Employment in Greece

Andersen Legal - Pistiolis - Triantafyllos & Associates Law Firm

Andersen Legal – Pistiolis – Triantafyllos & Associates Law Firm has an ‘excellent‘ team with expertise covering both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. The firm is well known for handling high-profile employment litigation, as well as advising on changes to the regulatory framework that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a member of the Andersen Global network, it is well placed to advise both domestic and multinational clients, including Allianz Hellas Insurance Company, Euler Hermes (now Allianz Trade) and Energean. Anastasios Triantafyllos has long-standing experience across the full spectrum of employment law, advising on severance pay, discrimination issues, collective agreements, trade secrets and workplace privacy matters, as well as complex overtime arrangements. He co-heads the practice with Theodore Pistiolis, who is well regarded for his success in employment litigation. Paraskevas Zourntos is another name to note for litigation.

Practice head(s):

Anastasios Triantafyllos; Theodore Pistiolis

Other key lawyers:

Paraskevas Zourntos; Giouli Menti

Testimonials

‘The Andersen Legal team is excellent. We have great collaboration and value their well-thought-out and structured advice. They have a good understanding of the peculiarities of our business and are very flexible in meeting our needs.’

‘We have an excellent working relationship with Theodore Pistiolis. He has very good communication skills and brings valuable and strong arguments to the table. His advice is based on a strong analysis of the situation and he is always approachable and flexible.’

‘Paraskevas Zourntos is highly skilled in labour law issues, very detail oriented and always to the point with his advice. He has been really supportive, especially over the past year when there were many changes in the labour laws, and is very efficient and always timely in responding to our requests.’

‘The team is a mixture of all the qualities that should be present in an excellent legal counsel team. They have knowledge of all aspects of labour legislation and are skilled in crisis management.’

‘The individual team members have good public speaking skills as well as good listening skills. They have a strong ability to draw reasonable and logical assumptions from limited information. Great research, analysis, leadership and communication.’

‘Paraskevas Zourntos is an exceptional lawyer to work with – always immediately available and knowledgeable about the legal issues.’

‘Anastasios Triantafyllos easily stands out from most of his colleagues in other firms for his robust knowledge of all employment issues, his vast experience, his business understanding, and his drive and commitment to providing the best solutions for his clients. Paraskevas Zourntos is also a top professional in the practice, who is totally committed to his work and guarantees the delivery of exceptional results.’

‘The team is available at any time and what makes their support stand out is that their communication style is clear to business people without in-depth legal knowledge. Paraskevas Zourntos dedicates as much time to explaining the issues as the client needs, and he gives real examples of the application of the law.’

Key clients

Allianz Hellas Insurance Company

Energean Oil & Gas

Euler Hermes (now Allianz Trade)

Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP S.A.)

Bank of Thessaly

Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN)

AKTOR Constructions S.A

Attica Holdings SA (Attica Group)

Intracom Defence Electronics (IDE)

Intracom Constructions SA (Intrakat)

Intrasoft International S.A.

Intracom Telecom S.A.

ITF Hellas Pharmaceuticals SA

Kayak S.A.

Magna Marine Ship Management Corporation

Plaisio Computers S.A.

Saint-Gobain Hellas S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised a banking institution based in Greece on the drafting of employment agreement templates pertaining to the bank’s personnel.
  • Acted for the Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) in litigation pertaining to the annulment of strikes announced by the employees’ union.
  • Acted for Attica Holdings S.A. in a number of litigation cases, leading to the dismissal of the majority of claims.

POTAMITISVEKRIS

POTAMITISVEKRIS is ‘exceptionally equipped‘ to advise on employment matters. The team assists a wide range of long-standing clients, including major multinationals such as Citibank, HSBC, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and McDonald’s. Its expertise extends across an array of matters, from high-profile litigation on employee transfers and pension plan liquidation to advice on redundancies, negotiations with unions, health and safety and GDPR issues. The team’s recent work includes advising Eurobank on the implementation of a voluntary redundancy scheme involving 750 employees and successfully representing AGET Iraklis before the Supreme Court in a dispute over the validity of 118 employee dismissals. Practice head Alexios Papastavrou focuses on advising employers, assisting with transfers of undertaking following mergers, collective bargaining agreements and industrial action, and social security and employment-related disputes, among other issues. Senior associates Despoina Charakopoulou and Anastasia Platipodi and associate Nikolas Sigkridis are other notable individuals.

