Dunno which German "rags" you get your information from but the Suddeutsche (not a rag) paints rather a very different story than you portray.
Yes BayernLB have requested the 20 files from the prosecutor and Bernie has challenged the release, however these files are to be used in recuperating the 41 million euro commission that BayernLB paid to Ecclestone and not with the alleged undervaluation you claim.
In fact BayernLB explicitly state that they (contrary to Constantin) don't think undervaluation took place and believe the shares in F1 were then worth between 756 and 1,276 millon dollar and that the sale of the shares at 825 million dollars was well within that range.
So a possible claim from BayernLB is over the 41 million commission which is for Bernie pocket change frankly, assuming that many years from now after many appeals a judge awards that money to BayernLB.
Perhaps you lost something in translation?
Here's a link to the article in the Suddeutsche
We undoubtedly have differing criteria on what constitutes a 'rag'. I'll stick with my own if that's OK with you.
You express a view similar to Ecclestone's much later statements when you say BayernLB expressed relief/pleasure with their ROI. You pointedly ignore the furore that would erupt years later when Gribkowsky would be arrested, most thought the case would collapse and Ecclestone exonerated, it didn't of course and he wasn't, furthermore he's now vulnerable. Just as important it led the bank to question Gribkowsky's flawed advice and their decision making process.
Certainly as a result of the last eighteen months investigation and subsequent trial, BayernLB is now in the process of assessing their position in the light of the courtroom revelations. Just as Morgans, Lehmans, Constantin Medien and the Kirch estate will, if not already doing so, and that will be the reasoning behind the disclosure request, just as it is for Constantin Medien (who are not disputing any $40m+ commission). It is worth mentioning in the light of those revelations the commission paid will only be 'small change' and not the main focus for BayernLB.
Thank you for the link, however I'd have thought it obvious that I had been there amongst others.
I am however, at a loss to comprehend just what was 'raison d'être' behind the offer and acceptance which led to Gribkowsky spending up to eight and a half years incarcerated and Ecclestone to flirt with arrest and ruin?
Acceptance that Grigkowsky finally came clean and Ecclestone lied at various points in the process have you a plausible theory that doesn't contradict Gribkowsky, of what underscored the exercise?
Couldn't be massively undervaluing F1 could it, and why in the light of better analysis the two organisations are now exploring the possibility of redress....
Maybe CVC's extraordinary current value of the commercial rights at $10b an almost sixfold increase over what was paid in 2005 without any material change in the business model could that provide a clue. Indeed it might lead one (in the light of whats occurred in Germany), to link the bribery of Gribkowsky by Ecclestone to the essentially astounding increase in the asset value.
And provide a compelling motive for the bribe.