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Our team guides local and multinational companies and their employees through this highly regulated and continuously developing area of law.

it was really nice to work with them ... they were very responsive

Chambers Europe Guide to Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017

they usually got work to us well before deadlines

Chambers Europe Guide to Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017

the team is excellent and provides a great service

Chambers Europe Guide to Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016

a professional team of good communicators

The Legal 500 EMEA 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.

Employment Contracts

We advise businesses and their employees on a strategic and day to day basis on the recruitment, management, retirement and dismissal of personnel. We document employment contracts, both standard form and tailored, consultancy and other outsourcing agreements. We are specialised in advising on the contractual and legal terms and conditions of employment and their bilateral or unilateral modification, as well as terms imposed through company policies, employment regulations or collective employment agreements, and those applying to special categories of employees and foreign nationals. We also advise on the termination of employment contracts or other types of service agreement, such as partnership, consultancy and shareholder, and in cases of both collective and individual dismissals.

Regulations & Compliance

Our team is expert in advising on compliance with the complex legislative and regulatory framework in place and managing the risks associated with it. We structure and draft company policies and codes of conduct and oversee their implementation. We advise on employment data protection, the effect and requirements of privacy laws in the workplace and restriction of trade and confidentiality provisions, as well as employer obligations in terms of health and safety at work.

Pensions, Incentives & Compensation

Our team has an expertise in advising employers and employees on remuneration and bonuses, executive pay, share option schemes, benefits, private pensions and social security. We assist employers in the structuring, modification and termination of incentive and pension schemes, holiday and leave allowances and flexible employment packages, as well as the associated benefits and risks.

Employment Disputes

We represent clients in the case of employee complaints and disciplinary procedures and, together with our Disputes team, in litigation arising from employer-employee relationships, dismissals, accidents at work and professional liability.

Collective Agreements & Industrial Relations

We act in disputes arising from union relations and industrial action. We have substantial experience in participating in negotiations with trade unions and work councils, in particular when collective consultation obligations have been activated. We also advise on mass and collective workforce reductions and redundancy programmes.

Who to contact

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Recognitions

 

Glaxo Smith Kline Transaction with Novartis

We are advising Glaxo Smith Kline in relation to the labour law issues involved in a major three part transaction with Novartis.

Bayer Sector Reorganisation

We are advising Bayer Aktiengesellschaft with respect to the employment law issues arising in the context of the reorganisation of its Material Science Business.

Spiecapag Advice

We are advising 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.

Pharmaceutical Sector Reorganisation

We are advising a leading pharmaceuticals company on the labour law issues involved in the restructuring of its activities, including terminations of employment.

Ongoing Advice to Watch Manufacturer

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.

Ongoing Advice to International Electronics Manufacturer

We are advising a leading international manufacturer of electronics on employment matters, including regulation, contracts, terminations and data protection compliance, arising in the course of their day to day business on an ongoing basis.

Ongoing Advice to Biopharmaceutical Company

We are advising 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, litigation, implementation of policies, adoption of employment regulation, teleworking and data protection compliance.

Advice to Tour Operator

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.

Transfer of Undertaking in Pharmaceuticals Sector

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.

Employment Advice to International Tissue Manufacturer

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.

Settlement Agreements

We advised a world leader in online betting systems on settlement agreements for individuals not hired under an employment contract.

Transfer of Undertakings

We advised a leading global music company on transfer of undertakings, terminations of employment, litigation related to labour disputes and restructuring of business operations.

Senior Management Communications

We advised a software company on communications for senior management in the context of establishing a European company.

Regulatory Advice to International Fashion House

We advised an international fashion house on employment regulations and legislation and employment contracts necessary to set-up their operations in Greece.

BMW Employment Advice

We are advising BMW Hellas on an ongoing basis on employment contracts, dismissals, legislation applicable to accidents at work, overtime, loans to employees, compliance with regulatory requirements and data privacy.

Terminations, Restructuring and Related Litigation

We advise an international casual clothing brand on an ongoing basis, including on terminations of employment, litigation and restructuring of business operations.

Advice to Ssmart Hellas

We are advising 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.

Restructuring and Options Advice

We advised a pharmaceuticals company on the employment aspects of a proposed restructuring and option grants under portfolio share plan rules.

Termination of Senior Employee

We advised a world leading coatings supplier concerning the termination of employment of a senior employee.

Terminations in Insurance Sector

We advised insurance companies on terminations of employment, voluntary exits, social security issues and a transfer of an undertaking.

Restructuring in Business Technology Sector

We advised a business technologies enterprise regarding restructuring issues and terminations of employment.

Ongoing Employment Advice to Leading Canning Company

We advise a leading canning 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, collective agreements, a collective dispute, social security issues, private insurance, relations and representation before authorities, litigation, strike action as well as issues concerning the European Works Council.

  • regulatory and legislative risk and compliance
  • employment contracts for all levels of personnel
  • transfer and termination of contracts, settlement agreements and agreed dismissals
  • transfers of undertakings and collective dismissals
  • retirement
  • contracting out, leasing and restructuring of employment relationships through outsourcing or other arrangements
  • employment of foreign nationals
  • employment relationships within a European company (Societas Europaea)
  • early retirement, insurance and pension funds, pension contributions and eligibility to retire
  • collective labour agreements and the place of individual employment contracts within them
  • sector specific compliance with collective and individual labour law
  • social security
  • employment benefits and their revocability
  • stock option structures
  • employment regulations, codes of conduct and enforceability of company policies
  • health and safety in the workplace
  • data privacy, employee monitoring and whistle-blowing hotlines
  • immigration
  • employment disputes
  • labour law issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, transfers of undertakings, privatisations and restructurings