Most of the Brazilian law was derived from the Portuguese law with their legal system solely based on the Portuguese statutes. Brazil boasts of the highest numbers of legal professionals than any other part of the world, with more than 1,029,399 lawyers. Most of this lawyers are based in Sao Paulo where 288,975 lawyers are based in this town and thus it is known as the largest legal center, it is closely followed by Rio de Janeiro which hosts more than 139, 714 lawyers. In Brazil, lawyers are known as ‘advogados.’ They are regulated by state bars which are likewise regulated by the Brazilian Bar Association-Ordem dos Advogados do Brazil (AOB).
One of the famous lawyers of all times in Brazil is Ricardo Tosto. Ricardo Tosto is one of the founders of the firm known as Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados. Ricardo as a senior lawyer in Brazil is well known by his clients in the fields of copyright, consumer law, corporate law, administrative law, Environment law and corporate law among others.
Ricardo Tosto was once nominated as the best litigation lawyer among all other lawyers in Brazil. His legal practice is much respected by Brazil legal 500 and the Brazilian legal publication Analise 500. Mr. Ricardo Tosto as a scholar is an alumnus of Mackenzie law school and has an extension course in Business administration.
Besides practicing law in his law firm, Mr. Ricardo has been involved in other activities that ensure the former president of the Judicial Reform Committee and the Judicial Modernization Committee at the OAB/SP(Brazilian Bar Association-Sao Paulo section). Ricardo Tosto is also a strong member of International Bar Association (IBA), a Board of Directors member of Study Center for Attorney Partnerships also known as CESA, a steering committee member of the IMD Alumni Association.
He serves at Consulting Council of Brazilian publishing house, and among the founders of IBEDEP-Brazilian Institute. He is a political and legal noted writer who gives talks. Also, Ricardo Tosto has various articles published in notable magazines and newspapers and is the co-author of a Brazilian book known as O Processo de Tiradentes and his Facebook.