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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

Singapore Legal Update - January 2020

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

MAS consultations on the regulation of digital payment tokens

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued three new consultations each dealing with different aspects of the regulation of digital payment tokens (DPTs) under the Payment Services Act (PSA). It has also recently clarified that where a DPT may be characterized as either a debenture or as e-money, its policy approach will be to regulate it as e-money. Note that the PSA will come into force on 28 January 2020.

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Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

In a recent case, the High Court had to consider whether to apply a moratorium to the enforcement of a share charge taken over the shares in a Singapore company where that company was subject to insolvency proceedings in the United States. It held that it had no basis to do so under section 259 of the Companies Act which renders void a transfer of shares in company made after the commencement of a winding up by the Singapore Court as that section did not apply to a foreign proceedings.

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News: 15 JANUARY 2020

Allen & Overy advises on Leonard Green and Novo Holdings' acquisition of WCG Clinical

Allen & Overy has advised the lead arrangers and administrative agent on the USD1.045 billion syndicated financing for the acquisition of WCG Clinical by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and Novo Holdings A/S. 

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Publications: 13 JANUARY 2020

Paving the way to the UK’s departure from the EU – an overview of the key provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Following the Conservative Party’s victory in the UK’s general election in December 2019, the immediate priority for both the UK and the EU27 in relation to Brexit is now the approval, ratification and implementation of the deal agreed at a political level between the European Commission and the UK in October 2019 on the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU (the Withdrawal Agreement).

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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