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Theano Manolopoulou
P: +1.713.221.1228
F: +1.800.404.3970

Jeanette Burriss


Theano (“Thea”) Manolopoulou advises clients on structured and corporate finance with a focus on the energy industry, often acting on the development, financing and acquisition and disposition of energy infrastructure projects and oil and gas properties. She has advised a broad range of market participants, including U.S. and international  financial institutions, borrowers, corporate trustees, corporate service providers and sponsors on complex transactions across the globe, in particular in European markets.

Thea’s work spans a variety of financial products, including  asset based loans, acquisition and working capital facilities, reserve based loans, first and second lien arrangements, securitization, commercial mortgage backed securities and credit derivatives. She has recently acted on loan portfolio secondary trades and several debt restructurings on behalf of institutional clients with energy industry exposures.

A native Greek, Thea received her law degree in Greece before relocating to New York to continue her legal education, and has advised international clients on matters relating to restructurings of Greek sovereign debt, asset backed securities issued by Greek entities and investments in Greece. Thea is licensed in New York, Texas, and Greece, and has gained international experience practicing law in New York, London, and Houston.


LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2010
Exchange Study Program in International Financial Transactions, Columbia University School of Law, 2009
LL.M., valedictorian, National Kapodestrian University of Athens School of Law, 2008
LL.B, National Kapodestrian University of Athens School of Law, 2008
Erasmus Scholar, University of Heidelberg School of Law, 2007

Bar Admissions

New York
Registered European Lawyer, Solicitors Regulation Authority


Vice Chair, NYSBA Committee on International Microfinance and Financial Inclusion
Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
American Bar Association
Women’s Energy Network


Adviser, Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations in New York
Intern, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office of the Secretary General
Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition