French prosecutors have received a report from financial investigators which
sharply criticise the French media and communications giant
Universal‘s accounting practices under former CEO Jean-Marie Messiere,
The report, which accuses Vivendi of ‘aggressive’ bookkeeping involving
‘sophisticated legal and financial engineering’ has been turned over to
financial prosecutors Henri Pons and Jean-Marie d’Huy.
Messier, forced to leave Vivendi in 2002, was fined €1m by the French stock
market regulator in 2005 for having failed to properly inform the market and
shareholders between 2000 and 2002.
The fine was reduced to €500,000 on appeal and a €1m fine for Vivendi was
reduced to €300,000.
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016