The Brazilian Legal system owes its existence to the civil law of Portuguese. This is because Brazil, as a country, was colonized by Portugal before getting its independence in 1822. Additionally, The Brazilian legal system borrows from other international legal regimes like the Napoleonic Code, German, and France. Presently, the Legal system in Brazil is seen as a hybrid established from its civil code and a vital part of Italian Civil law. The First law school in Brazil was built in 1827 in Sao Paulo. Because of its rigidity and several contradicting environmental regulations in Brazil, there is a high demand for lawyers.
The high demand for lawyers has resulted in the establishment of several law schools in the country, and it is currently third in the globe with the highest number of lawyers after India and US. Attorneys in Brazil can either be interns, associates, or partners. A lawyer who is a partner is at the highest rank in their profession and is paid according to the number of clients he brings into the firm. Among the most significant law firms in Brazil with the highest number of lawyers and representation is Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados established by Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho.
About Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is a renowned litigator in Brazil known for his contribution in handling top complex litigation cases in the country. One of his most significant accomplishments includes his input in the creation of the mass action model that is applied across the nation. Mr. Tosto has met the required educational guidelines for his career having done a law degree at Mackenzie Presbyterian University, and finishing his law degree at Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho surrounds himself with a team of highly specialized, agile, and committed attorneys that have helped developed Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados into the leading law firm in Brazil. Most of Ricardo’s customers cut across different sectors and groups ranging from high profile personalities, politicians, and large corporations and all seem to be satisfied with the representation rendered. Currently, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho recognition exceeds the Brazilian borders owing to his recent involvement in the case concerning colossal money laundering on Swiss authorities.