The law in Brazil is heavily influenced by laws of other countries and is primarily based on Portuguese Civil law due to their occupation of the country till 1822. The current Civil law follows the Italian Civil Code, with influence from German and French Civil law. So, in a sense, it can be said that the Brazil’s legal system represents a hybrid format. The country’s legal system has evolved over the years and is now in a mature state with a thriving law education culture to support it. Law as a profession is highly regarded and sought after in the country.
However, there are many hurdles that an aspirant needs to cross to become a lawyer. These hurdles are in place to ensure only the brightest, meritorious and deserving aspirants shoulder the responsibility of representing Brazil’s law. The students who want to study law in the country needs to complete their graduation, pass a special examination called Vestibular that is a particular exam to screen the students before they can apply for law school, and finally the National Bar Examination. Once these three stages are crossed, they can practice law in the country and follow several guidelines can become the member of the Brazil’s Bar Council.
When talking about law in Brazil, one name just can’t be missed, which is Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho did his bachelor in law from Mackenzie Presbyterian University and pursued extension in Business Administration from the famous Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation. He started his practice in a small office but rose to popularity in a very short period. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho currently serves as the partner at Leite, Tosto and Barros Advogados Associados, which is a law firm he co-founded.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has successfully defended many famous public figures, politicians, NGOs, multinational corporations, and more. He is known as an expert in litigation in the country and is a highly sought-after attorney. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has trained many of his interns who currently serves as his associate and partners in the firm.