As the oldest competition practice in Greece, Dryllerakis & Associates has naturally developed and maintained a solid reputation. Managing partner John Dryllerakis – described as a “founding father” of Greek competition law by two local lawyers – was a member of the drafting committee for the country’s competition law in 1991. He continues to head the practice as managing partner alongside his son Emmanuel Dryllerakis, and third partner Cleomenis Yannikas.
Yannikas and Emmanuel Dryllerakis acted in the recent construction cartel case for Salini Impregilo. The team represented Carlsberg subsidiary Mythos Brewery in litigation following the €31 million abuse of dominance fine levied by the Greek authority on its competitor Athenian Brewery. Mythos Brewery first filed its complaint in 2006 before the case was delayed on procedural grounds, and the Administrative Appeals Court in Athens upheld the fine in mid-2017. Yannikas also acted for cosmetics retail conglomerate Hondos Center in the decade-long investigation of a cartel in the Greek cosmetics market. The case became the the Greek antitrust agency’s first-ever settlement of a cartel, to the tune of just over €1 million in February 2017.