Requirements for Practicing Law Together with One of the Leading Lawyers in Brazil Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho

Lawyers in Brazil play a significant role in ensuring everyone in the society receives equal justice regardless of their social status. They offer assistance on issues such as business law, personal injuries/accidents, and divorce. To practice law in Brazil, one should have a law degree from a certified and authorized university by the National Commission on Legal Education. Law students are also required to have practical experience in the field, which is acquired through internships in various firms, corporation, and institutions that practice law. The final stage towards becoming a practicing lawyer in Brazil is passing the Brazilian bar examination.


The Order of Attorneys of Brazil (OAB) regulates the legal profession in the country, and all law graduates must register with the organization to practice law in Brazil. OAB has its headquarters in Brasilia Federal District and 847,921 registered lawyers in practice in the year 2013. The Portuguese, Italians, French, and German civil laws are the primary sources of the Federal Constitution, which is the Brazil’s supreme law and has been operational since October 1988.


Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is an influential lawyer in Brazil. He is a founding partner of Leite, Tosto e Barros Advocates, a firm with specializations in business law. He began his law career in a small office and worked his way up to being one of the best legal practitioners in Latin America. Tosto has over 22 years of practicing law with specialties in M&A banking, international and electoral law, credit recoveries, and corporate restructuring among others. He pursued a Bachelor in Law from the Universidade Presbitariana Mackenzie and a post-graduate study in Business Administration from FAAP.


Mr.Tosto is renowned for his excellent representations in the legal circuits. His clients range from the affluent in the society to the large corporations and multinational companies. Tosto is also a member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Law Firms and Partnerships Research Center (CESA), and the International Bar Association.

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