Renault denounces Nissan over Ghosn investigation: report
Lawyers for French car-maker Renault have criticised their Japanese alliance partner Nissan for its handling of an internal probe into the Carlos Ghosn scandal, a Sunday newspaper has reported.
In a letter to Nissan dated January 19, the lawyers said they had “serious concerns about the methods used” by the company and its legal team, including the way they treated some Renault employees, according to France’s Le Journal du Dimanche.
Former head of the alliance Ghosn is being held in Japan on charges that he under-reported millions of dollars in pay as head of Nissan. Much of the tension between the partners stems from a complex ownership structure that gives Renault 43 per cent of Nissan, whereas Nissan owns just 15 per cent stake in the French company and no voting rights.