Case | HBS Case Collection | August 2011 (Revised December 2013)

Albert 'Jack' Stanley in Nigeria (A)

by Lena G. Goldberg and Chad M. Carr

Abstract

The international joint venture that successfully bid for $6 billion in contracts to build LNG trains on Nigeria's Bonny Island became entangled in a widening bribery and corruption probe triggered by an unrelated accusation against an employee of one of the JV partners. The (A) case discusses the JV's "business as usual" approach to doing business in the context of Nigeria's political culture and the involvement of Albert "Jack" Stanley, the JV's alleged manager, in structuring and implementing an elaborate bribery scheme. The "B" case relates Stanley's actions after he became the subject of multiple investigations and was terminated by Halliburton, parent of the U.S. JV partner, for taking kickbacks. The "C" case details the resolution of bribery and corruption allegations against Stanley, several of his associates and the JV partners.

Keywords: Crime and Corruption; Ethics; Governing Rules, Regulations, and Reforms; Globalization; Governance Compliance; Energy Industry; Nigeria; Europe; United States;

Citation:

Goldberg, Lena G., and Chad M. Carr. "Albert 'Jack' Stanley in Nigeria (A)." Harvard Business School Case 312-034, August 2011. (Revised December 2013.)