French judges speed up investigation of Areva's 2011 uranium sale
A French court continues to investigate the loss-making sale of 5m tonnes of uranium to Niger by French group Areva in 2011.
On 21 January, the Endeavour CEO Sébastien de Montessus is set to defend the proposed merger with Teranga, majority-controlled by David Mimran, to his shareholders. In the meantime, French judges are conducting extensive inquiries into a number of transactions that he oversaw when he was with Areva.
After buying Semafo and deciding to merge with Teranga, Endeavour Mining is preparing to list on the London Stock Exchange. At the same time, the French courts have resumed their probe into several operations carried out by CEO Sébastien de Montessus while he was working at Areva.