The law of Brazil originates from Portuguese, Italian, German and French laws. Its core root is partly based on stare decisis and statutes. Since 21st October 1998, the federal constitution has been in place through supreme law. Because Brazil has many law schools, it has a relatively higher number of lawyers. Ranked the third country in the world with the largest number of lawyers, the reports indicated that Brazilians love law and most of them aspire to become lawyers.
The scores of law schools in Brazil explain the high number of lawyers. According to the National Council of Justice, the world has a total of 1,100 Schools of Law while Brazil registers over 1,240 Law graduates annually. Most Brazilian lawyers acquire licenses after passing the Brazilian Bar Examination. According to recent statistics, the approval of all Brazilian law students would provide approximately 3 million licensed lawyers.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho
Mr. Ricardo Tosto is a famous Brazilian leader and strategists. His practice commenced in a small Brazilian law firm where he honed his legal skills. After his short law career in the small firm, Tosto joined a corporate litigation law firm in Brazil. Under his regime, the small firm grew into one of the best law firms in Brazil. His roles included defending public and private personalities in civil cases while providing successful legal services to large prominent Brazilian corporations, politicians and multinationals.
In the adoption of new legal mechanisms which transformed to commonly used Brazilian laws, Tosto was the pioneer. He dedicated his legal skills to mentoring his partners who were his first interns. Tosto closely monitors firm’s most important proceeding cases by offering innovative strategies; in cases of sensitive issues, Tosto provides successful leadership strategies.
Ricardo Tosto serves as a partner and founder of Leite, having dedicated more than 22 years in practicing business law with a specialization in commercial litigation, M & A, corporate restructuring, electoral law, and credit recovery. Mr. Tosto Ricardo graduated from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, in Business Administration at FAAP. Tosto serves as a member of the Brazilian Bar Association, including Law Firms, International Bar Association and Partnerships Research Centre (CESA).