Law is one of the most sought after professions in Brazil. The country’s legal system has seen some major transformation since its independence in 1822 and currently, follows the Italian Civil Code. The fundamental legal system is based on Portuguese law, but has influences from other European counterparts as well, including French, German and Italian law. The country has a thriving justice system, and the apex court of the country is Federal Supreme Court. Brazil has 26 states, and each of the federated states has the authority to devise its laws and constitutions, governed principally by the Federal Constitution.
There are many lawyers and law firms in the country, but one of the most prominent law firms in the country is Tosto and Barros Advogados. One of the founders and partners of the enterprise is Ricardo Tosto, who remains as one of the most respected, credible and successful attorneys in Brazil. Starting out at a small law firm after completing his studies in law, he was soon appointed in one of the leading law firms in the country.
After working for several years with the leading law firm, Ricardo Tosto started his law enterprise named above. Tosto and Barros Advogados handle a wide variety of legal cases and specialize in high-value litigations and corporate law. The company has many public figures and multinational corporations based in Brazil as its clients. Ricardo’s firm is one of the most successful law firms in the country and considered a market leader in class action lawsuits, corporate law, and high-value litigations.
Ricardo Tosto draws from his personal experience of over three decades in law to provide strategic inputs that drive the cases to its success. Ricardo Tosto is a member of the International Bar Association, Brazilian Bar Association, and many other leading law associations and committees, locally and internationally. Ricardo Tosto completed his graduation in law from the respected Mackenzie Presbyterian University and did extension in Business Administration from Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation.
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