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Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho, Brazil’s Legal Wizard



Lawyers have an integral role to play in the Brazilian society, and the country in general has recognized this role. That is why you should not be surprised by the high number of law schools in the country, neither should be surprised by the fact that the country has more than one million law graduates. While it’s no problem to attend law school and get admitted to the Brazilian law society, it is definitely a big issue building your own niche in a country with more than eight hundred thousand licensed practitioners. It is in the backdrop of this competitive environment that Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has successfully build one of the largest law firms.

Having graduated from Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho opted work in a business litigation office whereas times moved by and by his hard work he gained the necessary confidence and contacts to start his own law firm. It did not surprise many of those who knew him well, when in 1991 he opted to join with three other partners in establishing Leite, Tosto and Barros Advogados Associados law firm.

It is in this firm that much of Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho success has happened. With his witty approach to legal matters Mr. Ricardo Tosto has gone ahead to build a law firm known for successful litigation of highly complex cases. His knowledge of financial matters has also made him an attraction in the corporate world with many of corporate restructuring cases being handled by his office. Mergers and acquisitions that occurred in the past few decades did have Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho’s name behind them.

To date, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho’s law firm maintains a rich list of not only Brazilian but also international clients. While he on most occasions deals with corporate law, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho’s office is also well known for mass litigation in Brazil. He is a member of the International Bar Association and serves as the chief administrator of Institute for Political Party and Election Law Studies.

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