As the oldest competition practice in Greece, DRYLLERAKIS & ASSOCIATES has naturally developed and maintained a solid reputation. Managing partner John Dryllerakis – described by colleagues as a “founding father” of Greek competition law – was a member of the drafting committee for the country’s competition legislation 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 currently represent Elais-Unilever Hellas during an investigation by Greece’s Competition Commission into alleged abuse of dominance in the margarine market – including alleged target rebates, blocking the promotion of competing brands and resale price maintenance. The team also acts for construction companies Orion and Teka, following proceedings brought by the enforcer against 13 companies for allegedly rigging bids for an €8 million public works project in the region of Fthiotida.
Yannikas also acted for cosmetics retail conglomerate Hondos Center in the enforcer’s decade-long investigation of a cartel in the Greek cosmetics market, which ended with the agency agreeing its first-ever settlement of a cartel in June 2018. All of the alleged cartelists settled for just over €1 million in February 2017. He also assisted cardboard manufacturer Unipak Hellas in its acquisition of paper company PAKO, to which the enforcer granted unconditional Phase I clearance in June 2018.