Press Room


February, 2016

In the context of its fifth anniversary of operations in Panama, Arias welcomes attorney Yuri Moreno, who joins the firm as a Partner since February 2016. Joining along with Mr. Moreno is the legal team of his previous practice Moreno Vásquez & Asociados, which represents a 25% increase in the legal team of Arias Panama, strengthening their presence in the country.

Yuri Moreno received his Degree in Law and Political Science at Santa Maria La Antigua University, graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. In addition, he has a diploma in German as a second language of the Göethe Institut in Hamburg and also speaks English and French. He has specialized in providing legal counsel in the sectors of banking and insurance, as well as general corporate advice to local and foreign companies. His experience includes participation in civil and commercial litigation, real estate transactions, among others.

An important highlight in his career is his role as Chief Negotiator of the Foreign Trade Council (1996-1997), entity that formed part of the Presidency of the Republic of Panama, in order to initiate the negotiations of Free Trade Agreements with Mexico and Chile. Yuri is also an ideal referee to the Center for Conciliation and Arbitration of Panama and to the national section of Panama before the Inter-American Commission of Commercial arbitration (CIAC).

"We are very pleased to welcome  Yuri Moreno to our team. We are confident that his incorporation will strengthen what we have been able to build in 5 years, and will also allow us to explore new opportunities with the purpose of further consolidating our presence in the local and regional legal market", said Gisela Porras, Partner of Arias in Panama.

More about Arias

The firm was established in 1942 in El Salvador by founder Dr. Francisco Armando Arias. In the 90's, the firm began its regionalization under the Arias name and today has 8 offices in 6 countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama; distinguished for being the only Central American firm that operates as a single integrated unit.

Currently, Arias has 34 Partners and over 160 lawyers in the region.

In recent years, Arias has been granted important recognitions such as "Central American Law Firm of the Year", "Regional Client Service Award", "Tax firm of the Year", "Women in Business Law Award", "Deal of the Year", among others.


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