Speakers

Yannis Manuelides
Partner, London
Allen & Overy LLP


Yannis Manuelides is a London-based partner with Allen & Overy's banking and finance department.

Yannis has had a long involvement with Greece's debt markets since the country issued its first fixed rate bond in the 1990's. He worked in first wave of bank syndicated lending, the first bonds issued by all major Greek banks, the first sovereign securitisations, the legislative design and then the execution of the first securitisations by the Greek banks, the design of the Greek bond loans, a few of the landmark infrastucture projects, the first sale of NPLs, the design and issue of the first covered bonds and some of the first leveraged and acquistion finance facilities.

Yannis acted for the Steering Committee of Private Creditors on the €206 billion private sector debt Greek debt restructuring (PSI). When capital controls were imposed in Cyprus and Greece Yannis advised a syndicate of international banks on the management of their exposure to the respective countries. In 2014 and again in 2017 Yannis worked on the Greek government bond issuances and associated liability management exercises.

Yannis qualified as a solicitor in the UK. From 1992 to 1997 he worked in France where in 1994 he also became a member of the Paris bar.

Yannis studied philosophy in the USA (BA Princeton University 1980, MA University of Chicago 1983) and law in the UK (BA University of Cambridge 1985).