Carlos Vilhena is a partner at Brazilian law firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados. He is in charge of the firm’s mining practice and government relations. Mr Vilhena has an LLB from the Law School of the University of Brasilia and an LLM from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. He is the co-chair of the International Bar Association Mining Law Committee and a director of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. In his mining practice, he has advised exploration and mining companies, as well as investors and financiers, on a wide array of mining-related issues. He has been continually listed as a top mining lawyer by various international legal guides.