In Brazil, Finding A Lawyer Is Easy, But Finding A Highly Skilled Lawyer Is More Challenging

Finding an exceptional lawyer in Brazil is challenging simply because there are so many lawyers available. Thousands of new lawyers graduate each year in Rio de Janeiro alone, making finding the ideal lawyer a daunting task, however, a lawyer who works at one of the big name law firms will generally provide superior legal service and get the job done correctly.


Recent events in Brazil is actually a boon for lawyers who specialize in complex commercial law cases. While Brazil has more lawyers than almost any other nation, only a small percentage of law firms have the expertise to take cases involving Brazil’s business environment. Only the country’s best lawyers are willing to take on work that will be under intense scrutiny, given the high visibility of the executives and politicians involved.


 Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is one lawyer whose technical expertise is ideal for commercial litigation cases. He is a partner at the firm he helped found, Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados, and he often takes on some of the firm’s most complex cases involving commercial and banking law, enviromental law and debt and credit restructuring. Tosto is also a noted political writer; he specializes in election law as well.


Considered one of Brazil’s top lawyers for commercial litigation by Who’s Who Legal, Mr. Tosto stays very busy. He does, however, make time to give lectures, mentor new lawyers at Leite, Tosto e Barros and maintain his membership at the Brazilian Institute for Political Party and Election Law Studies, which he helped found.


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