Ricardo Tosto is a mass litigation Latin lawyer. He is well known by the case he litigated in the Supreme Court of Justice. He is part of the Latin American Association of corporate law. He is well known to offer probono services to his clients. Ricardo Tosto has also won awards in the International Law Office, and the ILO Client Choice in 2013. His office Leite, Tosto, and Barros is the best office in Brazil.

Ricardo Tosto is well versed in the commercial law which includes bankruptcy and banking law. His firm has helped save millions and assist in the growth of financial markets. Ricardo Tosto is keen on environmental and labor laws. He has been featured in the yearbook of Justice of Sao Paulo. This book has helped greatly to gather information for the Sao Paulo judiciary. Ricardo Tosto has worked tirelessly to achieve better litigation in business-related matters.

In addition, one of the top cases Ricardo Tosto has litigated in Brazil is one of divorce and division of matrimonial property. This was litigated in the Supreme Court of Justice. The brief facts of the case entail that the union which was officiated was invalid, the reason being that the man was still married. The stable union ended before the official divorce of the ex-wife and the man. The case further goes on to state that the ex-wife wanted a piece of the estate. She wanted division of assets even though they had legally separated. The man in question did not want that as it would deny the ex-wife right to a mediation process. The court agreed with the ample defence of a third party to a stable union and a persistent marriage.

The Rio Grande do Norte Court of Justice recognized the possible union even if the marriage persists. The point in question is whether the opportunity of defence and probative delay would apply. The court held that the property assigned to Minister Isabel Galati would subsist with a joining defence with the defendant. The reason being conjugal rights were still being exercised. The establishment of parallel stable unions is inadmissible.

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Focus on the Exodus of Constitutional Ideas

The area of comparative constitutional law is fast changing according to some top legal scholars. Top scholars among them Sujit Choudhry are developing a new framework that will attempt to explain the practices that are considered cross-constitutional and influence their direction development. Their aim at this juncture seems ambitious and there are some quarters that tend to disagree with them. There are some people who do not believe that that this area of law requires a certain reorientation.






A number of debates in North America have failed to place any controversy on the use of foreign law judicially in the broad framework that brings around such debates. Currently there is no methodology that matches the standard of performing a good constitutional analysis that combines both the descriptive and normative elements. The contributors to the debate are aiming at getting a standpoint that will be the best available to bridge the gap that exists between practice and theory of the comparative constitutional law. The standpoint is comparative law, which interestingly forms the primary field for researching how the legal ideals travel in the arm of private law. The project aims at changing the framework that is existent and has frowned upon the use of the term “borrowing” for “migration”.



About Sujit Choudhry



Sujit Choudhry is both the Center for Constitutional Transitions‘ Faculty Director and founder. This is the first center based in a university that mobilizes and generates knowledge that support constitutional building. In the world of comparative constitutional law, he is an internationally recognized authority. He has written severally likening constitutional design as an effective tool to managing transition from violent conflict to democratic politics that are peaceful especially in countries whose societies are ethnically divided.



Choudhry is an author who has edited a number of collections. At the moment he is working on two more collections. He features in the UN Mediation Roster, has worked at the World Bank and as a constitutional expert who has supported constitutional transitions in Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt and Libya. He was a Governing Toronto Advisory Panel member, and sat in the board of the Legal Aid Ontario. According to Oxford Journals, Choudhry appeared as the counsel on record in the matter of security certificates (Charkaoui) in the Supreme Court of Canada. He also appeared on behalf of Khadr 1 and Khadr 2, the Guantanamo detainees. In 2011, Choudhry was declared the Practitioner of the Year by Toronto’s South Asian Bar Association.

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