Practice head(s):

Alexios Papastavrou

Other key lawyers:

Despoina Charakopoulou; Anastasia Platipodi; Nikolas Sigkridis; Dionysios Giannopoulos; Rania Fountali; Semina Zavitsanou

Testimonials

‘Their most important strength is their effective teamwork. All the lawyers in the team worked together and exchanged knowledge and resources in such a way that each team member was always informed about the case.’

‘Alexios Papastavrou has significant experience in labour law and a deep understanding of all aspects of our practice. His advice was invaluable, especially during the pandemic. He is always available, delivering the legal product in a high-quality and efficient manner.’

‘During our long-lasting relationship with Alexios Papastavrou and his team, we have highly appreciated the legal advice given, which is always clear, to the point and provided without any delays. They have very good knowledge of our sector and a direct way of dealing with any issues that arise.’

‘Nikolas Sigkridis is a reliable and experienced adviser, with a broad knowledge of legal issues in our sector. He is always available to support us in a professional manner.’

‘Despoina Charakopoulou and Semina Zavitsanou are great together, working effectively as a team. They have very quick response times and a sensitive approach to their specific field of law.’

‘The employment team at PotamitisVekris is exceptionally equipped to provide deep knowledge of the legal framework and experience from the Greek market.’

‘Alexios Papastavrou is an exceptional lawyer with deep knowledge of the market and the law, and has been able to develop a strategy to defend our company in every case we have brought to him. He is pragmatic and provides advice on the cases and questions we have encountered throughout the years.’

‘Anastasia Platipodi is a well-rounded lawyer, who is extremely responsive and action oriented. She asks all the right questions and is well prepared in court to put up a strong defence.’

Key clients

New Greek PostBank

Philip Morris

AstraZeneca

Procter & Gamble

HSBC

Citibank

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Citibank in lawsuits relating to 422 employees and its private pension scheme.
  • Successfully defended Newrest SA against claims relating to the application of a branch collective bargaining agreement to employees of a different and independent branch of the company.
  • Successfully represented OTE against petitions for reinstatement by employees who had transferred following a spin-off through the preliminary measures process.

Bernitsas Law

Bernitsas Law provides comprehensive advice to local and multinational companies from a range of industry sectors such as retail, pharmaceuticals, watches, packaging, and software and electronics. Its key areas of expertise include collective agreements and industrial relations, employment contracts and disputes, pensions, incentives and compensation, and regulatory and compliance matters. The team's services are supported by its long-term referral relationships with a range of international law firms, including Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Clifford Chance, Mayer Brown, Hogan Lovells US LLP and Linklaters LLP. Counsel Katia Papantonopoulou leads the practice; she has advised on the employment aspects of transfer of undertakings, restructurings and M&A.

Practice head(s):

Katia Papantonopoulou

Other key lawyers:

Maria Kloni; Evi Kitsou

Testimonials

‘Great team – collaborative, diverse and quick to deploy. They supported us with any ad hoc questions and requests in a professional and efficient manner. Excellent communication skills both in Greek and English.’

‘They are trustworthy and act as a real part of the team.’

‘Evi Kitsou is attentive and always makes sure that every interaction goes according to plan. She is easy to work with and is always present, making things happen.’

‘Katia Papantonopoulou provides the trust needed when dealing with delicate matters. Maria Kloni provides the required legal services in a quick and sustained way.’

‘Professional and efficient. Deep knowledge of the cases they are handling. Highly recommend their services.’

‘The rapport and the guidance was outstanding at all times. They are always available for a quick call, especially on urgent cases. They go the extra mile for their customers.’

‘Katia Papantonopoulou provides outstanding support and has deep knowledge of Greek labour law. Always available to support and provide expert opinions.’

