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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 was named a top 100 female lawyer in Latin America in Project Finance (2021) and Energy, and Banking & Finance (2019) by LatinVex. She is featured as a ranked lawyer in the Legal 500 Private Practice Powerlist: US-Mexico (2017 – 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. 

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Office

New York

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1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
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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