Dr. Yiannopoulos is admitted before the Supreme Courts of Greece (Areios Pagos, Council of State, Council of Audit) and is also licensed to practice in Cyprus. He holds an L.L.M. Degree on Private International Law and Civil Procedure and a Doctorate in International Litigation & Civil Procedure. Before joining Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC in 2016, Dr. Yiannopoulos worked with the litigation departments of top tier Kyriakides-Georgopoulos and Calavros & Partners Law Firms reaching partner grade in both and acted as managing Partner for a boutique law firm focusing on litigation and arbitration.
He is head of the firm's Thessaloniki office and a member of the firm’s litigation & arbitration department in Cyprus as well.
Dr. Yiannopoulos taught graduate and postgraduate courses in Litigation, Arbitration & Civil Procedure as part time Lecturer (2007-2011), Senior Lecturer (2011-2016) and Assistant Professor (2017-) at the Faculty of Law of Democritian University of Thrace. He has also taught Conflict of Law and medical malpractice courses in postgraduate courses.
Dr. Yiannopoulos is particularly active in scholarship writing. He has published eight books on various aspects of International Law and Civil Procedure and is author of more than fifty articles and 200 notes to court judgments. He has also contributed to Commentaries of the Greek Civil Code, the Greek Code of Civil Procedure, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Child and EU Regulation 2201/2003.
Commentary of arts. 511-518 GCCP in K. Oekonomou (ed.), The Appeal, 2017.
Arbitration, Corruption and Public Policy Exception; procedural aspects of nullity of corrupted contracts and contracts tainted by corruption in the context of international arbitration, 2016, p. 390;
Attorney fees under the New Code on Legal Profession (L. 4194/2013) and their procedural protection, 2016, p. 413;
Commentary of arts. 11-15 in Prof. Arvanitakis/Prof. Vasilakakis, Commentary of Regulation 1393/2007; 2017
Commentary of arts.28-36, 46-52 in Prof. Arvanitakis/Prof. Vasilakakis, Commentary of Regulation 2201/2004; 2015
Amendments of the arrest report and the initial biding price in the context of forced auction proceedings, 2013, Sakkoulas S.A., Athens – Thessaloniki, p. 170;
Contributor of the interpretation of arts. 117-143 GCCP (service of judicial documents) , in Prof. Stamatopoulos, Commentary of the Greek Code of Civil Procedure, (under publication);
Third party’s intervention estoppel effect (interventionswirkung) after the Greek Code of Civil Procedure, 2010, p. 310;
Contributor of the interpretation of arts. 480-495 GCC (joint and severable obligations) in: Prof. Apostolos Georgiades, Brief Commentary of the Greek Code of Civil Procedure, P.N. Sakkoulas – Law & Finance, 2010;
Creditor’s provisional relief in exequatur proceedings after Regulation 44/2001, 2007, Sakkoulas S.A, Athens – Thessaloniki, p. 236 +XIV;
Affidavits as the means of evidence in Greek Civil Procedure, 2005, Sakkoulas S.A., Athens – Thessaloniki, p. 274;
Recognition of foreign non contentious Judgments in Greece, 2003, p. 407 (Ph.D. Thesis); ( DUTH, summa cum laude), 2003, Ant. N. Sakkoulas eds. p. 453;
Scope of application and principles of interpretation of the United Nations Convention on International Sales of Goods, 2000, p. 118 (LL.M. Thesis, AUTH; summa cum laude).
Dr. Yiannopoulos has also published more than 50 short articles on various topics of Civil Procedure, International Litigation and Conflict of Laws and more than 300 notes and commentaries to jurisprudence, published at Athens Bar Law Review (Nomikon Vima), Thessaloniki Bar Law Review (Armenopoulos), Dike Law Review, Hellenic European Law Review, Chronicles of Private Law and Review of Civil Procedure.
He has represented numerous, major international and local companies before the Greek Courts and arbitral boards.
He has taught Private International Law and Civil Procedure at a number of Greek Academic Institutions. Since 2007, he has been teaching Civil Procedure at the Faculty of Law of Democritian University of Thrace. In 2011 he was elected as Senior Lecturer of Civil Procedure at the same University.
Dr. Yiannopoulos acts as Country Expert for Greece at The International Distribution Institute and as a member of the Board of Editors of the law journal, Review of Civil Procedure and a member of the Board of Contributors of the journal Chronicles of Private Law.