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Dryllerakis & Associates
115 28 ATHENS
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Work Department

Corporate Law, M&A, Competition Law, Capital Markets and Privatizations


Senior Partner & Administrator


Emmanuel is specialized in competition law, maintaining an extensive experience with active involvement in major antitrust and merger control cases before the Hellenic Competition Commission and the competent Administrative Courts. He has also handled liberalization cases in regulated markets, especially in the telecoms sector.

He has acted in a considerable number of leading cases related to privatizations, restructuring and M&A, as well as corporate finance and project financing.

He has published in the field of corporate and competition law and he has also delivered presentations in local and international seminars and conferences.


Admitted to the Athens Bar 1998.
Qualified to practice before all Courts of all degrees, including the Supreme Courts.


Greek, English, French


Athens Bar Association, International Bar Association



Law School of Lille II University-DEUG en droit, LICENSE en droit, MAITRISE en droit (1995)
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens Faculty of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Projects and privatisation

(Leading individuals)

Emmanuel DryllerakisDryllerakis & Associates

Frequently providing advice on the full project cycle, including planning, financing, and due diligence, the Dryllerakis & Associates projects practice has handled many privatisation cases on behalf of the Greek government. The team has special expertise in regulatory compliance and drafting project exploitation agreements, with the Athens-based head Emmanuel Dryllerakis being an expert in corporate financing and privatisations. John Dryllerakis specialises in competition law and Greek State tenders, whilst Cleomenis Yannikas assists with high-profile cases in the energy sector.

Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets

Led by the ‘knowledgeable and responsiveEmmanuel Dryllerakis, Dryllerakis & Associates provides ‘succinct and commercial’ advice to creditors and debtors across a wide range of financing mandates, including within the energy and tourism sectors. In addition, the team regularly advises on NPL transactions, as well as handling work for foreign and domestic entities seeking to comply with national financial services regulations. The ‘exceptional’ Themelis Zamparas is another key member of the team and regularly acts for lenders and borrowers on bond loans and refinancings, as well as being adept at advising public companies on compliance with ATHEX requirements.

Greece > Energy

The ‘strongly dedicated, enthusiastic and effective‘ energy team at Dryllerakis & Associates has notable expertise in photovoltaic and wind power initiatives, and is also well versed in M&A transactions. The team regularly assists domestic and international companies with regulatory compliance measures, as Athens-based practice head Emmanuel Dryllerakis is an expert in competition law issues and corporate financing. Cleomenis Yannikas has experience in dealing with high-profile privatisations in both the traditional energy and renewable spaces; Anna Ntionia focuses on the waste management sector; and Themelis Zamparas is a specialist on the regulatory side.

Greece > EU and competition

(Hall of Fame)

Emmanuel DryllerakisDryllerakis & Associates

Cementing its place at the top of the EU and competition law market in Greece, Dryllerakis & Associates displays ‘profound knowledge’ in its handling of formal investigations by the European Commission and in Greek state aid cases. The practice is well versed in advising major Greek companies on antitrust compliance measures, and regularly represents clients in proceedings brought by the Hellenic Competition Commission for abuse of dominance claims. Athens-based practice head Emmanuel Dryllerakis focuses on M&A and corporate financing matters. John Dryllerakis specialises in all aspects of competition law; Cleomenis Yannikas is experienced in dealing with litigation before Greek Administrative Courts; and Eleftherios Rantos concentrates on EU Commission investigations.

Greece > TMT

The Dryllerakis & Associates TMT practice is ‘willing to go the extra mile’ for the international and domestic food, cosmetics and hardware companies it represents, demonstrating vast expertise in complex issues of privacy and data protection law. From Athens, Emmanuel Dryllerakis leads the team, which includes Anna Damilakis, who focuses on GDPR implementation projects, and Eirini Chagiou and Melina Atsalaki.

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Emmanuel DryllerakisDryllerakis & Associates

The team at Dryllerakis & Associates is divided into commercial, M&A, and corporate governance sub-groups, allowing its specialists to offer bespoke advice on all aspects of transaction structuring, due diligence, and the drafting of documentation. The practice has vast expertise in the traditional energy sphere, representing domestic and international natural gas players, as well as renewable energy companies handling photovoltaic initiatives. Emmanuel Dryllerakis heads the outfit from Athens, bringing in-depth insight into corporate financing and privatisations to the group, whilst John Dryllerakis specialises in tax and corporate law issues. Cleomenis Yannikas has ‘deep knowledge’, particularly of investment incentive issues, and Georgia Danatsopoulou focuses on corporate governance affairs.