Ricardo Tosto holds a law degree from the Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and holds an Extension in Business Administration from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP), is a partner at Leite, Tosto and Barros Advogados, one of the main advocacies of Brazil according to the Annuário Análise Advocacia 500, specialized publication on the legal area that lists the main offices and lawyers of the country.
He is one of the greatest entrepreneurs in Brazilian law. He left a small practice and in a few years placed his office among the largest in Brazil. He planned and acted in the defense of personalities and companies in several cases that gained national repercussion. Ricardo Tosto advocated for large Brazilian and multinational groups, for politicians of various ideological shades, governments and performed Pro bono for Non-Governmental Organizations.
Ricardo Tosto knows the limits of his profession and more than once has experienced situations of great stress and tension in the defense of his clients. It contributed decisively to the creation of laws of great economic importance in Brazil. It was a pioneer in the adoption of several legal mechanisms that came to be transformed into tools of common use. Ricardo Tosto helped to shape many of his current associates, who joined the firm as trainees. Directly supervises management of the most important causes under the firm’s care, formulates strategies and obtains results.
Leite, Tosto and Barros Advogados
Ricardo Tosto is the main partner of the Leite office, Tosto and Barros Advogados, a full-service law firm, listed among the ten largest in Brazil by the specialized publication Anuário Análise Advocacia. The firm specializes in business law, and provides comprehensive legal support for companies in a wide variety of industries. The company also excels in the practice of conflict resolution, including arbitration and administrative and judicial litigation. The office is based in São Paulo, with branches in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.
The main areas of activity of the office are: regulatory agencies, administrative law, environmental laws, copyright, property, intellectual and computer laws, banking laws, civil laws, commercial laws, consumer and labor laws, as well as economic and competitive laws, law electoral law and partisan law, international law, corporate criminal law, corporate law, tax law, mergers and divisions, capital markets, telecommunications, oil and electricity, public law.
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