Yianni Cheilas

Norton Rose Fulbright Greece***

Yianni Cheilas

Yianni Cheilas



Yianni Cheilas is a banking and finance lawyer based in Athens. He has significant experience in a broad range of debt finance transactions, including syndicated and bilateral facilities, secured and unsecured facilities, local and international/cross-border transactions, plain vanilla loans and bond issues and structured and complex banking products.

Yianni specialises in various finance sectors and industries including property, real estate, infrastructure, project finance, shipping and asset finance, financial institutions and corporate banking in general. He also has wide experience in restructuring and work-out arrangements and in monitoring “problem” loans.

Yianni represents regularly a number of first-class international and Greek financial institutions and large Greek and multinational corporates, doing business in Greece and in the CEE.

According to Chambers Europe 2008 “The “meticulous and diligent” Yianni Cheilas is praised for his capital markets expertise and project finance skills, a product of his shipping background. Like the practice itself, he comes into his own “coordinating complicated multi-jurisdictional transactions.” “Clients single him out for his “understanding of important issues, thoroughness and timeliness,” as well as the fact that he is “always able to find a solution to a problem.”

Yianni joined our London office in 1999 and has been working at our Athens office since 2001. He has been a qualified lawyer since 1996 and is qualified to practice law in three jurisdictions: he is admitted as a solicitor in England, as a “dikigoros” in Greece and as an attorney in the US.

Professional experience

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  • Attorney at Law, admitted in L.A., USA
  • Lawyer, qualified in Greece (Athens Bar)
  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales