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Former German construction giant Bilfinger is demanding millions of euros back from erstwhile executives for past mismanagement. Another example of poor corporate governance in Germany.
May 15, 2018 in
A dispute between Volkswagen and a major supplier group has intensified, with threats of supply freezes and 1000-percent price increases for components. In recent years, cost pressure has heightened tensions between carmakers and suppliers.
May 10, 2018 in
Dieselgate rages on as car owners sue Volkswagen and judges up and down the country condemn the former industrial icon.
Mar 13, 2018 in
Two documents show that Martin Winterkorn, chief executive of Volkswagen in 2015, was informed about Dieselgate sooner than he has admitted.
Feb 28, 2018 in
A German court has ruled that an independent expert must determine the pollution levels emitted by a Mercedes SUV that runs on diesel. The move could spell an unprecedented turn in the ongoing court cases involving German automakers.
Feb 23, 2018 in
A tax loophole involving gold sales may have cost Germany billions. Now the law is cracking down hard, with tax lawyers and investors facing prosecution following spectacular police raids.
Feb 13, 2018 in
The carmaker's legal department had detailed knowledge of animal testing in 2013, internal emails show. VW’s US monitor is said to be taking a close interest.
Feb 05, 2018 in
A secret tracker, million-dollar damages and an employee who was spied upon by his bosses, who then spied on them: The complicated tale of a former utility executive who’s suing his lawyer for bad advice, that led to bad behavior.
Nov 04, 2017 in
An alleged Swiss agent accused of spying on a German tax evasion probe has been offered a deal in exchange for a confession. But the move could further strain relations between the two countries over banking secrecy.
Oct 18, 2017 in
As the financial world was getting to grips with the cum-ex scandal, a Munich bank allegedly helped a charitable art company evade €30 million in capital gains tax.
Jul 11, 2017 in
For the first time in the history of postwar Germany, tax authorities conducted a search on Israeli soil. The investigation raises questions over how far to pursue those who are also concentration camp survivors.
Jul 05, 2017 in
Ex-policeman Daniel M. is in a German prison, after spying on German tax investigators for the Swiss. His arrest caused serious diplomatic upset. But this week, his lawyers said the whole case is based on lies.
Jun 15, 2017 in
Sanjay Shah calls himself a philanthropist who wanted to give something back to the world. Now he’s accused of committing one of the biggest tax frauds of all time.
Jun 01, 2017 in
Sanjay Shah, founder of the hedge fund Solo Capital, allegedly defrauded the Danish state of more than €1 billion. German prosecutors are on his trail.
May 30, 2017 in
Customs officials are looking into suspected shady dealings of imported solar modules across Germany, resulting in more than €100 million in tax evasion.
Apr 27, 2017 in