later article in the Financial Times.
Six famous defendants are charged with ‘Untreue in einem besonders schweren Fall’ – a serious case of criminal breach of trust. They were paid lump sums of a total of 57 million euros.
Der Stern has articles in German.

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