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Legal Update

Brazilian Mining Sector and its Potential New Regulatory Framework

November 2010
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Brazilian mining sector is currently regulated by Decree-Law no. 227, dated February 28, 1967 (the “Mining Code”) and normative rulings issued by the National Department of Mineral Production (Departamento Nacional de Propriedade Minerária – “DNPM”), the entity responsible for monitoring the mining activities in Brazil, subordinated to the Ministry of Mines and Energy (“MME”).

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