Basic facts about the department
– 1 partner
– 4 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Premier firm for high-profile, strategic and innovative advice in the mining sector. Assists key industry representatives with legislative changes and handles sophisticated contentious mandates, with a strong background in ADR. Maintains a significant cross-border reach and is also involved in the development of the mining industry in diverse jurisdictions in Africa.
"The firm stands out for providing a full range of services, for its responsiveness, and for its experienced lawyers who are leaders in their field."
"What differentiates the team from the rest is the expertise and the reputation of its lawyers."
Work highlights Assisted Yamana Gold with the restructuring of its operations and the transfer of these to Brio Gold.
Star individual Carlos Vilhena receives widespread commendation for his key involvement in leading mining matters. One client reports: "He has great business acumen and industry knowledge, and his advice is on point," while another adds: "His work is impeccable; he maintains the highest standard and is capable of influencing the opinion of the most experienced individuals in the sector."
"Excellent professional" Adriano Drummond Trindade is admired for the heft and technical quality of his legal opinions within this sphere. "His work is absolutely objective and concise," a market source enthuses.
Since publication, Graciema Almeida has left this practice.
Significant clients Associação Brasileira das Empresas de Pesquisa Mineral, Zamin Resources, Mineração Rio do Norte, Serra da Borda Mineração e Metalurgia, African Development Bank.