Lauvergeon begins Areva battle
February 8, 2012
Featuring: Anne Lauvergeon, member of the Belfer Center International Council
Topic: Areva’s purchase of Canadian miner UraMin
“Anne Lauvergeon, former chief executive of Areva, has fired the opening shots in her legal battle over allegations that she was spied on while working for the French nuclear group. She argued that actions taken on the company’s behalf had done ‘considerable harm’ to her reputation.
Ms Lauvergeon, known in France as “atomic Anne” after 10 years at the helm of Areva, said she had been the victim of a politically motivated plot that went to the ‘very highest levels’ of the French government.
The legal complaint brought by Ms Lauvergeon centres on Areva’s €1.8bn purchase of UraMin, a uranium miner, which it bought at the top of a rise in the commodity’s price.”