‘Speedy responses are important for our organisation. When we needed the team urgently, they were there.’

Key clients

BMW Hellas SA

BMW Austria Bank

Bristol Myers Squibb

Crown Holdings Inc

CVC Capital Partners

Monster Energy Europe Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Crown Holdings Inc on the employment law aspects of the Greek leg of its definitive agreement to sell 80% of its European Tinplate business to KPS Capital Partners LP for approximately €1.9bn, including issues arising during the transfer of shares of the companies.
  • Advised CVC on employment law issues in the context of the acquisitions of an insurance company, Ethiniki Asfalistiki, a major Greek dairy company, Dodoni SA, and Vivartia Holdings, a diversified food company in Greece.
  • Advised a port agency and shipping services company on day-to-day employment matters.

Dryllerakis & Associates

Dryllerakis & Associates assists its clients with a vast range of employment matters, including overseeing employee background checks, and advising on employee benefits, transfer of undertakings, redundancies, collective labour bargaining, teleworking policies, group dismissals and general Greek employment law. Its offerings are supported by its long-standing cooperation with Baker McKenzie LLP as its associate office in Greece in relation to labour matters, and with DLA Piper in relation to international clients. Focus is also placed on conducting employment-related due diligence for investors in relation to M&A projects. John Damilakis  heads the practice. Vassilis Constantinidis is another individual to note.

Practice head(s):

John Damilakis

Other key lawyers:

Vassilis Constantinidis; Anna Damilakis; Emmanouela Sanida

Testimonials

‘Anna Damilakis is very competent, attentive to detail, quick to respond and easy to work with.’

‘Great team.’

‘Practical solutions.’

‘Always available to support us with various labour issues faced in a labour-intensive industry.’

Key clients

Alpha Trading S.p.A.

Aquila Hotels

Baker & McKenzie

Beiersdorf Hellas S.A.

Burlington Books S.A.

Grant Thornton SA

Henkel Hellas S.A.

Iron Mountain Hellas SA

KEVE S.A.

KRKA, d.d.

Mondelez Hellas S.A.

Pirelli Tyres S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Pirelli Tyres SA on day-to-day employment-related issues, including new Covid-19 statutory provisions and new labour law reforms.
  • Advised Alpha Trading S.p.A. on the employment and social security issues relating to remote working from Greece under applicable labour, social security and tax law.
  • Advised Aquila Hotels on its relationships with hotel seasonal employees in light of new Covid-19 related labour legislation.

KREMALIS - Law Firm, member of Ius Laboris

KREMALIS – Law Firm, member of Ius Laboris offers a full-service practice, advising multinational corporations on matters of compensation and benefits, separation packages, employment contracts, employers' obligations, employment regulations and internal policies at the local, national and European levels. Its advisory work extends to overseeing appropriate strategy, drafting legal documents, designing services and coordinating the parties involved in employment matters. The practice is led by Dimitrios Kremalis; he is renowned for speaking at employment law conferences, and has published works on employment law in Greek, German and English. Another individual to note is senior associate Korina Paschaliori.

Practice head(s):

Dimitrios Kremalis

Other key lawyers:

Konstantinos Kremalis; Korina Paschaliori

Testimonials

‘An experienced labour, employment and social security law firm. They understand our business needs and respond in a pragmatic manner.’

‘Dimitrios Kremalis helps our business with crafting a legal strategy and delivers on the tactics.’

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm assists clients with all aspects of employment law, handling both contentious and non-contentious matters with specific focus on industrial relations, pensions, employee benefits and corporate immigration issues. It has recently advised a world-leading technology company on the Greek employment aspects of a global project involving the spin-off of its managed infrastructure services into a new publicly traded company. Ioanna Kyriazi heads the practice and has extensive experience in HR strategy, recruitment and the termination of employment relationships.

Practice head(s):

Ioanna Kyriazi

Other key lawyers:

Kelly Papadaki; Dorita Bezati; Ioanna Chanoumi

Testimonials

‘Ioanna Kyriazi is an indispensable business partner in employment matters. Practical, spot on, with a deep knowledge of the industry and her clients.’

