The Brazilian Legal Systems and the Contribution Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho Has Made towards Its Development

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Business, Lawyer | Posted on 01-12-2017

Judging from the huge number of lawyers in nearly all of Brazil’s states, it is clear that the legal profession is glorified in the country. Before 1822, Brazil was a colony of Portugal, and even after the Europeans left, the nation still borrows a lot from them. Among the areas where Brazil and Portugal shares striking similarities are in their legal systems. A majority of professors in the South American state were trained by Portuguese professors, or by professors who had studied in Portuguese universities. This explains why the law schools and even their syllabuses are similar to those in Portugal.

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Besides Portugal, there is a host of other European nations that have in one way or another contributed to the development of legal systems in Brazil. The Brazilian Civil Code, for example, largely borrows from the Napoleonic Code from France. Other sections of the code can be traced from the Italian Civil Code and the German Civil Code. This explains why comparative lawyers refer to Brazil’s law as a hybrid system.

Becoming a lawyer in Brazil is a long journey. From high school, young Brazilians who wish to pursue law as a career are required by law to first sit for a Vestibular exam. Unless one passes this test, there is no chance of him studying law in the country. Successful Candidates undertake a 4-year university course after which they graduate with an LLB. Graduates are not admitted to the bar until they pass through a law school and pass a bar exam. After admission to the bar, a lawyer is free to go for an internship after which he or she can proceed to full practice.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is a lawyer whose reputation in business litigation speaks for itself. He is a senior counsel at Leite, Tosto, e Barros Advogados Associados- a firm he joined 26 years ago and in which he is a partner. An authority in Brazilian law entrepreneurship, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is known and respected in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasilia.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho did his law degree at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and later added weight to it by earning a BA from Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado. These two degrees combined with his massive experience, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is by far the best lawyer his law firm can offer. Part of Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho’s contribution to Brazilian law is authoring the book The Process of Tiradentes.

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