About João Afonso Fialho

João Afonso Fialho joined VdA in 2015. He is a partner and head of the oil and gas and natural resources practice. In the last 25 years, João has been involved in a variety of natural resources projects and transactions in jurisdictions such as Mozambique, Angola, Sao Tome and Principe, Portugal, Republic of Congo, the DRC, Guinea Bissau and Timor-Leste. In the mining sector, João has advised foreign investors in the negotiation of exploration and mining agreements, JV agreements, legal due diligences, farm-in and farm-out agreements, royalties and streaming agreements, etc. João has also advised state entities and international mining companies in the drafting and discussion of legal statutes and ancillary regulations.