Izabella and Renan

Demarest announces two new partners in infrastructure and mining

Demarest Advogados announced the promotion of two new partners, starting on January 01, 2023, to expand and strengthen the firm’s practice within the Infrastructure and Mining sectors. Newly promoted partners Izabella Pardinho Reis (pictured left) and Renan Sona (pictured right) have been working at Demarest for a number of years.

Izabella holds a master’s degree in International Mineral Law and Policy from the University of Dundee, Scotland, and specializations in Mining Law, from Faculdade Milton Campos, and International Trade, from IBMEC, in addition to a Bachelor of Laws from PUC Minas.

She joined the firm in 2018, bringing 14 years of experience in the mining sector to the firm’s M&A practice area, in which she advises clients in the mining industry, specifically regarding mining negotiations and regulatory matters. With China being considered one of Brazil’s main trading partners in the mining sector, Izabella has dedicated her efforts to becoming fluent in Mandarin from her early years in law school, a differentiating skill for a lawyer.

Renan Sona holds a specialization in Administrative Law from FGV (Fundação Getulio Vargas), and a Bachelor of Laws from USP (Universidade de São Paulo). He has practiced for 12 years in the Public Law/Regulatory and Infrastructure sectors – experience that he has applied in the firm to assist clients since 2019, when he joined Demarest.

Renan is recognized within the market for his experience in legal structuring and advising clients on concession projects and PPPs (public-private partnerships), as well as privatization procedures or investments related to different infrastructure segments – such as airports, ports, highways, urban mobility, railways, public lighting, basic sanitation, among others.