‘The KG team has very strong knowledge and they always update us on recent changes in employment law. They are fully supportive and always find time to help their clients.’

‘Strong knowledge; responsive; customer focused; trustworthy business partners.’

‘The team gives precise advice by taking into consideration both a legal and business approach. The advice given is justified and complete and makes the customer feel secure about all legal aspects. It is always given on time.’

‘Ioanna Kyriazi is an expert on employment law issues. Her advice is always precise and tries to solve problems instead of complicating issues. She is reachable and makes the client feel comfortable.’

‘The labour team at Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is a well-orchestrated team of professionals with expertise in different aspects of labour law, who can operate on a standalone basis, but also seamlessly supplement each other when more areas of specialisation are needed.’

‘Expert knowledge; efficiency; responsiveness; understanding of the clients’ business environment; creative thinking; willingness to help; sense of humour; and ease of communication. Being able to pick up the phone and have someone who can easily grasp the issue without needing to go through hourly sessions of explanation and efficiently reply is really invaluable.’

‘The labour law team is very professional. They possess in-depth experience, especially in litigation issues and restructuring projects. They are flexible and reliable, with perfect know-how. The team’s level of service is brilliant and reliable, with prompt response times.’

Key clients

Coca-Cola HBC

Imperial Tobacco Hellas

The Associated Press

AbbVie Pharmaceuticals

Beat Mobility Services

Dialectica

Lambadarios Law Firm

Lambadarios Law Firm not only offers advice on day-to-day employment matters, including the drafting of employment agreements and overseeing employee departures and benefits, but also represents clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Recent cases include disputes arising from claims of invalidity of termination, severance compensation and outstanding remunerations, with the firm acting for domestic and international clients such as Lapin House and Whirlpool Hellas. Attention is also given to data protection issues and the introduction of new technology in the context of employees' rights and remote working. The practice is headed by both Chara Daouti and Constantinos Lambadarios.

Practice head(s):

Chara Daouti; Constantinos Lambadarios

Other key lawyers:

Natalia Kalatzi

Key clients

Cardlink S.A.

Miele Hellas Ltd.

Athenian Brewery S.A.

Lapin House

Hines Europe Limited

Hines Hellas

Whirlpool Hellas

Work highlights

  • Advised Miele Hellas Ltd on its employment strategy concerning Covid-19 law provisions and new Greek employment law.
  • Advised Athenian Brewery S.A., a member of the Heineken group, on the implementation of employment health and safety measures and remote working, as well as on the introduction of new technologies in the workplace.
  • Advised Hines Europe Ltd on employees’ health and safety and remote working policies and procedures.

Sarantitis

The practice at Sarantitis is led by Theodora Monochartzis, who possesses strong litigation skills, with a primary focus on employment matters. The firm acts for a great deal of clients, with many appointing the firm as their permanent adviser, including Diageo Hellas - which the team advises on contractual relationships, the termination of employment relationships and dispute resolution - and SAEMED - which the team assists with reviewing and modifying employment agreements, day-to-day employment matters and terminations. Further notable work includes its advice to Anodyne Nanotech, a biotech corporation developing differentiated, transdermal forms of high-value drugs, on the drafting of employee proprietary information and invention assignment agreements.

Practice head(s):

Theodora Monochartzis

Other key lawyers:

Terina Raptis

Testimonials

‘An exceptionally knowledgeable team, dedicated to client service, very responsive and always professional. They have a longstanding partner base delivering credibility and outstanding practical experience with an excellent reputation.’

‘I have worked primarily with Theodora Monochartzis; she is a fantastic lawyer who always goes the extra distance for her client. Her credentials, work experience, and work ethic are impeccable. She is flexible and approachable, and has become an indispensable trusted adviser.’

‘Theodora Monochartzis and Terina Raptis provide advice not only on matters of contractual relationships and the operation of employment contracts of our company but also on complex litigation issues. They are very efficient, responsive, have a deep knowledge of all aspects of the relevant legal matters, including the commercial ones, and their potential implications, and always provide a thorough analysis on all issues.’

