BSBC - Advogados

Virgilio Borba

Academic Background:

Post graduate degree in Corporate Law, Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas no Ensino do Direito (CEPED), of the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) – 1971

LL.B., Faculdade Nacional de Direito da Universidade do Brasil – 1968.


Areas of Practice:

Strategic Litigation

Commercial Contracts

Mining | Environment

M&A | Corporate Law



Virgilio has been practicing mining law for over 40 years comprising legal advice for the implementation of mining projects on gross root properties; mine construction, development, and expansion; mine closure; acquisition and sale of mining projects; joint ventures for the development of mining projects; environmental permitting of mining projects; conflicts between mining and protected areas; overlapping of mining and other land uses; and participation in multidisciplinary groups for the development of feasibility studies of mining projects.

A founding partner of Lobo & Ibeas Advogados (1974-2018) and of Borba, Simões Barbosa, Bessone, Cristofaro – BSBC (May 2018), both Top Tier firms in the main international rankings, Virgilio is generally regarded by his peers and clients as a reference in the sector and has been recognized as one of the main names in the Mining Law area, being recommended, among others, by Chambers & Partners Global – Energy and Natural Resources: Mining as Band 1; Chambers & Partners – Latin American Guide – Energy and Natural Resources: Mining as Band 1; Legal 500 Latin America – Energy and Natural Resources: Mining as Top Tier; and Who’s Who Legal – Mining.

Languages: Portuguese, English, and Spanish.