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Emmanuel Dryllerakis

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Dryllerakis & Associates

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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 and French.


Athens Bar Association, International Bar Association.


- Law School of Lille II University-DEUG en droit, LICENSE en droit, MAITRISE en droit (1995). - Athens University Law School.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

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

Within: Leading individuals

Emmanuel Dryllerakis  - Dryllerakis & Associates

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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EU and competition

Within: Leading individuals

Emmanuel Dryllerakis - Dryllerakis & Associates

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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Within: Energy

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

Within: Projects and privatisation

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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