Firms To Watch: Employment

Displaying broad expertise in drafting internal labour regulations and handling employment contract disputes before the Greek courts, the Machas & Partners Law Firm practice is headed by Maria Antoniadou.
PwC Tax & Legal Services. affiliate firm PwC Greece | Vizas - Katrinakis and Associates Law Firm advises on a range of labour, social security and immigration law issues, including the cross-border transfer of employees.

Employment in Greece

Andersen Legal - Pistiolis - Triantafyllos & Associates Law Firm

Retaining its position at the forefront of the Greek legal market, the employment practice at Andersen Legal - Pistiolis - Triantafyllos & Associates Law Firm demonstrates ‘exceptional expertise’ and ‘business understanding’ when representing clients in high-profile litigation and advising on the employment aspects of M&A transactions. In particular, the team shows considerable strength in handling wrongful dismissal cases. Anastasios Triantafyllos is described as ‘one of the best’ employment lawyers in Greece, specialising in collective agreements and severance pay issues. The ‘excellentTheodore Pistiolis focuses on the employment side of corporate transactions, Paraskevas Zourntos uses his ‘deep knowledge’ when dealing with complex litigation, and Giouli Menti assists with industrial relations and labour law matters.

Practice head(s):

Anastasios Triantafyllos; Theodore Pistiolis; Paraskevas Zourntos

Other key lawyers:

Giouli Menti


‘The team that works for us has vast experience, passion, market knowledge and business knowledge. They are efficient and quick in their responses, and always committed to delivering the best possible solutions.’

‘Theodore Pistiolis is an excellent and trusted business partner and attorney. He is a strategic thinker, with excellent communication skills, and is always vigilant to supervise and monitor cases and ensure that clients are constantly informed and up to date on their status. He is a gifted leader and inspires his team on a daily basis.’

‘Anastasios Triantafyllos is an expert on his field – a strategic thinker who is always hands on, and always providing clear, comprehensive and coherent input, and options.’

‘Exceptional expertise and business understanding. Efficient and responsive.’

‘Anastasios Triantafyllos is one of the best employment law lawyers. He thinks outside the box and makes the right choices.’

‘After many years of cooperation, we know that innovative thinking, flexibility and out-of-the-box thinking are some of their strengths. They provide a high level of professional services and have an excellent reputation in the Greek market.’

‘ Theodore Pistiolis is an excellent lawyer. He quickly understands the client’s problem and gives the best possible solution.’

‘Paraskevas Zourntos is always available, has very good communication skills and a deep knowledge of employment matters. We trust him completely.’

Key clients

AKTOR Constructions S.A

Allianz Hellas Insurance Company SA

Allianz Trade (Euler Hermes)

Attica Holdings SA (Attica Group)

Cooperative Bank of Thessaly

Energean Oil & Gas SA

Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN)

Intracom Defence Electronics – IDE

Intracom Constructions SA (Intrakat)

Intracom Telecom S.A.

ITF Hellas Pharmaceuticals SA

Kayak S.A.

Magna Marine Ship Management Corporation

Netcompany – Intrasoft S.A. Greek Branch

Plaisio Computers S.A.

Saint-Gobain Hellas S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Allianz Hellas S.A on EU and Greek employment law compliance issues regarding the merger with European Reliance S.A.
  • Defended Energean Oil & Gas against multiple claims for unlawful dismissal.
  • Advised EDILMAC Greece on a collective dismissals procedure.


Fielding a sizeable team of specialists, the POTAMITISVEKRIS employment practice is highly regarded for handling the employment elements of M&A and high-profile litigation before the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. The department is well equipped to advise on the implementation of voluntary redundancy schemes, pension plan liquidation measures, and collective labour agreements. Practice head Alexios Papastavrou specialises in the whole spectrum of employment and social security law matters. The ‘amazingDespoina Charakopoulou acts on behalf of companies across the banking and manufacturing sectors, Anastasia Platipodi focuses on business closures, and Nikolas Sigkridis is knowledgeable on flexible forms of employment.

Practice head(s):

Alexios Papastavrou

Other key lawyers:

Despoina Charakopoulou; Anastasia Platipodi; Nikolas Sigkridis; Rania Fountali; Semina Zavitsanou; Afroditi Arnogiannaki


‘They have a well-educated and seriously experienced team of lawyers that make me feel safe and comfortable when navigating difficult decisions pertaining to labour law. On top of everything, I feel the need to highlight that they offer their services pro bono with the same professionalism and dedication as if we were paying for their services.’

‘Despoina Charakopoulou’s help is invaluable to the organisation as she has helped us mitigate losses and protect the organisation overall from lawsuits.’

