Brazilian law borrows a lot from the Portuguese, German, French, and Italian Civil law. It majorly borrows its aspects from statutes with the recent incorporation of sumula vinculante. The Brazilian supreme law is the Federal Constitution, which was introduced on October 21, 1998. The Constitution categorizes the nation as the Federal Republic, consisting of a binding combination of states, municipalities, and the Federal District. The 26 federal states can choose to follow their unique Constitutions and laws. However, the principles listed in the Federal Constitution limit the autonomy of these states.
Municipalities also enjoy limited freedom since their legislation must adhere to both the rules of their respective states and Federal Constitution. The Federal District mixes the roles of Federal states and municipalities. It must also adhere to the principles of the Federal Constitution.
Law program and lawyers
Most Brazilians consider a career in law to be gorgeous. After completing a five years course in law, the students graduate with law degrees but still they do not have the power to practice their profession. The students are required to specialize in their area of interests and meet the threshold mark in their Bar exams before being licensed.
The profile of Ricardo Tosto
Ricardo Tosto holds a Law degree and an advanced degree in Business Administration degree from the Mackenzie University and FAAP respectively. He is a senior partner of renowned Milk, Tosto e Barros Advogados, which is among the largest law companies in Brazil as stipulated by the Analysis Yearbook Law 500. Tosto has established himself as a reputable lawyer and a successful entrepreneur. He grew his practice from a small office to one of the notable law firms in Brazil.
Tosto gained nationwide fame after successfully representing several high-profile clients ranging from corporations, executives, high-net-worth individuals, and politicians. He has decisively contributed to the creation and implementation of important laws in Brazil . Currently, he is in charge of day-to-day operations and expansion plans of Leite, Tosto e Barros. Tosto has mentored some of the powerful attorneys in the Brazilian legal community who started out at his firm as trainees.