JOHANNESBURG, June 1 Turkcell's $4.2
billion lawsuit against South Africa's MTN Group could
go to court towards the end of next year, a lawyer for the
Turkish mobile phone operator said on Thursday.
"Once the defendants have filed their formal plea documents,
Turkcell will be in a position to apply for a trial date, which
I suppose will be towards the end of next year," said Eric van
den Berg, of Fasken Martineau in Johannesburg.
Turkcell first sued MTN in a U.S. court in 2012, alleging
the company used bribery and wrongful influence to win a
lucrative Iranian licence that was originally awarded to
(Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng; Editing by David Goodman)