Dorina Yessios


Dorina is US Co-Head of Energy, Infrastructure and Natural Resources.

She 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 is regularly ranked in Chambers (both Latin America & USA) and Legal 500 (both Latin America & USA). Chambers Latin America 2024 has ranked Dorina at Band 3 in Project Finance - Latin America - International Counsel, and she is recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the Project Finance market in The Legal 500 US 2023 and a Leading Lawyer in the Projects and Energy market in the Legal 500 Latin America 2024. Dorina has been named to A Word About Wind’s Top 100 Power list. She is also featured as a ranked lawyer in the Legal 500 Private Practice Powerlist: U.S.-Mexico, and was named to Latinvex's 2023 list of the Top 100 Lawyers in Latin America for Project Finance and Top 100 Female Lawyers in Latin America. She speaks English and Greek fluently and is conversant in Spanish and French.

According to clients: “Undoubtedly, Dorina Yessios' advice has created value and mitigated risks for us,” (Chambers Latin America 2024); and “Dorina Yessios is one of my go-to New York lawyers and she is a very sophisticated practitioner” (Legal 500 US 2023).


Representative matters

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.


Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, The American Bar Association
  • Member, The New York Bar Association
Dorina Yessios is smart and talented.
US LEGAL 500 (2023)



Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2024

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2000


J.D., Harvard Law School, 1999

A.B., Princeton University, cum laude, 1996


English, Greek
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.