Excellence, innovation and assurance of legality

Working with excellence, developing innovative solutions and providing assurance of legality for its clients’ transactions – these are the goals of William Freire Advogados Associados.

With over 25 years of experience, our Law Office offers legal consulting services in the fields of Mining Law, Environmental Law and Mining taxation.

William Freire Advogados Associados has built its track record on successful cases and today enjoys widespread recognition on the domestic and international markets, thanks to its expertise and in-depth knowledge of the mining, steel, metallurgical, cement, forestry and energy markets. This solid foundation allows the Office to be always ready to assist its clients in the regulatory, environmental and tax demands encountered at all phases of their projects.

The Office has a hand-picked team of competent, versatile and talented professionals, always at the forefront of legal development in the Brazilian business sector. All our clients receive customized attention, with excellence, ethics, respect and transparency.

The Office has its headquarters in the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, and maintains a strategic unit in the country´s capital, Brasilia/DF, providing easy access to the main regulatory entities and a closer follow-up of administrative and judicial proceedings.

The motivation and inspiration of the team are driven by the experience, commitment and example of the founding partner, William Freire. One of the most renowned specialists in Mining and Environmental Law in Brazil, he also has an outstanding participation in the construction of the Mining Law regulatory framework, achieving recognition for the development of pioneering legal arguments and concepts.






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Founding partner

Founding and managing partner of the law firm William Freire Advogados Associados, his law degree is from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He is a professor of Mining Law and Environmental Law applied to Mining in several post-graduate courses, and the author of over 100 specialized articles.

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