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We are delighted to announce the publication of the case study entitled “Shell companies, mining concessions, and corruption: the case of ENRC in DR Congo,” which has been prepared by Victoria Gronwald.

The video recording of the case study as well as the slides used during the presentation and a list of additional relevant sources are accessible at the following address:

This presentation is part of a series of eight case studies focused on occurrences of corporate misconduct, which were presented during the event “Corporations, Governance, and Crime” that was held on the 17th of November 2022.

This hybrid international roundtable (in-person and online) was focused on corporate governance failures and irresponsible business practices. It was organized by our Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Costantino Grasso - Associate Professor in Law at Manchester Law School, in cooperation with the Manchester Metropolitan University, and was included in the teaching activities of the Master of Laws course in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics at Manchester Law School.

The event was is driven by the ambition of casting light on some of the most burning issues affecting the corporate world through a series of brief but highly topical case studies. In particular, a series of terrific guests focused on eight select corporate scandals, which covered issues spanning several countries and different industrial sectors including the food, leisure, extractive, and financial industries. The event also focused on a recent UK judicial decision that represents a matter of concern in the area of whistleblowing and corporate compliance and audit systems.

In the case study, Victoria Gronwald focused on the extremely controversial mining operations carried out in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by the London-listed mining company Eurasian Natural Resources Company (ENRC). The case explores the potential conflict of interest and corruption issues and the fact that the company has been subject to a corruption-focused investigation by the Serious Fraud Office in London.


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