Media attention gained for the Mariana dam disaster claim in the UK courts

Last month, PGMBM represented more than 200,000 victims of the Mariana dam disaster in the UK courts to support them in their fight for justice.   Throughout the week-long trial, an array of media outlets reported on the case.   Victims shared their stories, and information surrounding the case and its implications was highlighted to millions of […]

Three years on from Brumadinho dam disaster TÜV SÜD face €400 million lawsuit

On the third anniversary of the Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil, PGMBM and Manner Spangenberg lawyers acting on behalf of victims of the disaster say the claims filed against German safety regulators TÜV SÜD has now reached over €400million. This week, the court in Munich has allowed the addition of over 1,100 new Claimants, bringing […]

2022: A decisive year for Mariana dam disaster victims

PGMBM is optimistic about the hearing in April when it will be decided whether the case can be tried in England. Since 2018, PGMBM has been committed to fighting for justice for the people affected by the Fundão dam rupture in Mariana. We believe that 2022 will be decisive for more than 200,000 people who […]

Brazil’s Handling Of The Mariana Dam Disaster Labelled A ‘Travesty Of Justice’

Mariana Dam

A newly published UN human rights council report claims that ‘urgent attention’ is required to address Brazil’s ‘regression from its human rights obligations’. The advice comes from UN Special Rapporteur Bashkut Tunak after he revealed that none of the 42 projects to repair damage from the 2015 Mariana dam disaster are on track. The UN […]

BHP To Be Dammed?


On 5 November 2015, a devastating mudslide following the collapse of the Fundao Dam tore through Mariana, Brazil, destroying entire cities, decimating the environment and destroying historic, cultural and religious traditions in the area. 19 people lost their lives, tonnes of fish died, and over 600km of waterways were polluted in what is regarded as Brazil’s worst environmental disaster. The […]

BHP Billiton ‘Woefully Negligent’ Over Brazil Dam Collapse


The worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history has triggered one of the biggest legal claims ever filed in a British court. The Anglo-Australian mining company BHP Billiton is being sued for about £5bn by Brazilian victims of the Samarco dam collapse in Mariana four years ago. The class action case was filed in the Liverpool High […]