Yuri is a Brazilian qualified lawyer based in Rio de Janeiro’s Office. He has strong experience in Brazil with environmental licensing, dam safety, crisis management, climate litigation, complex dispute resolution, renewable energy, and biodiversity.
Before joining the firm, Yuri acted in Brazil for 8 years as an associate lawyer in a top-tier firm and in a huge mining company as a specialist on environmental matters. His practice involved administrative and judicial litigation, environmental licensing, dam safety, decommissioning and de-characterization of mining activities, management of contaminated areas, and biodiversity. Yuri also had experience with M&A, due diligence and alternative dispute resolution with environmental agencies, the Brazilian Public Prosecution Office, and third-sector organizations.
Yuri holds a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) from Universidade Candido Mendes (2013), a Post-graduation in Environmental Law from the School of Judges from the State of Rio de Janeiro – EMERJ (2017) and a LL.M. in Civil Law and Legal Practice from the Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Law School – FGV-RIO (2022).