Brazilian mining has gone through a series of changes that, although extensive and sensitive, have not compromised the prominence of the sector, nor its role as a leading player in new business opportunities.

In recent years, old practices have been revisited and improved upon in order to keep up with technological advances, recurrent legislative changes, environmental issues, the internalization of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria, among other aspects.

Our Mining Law team combines in-depth legal knowledge, the work of technical specialists and solid experience to offer effective solutions that are compatible with the specific and current needs of the sector. Companies interested in developing mining projects (greenfield or brownfield) or investing in organizations in the sector can rely on one-stop-shop support in all aspects of the business, from the preliminary phases of the project to post-closure of mines.

Local and foreign clients can also benefit from the plurality of a full service law firm, that is, one that operates in an interconnected way between the various practices of law. This multidisciplinary approach, combining experts in mining, environmental, ESG, corporate, M&A, labor, criminal, litigation and tax law work ensures agile, practical, up-to-date and legally secure solutions, covering everything from the day-to-day needs of the operation to the most complex issues that can arise.

We support our clients in:

  • risk mapping;
  • support and definition of the business model to reflect the specificities of mining legislation;
  • conducting mining due diligence;
  • general advisory;
  • preparation and negotiation of contracts, including mergers and acquisitions involving companies and assets in the sector; and
  • judicial and arbitral administrative litigation.