Full Bio

Ioanna (Rea) has joined the firm in March 2010 and specializes in banking and project finance (including PPP projects and infrastructure/ energy / real estate projects) and has advised various financial institutions (both Greek and international – including IFIs) in a number of complex and demanding transactions in her areas of practice. During the last two years Ioanna has also advised the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund in a number of complex transactions related to the hive down and capital increases of two of the Greek systemic banks.

Prior to joining the firm, she held senior positions in the Legal Division of Emporiki Bank of Greece S.A. (absorbed by Alpha Bank S.A.) and has been involved in various bank projects both in Greece and abroad, including the expansion of Emporiki Bank’s in Eastern Europe.

Ioanna (Rea) has been selected as one of IFLR1000’s Women Leaders for the years 2021 and 2022.

"In-depth knowledge of legal matters, thorough analysis and drafting skills."

Chambers & Partners Europe, 2019
IFLR1000 Woman Leader for 2022
IFLR1000 Woman Leader for 2021

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Law School (LLB)
University of London, Queen Mary College, Centre for Commercial Law Studies (LLM/Subject group: Commercial and Corporate Law)


English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Greek


Member of the Athens Bar since 1983
Member of the Hellenic Commercial Lawyers Association
Member of the International Bar Association
Member of the Queen Mary Alumni