This case involved corruption, reputation and expropriation risks associated with a possible mining play connected in West Africa. Mine Champion, a U.S. based multinational mining company was considering investing in a zinc concession in a post-conflict west African country. The potential partner, UK-based mega Metals, had acquired the rights to the operation in question in 2005, at the end of the civil war and the country circumstances, the potential concerns. The case protagonist, Steven Fox, CEO … Read more »

This case involved corruption, reputation and expropriation risks associated with a possible mining play connected in West Africa. Mine Champion, a U.S. based multinational mining company was considering investing in a zinc concession in a post-conflict west African country. The potential partner, UK-based mega Metals, had acquired the rights to the operation in question in 2005, at the end of the civil war and the country circumstances, the potential concerns. The case protagonist, Steven Fox, CEO of the risk assessment and consulting firm Veracity Worldwide, were sent to the various risks in the game and manual mine MasterCard CEO, assess whether they go with the partnership. He should point out that mine masterpiece ahead with the deal with Mega Metals? What might be the potential downside to such a step?
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Aldo Musacchio
Source: HBS
13 pages.
Release Date: 16 September 2011. Prod #: 712010-PDF-ENG
Veracity Worldwide: Evaluating FCPA-Related Risks in West Africa HBR case solution

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