Vivendi ran up debts to fuel acquisitions under Messier’s reign, before shareholders booted him in July 2002.
The investigation follows allegation of possible insider trading in Vivendi shares, according to the BBC.
Judges have been looking at sales of Vivendi stock in December 2001, shortly before a sharp fall in the company’ share price.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements