Features Mining & Metals

Carla Fernandes Moura – Jaguar Mining Inc. 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Carla Fernandes Moura’s journey to success as the corporate general manager at Jaguar Mining Inc. is marked by her strategic leadership and relentless commitment to fostering positive change within the company and its surrounding communities.  With a background in law and over 12 years of experience in the mining industry, Fernandes has played a vital […]

Alejandro Beltran – Metso

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There’s something thrilling about standing at the precipice and staring into a massive open pit. So remarks Alejandro Beltran upon returning to his Toronto office after sealing a $50 million deal for his employer to sustain a mining operation in Central America. “I like to go to the mines and see our equipment at work,” […]

Camille Cleveland – Blue Nile

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Camille Cleveland knows diamonds aren’t just beautiful—they’re entangled within a complex web of local and global rules and policies. As the general counsel of Blue Nile, one of the largest online diamond and fine jewelry retailers, she needs to stay abreast of sometimes rapidly changing regulations, especially those set forth by the Office of Foreign […]

Heloisa Pereira – Imerys

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Taking maternity leave isn’t too difficult in Brazil. That’s because the Brazilian Labour Code offers special protections to pregnant employees, including 120 days of paid leave that can be extended a further 60 days if agreed on with the government. Problems arise when the new mothers try to resume their roles—only to find they’ve been […]

Tim Bradburn – IAMGOLD

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There was a time when Tim Bradburn tried to punch his weight as an amateur boxer. “That didn’t turn out so well,” he admits. “But I then discovered I liked the fight in law, and I also wanted to help build things.” That combination has helped Bradburn strike gold as the general counsel for IAMGOLD […]

Daniel Lorenzini – Sandvik

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Merely mentioning mining in some circles can conjure up collapsed tunnels and black lung disease, ever-present dangers in one of the world’s toughest occupations of hauling raw materials from the ground. But travel to Finland and hop in the cabin of the latest technological mining equipment with a coffee and you may be relaxing or […]

Carlos Castillo – Calibre Mining Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The 10-week suspension of mining in Nicaragua, part of the country’s broader efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, wasn’t exactly a vacation for Carlos Castillo. General counsel of Calibre Mining Corp. since helping facilitate the Canadian company’s acquisition of his prior employer’s Nicaraguan assets last October, Castillo had much to do—even as the pandemic […]

Hiliary Wilson ‒ Nevada Gold Mines

Est. reading time: 4 mins

“In a cavern, in a canyon, excavating for a mine, lived a miner forty-niner and his daughter, Clementine.” Those lyrics are from the famed Western folk ballad, “My Darling, Clementine.” Like Clementine, Hiliary Wilson was introduced to gold mining by her father, who has worked as an underground miner for decades. Today, Wilson is the […]

Tronox – Jeffrey N. Neuman

Est. reading time: 7 mins

What better way to prove you can swim then diving into a turbulent set of river rapids in early April? Jeff Neuman’s first days at Tronox in April 2018 provided the legal equivalent of such opportunities. No calm lap pools in sight. Leaving Honeywell International after 16 years to take the legal reins of global […]

Javier Gomez Aguilar – Grupo México

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Grupo México, the third largest copper producer in the world, is investing billions of dollars in the three divisions, in its Mexican and Peruvian operations, and there’s a perk to growth in both countries—more than 8,000 jobs. Gomez Aguilar, as the general counsel for the infrastructure division, says the targeted investment will not only generate […]


As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.


Spring I 2024



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