Mr. Santos is a specialized lawyer with 26 years of practice in the application of the Brazilian mining laws. His outstanding and notable public experience encompasses advising varied public institutions ranging from federal and state governments to the Lower House of the Congress.

Post-graduation, "International and Comparative Petroleum Law" - Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland, U.K., 1982-1983;

Specialization, Mining Law - Federal University of Brasília, Brazil, 1973;

B.Sc. , Law - Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil, 1967/1971.

Independent Consultant with many services offered to government and public institutions. 1998 - to date (full time);

Member of the Editorial Board of the "Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law". Joint publication of the International Bar Association and the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy of the University of Dundee.

Legislative Consultant to the Lower House of the Congress. 1978-1998;

Advisor to Ministry of Mines and Energy. 1978;

Head of the Administrative Division of the National Department of Mineral Production - DNPM. 1977;

Assistant to the Director-General of DNPM. 1976;

Assistant to the Director of Northeast Branch of DNPM. 1973-1975;

Lawyer of Brazilian Geological Survey - CPRM. 1973;

Extensive list of works, articles and reports published.