‘Theodora Monochartzis and Terina Raptis discuss the matter in depth and understand our specific needs for each specific case. They further analyse the possible solutions and risks related to each decision of the company.’

Key clients

Diageo Hellas S.A.

Sarmed S.A.

Maillis International SA – Maillis Group of Companies

Shipping Agents Union – International Maritime Union – D.N.E.

Embassy of Norway in Athens, Greece

Danish Embassy in Athens, Greece

PCCW Global (Hellas) S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Diageo Hellas S.A. on all the employment matters of the Greek subsidiary.
  • Advised Maillis International S.A. on all the management and senior executive employment relationships of the companies of the group.
  • Advised Neptune Lines Shipping & Managing Enterprises S.A. on matters of termination of specific employment contracts and the application of specific collective employment agreements to the employment relationships of the company.

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Zepos & Yannopoulos has reputable experience in employment matters, combining its tax, payroll and accounting services to advise clients in relation to employee benefits, matters involving unions and European Works Councils, business ownership changes, restructurings and downsizing. It is also active in handling the day-to-day legal issues of HR management, the implementation of compliance programmes and the drafting of workplace policies and procedures. The practice is led by Rania Papakonstantinou; she has extensive experience in advising both domestic and international clients on workforce reductions, collective redundancies and transfer of undertakings. Manolis Zacharakis is also worth noting.

Practice head(s):

Rania Papakonstantinou

Other key lawyers:

Manolis Zacharakis; Tasos Chrysochoou

Testimonials

‘Availability; easy to reach and contact; knowledge in their areas; expertise.’

‘Approachable; experts in labour law.’

‘Responsive; knowledgeable; thorough advice.’

‘Rania Papakonstantinou provided thorough advice quickly and efficiently, highlighting all the legal risks while understanding the business issues. She was readily available and was happy providing advice in a few calls and meetings instead of a barrage of emails. Then, her team seamlessly worked out the paperwork.’

‘Zepos & Yannopoulos has a team of professionals covering a vast area of legal and tax services. The lawyers are knowledgeable, practical and seek to understand the client’s business needs first, before providing advice.’

‘Manolis Zacharakis is a very strong employment lawyer. He has the ability to translate the rather specific Greek law employment concepts into a business-friendly language. He thinks outside of the box and interprets the somewhat conservative Greek labour provisions from an up-to-date business perspective.’

‘What personally value the most is the team’s ability to analyse any case and provide advice. Once showed the legal framework, they are also able to provide advice focusing on the industry and the specific case.’

Key clients

Amadeus

Bayer

BlackRock

Booking.com

Cisco

Expedia

Jet2

Korres

Sedgwick

Travelport

Tui

Work highlights

  • Advised Mondelēz International on employment law matters relating to the acquisition of Greek food company Chipita, with a revenue of $580m.
  • Advised Unilever on employments matters relating to the disposal of its Greek business unit of tomato products to MINERVA.
  • Advised FedEx on day-to-day employment law issues, including the setting up of HR policies and procedures, and complying with Covid 19-related health and safety regulations.

AP Legal

AP Legal has a strong presence in restructuring matters, assisting clients with drafting complex employment agreements and advising on standalone and collective dismissals. The team deals with various clients, ranging from local entities to multinational companies such as Accenture, Nielsen and Lusas. Notable work includes its advice to the local subsidiary of Tesla on issues of Greek employment law. Alexandra Argyropoulou leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Alexandra Argyropoulou

Other key lawyers:

Stella Basiadaki; Afroditi Vasileiou

Key clients

NEUROSOFT SA

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

MCOMs

TIS SA

ACCENTURE

MONEYGRAM

TESLA

FARMECO SA

WORLDSTRIDES

NIELSEN GREECE

INNERWORKINGS

INFOBIP

LUSAS

EL AL ISRAEL AIRLINES LTD

SYNEOS HEALTH

BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB

Work highlights

  • Advised Tesla Greece on the production of localised employment agreements, the preparation of employees’ boarding documents and the monitoring of recruitment for compliance with Greek labour legislation.
  • Advised Infobip Croatia on the recruitment of a new employee permanently located in Greece, where Infobip has no legal establishment, providing his work remotely, including drafting bilingual employment agreements and advising on issues of social contributions, employee benefits and tax obligations.
  • Advised Syneos Health on issues of Greek employment legislation, including overseeing the redundancy and suspension of personnel during Covid-19.

