Practice Areas


Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel assists national and international companies in different mining projects in Brazil. Our services include the representation of clients before the Ministry of Mining and Energy (MME) and the National Mining Agency (ANM) for concession of mining rights necessary for the development of research and mining activities.

Our team provides assistance to clients in due diligence processes, negotiation of joint ventures, acquisition of companies, assignment of mining rights and solution of themes of the industry’s interest. The firm also represents companies in negotiations with owners of real properties for acquiring and leasing lands to develop projects.

SVMFA has participated in the structuring of ventures in the mining area in its several phases, whether in a research preliminary stage or with economic use shown by feasibility studies, in any case addressing sophisticated structures from the corporate, tax and financial points of view.

The firm’s services include the review of several legal and tax issues such as the carrying out of projects in the borderland strip and the participation of foreign companies in the mining activity.

How we can help:

• Structuring of mining projects in purchase and sale transactions of mining rights.

• Legal and environmental audit, including with the appraisal of the license regulation and the fulfillment of the conditions for exercising the activities.

• Organization of companies, tax and environmental planning, project funding, construction of industrial plants and other works in the sector.

• Negotiation and preparation of contracts, including those of option, acquisition, assignment and transfer of mining rights and lease of deposits.