Adriano Drummond Cançado Trindade is a counsel at Brazilian law firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados, where he has devoted his time to providing advice to exploration and mining companies and investors in matters involving mining projects. He holds an LLB from the Law School of the University of Brasília and an LLM (distinction) from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. Mr Trindade is also a professor of resources law at the University of Brasília Law School, where he also heads the mining section of the natural resources law research group, and is a PhD candidate. He has been continually listed as a top mining lawyer by various international legal guides.