Lawyers are people that big businesses and their executives have to have on their side, especially if they’re going international. It’s already pretty much a given that you need them in the US, but if you’re going into Brazil you’re really going to want a Brazilian lawyer. It’s actually part of Brazilian national law that lawyers who are not natives of Brazil will usually not be able to represent you in court, and possibly not even be able to handle certain corporate internal matters. One such lawyer who was on the International Bar Association and actually knew Brazilian law could not practice it in Brazil since she was not a citizen. But that’s why you need to look into a lawyer like Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is one of the most versed Brazilian lawyers in corporate law and has areas in his practice that include securities trading and debt laws, corporate governance, fraud, contracts laws, tax laws, political and electoral laws, intellectual property and trademarks, and other business-related and labor laws. While Brazil has its similarities to the US, UK, Canada and other western nations’ laws, businesses need to make sure they know what they’re doing before they involve themselves in partnerships, terminate employees and executives, make a big merger or acquisition or need to have their debt restructured or assets liquidated. Failing to know Brazilian laws about these processes could land a business in really hot water. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho and his law firm have represented so many Brazilian and foreign clients in matters involving these cases, so business owners know he’s an attorney they can trust.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho’s education includes a law degree from Mackenzie Presbyterian University of Sao Paulo and an MBA from the Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation. Prior to establishing his current law firm at Leite, Tosto and Barros Advogados, he was a human resources and legal advisor to Grupo Rede and its subsidiaries. He has also served as a campaign and media advisor to former Brazilian Presidential candidate Paulo Maluf. He’s a member of the International Bar Association, named in the Who’s Who Lawyers and the Annuário Análise Advocacia 500. He’s also a co-author of one of the most recognized books on the history of Brazilian law known as “O Proceso de Tiradentes.”