Scottish & Newcastle shareholders could get further details about its legal arguments with Carlsberg over their Russian joint venture BBH as early as next month. The British brewer hopes to publish full details of the case to help investors decide whether it is worth holding on to their shares ahead of a court of arbitration ruling in June. Carlsberg and Heineken have offered to pay £7.3bn for S&N, but this has been firmly rejected. In return S&N has accused Carlsberg of breaching the BBH shareholders' agreement. S&N also wants Carlsberg to publish detail financial projections for BBH so investors have a better idea of the value of the operation. So far, Carlsberg has refused, citing commercial sensitivities. According to The Mail on Sunday, S&N will lodge a complaint with the Takeover Panel claiming that Carlsberg and its advisers have been sharing inside information about BBH. Meanwhile Carlsberg chief executive Jorgen Buhl Rasmussen believes that S&N is being unreasonable and less than professional. He insists the consortium has no plans to raise its offer above 750p. He accused S&N of trying to remain independent at any price but warned the consortium could walk away. That could result in the S&N share price plunging. The Sunday Times 09/12/07 (Business) page 3.3 & 3.13 The Mail on Sunday (Financial Mail) 09/12/07 page 1