Despite having some recent political and financial setbacks, Brazil remains one of the top countries in the world to invest in and do business with. If you do business right, you’ll find a lot of rewards waiting for you there, but you do need to be aware of a lot of regulations and legal hurdles that aren’t found in other countries. Knowing all these hurdles means you’ll need a good lawyer on your side and simply taking your lawyer down to Brazil with you may not work out. Brazil has laws about which lawyers are licensed to do private practice and represent foreign clients in court. One lawyer that’s been happy to help both domestic and foreign business clients is Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is an expert especially in banking and credit, and he’s also helped companies with tax compliance, debt restructuring, bankruptcy, judicial litigation, labor laws and workplace tort as well as other governmental matters. His law firm Leite, Tosto and Barros Advogados is one of the best in Brazil and has won many cases over the years. Before he went into practice, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho completed his legal training at Mackenzie Presbyterian University and also received an MBA from the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation. He was a legal advisor in human resources for several years at Grupo Rede, a Brazilian energy corporation, and he started out his private practice at a small location in Sao Paulo but founded his current law firm in the mid-2000s.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho also was a counsel to the campaign of 2006 presidential candidate Paulo Maluf and worked on right-of-way requests for him. He also co-authored the book “O Processo de Tiradentes” which gives accounts of several legal cases surrounding Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, the general who fought for Brazil’s independence in the 18th century. It also gives some in-depth explanation of Brazil’s laws and how their judicial process works. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has earned some notable listings with organizations such as Who’s Who Legal and Annuário Análise Advocacia 500. Watch Youtube channel