Yuri joined Arias as a partner in February 2016. He specialises in banking, business and insurance law and provides legal advice to several banking and finance institutions in commercial and civil litigation. He also advises different national and foreign companies in general corporate matters and real estate transactions.

Yuri acted as chief negotiator of the Foreign Trade Council of the Republic of Panama (CONCEX, 1996–1997), a task force appointed by the President of the Republic to initiate the negotiation of free trade agreements with Mexico and Chile.

He obtained his bachelor of law and political sciences from University Santa María La Antigua (Panama, 1988, magna cum laude), and has a diploma in German as second language (basic level) from Göethe Institut, Hamburg, (Germany, 1990).

Yuri has served as president of the Active 20-30 Club of Panama (2002–2003), president of the Active 20-30 Foundation of Panama (2002–2003) and president of the 20-30 Telethon (2005).

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