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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 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.

Chambers Latin America notes that Dorina “continues to impress market observers with her broad Latin America finance practice”. Clients have been quoted by Chambers referring to her as “extremely dedicated and hard-working” and “fantastic, sharp, diligent and proactive”. Additionally, Chambers USA states that “she is known for her ‘dedication and commitment’ in acting for project companies, sponsors, multilaterals, ECAs, lenders and other clients.”

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

Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: opportunities for financial relief in the aviation industry under the CARES Act

This note summarizes the provisions of the CARES Act that address financial assistance for the U.S. aviation industry in the wake of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

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New concession model introduced to monetise existing Government/SOE infrastructure assets

Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

New concession model introduced to monetise existing Government/SOE infrastructure assets

On 18 February 2020, the Government introduced a new legal framework on the limited concessions scheme (LCS) in the infrastructure sector. The new rule is Presidential Regulation No. 32 of 2020 on Financing of Infrastructure through Limited Right of Utilisation (Reg 32).

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Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Impact on the real estate market in China

How Covid-19 coronavirus will impact the real estate market in China is hard to predict. Here we explore the outlook, the steps that investors are taking to address virus exposures, and the measures that are advisable to mitigate risk going forward.

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News: 25 MARCH 2020

A&O Appoints Jean Lee as Managing Partner of Washington, D.C. Office

Allen & Overy LLP has appointed Jean Lee as managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Jean has spent eight years at A&O in roles both in the U.S. and in Seoul, South Korea, where she helped establish the firm’s office. 

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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