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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: 04 DECEMBER 2019

IT and operational failures: financial services in the spotlight

There is unprecedented demand for and use of technology in the financial services sector.  However, greater reliance on technology brings with it increased levels of risk.  In particular, IT incidents and even brief disruptions to digital services may have a significant impact on clients and the markets.

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News: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Financing role for A&O on LVMH's acquisition of Tiffany & Co

Paris/New York: Allen & Overy has advised the banks on one of the largest deals ever in the luxury sector. A EUR15 billion equivalent loan facility is being used to finance the agreed acquisition by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (“LVMH”), the world’s leading luxury group, of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) (“Tiffany”), the global luxury jeweller, making it one of this year's flagship deals in the European loan market.

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Middle East International Law Firm of the Year

News: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Chambers Middle East Awards 2019

A&O wins Middle East International Law Firm of the Year plus UAE Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year at the inaugural Chambers Middle East Awards.

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News: 23 OCTOBER 2019

A&O advises APCA Transmimetro Consortium in successful bid for Bogotá Metro project

Allen & Overy advised the APCA Transmimetro consortium, comprised of China Harbour Engineering Company and Xi’An Metro Company, in their successful bid for the Bogotá Metro project. Over the course of the next 20 years, this project will establish the first sophisticated metro system in Bogotá stretching from Bosa to Chapinero, catering to more than one million passengers per day.

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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