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John C Dryllerakis

Tel:
Work +30 211 0003456
Email:
Dryllerakis & Associates

Position

Managing Senior Partner. John is active in all fields of business law, including specialization in Tax, Competition law, Corporate Law, M&As, and Arbitration (both as lawyer and arbitrator). He has long experience in the area of investment incentives and privatisations, having acted in many cases either for the investor or for the Greek State. He has also participated in law-making committees for the amendment of the legal framework regarding tax law, competition law, corporate law and privatizations. He has been General Counsel and General Tax Counsel of the Exxon affiliates in Greece (1967- 1984) and subsequently of Shell Hellas (1984- 1996). Member of their Board of Directors and management teams.

Career

Admitted to the Athens Bar 1965. Qualified to practice before all Courts of all degrees, including the Supreme Courts Author of many books and articles in the areas of corporate law, investment (tax) incentives, liberalization of capital movement, competition law, accounting law. He has delivered numerous presentations in seminars and conferences in the areas of tax law, investment incentives, corporate and competition law.

Languages

Greek and English.

Member

Professional Memberships: Athens Bar Association, International Bar Association (IBA), International Fiscal Association (IFA), Chairman of the Hellenic Association of Law Firms, Director of the Hellenic Society of Tax Law and Fiscal Studies, Treasurer of the Hellenic Association of European Law, Association of Greek Commercialists, Scientific Society of Administrative Law, Member of the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Member of the Board of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Council (joint initiative of the Athens Stock Exchange and the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises). Former member of Hellenic Capital Market Committee and National Competition Committee.

Education

LL.B. Athens University Law School (1962).


Greece

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Dryllerakis & Associates delivers ‘comprehensive responses’ in a ‘timely manner’ and is advising Carlsberg Group and Mythos Brewery on a bond loan agreement relating to the merger between Mythos Brewery and Olympic Brewery. The firm also advises Hellenic Financial Stability Fund on a range of matters. Sophia Grigoriadou is ‘fantastic’, and John Dryllerakis and Emmanuel Dryllerakis are also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

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John Dryllerakis - Dryllerakis & Associates

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Dryllerakis & Associates stands out for its ‘in-depth experience’. It advised Aegean Airlines on the bidding process for the sale of assets of Cyprus Airlines, and advised Shiseido Hellas on its sale to Folli Follie. Team head Emmanuel Dryllerakis has ‘strong communication skills’, John Dryllerakis is ‘very well respected’, and Cleomenis Yannikas is also recommended.

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Dispute resolution

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John Dryllerakis - Dryllerakis & Associates

Within: Dispute resolution

Dryllerakis & Associates is commended for its ‘clear and up-to-date knowledge’. It continues to advise the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund on civil and criminal cases relating to the demise of Proton Bank. John Damilakis has ‘deep knowledge’ and leads on civil and criminal matters. John Dryllerakis leads on arbitration and administrative instructions. Gerassimos Apergis has ‘great experience in litigation and criminal law’, and Vassilis Constantinidis is also recommended.

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EU and competition

Within: Leading individuals

John Dryllerakis - Dryllerakis & Associates

Within: EU and competition

Dryllerakis & Associates is ‘a leading firm’ for EU and competition law and has ‘longstanding experience’. It advised key players in the Greek poultry market on alleged horizontal anti-competitive agreements. Larco is also a client. Cleomenis Yannikas is ‘very business-like’, and John Dryllerakis is ‘an acknowledged statesman in the field of EU law’. Emmanuel Dryllerakis heads the team.

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Energy

Within: Energy

Dryllerakis & Associates’ ‘responsive’ team acted for SOCAR in its certification by the Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy. Team head Emmanuel Dryllerakis has ‘very good communication skills’, and John Dryllerakis is ‘experienced, knowledgeable, very energetic and extremely practical’.

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Projects and privatisation

Within: Projects and privatisation

Dryllerakis & Associates’ team, which has ‘an exceptional reputation’, is led by Emmanuel Dryllerakis. It advised SOCAR on the privatisation of DEFSA and is assisting Aegean Airlines with the privatisation of Cyprus Airways. Cleomenis Yannikas is ‘excellent’, and John Dryllerakis has ‘a solution-oriented approach’ and is able to deliver ‘fresh and innovative ideas’.

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Tax

Within: Leading individuals

John Dryllerakis - Dryllerakis & Associates

Within: Tax

Applauded as ‘one of the best tax teams in Greece’, Dryllerakis & Associates’ expertise spans tax planning, litigation, accounting law, transfer pricing and criminal law. Led by Sophia Grigoriadou, who has ‘in-depth and hands-on knowledge’, the team is instructed by clients such as Beiersdorf Hellas, Eurobank, Kaoil and Henkel Hellas. John Dryllerakis is ‘one of a kind’ and ‘his experience is unique’, and Voula Anargyrou is noted for tax matters in the real estate sector.

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