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Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Dryllerakis & Associates

Dryllerakis & Associates¬†has strong expertise in¬† transactional, regulatory and tax issues, advising public sector bodies such as the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, as well as banks and borrowers. Recently, it advised Lampsa Hellenic Hotels on a ‚ā¨43m loan to finance its acquisition of the King George Hotel in Syntagma Square. Senior partner¬†Emmanuel Dryllerakis¬†heads the team, which also includes¬†John Dryllerakis¬†and¬†Sophia Grigoriadou.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Dryllerakis & Associates

Dryllerakis & Associates¬†is a popular choice for advice on 'complex deals under difficult conditions', thanks to its 'business-oriented advice' in finding 'the best possible solutions'. Senior partner¬†Emmanuel Dryllerakis¬†brings 'great knowledge of all legal matters' and always provides 'solid and firm legal solutions', while managing partner¬†John Dryllerakis¬†and¬†John Damilakis¬†both 'stand out'.¬†Cleomenis Yannikas¬†has a 'very good knowledge of the law' and is 'very well structured and accurate in his legal advice'. A major highlight has been advising South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki, a joint venture between Deutsche Investment Equity Partners, Terminal Link and Balterra, whose ‚ā¨231m bid in the Greek government's sale of a 67% stake in the port of Thessaloniki was successful. The firm also advised the Laskaridis Group on its ‚ā¨13.5m acquisition of a 30% stake in Athens Resort Casino.

Leading individuals

Emmanuel Dryllerakis  - Dryllerakis & Associates

Next generation lawyers

Alice Damilakis - Dryllerakis & Associates

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Dryllerakis & Associates

Dryllerakis & Associates¬†is singled out for its 'innovative thinking' and its ability to 'comfortably partner with American companies to produce a seamless team'.¬†John Damilakis¬†leads the team, which recently defended Unilever in a ‚ā¨14m dispute with a distributor. Other clients include Ferrovial, Henkel and Raytheon. Key lawyers include managing senior partner¬†John Dryllerakis¬†and the 'very experienced and efficient'¬†Gerassimos Apergis.¬†Panagiotis Kakaletris¬†was recently promoted to partner.

Leading individuals

John Dryllerakis - Dryllerakis & Associates

Next generation lawyers

Panagiotis Kakaletris - Dryllerakis & Associates

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Dryllerakis & Associates

The 'efficient and proficient' team at Dryllerakis & Associates has 'excellent and in-depth knowledge of both EU and Greek competition law'. Emmanuel Dryllerakis' team benefits from the expertise of several leading individuals, including John C. Dryllerakis, whose 'knowledge of the law and wisdom commands the respect of all'. Meanwhile, the 'deeply conscientious' John Damilakis has 'deep knowledge beyond his age'. The firm has been representing Unilever on an an abuse of dominance case linked to the Greek margarine market. Cleomenis Yannikas is also highly recommended.

Leading individuals

Emmanuel Dryllerakis - Dryllerakis & Associates

John Dryllerakis - Dryllerakis & Associates

Next generation lawyers

Sotiris Dempegiotis - Dryllerakis & Associates

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Dryllerakis & Associates

Dryllerakis & Associates provides a top-notch service to its clients, encompassing high-end contentious support, as well as transactional and day-to-day advice. John Damilakis and Vassilis Constantinidis are the firm's lead employment partners, with senior associate Anna Damilaki also specialising heavily in this area. The firm has been advising Henkel on collective redundancies and dismissals. Other active clients include Aquila Hotels, Iron Mountain, Thessaloniki Port Authority, and Air Liquide.

Leading individuals

Vassilis Constantinidis - Dryllerakis & Associates

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Dryllerakis & Associates

Dryllerakis & Associates has a high-quality practice that, in addition to transactional and projects work, also covers significant regulatory and contentious issues. The team, which is led by Emmanuel Dryllerakis and includes Cleomenis Yannikas, acts for several major clients, including Hellenic Petroleum, Systems Sunlight and Larco.

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Projects and privatisation
Projects and privatisation - ranked: tier 1

Dryllerakis & Associates

Dryllerakis & Associates¬†has a long and distinguished track record in this area, and is often involved in the country's largest matters. Recently, it advised the preferred bidding consortium on the ‚ā¨230m agreement for the privatisation of the port of Thessaloniki by HRADF. The firm is also advising Hellenic Casino Parnitha on the relocation of Casino MontParnes, a joint venture between Regency Entertainment and HRADF, from its mountaintop location to an urban site.¬†Emmanuel Dryllerakis¬†leads the team, which also includes¬†Cleomenis Yannikas.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Dryllerakis & Associates

Dryllerakis & Associates¬†is a top choice for complex projects and investments, having advised on major zoning schemes, corporate structures and financings. The firm is one of three advising Lamda Development on the ‚ā¨8bn Hellinikon urban regneneration project. It is also advising Hellenic Casino Parnitha on the relocation of the Casino Mont Parnes from its mountaintop location to an urban site.¬†John Dryllerakis¬†leads the team following the retirement of Voula Anargyrou.

Next generation lawyers

Maria Stoumpidi - Dryllerakis & Associates

Stella Yannika - Dryllerakis & Associates

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Dryllerakis & Associates

Dryllerakis & Associates is 'one of the most experienced tax law firms' in the market, and is considered 'very well-organised, with a deep knowledge of the complex Greek tax regime'. Managing partner John Dryllerakis is 'one of the most respectable and revered tax lawyers in Greece'. The practice is well-versed in major tax disputes, as well as transactional structuring and VAT issues. Major clients include Eurobank, Diageo, Henkel and Danone. Sophia Grigoriadou is also highly recommended.

Leading individuals

John Dryllerakis - Dryllerakis & Associates

Sophia Grigoriadou - Dryllerakis & Associates

Next generation lawyers

Eleftherios Rantos - Dryllerakis & Associates

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Dryllerakis & Associates

Dryllerakis & Associates has several litigation partners with strong expertise in this area, notably John Damilakis and Vassilis Constantinidis. The firm continues to defend the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund against civil and criminal claims concerning alleged embezzlement of funds in Proton Bank. Other major clients include Aegean Airlines, Henkel, Nutreco and Praktiker.

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