Brazil being a Federation has three arms of government one of them being the judiciary. The judiciary is in charge of ensuring that the law is upheld and it’s the only body capable of making legally binding decisions in the country. The supreme law of the land is the Brazilian Constitution it is however supported by other legal statutes. Since the year 2004, Brazil now recognizes legal precedent after a constitutional amendment to this end.
Lawyers and/or advocates are the only persons recognized by the law as qualified to represent one in court or perform other legally binding processes.For one to become a lawyer one has to acquire a law degree from a recognized university and then get certified by passing the OAB examination.Lawyers are regulated by state bars which are then overseen by the Brazilian Bar Association which is the federal body it is also referred to as the Ordem dos Advogados do Brazil (OAB).
One of the most prominent legal mind in Brazil is Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho he attended the Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie where he graduated with a law degree and was later certified by the bar.
He is a partner at Leite, Tosto and Barros Advogados. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is known as a great entrepreneur of Brazilian law and this has made his law firm among the biggest in Brazil, in fact, Anuário Análise Advocacia 500 listed his law firm among the ten largest in Brazil. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho’s firm has also contributed decisively to the creation of laws of great economic importance to Brazil.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is the major partner at the Leite office of Leite Tosto and Barros Advogados being a full-service law firm The firm has a keen interest in business law and continues to provide comprehensive legal support for companies in all sectors of the economy. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has opened offices in based in São Paulo where they are headquartered and has branches in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.This offices are able to deal with copyright, property, administrative law, intellectual and computer law,environmental law, banking law, civil law, consumer law, labor law, economic and competitive law, commercial law, law electoral and partisan, international law, corporate criminal law, corporate law as well as other emerging areas.
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