White collar crimes and compliance
Because it is so strong in the area of litigation, the office is also highly recognized in the area of criminal litigation. In a recent major international money laundering case, the firm has been persuading Brazilian courts to overturn evidence provided by Swiss authorities; Mauricio Silva Leite and Jorge Nemr have argued that the evidence violated current co-operation agreements of the prosecution. The case is underway in the Supreme Court.
Brazil is a litigious country with extremely rigid and contradictory environmental laws, so there is a great demand for lawyers with more skill and specialization in the area. The partners Paulo Guilherme de Mendonça Lopes and Tiago Mackey live very busy in the Milk, Tosto and Barros, for example, succeeding in the defense of a hydroelectric plant against a public civil action in which the Union sought injunction to stop the construction of a plant in the region Southern Brazil based on an incomplete environmental assessment. The second instance decision was favorable to the client and the hydroelectric plant is still in operation.
As you can see, Ricardo Tosto and his firm are able to get the results you want. You can surely rely on his mentorship of younger lawyers to show you that he means business, both in and out of the courtroom. His younger lawyers are also able to work with you to get the results you want from the process of litigation. He has been named one of the best lawyers in Latin America, and this is a fine honor.