A Dutch Court is set to rule in a case brought by fugitive former car executive Carlos Ghosn against Nissan and Mitusbishi, following the metaphorical fall from grace at the Japanese car makers in 2018.
Ghosn was expelled as chairman of Dutch registered joint venture Nissan-Mitsubishi BV in 2019.
Ghosn claims that the Japanese companies violated the Dutch labour laws when they dismissed him and are demanding 15 million euros as compensation for the wages that have been missed and as severance.
On the contrary, Nissan and Mitsubishi claim that Ghosn has only been involved in Amsterdam based join venture to inflate his own pay and to cover a personal tax debt, and is demanding the repay around 8 million, when he himself has granted that to himself without the company knowing.
The former chairman of Renault Nissan Mitsubishi alliance has over and over denied and wrong doings and has taken a stance of “not guilty.”
Ghosn was the Chairman of both Nissan and Mitsubishi and Chief executive of Renault, when he was arrested in Japan, 2018, on the grounds and charges of financial misconduct, including underreporting his salary and using company funds for personal purposes.
He fled to Lebanon in December 2019, hiding in a carry on luggage, on a private jet that flew out of Kansai Airport and has remained in that country since.