Ricardo Tosto

Ricardo Tosto

Practice Areas


Civil Law, Commercial Law and Contracts, Banking Law, Political and Election Law, Business Criminal Law and Debt and Credit Restructuring.


Phone number: +55 11 3847 3859


Ricardo Tosto is partner and one of the founders of Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados. He specially practices in the areas of Credit Recovery, Banking Contracts, Bankruptcy, Reorganization, Acquisition Review, Business Restructuring, Administrative Law, Election Law, Civil Law and Commercial Law.

He has previously worked as an adviser of the HR and Legal Management of Brazilian company Grupo Rede (Caiuá Serviços de EletricidadeEmpresa Elétrica BragantinaEmpresa de Eletricidade Vale Paranapanema, Companhia Nacional de Energia Elétrica) and as a director for Brazilian company Fundação Rede de Previdência Privada.


Who’s Who Legal has nominated him as one of the best Brazilian lawyers in Commercial Litigation. His practice is also recognized by Legal 500 and Brazilian legal publication Análise 500.

Educational Background

He has held his undergraduate degree in Law at Mackenzie with extension course in Business Administration.

Other Activities

He is a former president of the Judicial Modernization Committee and the Judicial Reform Committee at OAB/SP (Brazilian Bar Association / São Paulo Section).

He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), a member of the Board of Directors of the Study Center for Attorney Partnerships (CESA), a member of the Steering Committee of the IMD (Institute for Management Development – Lausanne – Switzerland) Alumni Association in Brazil, a member of the Consulting Council of Brazilian publishing house Revista dos Tribunais, and a founding member of IBEDEP (Brazilian Institute for Political Party and Election Law Studies).

He is a legal and political noted writer, gives lectures, has several articles published in newspapers and specialized magazines, and is co-author of the Brazilian book called O Processo de Tiradentes.


Portuguese and English.
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