Mr Yannis Kourniotis > Lambadarios Law Firm > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

Lambadarios Law Firm
105 62 ATHENS

Work Department

Project Finance & Development, Banking & Finance, M&A, Energy, Utilities


Partner – Head of Project Finance & Development practice group


Yannis Kourniotis heads up our Project Finance & Development practice and is among the leading experts in this field in the Greek market. Working alongside other senior colleagues, Yannis has helped to establish Lambadarios as an Athens powerhouse in Project Finance & Development and Banking & Finance.

He has extensive experience on infrastructure and energy projects, as well as public-private partnerships, advising participants across the entire project lifecycle, from tendering authorities to sponsors, lenders and the contractors who will be on site. As a result, Yannis has been engaged in many of the most significant infrastructure and development projects of recent years in Greece.

Yannis is ranked in all leading publications including Chambers, IFLR and the Legal 500 as a leading individual for Banking & Finance and Energy.


Greek, English, German


  • LLM, European Union (Commercial) Law (Distinction), University of Leicester
  • MBA, Business Strategy, University of Strathclyde
  • Diploma (Distinction), Athens University of Economics & Business
  • LLB (Merit), School of Law, University of Athens

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Projects and privatisation

(Leading individuals)

Yannis KourniotisLambadarios Law Firm

Lambadarios Law Firm acts for a wide client base on projects, including public bodies, sponsors, lenders, investors and multilaterals. The sizeable team covers the full spectrum of financing and non-financing work involving energy and infrastructure projects, notably concession agreements, exploration contacts, PPAs, PPPs and PFIs, land acquisitions, EPC and public procurement. The experienced Yannis Kourniotis, Constantinos Lambadarios, George Panopoulos and Prokopis Dimitriadis jointly lead the practice. An additional name to note is Magdalini Christina Vlachou Vlachopoulou, who assisted the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund with the €2bn Athens Ring Road Project.

Greece > Energy

(Leading individuals)

Yannis KourniotisLambadarios Law Firm

Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Yannis KourniotisLambadarios Law Firm

Lambadarios Law Firm offers a wide range of advice on finance and capital markets matters, with a particular focus on project and acquisition finance, NPLs, and transactional and regulatory capital markets work. The ‘very strong‘ team advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of financing, as well as enforcement and reorganisations. Managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios heads the team alongside Prokopis Dimitriadis, who leads the banking and international finance group, Yannis Kourniotis, an expert in project finance, and Kostas Botopoulos, who leads the capital markets and banking departments. The arrival of project and structured finance specialist Konstantina Siozou, who joined the partnership from Watson Farley & Williams – Greek Branch in March 2021, has further strengthened the practice.

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Lambadarios Law Firm is well versed in advising on both the buy and sell side of M&A transactions, and also has vast experience in commercial matters, corporate restructurings, privatisations and private equity transactions. Its client base includes multinational corporations, large domestic corporates and financial institutions, and foreign funds, and the team is highlighted for its ‘deep industry knowledge‘ in sectors ranging from consumer goods and banking to energy, real estate and telecoms. Managing partner Constantinos Lambadarios, Melina Katsimi, who is experienced in M&A, company formations and restructurings, and Katerina Malanou head the practice. Prokopis Dimitriadis, Yannis Kourniotis and Chara Daouti are other individuals to note.