Brazil, South America’s largest nation, owns the distinction of having more law schools within its borders than all other countries in the world combined. With an ever-growing number of lawyers and law firms, the legal profession requires relation. This regulation is the responsibility of The Order of Attorneys of Brazil, otherwise know as the OAB.
For those who strive to become lawyers in Brazil, the learning process begins in high school with mandatory classes. Students earn their ranks with the passing of the National Bar Exam, and acceptance into internships. Despite the vast number of schools offering legal courses, only the highest ranking students get this far.
Currently, one of the most well-known and most experienced leaders and strategists in the Brazilian legal practice is Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho’s legal expertise is varied and in depth to say the least. His practice includes Civil Law, Commercial Law and Contracts, Political and Election Law, Banking Law, Business Criminal Law and debt and credit restructuring.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is a partner and cofounder of the law firm Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados, who’s client list includes major companies and corporations like Azul Airlines, Johnson & Johnson, BancoRabobank, General Motors, and Samsung. Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados prides itself as disputes Specialists, involved in proceedings involving labor and tax, as well as white collar crime. The firm is based in Sao Paula, with offices in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília. Click here to know more.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is a former president of the Judicial Modernization Committee and Judicial Reform Committee for The Order of Attorneys of Brazil at the São Paulo section, and is co-author of the book, O Processo de Tiradentes. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has been nominated as one of the best Brazilian lawyers in Commercial litigation.