Firm Profile

Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados


Litigation and arbitration panache

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 1991

Partners: 41

Lawyers: 96

Work areas

This firm is highly recommended for services in the following work areas.

With more than three decades of experience, Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados is widely considered a powerhouse in disputes. Its top-tier offering has firmly placed it on the map in the local legal market and won the firm a seat on some of the country’s most high-profile anti-corruption mandates. Notably, the firm was retained to work on the Car Wash investigation and its role has since resulted in an uptick in arbitration and litigation work.

Leite Tosto’s insolvency and bankruptcy group has also been kept busy in the last few years. Meanwhile, demand for the firm's corporate team has remained high.

The team of litigators manages extraordinarily complex cases with impressive ease, an impressive asset as litigious work built up during the covid-19 pandemic. Disputes arising from employment, restructuring and corporate legal matters were exacerbated by the health emergency, and Leite Tosto was on hand to provide efficient and thorough advice.

Corporate social responsibility is increasingly a prominent feature of the firm. Leite Tosto does pro bono work for non-profit projects, particularly those supporting children and teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds.


The firm is based in São Paulo and has additional outposts in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.

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