Mining

Mining

Our multidisciplinary team always works to provide legal solutions that move your business forward, assisting clients with services from exploration works to project development, construction, mining, and even mine closure. We serve mining companies and other companies related to the mining sector, including service providers, lenders, offtakers, and royalty and streaming companies.

We work with issues related to mineral law and policy across all areas of the industry

Our main services

We advise on mining policy, regulatory issues, ESG issues, proceedings before the National Mining Agency (AMN) and other related entities, as well as advice on participating in public hearings and consultations, preparing opinions and monitoring bills and proposals for regulatory changes;

We draft, negotiate and analyze common contracts in the industry, including purchase and sale contracts, assignment or lease of mining rights, option, joint venture, construction, equipment supply, miscellaneous services, supply, offtake, royalties and streaming;

We participate in negotiations with surface landowners, defense of claims related to exploration or mining rights (such as the institution of mining easements), as well as advice concerning mining-related environmental and community issues;

We advise on acquiring an equity interest in companies in the mining sector, including verifying ownership of mineral rights and conducting due diligence for all relevant areas, as well as drafting share/quota purchase agreements, shareholder/quotaholder agreements, option, investment and association/joint venture agreements, among others;

We advise companies on public and private offerings of shares and bonds, including preparing audit reports that cover all relevant areas and the company prospectus, as well as assistance with registering with institutions;

We assist with transactions for project finance, development, construction and operation, as well as transactions for other major works in the mining sector;

We represent mining companies, financial institutions and investors in litigation, arbitration and mediation related to the mining sector.

Awards and Recognitions

Chambers Brazil Projects (2012 –  2021);

Chambers Brazil Public Law (2016 – 2022);

The Legal 500 Energy and Natural Resources: Mining (2013 – 2022);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Mining & Metals (2013 – 2019);

IJ Global -Latin American Mining & Metals Deal of the Year for the CSP Ceará Steel Mill transaction (2015);

Latin Finance Best Mining Financing and Best Infra Financing Brazil Deal of the Year for the financing of Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém steel mill (2015).

Análise Advocacia 500 – Steel and mining (2014 ‑ 2021)

Latin Lawyer Project Finance and Infrastructure (2012-2021)

Chambers Global Projects (2012-2022);

Leaders League: Mining – Exellent (2022);

Chambers Brazil Awards Law Firm of the Year in Energy & Natural Resources – Mining, Power and Oil & Gas (2022).

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