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Dorina Yessios

Partner

New York

Yessios Dorina
Dorina Yessios

Partner

New York

Dorina is a partner based in New York and a member of our Global Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure practice. Her practice focuses on the Americas and in particular on energy and natural resource projects, and data, digital and traditional infrastructure in the Americas, including Latin America and the Caribbean. She regularly advises lenders, sponsors, project companies and underwriters. Dorina is featured as a ranked lawyer in the Legal 500 Private Practice Powerlist: US-Mexico (2017 – 2019). She was named a top 100 female lawyer in Latin America in Projects, Energy, and Banking & Finance by LatinVex 2019. Dorina is regularly ranked in Chambers (Latin America & USA) and Legal 500 (Latin America & USA). Dorina speaks English and Greek fluently and is conversant in Spanish and French.

Dorina's experience includes advising:

  • China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd (CHEC) in connection with the Primera Línea del Metro de Bogotá – Tramo I PPP project. 
  • Genrent del Peru and its shareholders FK Group and VPower on the refinancing, using a 4(a)(2) private placement, of the construction and operation of an 80MW thermoelectric power plant located in Iquitos, Peru.
  • Bancomext, BBVA, Credit Agricole, EKF, Natixis and Proparco as lenders to a portfolio financing, which has been qualified as a green loan, of four solar plants and two wind farms being developed in Mexico by ENGIE Mexico.
  • Eleven commercial banks as lenders on the desalination project financing in Chile being developed by Mitsui and Cobra to sell water to Minera Spence, the owner of a copper mine and a subsidiary of BHP Billiton.
  • Carlyle Infrastructure Partners on the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the redevelopment of Terminal 1 at JFK airport.
  • The Lenders in connection with the USD550 Ca-Ku-A1 gas compression project in Mexico with borrower Servicios Compresión de Gas Ca-Ku-A1 S.A. 

News & insights

ESG litigation, pillars

Publications: 23 SEPTEMBER 2021

Our analysis on sustainability-linked loans in Turkey: the current state of play

As regulators, shareholders, investors and wider society increasingly focus their attention on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters, they have crept up the boardroom agenda of large…

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port

News: 22 SEPTEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Germany's leading port operator HHLA on the entry of Chinese COSCO into the terminal business

Allen & Overy has advised Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) in connection with the strategic investment by COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSPL) in HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT).

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Leaves as seen under a microscope

Publications: 21 SEPTEMBER 2021

U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Build Back Better Act – proposals related to Tax Credits and Clean Energy

On 10 September 2021 the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee proposed a range of green energy tax incentives (the “Bill”) to be enacted through the budget reconciliation process. The chairman of the…

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High rise buildings

Publications: 08 JULY 2021

Infrastructure investors eye flexible debt terms in Latin America

Todd Koretzky and Dorina Yessios write in The Banker.

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Office

New York

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2000

Academic

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1999

A.B., Princeton University, cum laude, 1996