‘Accuracy, transparent billing, responsiveness, professionalism.’

Key clients

Philip Morris

Procter & Gamble



Johnson and Johnson

Angelini Pharma





Notos Com Holdings


Aegean Airlines

Lidl Hellas SA

Alfa Vita Vasilopoulos SA (Delhaize Group)

AGET IRAKLIS (Lafarge Group)

Hellas Gold SA

The American College of Greece (ACG)

Generali Hellas



Attica SA

Newrest SA

VolksWagen Bank GmbH

Holmes Place Med B.V.

YARA Hellas SA

Vouchers Services SA (EDENRED)

doValue Greece

Philosofish S.A.

GoStudent GmbH

Kessaris Jewellery SA

MANTIS Emporiki SA

BMW Hellas SA

Medtronic Hellas SA

Bureau Veritas Hellas SA

Rainbow Waters

ZeroNorth A/S

COSMOTE Technical Services

ION S.A. Cocoa & Chocolate Manufacturers

Cepal Hellas Financial Services Single Member SA

ESAB Saldatura S.p.A.

Isomat SA

Work highlights

  • Advised HSBC on the transfer of its branch in Greece and its personnel to Pancreta Bank S.A.
  • Advised Attica Department Stores on the employment aspects of its acquisition by Ideal Holdings.
  • Defended Citibank before the Supreme Court against claims by former employees related to the liquidation of their pension rights derived from a defined benefit pension scheme.

BallasPelecanos Law

Fielding a team of specialist employment lawyers, the BallasPelecanos Law group’s expertise is wide in scope, covering immigration issues, voluntary exit plans, and social security services. The ‘very knowledgeable and experienced’ team regularly represents multinational conglomerates. ‘Commercial and pragmatic’ practice head Grace Katsoulis is an expert in collective labour and trade union law matters. Nikoletta Nagy is also highlighted.

Practice head(s):

Grace Katsoulis

Other key lawyers:

Nikoletta Nagy


‘They have lawyers who are able to anticipate any problems that the client may have. In other words, they do not need the client to come to them with a specific query, but they provide 360-degree advice.’

‘I had the pleasure of working with Grace Katsoulis on several multi-jurisdictional projects.  She always observed the preliminary aspects before giving advice, is totally resolute in her advice and has a very practical approach.’

‘We had a great experience with Grace Katsoulis. She was extremely responsive, very commercial and pragmatic in her advice and I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone.’

‘Highly engaged practice, providing outstanding legal advice with the full range of expertise and experience.’

‘The team demonstrated a high level of responsiveness, providing clear, business-oriented solutions, always delivered to the highest standards. In particular, Grace Katsoulis has demonstrated a great ability to build long-lasting relationships with clients, combined with a deep understanding of their business needs.’

‘Very knowledgeable and experienced team. Professionals with whom it is easy and very enjoyable to cooperate.’

‘In this particular case, Grace Katsoulis has been our reference person. Always collaborative, active and very decisive, with great research and analytical skills and good judgement.’

‘I find this firm very responsive, with a very pragmatic approach  that is always very adaptable to the different types of clients and flexible with fee structures. Their English is very good and they have been particularly helpful when introducing lawyers in neighbouring jurisdictions (Cyprus or Turkey).’

Key clients

Qatar Airways Group

Meta (formerly Facebook)

Envoy Global Inc.


Europ Assistance SA (Greek Branch)

Ford Motor Hellas

Ermenegildo Zegna

Goldman Sachs

SAS Institute Inc.


Applied Materials

IQVIA (formerly IMS)


Tetra Pak

Volvo Car Hellas



SSE Energy/Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

SAP Software

YNV Group – Everty

Moet Hennessy

NTT Data

Work highlights

  • Provided a full range of training on all aspects of Greek labour law to HR personnel and employees of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy / SSE Renewables S.A.
  • Assisted NTT Data with a large-scale TUPE project, including the transfer of business, assignment and outsourcing of employees, and staff augmentation.
  • Advised Moet Hennessy SAS on the employment aspects of the establishment of its Greek subsidiary.

Bernitsas Law

Counting local and multinational entities from across the pharmaceutical, energy, and finance sectors amongst its clientele, the employment specialists at Bernitsas Law have established themselves as ‘adaptable problem solvers’. The practice has vast expertise in the employment-related aspects of cross-border M&A transactions and also frequently advises on whistleblowing claims, reporting compliance, and employment contracts. Panayotis Bernitsas heads the department, whilst the ‘knowledgeableMaria Kloni specialises in voluntary exit schemes, restructurings, and collective labour agreements.