Avramopoulos & Partners

Avramopoulos & Partners has extensive experience in labour and employment matters, regularly handling litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. The team's advisory work includes the oversight of employment contracts, the termination of employment relationships and post-termination restrictions, developing employee handbooks, advising on compliance with EU regulations, and assisting with downsizings and restructurings. Its comprehensive service is regularly supported by the lawyers in the firm's corporate, commercial and business development department. Athanassios Avgeros and Yanna Antonopoulou head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Athanassios Avgeros; Yanna Antonopoulou

Other key lawyers:

Barbara Angelopoulou

Testimonials

‘The professionalism of the team and the use of all the modern technological methods offered nowadays provide a comparative advantage.’

‘The main characteristics of the team’s member are: knowledge, many years of experience, professionalism, dynamism and courtesy, adjustment to new measures of legislation and use of new means of technology.’

‘The individuals are very friendly and they try to explain to us whatever topic we assign them.’

Drakopoulos

Drakopoulos has a sound employment practice, advising domestic and international clients such as TaskUs Greece, Arkas Logistics, VoiceWeb, Quartzelec and Reckitt Benckiser. The team's advice extends across a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, engineering, and food and beverages. It frequently handles employment litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings relating to breach of contract, unfair dismissal, codes of conduct, discrimination and internal policies. Panagiotis Drakopoulos and Georgia Konstantinidou lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Panagiotis Drakopoulos; Georgia Konstantinidou

Other key lawyers:

Sofia Ampoulidou; Angie Alevizou

Testimonials

‘Drakopoulos respond efficiently to complex legal problems with flexible commercial solutions, helping us to achieve our business objectives. They provide attentive, highest-quality, personalised and accurate advice on all queries assigned to them by our company, managing to meet all deadlines, even the tightest ones.’

‘They have extensive expertise, great negotiation skills and strong business acumen. They are definitely value for money, with flexible fee arrangements and a cost-effective approach.’

‘I would recommend Sofia Ampoulidou, who handles diverse employment matters, draws up contracts for new hires, handles both employment litigation and advisory matters, and provides tailor-made advice that suits our particular needs.’

‘An excellent employment team. Our company is a labour-intensive business and we find Drakopoulos is always responsive, helpful and delivers results with reasonable fees.’

‘Georgia Konstantinidou and Angie Alevizou are both quick and practical with their advice.’

Key clients

RECKITT BENCKISER

TASKUS GREECE

VOICEWEB

QUARTZELEC

CONDITO

ARKAS LOGISTICS

Work highlights

  • Advised TaskUs Greece, a multinational services company, on matters regarding the employment of hundreds of foreign employees in Greece.
  • Advised Arkas Logistics, the Greek subsidiary and member of the Turkish multinational group of companies Arkas Holding, regarding the legislative background with respect to employees teleworking in Serbia while employed by the Greek company.
  • Advised Reckitt Benckiser on the impact and implications of Covid-19 on employment matters.

Iason Skouzos TaxLaw

Iason Skouzos TaxLaw has thorough experience in employment law advisory and litigation; recent notable work includes its advice to Lichnos Beach Hotel on employment contracts, dismissals, work permits and Covid measures in relation to employment protection. Theodoros Skouzos heads the practice. Other notable individuals include Ourania Moraitou and Dionysis Xenos, who assisted Nokia Solutions and Networks Hellas with labour law matters.

Practice head(s):

Theodoros Skouzos

Other key lawyers:

Ourania Moraitou; Dionysis Xenos; Angeliki Stathopoulou

Testimonials

‘They provide the feeling that your issue is important to them, even if it is just a minor task or question. Even though we are a small start-up, the attention they provided was as professional as would be expected for any size of company.’

