Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho, Brazilian Lawyer

September 18, 2015

The legal profession in Brazil has seen a recent surge of innovation in legal strategy. The profession is becoming increasingly popular with new and unique legal challenges constantly arising. Throughout the last several years, Brazil has seen several lawyers make significant contributions to the profession. Not only do these attorneys provide unique insight into complex legal issues, but they also are helping to train and mentor young lawyers. One such example is Brazilian lawyer Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is distinguished in the Brazilian legal community. Mr. Tosto is recognized for his work in credit recovery, banking contracts, bankruptcy, reorganization, acquisition review, business restructuring, administrative law, election law, power concessions, civil and commercial litigation. He is renowned for his innovative legal strategies and mechanisms and has had articles and books published which demonstrate his expertise. Mr. Tosto began his legal career by starting a small law office and now is a founding partner of Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados, one of the most prominent and experienced corporate litigation firms in Brazil. Previously, Mr. Tosto worked as a human resource and legal management adviser for Grupo Rede (Caiuá Serviços de Eletricidade, Empresa Elétrica Bragantina, Empresa de Eletricidade Vale Paranapanema,Companhia Nacional de Energia Elétrica). Prior to that position he was director of Fundação Rede de Previdência Privada. Mr. Tosto also acted as legal and administrative superintendent of Grupo Alusa.
Mr. Tosto is actively involved with the Brazilian legal community. He is the former president of the Judicial Modernization and Judicial Reform Committees for the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Section (OAB/SP). He currently is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Board of Directors of the Study Center for Lawyer Societies (CESA), the Steering Committee of the Institute for Management Development–Lausanne–Switzerland Alumni Association in Brazil (IMD), the Consulting Council of Brazilian publishing house Revista dos Tribunais, and Brazilian Institute for Political Party and Election Law Studies (IBEDEP).
Mr. Tosto’s leadership and contributions to the Brazilian legal community are significant. His involvement in the profession will undoubtedly lead to more innovation within the legal community.

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