Practice head(s):

Panayotis Bernitsas

Other key lawyers:

Maria Kloni


‘Maria Kloni delivered excellent results and successfully dealt with all our requests and legal matters as soon as they arose.’

‘Bernitsas has a great team of professionals who are very qualified in all aspects of employment law and are able to provide timely solutions to any issues that a client may face.’

‘All the individuals can provide solutions, even for challenging issues, always within the required time schedules. They willing to offer their services immediately.’

‘Very experienced, professional and qualified team of adaptable problem solvers.’

‘Maria Klioni is knowledgeable, has good market insights, and is great to deal with.’

‘What stands out is their understanding of the client and their business, their knowledge of the subject, the market and the local environment, their collaborative mindset and attitude, and their effectiveness and efficiency.’

‘The team has an excellent knowledge of the subject, providing clear and credible guidance. They are up to date with the ongoing changes in the Greek market and they provide an exceptional service.’

‘I have worked with Maria Kloni on employment cases. She has strong communication skills and the ability to simply explain the right solution. She has excellent and up-to-date labour-related knowledge.’

Key clients

BMW Hellas SA

Bristol Myers Greece

CNH Industrial

CVC Capital Partners

GIC Fund

Liknoss SA

Monster Energy Europe Limited

Saint Gobain Group

Work highlights

  • Advised on employment law matters and technology transfer issues in relation to employee-created software within the context of CNH Industrial’s acquisition of Augmenta Group.
  • Advised a retail brand on employment agreement templates, including executive agreements, and on Greek employment law regulations arising from the establishment of a subsidiary and the setup of its commercial network in Greece.
  • Undertook an employment due diligence exercise, which included reviewing employment law issues relating to approximately 4,000 employees, in the context of GIC’s entry into a strategic partnership with Sani/Ikos Group.

Dryllerakis & Associates

The employment practice at Dryllerakis & Associates provides advice on all aspects of collective labour bargaining, TUPE matters, and flexible forms of employment. The firm’s client base includes entities from across the publishing, legal, and finance sectors, and it routinely handles employment and social security due diligence for high-profile M&A projects. Team head Vassilis Constantinidis is an expert in disputes. The ‘exceptionalAnna Damilakis and Olympiada Bassakarou are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Vassilis Constantinidis

Other key lawyers:

Anna Damilakis; Olympiada Bassakarou


‘The team is responsive, always available and focused on problem-solving.’

‘Anna Damilakis is an exceptional lawyer and is extremely expert in the HR area. Very experienced and genuinely interested in finding solutions. We would recommend her without hesitation.’

‘The practice manages to comprehend in-depth the needs of our company and respond promptly with realistic and ethical advice.’

‘All the individuals are very supportive of our specific requirements. I would like to single out Anna Damilakis, whose professionalism, support and responsiveness are exceptional, no matter what the issue is.’

‘The collaboration I have with Dryllerakis & Associates is spot on. The team respond as soon as possible, while providing all the necessary supporting documents. Furthermore, they are always available when we submit a question and have the necessary knowledge to support us when needed.’

‘The people are very friendly and they seem to work perfectly together as a team.’

‘They work very efficiently and promptly, have an in-depth knowledge of the industry, and are easily available and accessible. They spend the time needed in communicating with us so that we feel secure. They are able to break down their thoughts and make the information they share comprehensible.’

Key clients

Aquila Hotels

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Beiersdorf Hellas S.A.

Burlington Books S.A.

Grant Thornton S.A.

Henkel Hellas S.A.


Loulis Mills SA

Mondelez Europe Services GmbH – Greek Branch

Pirelli Tyres S.A.

Work highlights

  • Providing continuous advice to Aquila Hotels on many day-to-day labour matters with regard to the seasonal personnel of the hotels within the group.
  • Advising Beiersdorf Hellas S.A. on various employment law matters.
  • Providing advice to Henkel Hellas S.A. on the dismissal of top-level employees, the relocation of executives, and the update of its existing corporate policies in light of the most recent labour law reforms.


Demonstrating strong sector-specific expertise across the shipping, automobiles, and retail spaces, KBVL’s ‘extremely supportive’ practice is highly regarded for its experience in drafting templates for employment contracts and overseeing high-profile restructuring projects. The team frequently advises multinationals on compliance with Greek employment and social security law. Ilias Koimtzoglou is an expert in employment issues related to M&A and privatisations, while ‘extraordinary’ practice head Alexandros Doschoris and Eleni Malapani handle day-to-day compliance issues and collective dismissals.

