Brazil is commonly referred to as a civil law country since its legal system boasts of legal traces from the Civil law of other nations such as German, Portuguese, Italy and French Since October 21, 1988, the Brazilian Constitution has been in force as the supreme law of the land. The Brazilian law is credited for its role in uniting the nation as the Federative Republic. This is because Brazil was formed through a permanent union of the Federal District, as well as municipalities and states.
In Brazil, the Superior Court of Justice is tasked with the role of upholding federal treaties and legislation. More so, the five Regional Federal Courts boast of constitutional jurisdiction pertaining cases that involve appeals towards the ruling made by federal judges among other duties.
The country boasts of a high number of lawyers, as each State in the country has several law schools. Before becoming certified lawyers in the country, students are required to take up five years in the university studying law. Later, successful graduates proceed to law school where they have an obligation to take the Bar examination provided by the Bar Association of Brazil. Those who pass the Bar Examination become certified legal practitioners in Brazil.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliviera Carvalho
Ricardo Tosto serves as one of the premier lawyers in Brazil, especially on business matters. He started his career as a legal practitioner in a small office space before joining a prestigious corporate legal firm. Later on, Ricardo and other partners formed one of the top legal firms in Brazil known as the Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados Associates. Over the years, Ricardo has served different clients including politicians of diverse ideological opinions, the government as well as key Brazilian multinationals and corporations.
Ricardo’s successful career as a lawyer in corporate matters is credited not only for his vast experience in the industry but also for his level of education. As such, he is an alumnus of the Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado where he studied Business Administration as well as the Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie where he studied and graduated with a law degree.