The law of Brazil comprises of a written law, which is the federal constitution, and the country’s supreme law that distinguishes the country as the Federal Republic. The law of Brazil also comprises of binding summary that came into effect in 2004 when the constitution was amended. The laws are taken from Portugal civil law, Napoleonic Code, and the civil law of Germany. Other important documents that make up federal law include the Penal Code, Civil Code, the National Tributary Code, the Commercial Code, the Customer Defense Code, the Criminal Suit Code, the Consolidation of Labor Laws, and the Civil Suit Code. Brazil is made up of federal States, Municipalities, and Federal Districts. The Federal States have the capability to pick up their constitution and regulations. Municipalities can also pick up their laws and also follow their respective state laws and those of the federal constitution. Federal Districts follow the Organic Law, which is a combination of their respective Municipality and state laws and ultimately the federal constitution.
Brazil was a Portuguese colony, which meant that it was operating under the Portuguese Judiciary. The lawyers in that era were trained in the University of Coimbra in Portugal. When Brazil gained independence, the country adopted its judiciary. The first law schools were opened in 1827 in Sao Paulo and Olinda. Today, the law schools are spread in every state with Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro has the highest number of schools. The law course takes five years to complete, but one can only practice after passing the Bar Association of Brazil examination. Ricardo Tosto on LinkedIn.
About Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is an internationally recognized lawyer from Brazil. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is well known for the contributions he has accorded in making the laws of Brazil. Throughout his career, Mr Ricardo is also known to defend all people and organizations without discrimination. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is a partner at the Tosto& Barros Advocates law firm.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho did his law degree at the recognized Mackenzie Presbyterian University. He did a course in Business Administration at the esteemed Armando AlvaresPenteado Foundation.