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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.

  • Special Secretary for Privatisation of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, 2002-4
  • Member of the Legislative Committee for the Redrafting of the Greek Bankruptcy Law, 2001-4
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Petroleum, 2001-3
  • Legal Advisor, the Ministry of Development on Privatisations, 1997-9
  • Lecturer, Athens Exchange Professional Education Centre, on Mergers & Acquisitions in Practice, 1998
  • Legal Advisor, the Hellenic Bank for Industrial Development, 1994-6

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Recognitions

Education

  • Degree in Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Admissions

  • Athens Bar, 1986
  • Athens Court of Appeals, 1993