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Yannis joined the Firm in 1983 and is Head of the Life Sciences & Healthcare and Intellectual Property, Data Protection & Privacy departments. He has extensive experience in advising on the protection and enforceability of intellectual and industrial property rights including copyright, licenses, trademarks and brands.

Yannis is specialised in the areas of pharmaceutical products and medical devices and food and beverages, advising a client base which includes some of the largest manufacturers and distributors in Greece, on parallel trade issues, clinical trial procedures, labelling and packaging and the market regulation of food and beverages.

Yannis lectures at national and international conferences on a wide range of issues which arise in his area of practice, including experiences after the transposition of EU pharmaceutical law to Greek legislation.

  • Co-managing partner of Conference Bleue, a network of European firms specialized in pharmaceutical healthcare and medical law, 2005-2016
  • Legal Counsel of the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE), 1985 – 2015
  • Member of the Compliance Committee of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries’ Association (EFPIA), 2002 – 2015
  • Representative of the Association of Greek Industrialists (SEV) to the Standing Advisory Committee before the European Patent Office (SACEPO) in Munich, 1990-2006