Zepos & Yannopoulos announced today that Stamatis E. Drakakakis has joined the firm as a Partner in its Antitrust & Competition Law Practice.
Stamatis Drakakakis who will serve as head of the Practice, brings to the firm 20 years of specialism in competition law, gained in domestic and US law firms based in Brussels. He has represented multinational and major Greek corporations on the full range of competition law issues including cartel investigations, merger control, JVs, distribution agreements, unilateral conducts, state aid measures and state intervention. He has defended clients at both EU (European Commission and EU Courts) and national level (Hellenic Competition Commission, Sector Regulators and Greek Administrative Courts). His experience spans a wide spectrum of industries including electronic communications, energy, financial sector, constructions, airlines, broadcasting, retail, pharmaceutical, chemicals, steel, and defence.
Drakakakis has assisted the Legal Service of the European Commission in litigious matters before EU Courts. He has also advised the Hellenic Republic with regard to privatisation projects and ad hoc state aid cases.
“Stamatis experience representing all sides of competition, combined with his proven litigation experience and accomplishments as an in-court advocate, broadens our ability to lead significant competition and antitrust matters for our clients,” said Dimitris Zepos, Managing Partner of Zepos & Yannopoulos. “We consider Stamatis Drakakakis as one of our own since our relationship goes back to his training years and we have ever since long admired the quality of his work and dedication to his clients.”
Stamatis started and completed his lawyer traineeship in the firm back in the late ‘90s. Throughout his career, Stamatis has been recognized as a leading practitioner by various legal directories and trade publications and has written and spoken extensively on antitrust and state aid issues. He is a member of the Athens Bar Association and is qualified to appear before all Courts of all degrees, including the Supreme Courts.