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 Brasília and an LLM from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. He is a member of the energy, environment, natural resources and infrastructure law section at the International Bar Association. In his mining practice, he has advised exploration and mining companies and investors on a wide variety of mining-related issues. He has been continually listed as a top mining lawyer by various international legal guides.