For one to become a lawyer in Brazil, there are 2 steps. The first step is earning a BA in Law recognized by MEC, which usually takes at least 5 years. The second step is passing the “BAR” exam which is the test applied by the Brazilian Order of Lawyers (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – OAB). These two requirements are essential for anyone to become a lawyer, promoter or judge in Brazil. The good side is that it is a federal title and one can work in all parts of Brazil in any of the jobs previously mentioned.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho, a well-known figure in the practice of Law, holds a degree in Law at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie as well as an extension course in Business Administration at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado(FAAP). He is a partner of the law office, Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados, which is on of the main law offices in Brazil according to Anuário Análise Advocacia 500, a major magazine that specializes in the juridical area and lists the main law offices in Brazil.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has become famous for defending celebrities and large companies in cases that gained world attention, as well as working pro bono for NGOs. In addition to defending people and companies and NGOs, He has also decisively contributed to the creation of laws of great economic relevance in Brazil. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is a pioneer in adoption several legal mechanisms that have become commonplace in the practice of law.
At the law office, Leite, Tosto e Barros, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is the leader in command and supervises the most important cases that are undertaken by the Brazilian Lawyer firm as well as strategic formulas; above all, he demands positive results.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has become famous for defending private banks. He has around 1500 cases in the state of São Paulo and around 50 cases throughout Brazil. His top private bank clients with the most cases are Banco Santos S/A and Banco Fibra S/A.