Ricardo Tosto’s Firm Named One of Best In Its Industry

Having vast expertise acquired over the years, the law firm founded by Ricardo Tosto is highlighted as one of the best in the entire industry according to the Chambers 2018 Latin America guide.

Leite, Tosto e Barros got the attention of Chambers, one of the most important international directories that ranks law firms and professionals around the world, through its performance in the Litigation sector of dispute resolution, which has 15 partners and 91 lawyers.

In the latest edition of Chambers Latin America, the professionals who are part of Ricardo Tosto’s team were praised for their proficiency in “a strong role in continually serving clients in the infrastructure, energy and banking divisions in all types of litigation.” The publication also mentioned the sponsorship of arbitration actions involved in the areas of construction and engineering.

In the 2018 issue, some of the most impressive accomplishments of Ricardo Tosto ‘s firm were highlighted. Major clients were also mentioned by the guide, among them: Banco Fibra, GM, Rabobank, Paranapanema and Azul Linhas Aéreas.

Ricardo Tosto is one of the most notable leaders and strategists in Brazilian legal practice. He started in a small law office and went on to the most seasoned corporate litigation law firm in the area. Then, he established his own firm and it soon became one of the largest in Brazil.

He defended many public personalities and companies in nationally known cases and provided legal services for large and important Brazilian corporations and multinationals, politicians of different ideological views, and the government.

Tosto was a pioneer in the adoption of several legal devices, which became the most commonly used tools throughout the Brazilian legal community. He mentored most of his current partners, who started as interns in the firm. He closely manages the firm’s most important continuous cases, offers innovative approaches and, when there are unusual problems, provides significant leadership.

Ricardo Tosto Discusses Brazil Bar Exemption Proposal

With bar passage rates as low as 15% in some cases, the Brazilian bar exam is controversial. In the past, each state administered its own exam, much like in the United States. However, the new exam is standardized, and all Brazilian law graduates must take the exam in order to be admitted to the practice of law.

Because of the low pass rates, proposals have abounded in recent years ranging from doing away with the bar exam to allowing certain exceptions. There have even been lawsuits filed alleging that the current system violates constitutional rights by requiring an examination for entry into a profession that the graduate already has a right to practice by virtue of holding a degree. Ricardo Tosto on Facebook.

None of these suggestions have ever gained any traction, but there is one modest proposal that is currently pending in the Brazilian senate. The bill would grant an exemption from taking the exam to professionals with at least ten years of “forensic experience” in the law. If it passes, the new law could provide a route for people with extensive real-world experience to become qualified lawyers.

Ricardo Tosto is a top authority on Brazilian law and the founder of Ricardo Tosto& Associates, one of Sao Paulo’s most sought-after law firms. In addition, Ricardo Tosto is considered one of the originators of the practice of modern dispute resolution law in the country.

Besides his law practice, Ricardo Tosto is also highly regarded as an author and teacher, having penned several books. He is also an in-demand speaker and presenter in the legal community. Mr Ricardo has had a hand in founding many civic and professional organizations, such as the Institute for Electoral Law. A graduate of one of Brazil’s most important law schools, he is fluent in both Portuguese and English.