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Firm Profile

Dryllerakis & Associates

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 5, Chatzigianni Mexi street
  • Athens
  • Athens
  • Greece
  • GR-115 28

Firm profile submitted by Dryllerakis & Associates

Managing Senior Partner: John Dryllerakis
Senior Partners: John Damilakis, Voula Anargyrou, Emmanuel Dryllerakis, Sophia Grigoriadou
Number of Partners: 10 Number of Associates: 19
Languages: Greek, English, French, German, Italian
Member: TerraLex

Dryllerakis & Associates, established in 1971, is one of the leading and steadily expanding Greek law firms offering a comprehensive range of legal services in all fields of business law (except shipping law). The structure of the firm secures the best possible organisation and high quality of service needed in large and complex transactions. The firm’s main orientation is towards consulting international clients, while the active involvement of senior partners of the firm in the management teams of several multinational or domestic companies offers deep understanding of both the legal and business aspects of any corporate transaction. The firm has become the exclusive Greek member of TerraLex leading international network of independent law firms.

Banking & Finance:
Debt restructuring, (non) convertible bonds and bond loan issues, security agreements (guarantees, pledge, assignment, mortgage), secured and syndicated loan transactions, leveraged buyouts, subordinated, mezzanine and senior debt financings, factoring, intra-group financing, cash pooling, compliance with capital market regulations.

Competition/European Law:
■ Specialisation in competition. Five-member well experienced team headed by John C Dryllerakis, offering a boutique operation
■ Growing involvement in most top-tier cases for alleged concerted and abusive practices as well as merger control cases
■ Antitrust compliance programs, training and auditing for multinational clients
■ Involvement in state-aid cases before EU bodies and Courts as well as Greek Courts (private enforcement)
■ Legal opinions, discount policies, vertical schemes structuring etc.
■ John Dryllerakis has been a regular member of the Competition Committee (1990-1995) and Capital Market Committee (1994-1998)
■ Strong scientific activity

■ Establishment and transformation of enterprises of all types
■ Handling complex M&A and JV cases. Conduct of Legal due diligence
■ SPA and SHA, implementing appropriate business transformations
■ Advice on corporate governance compliance and stock option schemes
■ Participation of partners in the BoD of international clients
■ Representation of clients in general meetings of shareholders
■ Handling disputes between shareholders
■ Strong scientific activity
■ John C Dryllerakis is the author of The Practical Guide for Societes Anonymes, one of the well-established scientific guides of corporate law applications on all aspects of everyday real life
■ John Dryllerakis’ official legal opinions have been published in legal magazines and mostly have been accepted by Administration

Litigation & Arbitration:
■ Specialised litigation team for civil and commercial cases, headed by senior partner John Damilakis
■ Strong experience in local and international arbitration proceedings (senior partners acting either as arbitrators, umpires or counsellors to the litigant parties)
■ Handling cases of IP, unfair competition, bankruptcy and conciliation procedures, joint venture partners disputes, white-collar crime etc.

■ Personnel restructuring in private and public sector companies, application of redundancy and payroll related measures, litigation cases caused by dismissal projects and other labour disputes, redundancy projects applied at the local subsidiaries of several multinational companies
■ Experience in collective labour law matters, interaction and negotiations with Works Councils and Trade Unions, experience in consultation process with WC
■ Extensive experience in all employment related issues pertaining to M&A projects, including transfer of business implications
■ Deep knowledge of recent employment legislation instituted within the frame of the EC-ECB-IMF Memorandum for Greece and flexicurity measures
■ Participation of partners in the BoD of major clients offers the firm the advantage of accurate knowledge of business practice in relation with employment matters

Real Estate:
■ Extensive expertise in real estate with an excellent combination of tax practice, which ensures safe legal advice on how to structure and plan transactions and minimise tax exposure
■ Practice headed by senior partner Voula Anargyrou
■ Advising real estate development companies and financial institutions
■ Support in public tenders regarding lease and/or transfer of state-owned real property, involvement in due diligence, structuring and negotiation of acquisition of real estate SPVs, zoning and planning for one of the biggest FDI projects in Greece in the tourism sector, and several sale and lease back agreements

■ Specialisation in tax. Managing Partner J. Dryllerakis has been General Counsel and General Tax Counsel for Exxon and Shell affiliates in Greece for over 20 years
■ Tax team consisting of 3 senior partners and 6 associates
■ Tax planning, advice on transactions, support during tax audits, successful handling of serious litigation, M&As, tax incentives
■ Direct and indirect taxation, accounting law and principles
■ Individuals, including expatriates and non-Greek residents, and legal entities, including permanent establishments
■ Intercompany transactions, shipping matters, real estate taxation
■ Transfer Pricing. Advice on compliance and requirements, planning, preparation of TP reports, due diligence, legal assistance during tax audits, litigation
■ Strong academic activity

Key Clients:
Alliance One International; Aegean Airlines; Air Liquide; Aquila Hotels; Baker & McKenzie; Barilla; Beiersdorf; Burlington; Carlsberg Breweries; Diageo; Elais-Unilever; Eurobank; Green Cola; Grivalia Properties; Grande Bretagne Hotel; Grant Thornton; Gucci Group; H&M; Hellenic Petroleum; Henkel; Hellenic Financial Stability Fund; Iron Mountain; Lamda Development; Larco; Libra Group; Loulis Group; Minoan Group Plc; Mondelez; Pirelli; Praktiker Hellas; Raytheon Company; Regency Entertainment; Sbokos Hotels Group; DS Smith; Siemens; Sunlight Systems; Tate & Lyle; Temes; Wind Telecommunications.

Contact: John Dryllerakis Tel: +30 211 0003456
Email: [email protected]

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