Case | HBS Case Collection | February 2012

First Quantum Minerals vs. Eurasian Natural Resources

by George Serafeim and Andrew Knauer


The case describes the battle between First Quantum Mineral (FQM) and Eurasian Resources over mines in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). After FQM's license to operate was revoked by the government of the DRC, Eurasian bought the rights over the mines that were previously under FQM's control raising questions about the effectiveness of corporate governance at Eurasian.

Keywords: Governing and Advisory Boards; Business and Government Relations; Corporate Governance; Natural Environment; Risk and Uncertainty; Government and Politics; Mining Industry; Congo, Democratic Republic of the;


Serafeim, George, and Andrew Knauer. "First Quantum Minerals vs. Eurasian Natural Resources." Harvard Business School Case 112-083, February 2012.