Mr Yannis Seiradakis > Bernitsas Law > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

Bernitsas Law
106 72 ATHENS

Work Department

Corporate and M&A; Energy & Environment; Privatisations; Project Development, Finance & PPPs.



Yannis has a wide-ranging transactional practice which encompasses significant experience in acting in complex privatisations, public and private projects and mergers and acquisitions. He has a particular expertise in the energy, infrastructure, utilities and transport sectors.

Yannis’ vast experience in privatisations reaches back to his time as Special Secretary for Privatisations at the Ministry of Finance, in which capacity he managed the sale of numerous State owned companies, notably public utilities. Since joining the Firm in 2004, he has been involved in high profile privatisations of grid operators, motorways, ports, airports and railways.

Yannis is an expert in energy law, advising on the structuring, development, financing and implementation of transactions and projects in the conventional and renewable energy sectors. He advises extensively on legislative risk and compliance and counts leading energy companies, international investors, financiers and Government bodies among his clients.

Yannis advises both privately and State owned entities and consortiums on project financings and public private partnerships, with a specialisation in documenting and negotiating concession contracts. He also advises on the regulatory framework for the assignment of public contracts by way of tenders and for developing projects and public private partnerships.

Yannis advises public and private companies, investors and financial advisors in mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and divestments of primarily distressed assets. Much of his work in this area is cross-border and takes place in highly regulated sectors.


Athens Bar, 1986; Athens Court of Appeals, 1993; Special Secretary for Privatisation of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, 2002-4; Member of the Legislative Committee for the Redrafting of the Greek Bankruptcy Law, 2001-4; Member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Petroleum, 2001-3; Legal Advisor, the Ministry of Development on Privatisations, 1997-9; Lecturer, Athens Exchange Professional Education Centre, on Mergers & Acquisitions in Practice, 1998; Legal Advisor, the Hellenic Bank for Industrial Development, 1994-6.


Greek and English.


Degree in Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Projects and privatisation

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Greece > Energy

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Yannis SeiradakisBernitsas Law