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Adriano Drummond Trindade

Adriano Drummond Trindade


Adriano specializes in mineral policy and mining sector regulations, with significant domestic and international experience. He works with the mining sector, focusing on project development, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and ESG factors linked to mining.

Based in Brasília, Adriano monitors legal issues involving regulatory agencies in the sector, such as the National Mining Agency (ANM). He is a professor at the University of Brasília (UnB) and also teaches courses on Mineral Law and Policy at other Brazilian and foreign institutions.


Bachelor of Laws – University of Brasília (UnB);

Master in Natural Resources Law & Policy (LL.M. – Distinction), University of Dundee – Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP), UK;

PhD in Law and Regulation – University of Brasília, 2022.


Chambers Brazil – Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (2009 – 2023) and Corporate/Commercial: Centre West (2015 – 2019);

Chambers Global – Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (2007 – 2024);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Mining & Metals (2012 – 2020, 2024), Energy (2022) and Project finance & Infrastructure (2024);

The Legal 500 – Energy and natural resources: Mining: Leading individual (2024);

IFLR 1000 – Mining; M&A: Notable Practitioner (2022 – 2023);

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Mining (2015 – 2023) and Thought Leaders Brazil: Mining (2021 – 2023);

Who’s Who Legal Global – Mining: Global Elite Thought Leader (2020 – 2023).

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Why Brazil’s mining sector could be become a M&A magnet

​Brazil’s mining sector is expected to see growing investments and new projects in the coming years after having shown strong resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brazilian law firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has a bullish outlook on the sector. It has a specialized mining M&A area, led by partner Adriano Drummond Trindade, who has mining-focused experience in contracts, M&A, policy and regulatory issues. 
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