Ivan Apsan


Ivan is specialized in handling complex negotiations with multiple stakeholders. Ivan was Legal and Institutional Affairs Director for Paranapanema, VP Legal and Corporate Affairs for BHP and General Counsel for Bracell. He was also Chairman for Renova Foundation. Ivan has masters in Environmental Law from UCL and was trained in negotiation at Harvard.

Paranapanema 2014-2017

  • Ibovespa Novo Mercado governance implementation
  • BRL600 million Arbitration against Santander – winning strategy implementation
  • 2016/17 Debt Restructure

BHP 2017-2022


  • Dam failure insurance negotiation
  • Debt restructure negotiation
  • Operations Restart

Renova Foundation

  • Governance Agreement with Public Authorities to conduct overall remediation and compensation
  • Individual Indemnification Payment Judicial System – Innovative procedure to allow payments to those impacted by the Dam Failure
  • Negotation and implementation of the Community Resettlement processes related to the Fundão Dam Failure

Bracell 2022-2023

  • Litigation regarding rural land purchase by foreigners
  • OL Tissue M&A