Practice head(s):

Alexandros Doschoris

Other key lawyers:

Ilias Koimtzoglou; Eleni Malapani


‘The people have expertise in this area and are experienced in handling employment matters and litigation.’

‘They are willing to assume the entire burden of the case, and are fast and responsive. Alexandros Doschoris and Eleni Malapani are extraordinary advisors and litigators.’

‘They always provide prompt responses. The diversity of the team permits it to cover every single aspect of the field. The lawyers are at a very high level, even the juniors. Transparency in billing. Extremely supportive and willing to help.’

‘Experts in their field, always up to date on new legislation and have excellent knowledge of the market. Practical and not theoretical advice. Reachable 24/7 and always willing to support us under any circumstances. Act as close partners of our company and not just consultants.’

‘Alexandros Doschoris and Ilias Koimtzoglou make a great team! Excellent collaboration which gives us confidence in their advice – it is simple and to the point as needed.’

‘Great team – willing to think outside the box and find solutions. Good bilingual drafting skills and in-depth knowledge of the law.’

Key clients

Ifchor Group

Kongsberg Maritime Hellas

Voltalia Greece

Stone Group International (Marmor SG)


Hellenic Shipyard (HSY)

Astir Palace Vouliagmenis

Meeting Point Hellas

Hellenic Defence Systems

Hellenic Corporation of Assets & Participations (Growthfund)

KLC Law Firm

Providing full legal support in complex employment disputes and company restructurings, the KLC Law Firm employment team consistently advises foreign and multinational players on issues arising from privatisations, transfers, and mergers. The practice frequently assists corporations on labour law issues, whilst displaying extensive expertise in drafting, negotiating, and concluding employment contracts. Stavros Andriopoulos specialises in the operation and termination of labour relations, along with representing entities before the national and European courts.

Practice head(s):

Stavros Andriopoulos

Key clients

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Greek Section / MSFOCB-Brussels Section / MSF-French Section)

Viohalco S.A.

International Rescue Committee (IRC HELLAS)

National Energy

British Hellenic Chamber Of Commerce

Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF)

Hellenic Shipyards S.A.

Proton S.A.

Specifar SA (TEVA GROUP)


Grivalia Hospitality Group

Nafsika S.A.

Athens International Airport S.A.


Hellenic Cables S.A. (Viohalco Group)




NTT DATA – Greek Branch

NTT DATA Europe & Latam

Motor Oil Group

Eren Hellas

Greek Film Centre

Natech S.A.

AIGIS – Gascogne Group

Viatris Inc.

Siemens Energy S.R.L.

Boat Refugee Foundation


Work highlights

  • Providing day-to-day legal support to NTT DATA on current employment law issues.
  • Providing day-to-day legal support to NAFSIKA S.A. (a member of Grivalia Hospitality Group) on current employment law issues.
  • Providing day-to-day legal support to International Rescue Committee (IRC) on current employment law issues.

KREMALIS - Law Firm, member of Ius Laboris

A boutique focused on employment law and offering ‘quality services’, KREMALIS - Law Firm, member of Ius Laboris covers individual and collective employment issues, including compensation and benefits issues, lay-offs, and separation packages. The practice shows significant strength in assisting multinationals in the defence of litigation proceedings and related GDPR issues. Practice head Dimitrios Kremalis is described as a ‘true business partner’, focusing on HR issues, Konstantinos Kremalis has vast experience in employment law, and the ‘efficientKorina Paschaliori covers European and international matters.

Practice head(s):

Dimitrios Kremalis

Other key lawyers:

Konstantinos Kremalis; Korina Paschaliori


‘Consistently and promptly provide quality services at a reasonable cost.’

‘Dimitros Kremalis is a true business partner.’

‘Korina Pascaliori is a business-minded and efficient colleague.’

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Counting Greek and foreign entities from across the pharmaceutical, technology, and retail spaces amongst its clientele, Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm routinely advises on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, as well as dealing with collective employee redundancies. The firm’s scope of expertise is broad, spanning from industrial relations matters to pension and corporate immigration issues. Team head Ioanna Kyriazi brings 20 years’ experience in managing employment-related issues from recruitments to dismissals to the group. Kelly Papadaki focuses on business transfers and Ioanna Chanoumi is knowledgeable on social security affairs.

