Here you can find the very controversial Fortis judgment (in French), handed down on 12 December 2008, as well as a few e-mails (in French or Dutch) prior to the judgment (and sometimes relating to the secret deliberations) which have been rendered public, either before the Parliamentary Committee or through “leaks” to the press.
The conditions under which the judgment has been handed down (i.a. without public hearing and very late in the evening, without taking into account a request for additional hearings) are very controversial. The e-mails prior to the judgment (and prior to the outburst of the Fortisgate scandal) give an important insight: they show what could really be at stake in Fortisgate.
- Here is the ‘Fortis Governance Statement’, an internal Fortis document referred to in the Fortis judgment: 2008 Fortis Governance Statement.
- Here is the advise by the Prosecutor dd. 1 December 2008 (‘avis par le ministère public dans l’affaire actionnaires c/ Fortis’): http://download.saipm.com/pdf/libre/MORLET%20new.pdf
- Here is a document containing e-mails prior to the judgment: E-mails prior to the Fortis judgment
- Here is the judgment: Fortis judgment (French) dd. 12 December 2008