Being a lawyer in Brazil isn’t a bad job if you can get it. The country has more lawyers — and law schools than any country on Earth. Brazilian lawyers are touted as some of the most respected and highly-trained jurists — even better than in the U.S. Becoming a lawyer in Brazil is not a walk in the park. There are a number of hoops an aspiring lawyer must jump through before they even make it to law school. The process actually starts in high school. Students who desire to go into law are hand-picked in high school and must take a test. If they pass, it’s on to college then law school. It’s a tedious process, but it can pay off handsomely if you have the desire and patience.
All law schools are sanctioned by the Commission of Education Specialists. A great many law schools in Brazil are monitored for quality and must meet strict standards. The last bar exam administered in 2014 only had about 14% of its applicants pass. A number of law schools were tested in regards to the curriculum and quality. The highest ranking schools include Federal University of Minas Gerais, Law School of San Paulo, University of Brasilia, University of San Paulo and Federal University of Rio Grand do Sul.
One product of Brazil’s law schools is Ricardo Tosto. He is regarded as among one of the finest lawyers in all of Brazil. He has represented a number of high-profile clients and many corporations. Currently, he promotes most of his time in corporate law. After law school, Tosto began working for a small firm in San Paulo. After gaining years of experience, he was able to open his own firm and offer his extensive services to the people of Brazil.
Tosto has helped the country adopt a number of economic laws that were designed for the betterment of his country. He often works pro bono on certain cases. Tosto oversees most of the cases that come through his office. He ensures clients that he and his staff will provide the best representation to secure the settlement they deserve.
Many up and coming lawyers depend on the mentoring of established lawyers. Through their guidance, lawyers are able to find many opportunities that weren’t available decades ago. Young lawyers look forward to gaining experience through helping clients so that they can continue to move up.
Brazil has become a player on the international scene. They have become a nation that other nations want to invest in. One reason for this is that the areas that can be invested in are many and varied. Investors can either put their money towards mining or they could begin investing in healthcare. Brazil also has a thirsty domestic market. The workers of Brazil are now being paid more than they have been paid before. The growing middle class and the shrinking of the lower class is a fact in this country. This makes a dynamic economy environment because now people have assets that they cannot wait to pump back into their countries resources. This is backed up by a healthy regulated banking and financial system that keeps the flow in check.
One individual who saw the opportunity for more was Zeca Oliveira. He became the president of Bridge Trust and partnered with an investment group in Brazil named Gradual Investimentos. Together they have over 6.5 billion American dollars to invest into Brazilian companies. Mr. Oliveira is in charge of resource and fund management, while Gradual Investimentos Fernanda Lima stays CEO of the company. They will continue to do financial advising, being brokers, and taking care of wealth management. Zeca Oliveira started Bridge Trust with only 900 million dollars and has turned that into a business that now can invest 2.5 billion dollars in assets in the span of a year. He did this by investing in the growing economy of Brazil.
For investors that want to get into the raising of a nation now is the time. Brazil is the fifth country when considering population of the world. They also have the seventh biggest economy. There are many reasons that investors should decide to place their funds here and watch the profits roll in. One reason is that, they have copious energy and agricultural potential in this country. Another major point in Brazil’s favor is that they have a large industrial base and already include infrastructure to handle the needs that come with having multi-faceted industries. Brazil also will never allow an investor to get bored. The business conditions are fast passed and fast-changing. This country will now continue to grow and produce. The question becomes how many people will be left with the funds they should have invested and how many people will be counting their earnings.