The Brazilian law was taken from the French, Italian, German, and Portuguese civil law. The written law, the constitution, has been in place since 1988, and it distinguishes Brazil as a federal republic consisting of states and municipalities’ permanent unions and federal districts. The federal states have the mandate to use their own laws and constitutions. Their self-governance is limited by some elements included in the federal government constitution. Municipalities follow the laws of their specific states and are also guided by the federal constitution. Federal districts adopt both the law of the federal states and that of the municipalities. Their constitution is known as the organic law, and it follows that of the federal government.
The Three Arms
According to the constitution, the union has three arms namely the Executive, the Judiciary, and the Legislative. The citizen-elected President of the Republic heads the Executive. He also acts as the Head of Government and Chief of State. The legislative is characterized by officials elected by the citizens and comprises of the Chamber of Deputies and the Federal Senate houses. The judiciaries include the courts of law from the Federal Supreme Courts to regional Federal Courts and judges. They are designed to tackle disputes arising from labor, military, and electoral issues.
About Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is a proud alumnus of Mackenzie Presbyterian University where he studied law to the Bachelor’s degree level. He furthered his studies at Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation, taking a course in Business Administration. Currently, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho runs the renowned Tosto and Barros Advocates as the main partner serving the Leite Office.Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is very well known Brazilian lawyer identified for his bravery and continued efforts in the Brazilian Law sector. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has defended different people and industries from all walks of life, prompting him to gain national recognition. He has also fiercely defended the government, large multinational businesses, Non-governmental foundations, and prominent politicians. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has largely contributed to the formation of the Brazilian Law, which has been of great help to the citizens of Brazil.