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.
If you would like to become a lawyer in Brazil, you must complete 2 steps. First, you must earn a BA in Law from a University or College that is recognized by MEC, which if there are no delays or classes that need to be retaken, takes 5 years. Then, you must pass the “BAR” exam applied by the Brazilian Order of Lawyers (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – OAB). These two steps are essential for someone to practice law as lawyer, judge or promoter in Brazil. An advantage is that since it is a federal title, it empowers the holder to work in all federal territory of Brazil as a judge, promoter or lawyer.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho, a renowned lawyer who earned his Law degree from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and did an extension course in Business Administration at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado(FAAP). He is the leading partner of the law office by the name of Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados, which is one of the most famous law offices in the country according to Anuário Análise Advocacia 500, which is a mainstream magazine that is specialized in the juridical area and also lists the main Brazilian law offices.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is notorious for having defended celebrities as well as large companies in cases that were in the global media. He has also worked pro bono for a number of NGOs. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has also significantly contributed to the creating laws of great economic importance in Brazil. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho was one of the first to employ a number of legal mechanisms that are now common law practices.
At the law firm, Leite, Tosto e Barros, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is the established leader and also supervises very important cases that Leite, Tosto e Barros takes on as well as devising strategic formulas. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho always demands positive results.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho gained public attention for his private bank clients. He well more than 1500 cases in São Paulo and approximately 50 cases in other Brazilian states. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho’s most influential private bank clients with several cases he has taken on, are Banco Fibra S/A and Banco Santos S/A.
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