Lawyers are essential professionals in Brazil. It is by virtues of their role in assisting people and corporates navigate the relatively complex field of law. The Brazilian legal system exhibits a significant influence of the Portuguese civil. It was mainly based on statutes although the constitution now incorporates court decisions or judicial precedents. The country has a considerable number of lawyers who mostly practice under law firms. In fact, it is estimated to have the highest number of lawyers in the world. Lawyers in Brazil are called ‘advogados.’ The Brazilian Bar Association, popularly known as the Ordem dos Advogados do Brazil (OAB), regulates the legal profession in the country.
Among the leading legal experts in the country is Ricardo Tosto. He has immense experience in Commercial Litigation. Some of his specific areas of interest include administrative law, civil law, election law, banking contracts, and credit recovery among others. A host of national and international legal bodies and publications have recognized his achievements including Who’s Who Legal. He was instrumental in the establishment of Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados where he is also a partner. The law firm is one of the best in Brazil offering services to a wide range of clientele.
Ricardo Tosto went to Mackenzie Presbyterian University where he graduated with a degree in Law. He has also pursued extension courses in business thus explaining his biased interest in commercial law. Ricardo has held various positions in the Brazilian legal system. He has once held the esteemed position of the president of the Judicial Reform Committee at OAB- São Paulo Section. He has also been a legal advisor or director in some Brazil’s large companies.
Ricardo Tosto is a member of other professional bodies such as International Bar Association. He has also been active in the formation of various organizations within the broader legal fraternity in Brazil. In addition to this, he sits on numerous boards as a director. Besides Portuguese, Ricardo Tosto is also fluent in English. It has enabled him to engage with a wide range of clientele as well as issues in the legal and political contexts.