Practice head(s):

Ioanna Kyriazi

Other key lawyers:

Kelly Papadaki; Ioanna Chanoumi

Key clients

Coca-Cola HBC

Estee Lauder

Ocado Group Plc

Goldman Sachs

AbbVie Pharmaceuticals

Merck, Sharp & Dohme Pharmaceutical Industrial and Commercial S.A. (MSD Pharmaceuticals)


Imperial Tobacco Hellas


Free Now


CSL Bhering Hellas

Amgen Hellas

IBM Hellas

Syngenta Helas

H & M Hennes & Mauritz SA


General Mills Hellas

Bank of America

Alpha Bank

AON Hellas

AIG Hellas

Atypon Hellas



TEMES Hellas

Allianz SE

Resolute Hellas

Club Med Hellas

Numil Hellas

DHL Express Hellas

Carpo S.A.

Paperpack S.A.


Carlson Wagonlit Travel



Boston Scientific

Work highlights

  • Advised a world leading biopharmaceutical company on a collective redundancy project for its Greek affiliate and the implementation of a voluntary exit plan.
  • Advised a food manufacturing company on employment issues relating to the change to a 24/7 operating model at the manufacturing plant of its Greek affiliate.
  • Represented a leading hotel company in a mediation process before the Organisation for Mediation and Arbitration with regard to the application of the sectoral collective labour agreement of hotel employees.

Lambadarios Law Firm

Katerina Malanou and Chara Daouti spearhead the ‘approachable’ practice at Lambadarios Law Firm,which is highly regarded for its representation of major Greek and multinational corporations. The firm’s employment specialists routinely handle disputes and the review of employment contracts. Constantinos Lambadarios also advises on employment issues related to M&A transactions. Natalia Kalatzi is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Katerina Malanou; Chara Daouti


Other key lawyers:

Constantinos Lambadarios; Natalia Kalatzi


‘A trustworthy team that is not afraid to communicate and cooperate with specialised external partners when very specific and specialised support is required. Well organised team. Effective and efficient communication. Good overall knowledge of employment issues. Quick responses. Responsible, well structured and well articulated answers. Easy-to-understand language.’

‘Easy to talk to, approachable, friendly, direct, and available.’

Key clients

Miele Hellas Ltd


Meeting Point Hellas

Goodyear Hellas



Athenian Brewery



Luxury Goods Greece S.A.


Work highlights

  • Provided assistance to Miele Hellas with regard to compliance with the recent updates to whistleblowing policies and new employment laws on remote work, and day-to-day assistance on employment matters including the conclusion and renewal of employment contracts.
  • Updated Goodyear Hellas’ internal employment regulations to comply with the recent updates to employment legislation, alongside providing day-to-day advice and acting for the company in the defence of a claim by a former managerial employee who argued against the terms of their termination.
  • Advised Luxury Goods Greece S.A. on matters related to employee leave, and the calculation of regular bonuses and allowances, alongside the termination of fixed-term employment contracts.


The Sarantitis employment department has vast expertise in handling the whole spectrum of labour law and employment matters arising from complex M&A transactions, alongside collective labour agreements and termination procedures. Showing ‘good technical skills’, the specialists at the firm routinely advise domestic and international corporations on violence and harassment claims; team head Theodora Monochartzis is an expert employment litigator. The team also includes Terina Raptis, who is described as a ‘very knowledgeable’ lawyer in relation to the employment aspects of in restructuring schemes.

Practice head(s):

Theodora Monochartzis

Other key lawyers:

Terina Raptis


‘The team is very professional and always grasps the underlying business issues involved in any matter that requires their attention. They will set up a relevant team who specialise in the areas involved.’

‘Terina Raptis is a very knowledgeable, professional lawyer who supports us directly and without delay. She can always identify potential issues and guide us accordingly.’

‘Prompt service, excellent strategy and proper direction.’

‘Quick, correct and direct solutions to the issues raised. Terina Raptis is excellent.’

‘Good technical skills, availability, ability to get the deal done under pressure, concise and clear responses.’

‘Terina Raptis is able to tackle difficult matters and to consider the full impact her advice has on the matters. She is solutions oriented.’

‘Sarantitis’ employment practice provides strong litigation and advisory support to our firm.’

Key clients

Ceva Logistics / GEFCO Greece

Diageo Hellas S.A.

Sarmed S.A.

Neptune Lines Shipping & Managing Enterprises S.A.

Mytilineos SA

Maillis International SA – Maillis Group of Companies

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

PCCW Global (Hellas) S.A.

YieldStreet Marine Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising Diageo Hellas S.A. on all the employment matters of its Greek subsidiary.
  • Advised Mytilineos on the employment aspects of the full acquisition of the Unison group of companies, one of the largest undertakings in the facility management sector in Greece.
  • Acting as permanent advisor to Neptune Lines Shipping & Managing Enterprises S.A., including advising on all employment relationships.