‘They provide immediate and accurate responses to any question I have. They also provide a warm and friendly environment.’

‘Theodoros Skouzos is someone who makes you feel at home. He is by far the best man for the job. He is amazing. He works with you .He also responds very quickly.’

‘A well-organised law firm, with teams running projects effectively and quickly. I love their analytical thinking and obsession with detail, which has saved my company twice. Great communication at all levels, which is something you don’t find easily in this sector.’

‘Theodoros Skouzos and Angeliki Stathopoulou are both very focused, easy to communicate with, responsive and friendly.’

‘The team have good strategic thinking and are client focused. They are highly responsive and prompt in the delivery of services, providing solid and practical advice. The team are easy to work with and the quality of service is good and consistent across all lawyers.’

‘Theodoros Skouzos is a very good lawyer. He is perceptive, analytical and very responsive. He understands the complexities of business matters and provides thoughtful advice. He has the ability to effectively multi-task on several projects, while maintaining great communication with clients.’

‘The team has a high profile and deep knowledge covering most, if not all, of the legal aspects of labour law. Demonstrates great collaboration and high-level communication skills.’

Key clients

Nokia, Solutions and Networks Hellas S.A.

QIVOS WE CREATE CUSTOMER LOYALTY S.A

Baino Estates Ltd

Lichnos Beach Hotel

Osteocell S.A.

Sportion Development Services

Creative People

Autopass KTEO

Work highlights

  • Advised Nokia Solutions and Networks Hellas S.A. on labor union issues in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Assisted Nokia Solutions and Network Hellas S.A. with monitoring all developments of the unilateral teleworking system.
  • Assisted Sportion with the drafting of its employment law templates for IT developers by enhancing non-competition, non-disclosure and confidentiality issues.

KBVL

KBVL, a member of the global Deliotte Legal network, has an established employment practice that advises clients across an array of industries, including pharmaceuticals, hotels and leisure, and shipping. The practice is headed by Alexandros Doschoris; he has expertise in advising clients on social security affairs, labour negotiations, dismissal procedures and employment law litigation.

Practice head(s):

Alexandros Doschoris

Key clients

Textile Care – Ecolab S.A.

Hellenic Shipyards S.A.

Larco S.A.

Ifchor S & P Ltd

Bacardi Greece

Onexchange S.A.

Aramis Management Inc. – Greek Branch

Technomar Shipping Inc.

Astir Palace Vouliagmenis S.A.

Kongsberg Maritime Hellas S.A.

Santander Consumer, E.F.C., S.A.

Santander Consumer Finance S.A., Greek Branch

Decathlon Greece Sporting Goods Single Member Limited Liability Company

Pako SA A.V. Koliopoulos

Work highlights

  • Represented Larco S.A. in litigation proceedings pertaining to employment and social security law matters.
  • Represented Hellenic Shipyards S.A. in litigation proceedings pertaining to employment and social security law matters.
  • Advised Kongsberg Maritime Hellas S.A. on aspects of employment and social security law, particularly in relation to the harmonisation of the company’s remuneration and benefits policies following a corporate merger.

Koutalidis Law Firm

Koutalidis Law Firm has a reputable practice that places an emphasis on employment law compliance. Its expertise extends to both national and EU legislation, which aids its advice to both individuals and businesses. Evans Courakis has over 13 years’ experience and advises on collective redundancies, internal investigations and employment contracts. Ioannis Kaptanis has over 15 years’ experience advising on complex employee mobility matters. They both head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Evans Courakis; Ioannis Kaptanis

Other key lawyers:

Nikos Koritsas; Katia Protopapa; Dora Karagiorgou; Panagiota Dikaiou; Ilias Betzios; Chrysanthi Karlou

Testimonials

‘Very experienced and up to date with the employment law developments in Greece (which are numerous each year). Very focused on customer needs. Keen to assist.’

‘Dora Karagiorgou and Nikos Koritsas keep a close eye on legal developments and are diligent, with a quick grasp of the business issue at stake.’

