The increase in demand for minerals used in the supply chain of the rechargeable batteries for portable electronic equipment, notably lithium – of which Portugal has the sixth largest natural reserve in the world-, and the decrease in extraction costs of conventional minerals as a result of new automation technology and the use of renewable energies across the extraction industries, translate into an optimistic outlook for the industry.

With a vast track-record in advising both public and private entities, across the value chain of the mining industry, our team is composed of highly specialised lawyers, tailored to the specific matters involved in each project, agile and cross-practice. In the lusophone and francophone African jurisdictions, as well as in Timor-Leste, we operate as one firm with international standards of excellence, vast locally experienced lawyers, working in partnership with some of the most reputed law firms in each of the VdA Legal Partners jurisdictions.

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