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Practical advice’ and ‘excellent client service’ are the cornerstones of Zepos & Yannopoulos' employment practice, which is highly praised for its legal advice regarding immigration, social security, and employment matters. The team is regularly involved in major M&A and group restructurings, focusing specifically on collective redundancies and TUPE issues. Rania Papakonstantinou heads the group, specialising in workforce reductions and dismissals of executive employees, whilst Manolis Zacharakis is an expert on pregnancy protection and employee handbook issues. Tasos Chrysochoou is skilled in employment litigation, and Matina Andrikopoulou concentrates on social security affairs.

Practice head(s):

Rania Papakonstantinou

Other key lawyers:

Manolis Zacharakis; Tasos Chrysochoou; Matina Andrikopoulou; Alexandros Lamprou; Katerina Skiada


‘Zepos & Yannopoulas provides helpful, practical advice and excellent client service. They collaborate efficiently with partner organisations, deliver on commitments and co-operate with procedural and billing process requirements.’

‘Manolis Zacharakis provides proactive and pragmatic advice.’

Key clients


Deutsche Telecom

Hellenic Petroleum

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)







Work highlights

  • Acted as Greek legal counsel to Ardonagh Group on the employment aspects of the acquisition of a UK-based group of companies and the indirect acquisition of two Greek reinsurance broker subsidiaries.
  • Advised on the employment aspects of the post-privatisation restructuring of DEPA Infrastructure’s group of companies, which was initiated by the group’s new shareholder, Italgas.
  • Advised Faliro House Productions on employment matters, including those involving child actors and other participants, in relation to high-profile movie productions.

AP Legal

Headed by the duo of Alexandra Argyropoulou and Aris Papaspyridis, AP Legal's employment department advises local entities and multinational corporations on the full spectrum of Greek labour law. The team has specialist expertise in drafting complex employment agreements and assisting with standalone or collective dismissals, leveraging the ‘deep knowledge’ of Papaspyridis, who is dual-qualified in both England and Wales and Greece. Argyropoulou is a skilled litigator and regularly manages employment disputes.

Practice head(s):

Alexandra Argyropoulou; Aris Papaspyridis


‘AP Legal has a high level of knowledge of Greek labour law, even in cases which are extremely complicated. The team is always available and always provides us with a solution.’

‘Alexandra Argyropoulou has very good knowledge and when she advises you, you are in safe hands. Aris Papaspyridis has deep knowledge of employment matters. Both stand out for their approach and understanding of the employment aspects of our legal problems. The advice they provide is always tailor-made. An excellent pair of professionals.’

Key clients

















Work highlights

  • Provided advice to AMD on a plethora of Greek employment law matters.
  • Assisted RIPPLING with various employment law issues, including sick leave policies implemented in Greece and independent consulting agreements.
  • Advised Atlas Technology Solutions on a range of employment issues arising as a result of the client’s intended operation in Greece through a Greek subsidiary as an employer of record.

Avramopoulos & Partners

A firm with extensive experience across all elements of the labour and employment law field, including in contentious proceedings, Avramopoulos & Partners is praised for its ‘professionalism and knowledge’. Athanassios Avgeros and Barbara Angelopoulou co-head the team, with the former specialising in drafting employment agreements and advising on benefit claim issues, whilst the latter regularly resolves employee disputes. Eleftheria Bagouraki focuses on Greek citizenship and immigration matters.

Practice head(s):

Athanassios Avgeros; Barbara Angelopoulou

Other key lawyers:

Eleftheria Bagouraki


‘Professionalism, knowledge and experience.’

‘Advice is clear and easy communicated.’

‘They are approachable and their communication gives you the feeling of cooperation and not just an expert sharing information.’

Key clients

Sabre Travel Network

Hill International


Algosystems S.A.

Karma Group of Companies

Diamond Resorts

OFC Aviation Fuel Services


Expertly led by Georgia Konstantinidou, the employment department at Drakopoulos routinely handles cross-border employment matters and immigration issues, frequently leveraging its extensive insight into discrimination and equal pay cases. The practice represents multinational and local clients from across the technology, legal, and consumer goods sectors.

Practice head(s):

Georgia Konstantinidou

Key clients

Reckitt Benckiser Hygiene Home

TaskUs Greece

Softone Group of Companies

Wings ICT Solutions Information and Communication Technologies

Osborne Clarke

Harper Macleod LLP

Work highlights

  • Advised Reckitt Benckiser Hygiene Home on the sale of the company’s plant and the dismissal of the entire factory personnel.
  • Advising several clients of Osborne Clarke (across different jurisdictions such as the UK and Germany) on Greek employment law matters.
  • Advising Wings ICT Solutions Information and Communication Technologies on employment law matters.

