Employment in Greece
Andersen Legal - Pistiolis - Triantafyllos & Associates Law Firm is a 'key partner' for many private and public sector bodies, thanks to the firm's 'very pragmatic legal advice and clear business sense'. The firm covers all aspects of employment law, but is singled out for litigation where its 'reputation is one of the highest in the country - the lawyers are outstanding in court'. Theodore Pistiolis and Anastasios Triantafyllos 'successfully deliver precise and easy-to-understand advice'. The 'persistent, dedicated and hardworking' senior associate Paraskevas Zourntos is also recommended. The firm recently handled over thirty employment litigation cases for Attica Holdings, and other clients include Allianz, GlaxoSmithKline and Adidas.
Dryllerakis & Associates provides a top-notch service to its clients, encompassing high-end contentious support, as well as transactional and day-to-day advice. John Damilakis and Vassilis Constantinidis are the firm's lead employment partners, with senior associate Anna Damilaki also specialising heavily in this area. The firm has been advising Henkel on collective redundancies and dismissals. Other active clients include Aquila Hotels, Iron Mountain, Thessaloniki Port Authority, and Air Liquide.
KREMALIS - Law Firm, member of Ius Laboris
KREMALIS - Law Firm, member of Ius Laboris is a first-class employment boutique that is commended for its 'very good communication' and 'technical expertise'. Clients consider the partners and associates to be 'really outstanding, with a good level of flexibility, knowledge of the matter and meaningful recommendations'. Dimitrios Kremalis's team is trusted by a range of major public and private sector clients on their most sensitive employment and social security issues, as well as more day-to-day matters.
The top-tier team at Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm is praised for its 'good knowledge and experience'. Led by the highly experienced Effie Mitsopoulou, the team handles all contentious and non-contentious areas of employment law. Recently, the practice advised Coty on the restructuring of its distribution model, necessitating the TUPE transfer of 80 employees to the new distributor. Other clients include Coca-Cola, Frigoglass, IBM, and AbbVie Pharmaceuticals. Ioanna Kyriazi is also recommended.
Lixouriotis Theodosis & Partners Law Firm
Lixouriotis Theodosis & Partners Law Firm is a premier boutique that has established a superb reputation across all areas of employment law. The firm often represents clients on redundancies, trade union law, disputes, corporate restructurings and mergers. George Theodosis and Ioannis Lixouriotis are leading figures in the market.
The 'very responsive, approachable and pleasant' team at PotamitisVekris Law Firm is 'highly knowledgeable and experienced' and can 'translate the employment law requirements into actionable solutions that are relevant to the processes, approaches and culture of the organisation'. The practice successfully defended Citi Bank against pension-related lawsuits filed by 422 employees who were transferred to Alpha Bank. Alexios Papastavrou leads the excellent team, which also includes the highly-rated Konstantinos Papadiamantis. Clients include Eurobank, Philip Morris International, Xerox and AstraZeneca.
Zepos & Yannopoulos has a distinguished and multi-faceted practice, which advises an impressive range of blue-chip clients on all of their employment, pensions and social security issues. Rania Papakonstantinou and new partner promotion Manolis Zacharakis form the core of the team. The firm recently advised Theramex on employment issues linked to its acquisition of assets from Specifar and its buyout of TEVA's women's health business. Clients include Hybrid Capital Group, L'Oréal and Swarovski.
Avramopoulos & Partners has a 'very good team with wide legal knowledge' that is praised for its 'excellent co-operation and speedy process for any assignment'. The practice, led by Michael C Poulakos, represents a mix of multinationals and local clients across a range of industries. The firm's expertise includes collective bargaining, restructurings, litigation, social security and senior executive contracts and terminations.
Clients 'feel confident with the advice' they receive at Bernitsas Law, which has a strong team of lawyers who are 'always quick to respond to our demands, and willing to go the extra mile'. Katia Papantonopoulou leads the versatile group, which has recently advised on the employment implications of several major restructurings. Clients include Bristol-Myers Squibb, BMW, Diesel and Crown Hellas Can.
Iason Skouzos & Partners is noted for its 'professionalism, attention to detail and handling of cases in a timely manner'. The practice is well-regarded for both contentious and non-contentious matters. Theodoros Skouzos shows a 'deep understanding of the issues and a vast knowledge of the laws and regulations'. Clients also rate associate Constantinos Apostolakis and the 'responsible, knowledgeable and pragmatic' senior associate Georgia Tsoulou.
The 'very responsive and professional' lawyers at KLC Law Firm are praised for being 'objective in their recommendations'. Stavros Andriopoulos heads the high-quality practice. The firm continues to represent Hellenic Shipyards in a dispute with former employees of Rolling Stock Greece before the European Court of Justice. Other clients include ThyssenKrupp, Allergan and Athens International Airport.
Lambadarios Law Firm is credited for its 'always to the point' and 'human-oriented' advice, as well as for being 'familiar with the market'. John Filiotis is a key member of the team, which has a strong track record in litigation and collective redundancies. Major clients include Diamond Resorts International, Medtronic, Goodyear and Diversey.
Christos Theodorou leads the team at Rokas Law Firm, which is has a strong track record of advising on restructurings, collective dismissals and voluntary exit plans. Recently, the firm represented LafargeHolcim and Heracles Group in a major collective redundancy dispute before the European Court of Justice, and which was set to be reheard before the Greek Council State in October 2018. Other clients include Roche and LG Electronics.
The 'dependable, fast, accurate, knowledgeable and successful' team at Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm is praised for its 'efficiency in negotiations as well as court hearings'. Clients note that the team 'prevents such disputes by drafting complete contracts and succeeding in fruitful settlements'. Constantine Alexiou's team recently advised HRADF on the constitutionality of a retroactive salary reduction imposed by law.
Kelemenis & Co
Machas & Partners Law Firm
George Gravias heads the well-regarded team at Papapolitis & Papapolitis, which provides strong support and stand-alone contentious and non-contentious advice to clients. The firm acts for an array of international and domestic companies, including Intrakat, Philips, the Olayan Group and Intracom Telecom.
Paraskevas Law Firm
Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership is praised for its 'excellent communication' and 'excellent motivation of the individuals with regards to the case and matter management'. Maria Rigaki has built a strong reputation for employment and social security law.