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  • Yanna N. Antonopoulou

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    Career:

    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.

    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. 

    Education:

    LL.B. 1994 University of Athens, Law School
    LL.M. 1996 International Business Law - University of Hull, UK

    Admissions:

    Athens Bar Association, 1996

    Languages:

    Greek, English, German, French, Italian

    Honors and Awards

    LEGAL 500
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    Recent Experience:

    • Provision of legal advice and services to a UK based private equity firm for the negotiations and execution of the relevant draft agreements with a global chain of premium 5 star luxury hotels, in relation with a high-end hotel and residential development in Greece.

    • Provision of legal advice and services to a joint venture on legal issues related to the Project/Concession Agreement for the Development, Construction and Exploitation of a Marina, a Shopping Center and a Residential Area in the Island of Rhodes, Greece 

    • Provision of advice and legal services to RCI (Resort Condominiums International), the industry leader and the world’s largest provider of vacation ownership products. Our involvement consists of covering the whole range of company legal work, providing legal advice for the affiliation of Greek Resorts under timeshare status, as well as advising clients of RCI on various land and leisure real estate developments.

    • Provision of legal advice and services to Diamond Resorts Mediterranean Plc., (being one of the leading holiday ownership companies with more than 10.000 Northern European families as members) on all their structural, contractual, tax development and operational legal issues.

    • Preparation and delivery of a report to the Greek Ministry of Touristic Development  regarding the new hotel resorts and leisure real estate developments in the world (in cooperation with professors of the Universities of Athens and Thessaly). She was also involved in making the required modifications needed for the national legislation.

    • Provision of legal advice and services to a UK based private equity fund, on a hotel project to be constructed in accordance with the Greek construction and hotel legislation, and a residential project to be constructed in accordance with the Greek private town planning legislation, known as “PERPO.”

    • Provision of legal advice and services to a Greek based private equity fund, regarding the construction of a hotel and residential resort in Corfu.

    • Provision of legal advice and services to timeshare developers in the islands of Crete (Hersonissos and Rethymnon) and Rhodes.

    • Provision of legal advice and services to a Cypriot hotelier for the conversion of his resort development into a condo resort.

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    Recommendations by law directories:

    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.)

    Honors and Awards

    LEGAL 500