Mannesmann case may call on big names to testify

5 Dec 2003

Vodafone’s former CEO Sir Christoper Gent and the managing director of Hutchison Whampoa, Canning Fok, are on a list of 60 people who may be called to testify in a trial tied to Vodafone’s takeover of Mannesmann. Six former Mannesmann employees will stand trial over their role in a USD66 million payout related to the acquisition; the case is scheduled to begin in a Dusseldorf court in January.