One of the biggest legal professions globally, Brazill has 1,029,399 lawyers with Sao Paolo having the top legal center with 288,975 lawyers. Rio de Janiero has the second largest with 139,714 lawyers. Advogados is the name they call lawyers in Brazil.
Brazilian law is mostly derived from the civil law of Portugal with the legal system being based on statutes. However, a 2004 constitutional amendment states that prior court decisions can now be recognized as precedents like in common law.
State bars that are monitored by the Brazilian Bar Association– the Ordem dos Advogados do Brazil (OAB) regulates lawyers in Brazil. And furthermore, foreign law consultants who wish to register with Brazil must register with the right state OAB in order to practice. However, if foreign lawyers are providing occasional services, registration is not required. Also, foreign law firms’ relationships and activity scope among local law firms and local lawyers are restricted.
About Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho
Ricardo Tosto is a partnering lawyer at Leite, Tosto and Barros Advogados Associados. He is one of the top entrepreneurs of Brazilian law. He is also one of the best strategists in Brazil. he successfully represented in defense of organizations and individuals in different cases that gained national recognition. He is also an advocate for governments, various types of politicians, multinational groups, large Brazilian groups, and pro bono for non-governmental organizations. Ricardo Tosto has been in his current position with Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados Associados since April 1991. He earned a graduate degree from the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation in Business Administration. He also earned his bachelors degree in law from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University.