Yanna N. Antonopoulou
Yanna joined Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm in 2004 initially as a Junior Partner and eventually becoming a Partner. She serves as a legal advisor to subsidiary companies of various large domestic and multinational companies and she is also experienced in drafting and negotiating contracts, providing legal advice to clients and drafting legal reports.
Yanna has extensive experience in timesharing, travel and leisure sectors and in resort development law. Between the years of 2000 and 2004, she was the in-house counsel and Legal Services & Human Resources Manager for RCI Greece S.A. In this capacity, she developed an in-depth understanding of the tourism industry in Greece, and in particular of the timeshare sub-sector, as well as hotel and resort development. During this time, she also dealt with corporate, contracts, litigation and consumer protection issues.
Yanna has represented hospitality clients in virtually every type of matter affecting their businesses for more than two decades, and she is specifically known for her experience in shared vacation ownership and club membership products.
She began her legal career working at the K. Th. Loukopoulos & Associates law firm (currently named “KLC law firm”) in Athens, Greece. In this position, she was an external legal advisor for AGET Heracles (a leading cement industry) as well as its subsidiaries and for RCI. Her main objective was to provide the companies with clear and accurate information about all legal matters concerning their day-to-day business.
LL.M. 1996 International Business Law - University of Hull, UK
LL.B. 1994 University of Athens, Law School
Athens Bar Association, 1996
Greek, English, German, French, Italian
Avramopoulos & Partners specialises in advising developers on large-scale projects and counts Karma Group and Hard Rock International as key clients. The tax aspects of real estate transactions are a key area of expertise. Founding partner Vassilis Avramopoulos co-heads the practice with leisure sector expert, Yanna Antonopoulou, and shipping lawyer and maritime development specialist, Vicky Kolintza.
(European Legal 500, 2023 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners has extensive experience within labor and employment matters, regularly handling litigation cases and dispute resolution. Advisory includes the oversight of employment contracts, termination, post-termination restrictions, developing employee handbooks, compliance of EU regulations, downsizing and restructurings. Its comprehensive service is regularly supported by the lawyers within its corporate, commercial and business development department. Athanassios Avgeros and Yanna N Antonopoulou head the practice. (European Legal 500, 2022 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners is able to provide domestic and international clients with a combination of real estate and tax advice in the context of strategically-significant investment transactions. Its team is also knowledgeable about development projects and finance transactions, sale and leaseback transactions, office/industrial leasing and foreclosures. Key workstreams include matters concerning hotel developments, shopping centres, offices and residential apartment complexes. Vassilis D Avramopoulos co-heads the practice with Yanna N Antonopoulou. (European Legal 500, 2022 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners demonstrates excellence in the full array of contentious and advisory employment law matters. The department is headed by Athanassios Avgeros and includes Yanna Antonopoulou, who excels in advising on group restructurings and reorganisations, employee contract and benefit matters, and terminations. Other keystones of the workload include collective bargaining agreements, social security issues, EU regulation compliance, stock option plans and other incentives, and health and safety matters, in addition to disputes before the labour authorities, labour boards and courts. (European Legal 500, 2021 ed.).
Avramopoulos & Partners is home to ‘indisputable knowledge of complex real estate transactions’. Its varied real estate workload spans sales and acquisitions involving office, residential, apartment complex and retail assets, industrial and office property leasing and complex developments, in addition to finance, joint venture and restructuring matters. On the construction front, areas of prowess include management, project development, and architect and supply agreements, along with bidding document preparation. Practice heads Vassilis Avramopoulos and Yanna Antonopoulou are both highly experienced when it comes to hotel, leisure and resort-related projects. (European Legal 500, 2021 ed.).
Key clients of Avramopoulos & Partners include Diamond Resorts International and RCI (Resort Condominiums International). Among its team of “efficient legal experts”, Vassilis Avramopoulos is “a strategic thinker” noted for his “tactical excellence and an innovative approach”, and Yanna Antonopoulou is “experienced”. (European Legal 500, 2016 ed.).
Vassilis Avramopoulos’ team at Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm provides “an excellent legal service”. Highlights included advising Oakes Capital on the purchase of hotels and resorts in the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini. Yanna Antonopoulou is “a trusted and valued business partner” for real estate and tourism matters. (European Legal 500, 2015 ed.).
Clients praise Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s “professionalism, timeliness and quality”, with Vassilis Avramopoulos and Yianna Antonopoulou recommended for their “significant technical tax knowledge”. The group has been providing advise on tax structuring and VAT issues to clients such as Affichage Holdings and Club Greece Resorts. (Tax Directors Handbook, 2011 ed.)
Clients praise Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s ‘professionalism, timeliness and quality’, with Vassilis Avramopoulos and Yianna Antonopoulou recommended for their significant technical tax knowledge’. The group has been providing advice on tax structuring and VAT issues to clients such as Affichage Holdings and Club Greece Resorts. (European Legal 500, 2010 ed.)