Yannis joined the Firm in 2004 and is Head of the Energy & Environment and Joint Head of the Privatisations departments. He has a wide-ranging transactional practice which encompasses complex privatisations, public and private project developments and mergers and acquisitions, with an expertise in the infrastructure, energy, finance, utilities, telecommunications and transport sectors.
simply outstanding ... very responsive, provides work of the highest quality ... probably the best project finance lawyer in the country ... exceptional, has a great professional record ... an expert with a strong intellect and business mind, working closely with the client and dedicating himself to each project
The Legal 500 EMEA 2021
super ... a very strong partner
Chambers Europe 2021
fully committed, very knowledgeable, easy to work with, comes up with good, pragmatic solutions and has a very strong team … responsive, business oriented … deep legal knowledge
The IFLR 1000 2021
always available … address our concerns efficiently, effectively and with a friendly attitude
The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
good knowledge and experienced in motorway concession projects ... responsive, business oriented and deep legal knowledge … excellent technical and commercial lawyer
The IFLR 1000 2020
Yannis’ vast experience in privatisations reaches back to his time as Special Secretary for Privatisations at the Ministry of Finance, in which capacity he managed the sale of numerous State owned companies, notably public utilities. Since joining the Firm, he has been involved in high profile privatisations of grid operators, motorways, ports, airports and railways.
Yannis is an expert in energy law, advising on the structuring, development, financing and implementation of transactions and projects in the conventional and renewable energy sectors. He advises extensively on legislative risk and compliance and counts leading energy companies, international investors, financiers and Government bodies among his clients.
Yannis advises both privately and State owned entities and consortiums on project financings and public private partnerships, with a specialisation in documenting and negotiating concession contracts. He also advises on the regulatory framework for the assignment of public contracts by way of tenders and for developing projects and public private partnerships.
Yannis advises public and private companies, investors and financial advisors in mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and divestments of primarily distressed assets. Much of his work in this area is cross-border and takes place in highly regulated sectors.