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John C. Dryllerakis

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Dryllerakis & Associates


Managing Senior Partner


John is active in all fields of business law, including specialization in Corporate Law, M&As, Tax, Competition law 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.
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.

Admitted to the Athens Bar 1965.
Qualified to practice before all Courts of all degrees, including the Supreme Courts

BEIERSDORF HELLAS A.E. (Vice Chairman, Member of BDF Group)
TESA TAPE A.E. (Member of BDF Group)
BARILLA HELLAS A.E. (Member of Barilla Group)


Greek and English.


Member of the International Bar Association.
Member of the Board of the Hellenic Association of Law Firms
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)
Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA)
Treasurer of the Hellenic Association of European Law
Director of the "Hellenic Society of Tax Law and of Fiscal Studies"
Ex - member of the "Hellenic Capital Market Committee" (independent administrative authority) during 1994-1998
Ex - member of the “Hellenic Competition Commission” (independent administrative authority) during 1988-1993


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


EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

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.

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