Mr Cleomenis Yannikas > Dryllerakis & Associates > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

Dryllerakis & Associates
115 28 ATHENS

Work Department

Corporate law, M&A, competition law, energy law and privatizations.


Senior Partner


Cleomenis has a long experience in major M&A and project finance deals. He has handled and successfully settled strong shareholders disputes of a significant value.
He has also advised in several high-profile energy-sector cases, both in the frame of privatisation procedures (gas) and in the private sector (oil and electricity).
He is specialized in competition law, having defended many cartel and dominance cases before the Hellenic Competition Commission and the competent Courts.
He has participated in the working group of the Hellenic Council of Corporate Governance, for the drafting and revision of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Code, and he now participates in a working group for the development of best corporate practices for non-listed companies.
Cleomenis is author and contributor to several local and international publications on corporate law, investment incentives and competition law.

Admitted to the Athens Bar 2004.
Qualified to practice before all Courts of all degrees, including the Supreme Courts.


Greek, English, German.


Athens Bar Association.


LL.B. Athens University Law School (2002).

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Projects and privatisation

Dryllerakis & Associates has a strong track record acting for the Greek state on privatisations. It also attracts mandates from various other clients, including Belterra Investments, Porto Carras and Prysmian Powerlink. The firm is acting for Hellenic Petroleum on the privatisation of DEPA Commercial Infrastructure S.A. Emmanuel Dryllerakis heads up the practice. Senior partner John Dryllerakis and Cleomenis Yannikas are also recommended.

Greece > EU and competition

(Leading individuals)

Cleomenis YannikasDryllerakis & Associates

Dryllerakis & Associates‘ team has significant experience of handling cases before the Hellenic Competition Commission, overseeing cartel and abuse of dominance matters; it has recently represented Attica Bank in the HCC’s investigation into alleged anti-competitive agreements, advising on each stage of the investigation, including the dawn raid and procedural steps. The firm is also active in state aid matters, with the work encompassing preliminary and formal EC investigations,  as well as representation before the EU courts and national court proceedings in relation to the recovery of incompatible state aid. The practice is led by Emmanuel Dryllerakis, who is leading the firm’s advice to Unilever on a case concerning alleged abuse of dominance and anti-competitive agreements in the market for margarine products. John Dryllerakis and Cleomenis Yannikas are also notable contacts.

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Cleomenis YannikasDryllerakis & Associates