ZURICH, March 20 UBS and its French
subsidiary face a trial in France over a tax case after
authorities laid out charges against the pair, the Swiss bank
said on Monday.
"We will now have the possibility to respond in detail in a
court of law," UBS said in an emailed statement. "UBS has made
clear that the bank disagrees with the allegations, assumptions
and legal interpretations being made."
Magistrates were expected this week to order a trial in the
case, a judicial source told Reuters on Sunday, after
negotiations failed to produce a settlement in the long-running
probe into allegations UBS helped clients avoid taxes.
(Reporting by Joshua Franklin; Editing by Michael Shields)