Lawyers for French carmaker Renault have criticized their Japanese alliance partner Nissan for its treatment of an internal probe into the Carlos Ghosn scandal, a Sunday newspaper has reported.

In a letter to Nissan dated Jan. 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.

Ghosn, the previous leader of the alliance, is being held in Japan on charges he underreported millions of dollars in pay as head of Nissan.

“Renault has gathered sufficient evidence to understand and regret the methods used by Nissan and its lawyers to seek interviews with Renault employees through the Japanese public prosecutor’s office,” they said.

Nissan was looking for “evidence to support allegations against Carlos Ghosn after his arrest” and neglected to counsel its French partner, as per the newspaper.

The firm additionally endeavored to look through Ghosn’s lofts in Brazil, Lebanon and the Netherlands without illuminating Renault, the letter included.

So far, the French car giant has said its internal probe into its former boss has found his pay was in compliance with French law.

The official’s capture in November has uncovered fractures among Renault and Nissan, which a few experts say was bristling at Ghosn’s endeavors to bring the two automakers’ tasks considerably nearer together.

Ghosn was the lynchpin of the three-way alliance, which likewise incorporates Mitsubishi, acquiring industry acclamations for driving together an occasionally bad tempered trio with home office exactly 10,000 km separated.

A great part of the strain between the partner originates from a ownership structure that gives Renault 43 percent of Nissan, while Nissan owns only 15 percent stake in the French company — and no voting rights.

Lawyers for French carmaker Renault have criticized their Japanese alliance partner Nissan for its treatment of an internal probe into the Carlos Ghosn scandal, a Sunday newspaper has reported.

In a letter to Nissan dated Jan. 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.

Ghosn, the previous leader of the alliance, is being held in Japan on charges he underreported millions of dollars in pay as head of Nissan.

“Renault has gathered sufficient evidence to understand and regret the methods used by Nissan and its lawyers to seek interviews with Renault employees through the Japanese public prosecutor’s office,” they said.

Nissan was looking for “evidence to support allegations against Carlos Ghosn after his arrest” and neglected to counsel its French partner, as per the newspaper.

The firm additionally endeavored to look through Ghosn’s lofts in Brazil, Lebanon and the Netherlands without illuminating Renault, the letter included.

So far, the French car giant has said its internal probe into its former boss has found his pay was in compliance with French law.

The official’s capture in November has uncovered fractures among Renault and Nissan, which a few experts say was bristling at Ghosn’s endeavors to bring the two automakers’ tasks considerably nearer together.

Ghosn was the lynchpin of the three-way alliance, which likewise incorporates Mitsubishi, acquiring industry acclamations for driving together an occasionally bad tempered trio with home office exactly 10,000 km separated.

A great part of the strain between the partner originates from a ownership structure that gives Renault 43 percent of Nissan, while Nissan owns only 15 percent stake in the French company — and no voting rights.

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