The Brazilian Superior Labor Court has just passed a new resolution that will make the lives of Brazilian labor and employment attorneys a little easier. The measure is in response to the Brazilian Bar’s request that attorneys be allowed to collect their contingency fees from judgments. In the past, some judges would authorize payment only to the injured party, leaving the attorney to collect from the client.
The new resolution requires that even if a judge wishes to pay a claimant directly, as in a special case, compensation for legal services rendered, whether in the form of a contingency fee or set hourly rates, must be deducted from the payment. The resolution was approved by a special session of the court and signed by the chief justice of the court, Ives Gandra da Silva Martins Filho.
With over two decades of experience in the law, Ricardo Tosto is one of Sao Paulo’s best regarded attorneys. His firm, Ricardo Tosto & Associates, has set the standard in dispute resolution and commercial litigation in Brazilian firms. In addition, Ricardo Tosto is an expert in electoral law, having been a co-founder of the Brazilian Electoral Law Institute.
Ricardo Tosto and his law office have received countless honors and awards over the last twenty years. Recently, Ricardo Tosto & Associates celebrated their inclusion in the prestigious Chambers Guide. Ricardo Tosto is also listed in Who’s Who Legal and is a member of the International Bar Association. He is fluent in both Portuguese and English.