Our team guides local and multinational companies and their employees through this highly regulated and continuously developing area of law.
they know the local market very well, have excellent knowledge of labour law and resolve complicated issues very quickly and effectively
Chambers Europe 2018
the excellent Bernitsas Law fields an employment team that handles all cases skilfully, providing guidance in an efficient manner
The Legal 500 EMEA 2018
they are able to take quite complex set-ups and bring them back to simple solutions ... able to have very pragmatic conversations and find efficient solutions .... deliver within tight timescales and deadlines
Chambers Europe 2018
they usually got work to us well before deadlines ... it was really nice to work with them ... they were very responsive
Chambers Europe 2017
the team is excellent and provides a great service
Chambers Europe 2016
We focus on understanding our clients’ aims and concerns and providing in-depth and tailored advice. At the core of our practice is advising on the human resources and employee relations issues which arise on an everyday basis in any business, whether these are run of the mill or challenging.
Our experienced lawyers act in an advisory capacity and in the context of transactions, advising on the employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions, privatisations and transfers of undertaking.
We are advising a multinational car manufacturer on pension arrangements and information and consultation obligations in the context of a global transaction involving the sale of undertakings in several European jurisdictions, including Greece.
We advised an international non-profit organisation on options to reduce and ultimately terminate all employees on a voluntary basis in the context of its departure from Greece and dissolution of the local entity.
We are advising a leading pharmaceuticals company on the labour law issues involved in the restructuring of its activities, including agreed terminations of employment.
We advise a leading watch manufacturer on a wide range of employment matters arising in the course of their day to day business on an ongoing basis including contracts, terminations of employment, employment regulations, relations with the Labour Inspectorate and accidents at work.
We advise the subsidiary of a multinational insurance group on terminations of employment, voluntary exits, social security issues and transfers of undertakings. We have also advised on protection from the illegal use of social media by a former employee.
We advise BMW Hellas on an ongoing basis on employment contracts, dismissals, legislation applicable to accidents at work, overtime, loans to employees, compliance with regulatory requirements, data privacy, employment related private insurance and litigation.
We are advising a leading international manufacturer of electronics on employment matters, including regulations, contracts, specific obligations of employees, terminations and data protection compliance issues arising in the course of their day to day business on an ongoing basis.
We advise a global biopharmaceutical company on a wide range of matters arising in the course of their day to day business on an ongoing basis, including restructuring, termination of employment and related litigation, voluntary exits, implementation of policies, adoption of employment regulation, teleworking and data protection compliance.
We advise an international casual clothing brand on an ongoing basis on employment contracts, terminations of employment, litigation, restructuring of business operations and relationships with labour authorities.
We advise Ssmart Hellas on a number of matters including more recently in relation to alternative means of employment such as flexible working time and rotational work.
We advised a leading energy solutions company on terminations of management personnel and representation before the Greek courts in connection with a legal action brought by former legal counsel.
We advised an international consumer goods company on the review of their global employment contract in line with Greek law requirements.
We advised a business technologies enterprise regarding restructuring issues and terminations of employment.
We advise a leading packaging company on a wide range of employment matters on an ongoing basis, including employment contracts, salaries and applicable taxation, dismissals, accidents at work, compliance with regulatory requirements, use of social media, collective agreements, interactions with trade union representatives, social security issues, private insurance, relations and representation before authorities, litigation, strike action and issues concerning the European Works Council.
We advised Glaxo Smith Kline in relation to the labour law issues involved in a major three part transaction with Novartis.
We advised Bayer Aktiengesellschaft with respect to the employment law issues arising in the context of the reorganisation of its Material Science Business.
We advised this leading onshore pipeline constructor on terms and conditions of employment for workers and employees, social security requirements, overtime, work and residence permits, work during night hours and on Sundays and national holidays, as well as working in shifts.
We advised a UK based tour operator in relation to employment matters related to resort stay representatives and tour managers assigned to work in Greece.
We advised a pharmaceuticals company with respect to benefit related questions arising in the context of a transfer of an undertaking and share sale as well as on collective dismissals regulations and terms of employment.
We advised an international tissue manufacturer on voluntary exits, agreed and collective dismissals, consultations with unions, strike action, media relations, private data, health and safety at work and social security issues.
We advised a world leader in online betting systems on settlement agreements for individuals not hired under an employment contract.
We advised a leading global music company on transfer of undertakings, terminations of employment, litigation related to labour disputes and restructuring of business operations.
We advised a software company on communications for senior management in the context of establishing a European company.
We advised an international fashion house on employment regulations and legislation and employment contracts necessary to set-up their operations in Greece.
We advised a pharmaceuticals company on the employment aspects of a proposed restructuring and option grants under portfolio share plan rules.
We advised a world leading coatings supplier concerning the termination of employment of a senior employee.
We advised an insurance company on terminations of employment, voluntary exits and social security issues.