Iason Skouzos & Partners

Iason Skouzos & Partners has broadened its expertise to include labour and immigration law issues, with recent experience in TUPE and payroll matters. Praised for its ‘great holistic approach’, the practice consistently assists multinational companies and high-net-worth individuals. Theodoros Skouzos leads the team. Angeliki Stathopoulou, who was promoted to partner in July 2023, Afroditi Vasileiou and Dimos Georgakopoulos are also highlighted.

Practice head(s):

Theodoros Skouzos

Other key lawyers:

Angeliki Stathopoulou; Afroditi Vasileiou; Dimos Georgakopoulos


‘What stands out is the quality of people working at the firm, their great knowledge of the industry, availability, prompt responses, and great service. Once I worked with them, I saw no need to look around should a new legal matter arise.’

‘Working with this firm makes you feel unique. They give you the guidance and legal advice needed with no rush because some other client is on the other line. They treat each case as it should be treated even if it is a routine case for them. They make you feel like your case, your query, your worry is their case, their query, their worry. They show great empathy.’

‘They cut through the legal complexities to provide us with a clear, useful and commercial answer. They applied a great holistic approach and have a clear perspective on various legal issues.’

‘Theodoros Skouzos has keen perception and a breadth of experience of advising clients on employment issues.’

‘The first thing that made an excellent impression to me was their professionalism. The whole team of Iason Skouzos & Partners worked very efficiently with me and made me feel safe throughout the whole process. Also, they were friendly, precise and easy to contact whenever I needed something. All the deadlines were effectively met and all the questioned I had were answered in an easy-to-understand way. The collaboration and my overall experience has been excellent.’

‘Theodoros Skouzos has very high standards of professionalism, but at the same time is very accessible. He is very knowledgeable and swift in his responses. The way he approaches his clients is really great.’

‘Skouzos and Partners has a long and winning track record for us. I think that what makes this practice different is that the guidance and managerial abilities – alongside the legal ones – of Theodoros Skouzos are combined with the team’s desire to deliver good results. Knowledge and expertise is abundant in this practice.’

‘Iason Skouzos & Partners apply a client-centric approach with real-life pragmatic thinking and great business acumen. They instil confidence and trust, as a result of their highly skilled team, and deep knowledge of the law and regulations. They seek and find the right answer to their clients’ questions and they aim to provide the correct legal advice based on their clients’ needs and circumstances.’

Key clients

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Nokia Solutions and Networks Hellas S.A.

Osteocell S.A.


MS Accounting Services S.A.

Active Control Group

Dardanel Greece

Work highlights

  • Acted as local counsel to the London office of Morgan Lewis in relation to a global outsourcing deal involving one of its clients, which included the transfer of a Greek employee.
  • Advised Dardanel Greece on the company’s labour regulations to ensure compliance with the provisions of labour legislation.

Karatzas & Partners

Demonstrating particular expertise in handling the employment aspects of M&A transactions and managing contentious labour cases, the Karatzas & Partners team is praised for being ‘practical and technically sound’. Angeliki Tsatsi leads the practice, and is an expert in whistleblowing claims and compliance matters. Anna Pechlivanidi also focuses on labour law.

Practice head(s):

Angeliki Tsatsi

Other key lawyers:

Anna Pechlivanidi


‘Responsive, practical and technically sound.’

Key clients

EFG Bank Luxembourg S.A.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG

Waterwheel Capital Management



JP Morgan

Power Factors

National Bank of Greece

Pharmathen S.A.

Alpla Greece

Husqvarna SA

Informex SA

Mouchalis S.A.

Papoutsanis SA

BC Partners

Masouros & Partners

Providing a ‘full 24/7 service’ to its client base of international technology companies and Greek multinational entities, the employment team at Masouros & Partners specialises in handling the employment aspects of M&A transactions, as well as social security law issues. Practice head Pavlos Masouros is praised for his skill in ‘synthesising information’, whilst Prokopis Iatropoulos is knowledgeable in employment matters in the energy, tourism, and biochemicals industries.

Practice head(s):

Pavlos Masouros

Other key lawyers:

Prokopis Iatropoulos


‘Masouros & Partners provides a professional employment law service in Greece and stands ready to advise clients on very complex matters that are at the intersection of M&A and labour law, such as TUPE, post-M&A restructuring, incentive schemes, and employee stock option plans.’

‘Prokopis Iatropoulos stands ready to advise us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even meeting unrealistically tight deadlines given by our clients. He is fast working, always available and very committed to what he does, with expertise in complex labour law matters.’

