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. on Private International Law and Civil Procedure and a Doctorate in International Litigation & Civil Procedure.
He is the head of Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC’s Thessaloniki office and is a member of the firm’s litigation and arbitration team in Cyprus as well. Before joining Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC in 2016, Dr. Yiannopoulos was a partner in the litigation departments of top tier law firms in Greece and was a managing Partner for a boutique law firm focusing on litigation and arbitration. Dr. Yiannopoulos also acts as a 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.
Dr. Yiannopoulos teaches 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.
In addition, 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.
Dr. Yiannopoulos is fluent in Greek and English.