‘We work daily with this firm on global immigration matters. They are experts in the field and can handle multiple matters and offer creative solutions. Highly recommended.’

‘Ioannis Kaptanis and Ilias Betzios are knowledgeable, responsive, professional, and organised.’

‘Good client service.’

‘Katia Protopapa is very client focused’

‘It was always a pleasure to work with the team at Koutalidis. They are very professional and always available to help with any problem.’

‘Chrysanthi Karlou is an outstanding adviser. She helped me so much with many aspects of my day-to-day work.’

Key clients

InterXion Operational B.V.

Aktor Concessions S.A. and its 100% subsidiary Marina Alimou S.A.

Alpha Bank S.A.

C.G. Gas Limited (member of Copelouzos group)

Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations SA

Genesis Pharma S.A.

Santos Dumont Limited

NovartisBloomberg LP & Bloomberg Single Member Limited Liability Company

Zadig & Voltaire Limited Liability Company

SIA SpA (and SIA Hellas SA)

Southbridge Europe Investment Fund

Metrika Inc.

ADAC

Hermes

Alvarez & Marsal

Altair

Universal Music

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

NN Group

Space Hellas SA

Nexi SPA

Work highlights

  • Advised NN Group on the employment aspects of its €584m acquisition of MetLife’s business activities in Greece and Poland.
  • Advised Alpha Bank on TUPE provisions concerning the process of transferring employees in relation to its corporate restructuring.
  • Advised Interxion Operational B.V. on employment law issues concerning the acquisition of Lamda Hellix SA.

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership's experienced team combines its knowledge of local HR law and the functions of multinational corporations to offer tailored advice. Recent work includes advising Elpedison on the implementation of new labour law reforms, overseeing issues such as the introduction of policies relating to workplace standards, in addition to advising on remuneration policies. Maria Rigaki leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Maria Rigaki

Other key lawyers:

Maria Gkatzou; Elina Bosinaki

Key clients

DixonsSouth‑EastEurope SA

Randstad Hellas SA

ELPEDISON S.A.

SITEL GROUP

EUROMEDICA

HELLENIC VEHICLE INDUSTRY

BLUEGROUND

REMOTE

NORSAFE

Politis & Partners

Politis & Partners has extensive experience in employment matters, structuring sophisticated equity compensation arrangements and advising on tax compliance alongside securities and labour laws that apply to employee compensation programmes. It recently advised Netdata in relation to the negotiation of employee and consultancy agreements with corporate executives, employees and independent contractors. The practice is jointly led by Angeliki Saratsi, Nikos Anastopoulos and Emmanouil Savoidakis.

Practice head(s):

Angeliki Saratsi; Nikos Anastopoulos; Emmanouil Savoidakis

Other key lawyers:

Zoi Velaeti; Dimitra Rossopoulou; Dimitris Theodoropoulos

Testimonials

‘Politis and Partners has huge expertise in business and corporate law and is generally regarded as one of the best law firms in Greece in this field. In our cooperation over the last few years, the team has demonstrated a remarkable transactional and business expertise, combined with quick response times, even under time pressure, and well-founded and precise statements.’

‘This is a closely knit team offering a high quality of service for reasonable legal fees. Politis and Partners were quick to adapt to the challenges posed by the current pandemic; they operate in a technology-embracing environment and this facilitated our transition to teleworking mode without any disruptions to our business.’

‘Nikos Anastopoulos is equally efficient and reliable. He works excellently in an international environment, and has an excellent reputation and a good network with foreign law firms. Nikos Anastopoulos is deeply knowledgeable in corporate and commercial matters, as well as in labour law.’

‘Emmanouil Savoidakis is an expert in privacy and IT law. He is an ethical, honest and knowledgeable attorney, whom we highly recommend.’

Key clients

Abbott Laboratories S.A.

Sun Chemical Publications Hellas S.A.

V+O Communication & Consulting S.A.

Bosch Rexroth

Bausch Health Hellas S.A., a member of the Bausch Health Group

Mood Media Hellas Ltd.

Net Data Inc.

SPI Energy Co. Ltd (SPI)

Tricardos

CPI S.A.