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Dryllerakis & Associates is praised for its ‘very good industry knowledge and professionalism’. The firm recently advised Henkel Hellas on its restructuring and collective redundancy programme. Other clients include Aquila Hotels, Eurobank and Mondelēz Hellas. John Damilakis heads the team, which includes Vassilis Constantinidis, who is recommended for contentious issues.

Kremalis - Law Firm, member of Ius Laboris is an employment boutique that provides ‘an outstanding service’. The firm handles all contentious and non-contentious matters, including social security, pensions and employee benefits. The ‘thorough and resourceful’ Dimitrios Kremalis ‘combines strong academic knowledge with excellent courtroom skills’.

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm has ‘excellent knowledge of the employment legislation in Greece’ and is praised for ‘providing advice geared towards avoiding the myriad pitfalls’. Practice head Effie Mitsopoulou ‘provides all aspects of risks in any issue’, and is recommended alongside the ‘excellent’ Ioanna Kyriazi, for her ‘understanding of the real everyday business challenges’. Clients include Frigoglass, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, and Aon Greece.

Lixouriotis Theodosis & Partners Law Firm is a top-notch employment boutique with an excellent reputation. This firm regularly advises on collective actions, mergers, corporate restructurings, and redundancies. Ioannis Lixouriotis and George Theodosis are major names in the market.

Pistiolis - Triantafyllos & Associates’ team is ‘highly professional, with great and in-depth knowledge of employment law issues’. Anastasios Triantafyllos is recommended for his ‘good business understanding and excellent communication skills’ and Theodore Pistiolishandles every case with great professionalism, and has a great eye for every detail’. Clients include the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company, which the firm assisted on two disputes involving hundreds of employees and €60m-worth of claims.

The ‘very knowledgeable, responsive and accessibleAlexios Papastavrou leads the team at PotamitisVekris Law Firm. Recently the firm successfully represented Aget-Iraklis before the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice in a groundbreaking dispute concerning the application of EU law on collective redundancies in Greece. Konstantinos Papadiamantis is active on the disputes front.

Zepos & Yannopoulos advises an impressive range of major international clients, including General Motors, Cisco, Blackrock and Credit Suisse. Recent mandates include advising Credit Suisse on the closure of its Greek branch, and General Motors on its use of third-party employees. Department head Rania Papakonstantinou is well regarded.

Avramopoulos & Partners handles a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Michael Poulakos leads the team whose clients include Bonatti, Federal Express and Sabre Hellas.

The ‘excellentBernitsas Law fields an employment team that ‘handles all cases skilfully, providing guidance in an efficient manner. Practice head Katia Papantonopoulou is an ‘outstanding legal expert in this field’ and her team advises an impressive range of clients, including Bristol Myers Squibb, BMW Hellas, Diesel, and Smart Hellas.

Georgia Konstantinidou leads the team at Drakopoulos Law Firm, which advised Novo Nordisk on the termination of an employment agreement. Other clients include Allegis, Grifols, and Voiceweb. Panagiotis Drakopoulos is also recommended.

Iason Skouzos & Partners has ‘an extremely good understanding of clients’ business needs’ and is ‘definitely good value’. Clients rate managing partner Theodoros Skouzos as ‘responsive, intelligent, business-oriented, and always available’.

Stavros Andriopoulos heads the practice at KLC Law Firm, which represented Hellenic Shipyards in a major dispute before the Supreme Court concerning unpaid salaries and pensions. Other clients include ThyssenKrupp, Médecins Sans Frontières, and Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation.

The ‘very professional, target-oriented’ and ‘high-quality’ team at Kelemenis & Co is commended for its disputes and advisory services. Clients include GE Power, Chevron, the FTI Group, and Pyramis International. The ‘very experienced’ Ioanna Lazaridou ‘knows the industry and market very well’.

Koutalidis Law Firm has a strong reputation for contentious and non-contentious employment law. Gregory Logothetis and Evangelos Courakis are the main contacts.

At Lambadarios Law Firm, senior partners such as Maria Fronista and John Filiotis are noted for their expertise. Senior associate Ioanna Koukoutsi is also praised for her ‘excellent analytical skills, responsiveness and practical approach’.

Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP acts for a wide range of clients in the TMT and energy sectors including Facebook, Vodafone, and ENEL Green Power. Key team members include Dionysis Asimakopoulos, Marilena Athanasiadi, and Andreas Perrakis.

Theodora Monochartzis and Terina Raptis at Sarantitis are both well versed in employment law. The firm recently advised Zim Integrated Shipping Services on three lawsuits filed by ex-employees.

Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm represents a broad range of employer and employee clients including HRADF and the National Theatre of Greece. Constantine Alexiou is the main contact.

At Cocalis & Psarras, Lilly Ioannidou regularly advises on employee contracts and redundancies. Panos Gavrilis is also recommended for disputes.

Hadjiprodromou - Triantaphillou & Partners’ George Leventis is a major figure in the domestic market.

Machas & Partners Law Firm’s ‘excellent team of experienced and young lawyers remains as efficient as ever’. Clients include Manpower, Media Saturn Hellas and the Hellenic Football Association. Nikolaos Koulocheris and Maria Antoniadou are ‘experts in employment law’.

Papapolitis & Papapolitis covers all areas of employment law, as well as pensions, benefits and data protection. George Gravias leads the team whose clients include Vodafone, Philips and Intracom Holdings.

Paraskevas Law Firm recently advised on the local employment issues linked to Visa’s takeover of Visa Europe. Other clients include Bertelsmann, Symantec and Archer Daniels Midland. Dimitris Paraskevas is a key partner.

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership’s clients include OPAP, Dixons Southeast Europe, and Huawei. Maria Rigaki is a key contact.

Politis & Partners’s clients include Valeant Pharmaceutical, Bosch Rexroth Group and Sun Chemical. Evangelos Politis and Angeliki Saratsi are key contacts.

Rokas Law Firm recently represented AGET Iraklis, the Greek subsidiary of France’s Lafarge Holcim, on a collective redundancy dispute before the Council of State and the European Court of Justice. Christos Theodorou is recommended.

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