Dealing in the mining industry is no simple task. There is a considerable amount of risks involved in investing and exploring mining assets (environmental, commercial and even political), so it is crucial to rely on precise and attentive legal counseling.

Our Mining team is strategically located in the State of Minas Gerais, which is considered by the National Mining Institute (Instituto Brasileiro de Mineração - IBRAM) to be the most important mining state in Brazil.

The team has a comprehensive knowledge of the sector's entire production chain and in-depth expertise in dealing with its main players. We provide regulatory and negotiation counsel to mining and financing companies, in addition to regulatory and business advice to mining companies within M&A, project finance and capital markets transactions. The Cescon Barrieu team also advises autonomously on regulatory matters and contracts with joint venture partners, suppliers, or service providers.

The expertise of our mining lawyers, as well as their integration with all of our practice areas, enables our partners and associates to have a broader view of their projects, identifying possible structures and tailor made solutions for our clients and deals, always adhering to the highest quality standards.

“The responsiveness of the firm, their ability to proactively anticipate potential issues and resolve them before they became critical were key strengths and indicated their extensive experience in this area.”
Chambers and Partners (2018)

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