‘The team, and in particular Pavlos Masouros, have always been very good at synthesising information. As a client, we could easily get overloaded with information and facts, so we have appreciated Pavlos’ ability to cut straight to the essentials and enable us to make decisions with agility.’

‘The firm provides a full 24/7 service, and is always prepared to provide advice or give an opinion on an overnight basis. They treat everything as a crisis, so they never slow things down for us. They turn out the best possible piece of work.’

‘They advise in relation to consultations with employees and trade unions ahead of a deal or after a takeover, and handle the difficult stuff – dealing with the unions and with scared employees. We’ve seen them do that in a couple of instances with immense respect for the companies’ human capital, for the employees and also with monumental knowledge of the nuts and bolts of this niche area with labour law.’

‘Prokopis Iatropoulos is quick, kind, respectful and has a lot of expertise in labour law matters.’

‘Prokopis Iatropoulos is the person we go to first when we have an employment law issue. He is an excellent lawyer and we trust him fully.’

‘The team is always available and responsive. We have observed that over the course of the past year, while their activity has increased, they have maintained the same level of exceptional responsiveness.’

Key clients

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Adragos Pharma


Viva Payment Services

Gefco Greece


Nimaworks Limited

Unilens SA

Selka Single Member Limited Company

Work highlights

  • Advising the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel on its day-to-day management of employment law matters, working regulations, policies, complaints and litigation.
  • Advising Viva Payment Services in relation to multi-jurisdictional employment law matters, such as meal-voucher benefit schemes, as well as on basic employment law matters relating to the applicable legislation and local regulations.
  • Advising TikTok on the establishment and organisation of a works council within the company.

Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership

Advising on complex, often multi-jurisdictional labour and employment matters, Platis – Anastassiadis & Associates Law Partnership's practice assists both international and domestic entities. Displaying extensive expertise in HR issues, employee transfers, and post-deal transaction integration measures, the team is led by Maria Rigaki, who specialises in employment law litigation and collective dismissal procedures. Maria Gkatzou focuses on immigration and social security law matters.

Practice head(s):

Maria Rigaki

Other key lawyers:

Maria Gkatzou


‘They have experience, knowledge, and capability. They deliver solutions, and they are business oriented and supportive.’

‘The team compromises experienced professionals who bring to the table industry-specific experience, enabling them to navigate complex challenges with precision, identifying and solving the most intricate issues and offering customised solutions that address the unique needs of the client.’

‘The teamwork and cooperation between the different departments allows the client to benefit from the collective knowledge and skills of the entire team, which ultimately leads to holistic solutions.’

‘They understand the client’s unique needs and tailor their services accordingly.’

‘Maria Rigaki always prioritises our unique needs and objectives, creating strong relationships. She is always available, even at short notice, providing expert, accurate, timely and tailor-made advice. Finally, she maintains the highest ethical standards in all her interactions and decision-making.’

Key clients

Randstad Hellas S.A.

Elpedison S.A.

Foundever- Sitel Group


Viking Norsafe Life- Saving Equipment Hellas S.A.

Hack the Box



Oliver Wyman


Eu Kable


Dixons South‑East Europe SA


Politis & Partners

Acting on behalf of clients across the pharmaceutical, construction, and information technology sectors, the Politis & Partners practice is noted for its in-depth expertise in all aspects of employee compensation programmes. The ‘valuedAngeliki Saratsi specialises in the employment aspects of corporate transactions, Nikolaos Anastopoulos has strength in labour litigation, and Emmanouil Savoidakis assists with ADR procedures.

Practice head(s):

Angeliki Saratsi; Nikos Anastopoulos; Emmanouil Savoidakis

Other key lawyers:

Dimitrios Theodoropoulos


‘Angeliki Saratsi is particularly valued in her field of expertise; a very important aspect of her work is her approach to trying to amicably resolve disputes, which has significantly helped us to clear up various misunderstandings with employees before they turn into full-scale disputes.’

‘Emmanouil Savoidakis is also a highly valued employment lawyer, as he offers legal advice in a sharp and timely manner, with attention to detail, especially when it comes to matters of regulatory compliance.’

‘Dimitrios Theodoropoulos is a highly skilled and outstanding young professional.’

Key clients

Abbott Laboratories Hellas S.A.

Bausch Health Hellas S.A. (member of the Bausch Health Group)

Sun Chemical Publications Hellas S.A.

SPI Energy Co. Ltd (SPI)

Bosch Rexroth Automation Systems S.A.

Net Data Inc.