Our team guides local and multinational companies and their employees through this highly regulated and continuously developing area of law.
speed, accuracy, in-depth analysis and availability ... always on time
Chambers Europe 2021
accuracy, responsiveness and attention to detail … business minded … long and strong experience and excellent responsiveness
The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
very reliable for meeting deadlines … experienced and pragmatic approach … respond quickly and are accurate
Chambers Europe 2020
confident with the advice ... a strong team of lawyers ... always quick to respond to our demands, and willing to go the extra mile
The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
excellent service ... always respond immediately and are always available
Chambers Europe 2019
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
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 advise a natural cosmetics company on employment matters arising from its day to day activities, including compliance with Covid-19 legislation regarding teleworking, rotation and part time employment, termination of employment agreements, procedures before the Body of Labour Inspectors and employment litigation issues.
We advise Sealed Air SA on day to day employment issues arising in the course of their business, including separation agreements.
We have been advising the Greek branch of Monster Energy, a beverage corporation, on employment law matters arising from the operation of its branch in Greece, including employment agreements, social security contributions and share plans.
We advise a software company on an ongoing basis on employment matters including employment contracts of employees, executives and the management team and compliance with new Covid-19 legislation regarding teleworking, rotation and part time employment.
We advise a global biopharmaceutical company on a wide range of matters arising in the course of their day to day business, including separation agreements, termination of employment and related litigation, implementation of policies, adoption of employment regulations, teleworking and data protection compliance.
We advise an international casual clothing brand on an ongoing basis on Covid-19 related issues, including compliance with new legislation on teleworking, rotation and part time employment, salary cuts, employment contracts, termination of employment, litigation and relationships with labour authorities and the application of protective employment laws.
We advise an Athens museum on employment law issues arising in the course of their day to day business, including employment agreements, salaries and relations with the Labour Inspectorate.
We advise a leading international tobacco company on legislative developments affecting their employment arrangements.
We advise a globally operating market leader in building materials on compliance with new Covid-19 legislation regarding teleworking, rotation and part-time employment, on the employment law issues arising from their acquisition of 100% of two chemical products companies, employment contracts for senior management and various employment and human resources matters.
We advise the concessionaire of a major national motorway on the terms and conditions of employment and independent services agreements, subcontracting, employer obligations and accidents at work.
We are advising a major media company on Covid-19 related issues and compliance with new legislation on teleworking, rotation, part time employment and the suspension of employment contracts, as well as on issues relating to the hiring and redundancy of employees in the context of reality television programmes, working hours, overtime, relations with the labour authorities and Social Security Fund and data privacy issues.
We are advising a private equity fund on employment issues relating to the hiring of new staff in local subsidiaries and branches.
We are advising a leading gaming group in relation to the labour law issues arising in their day to day business and from the employment contracts of the staff at their VLT agencies.
We are advising Kosmocar in relation to compliance with new Covid-19 legislation on teleworking, rotation and part-time employment, employment contracts of executive and other personnel, human resources issues, internal regulations and company policies.
We are advising a luxury goods manufacturer in relation to compliance with Covid-19 legislation regarding teleworking, rotation and part time employment, employee expatriation, employment contracts and employment law issues arising in the course of their day to day business.
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 Greek company active in the defence industry on a number of matters including more recently in relation to alternative means of employment such as flexible working time and rotational work.
We advise a leading watch manufacturer on accidents at work, Covid-19 compliance with new legislation on teleworking, rotation and part time employment, and a wide range of matters arising in the course of their day to day business including contracts, terminations of employment, employment regulations, relations with the Labour Inspectorate, privacy and accidents at work.
We advised CVC on the employment issues relating to the purchase of four private hospitals in Athens by funds managed or advised by CVC and we continue to advise on claims under warranties.
We advise the subsidiary of a multinational insurance group on terminations of employment, voluntary exits, social security issues and employment agreements of management personnel.
We provide ongoing employment law advice to BMW Hellas on a wide range employment matters including compliance with regulatory requirements, employment contracts, dismissals, data privacy and employment related private insurance.
We are advising a bank on off-site working payments for employees and executives following the mandatory application of the Hellenic Federation of Bank Employees Unions’ Agreement, a collective sectoral agreement.
We are advising a leading international manufacturer of electronics on employment matters including regulations, contracts, terminations and data protection compliance issues.
We advise Samsung Electronics Greece and Innoetics on employment issues arising in the course of their day to day business, following our advice on the employment aspects of their intragroup merger by absorption, and related TUPE issues.
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 a CEO candidate on a fixed term employment agreement, covenants and bonuses, as well as a consultancy agreement with a member of the group to which the media company belongs concerning long-term incentive plan payments.
We advised CVC on employment, social security and private insurance agreements in the context of a due diligence exercise for the acquisition of a minority stake in a major online eCommerce website.
We advised a financial services company on drafting their voluntary exit plan and separation agreements.
We advised a sportswear manufacturer on the employment law issues arising from their company’s global and local policies.
We advised the subsidiary of a global media entertainment group on the employment law issues arising from their acquisition of an audio platform and the drafting of employment agreements for key personnel under negotiated terms.
We advised Linxx Holding SA, the purchaser of a majority stake in ForthCRS SA from Forthnet SA, a major Greek telecommunications provider, on the employment law issues arising in the context of the acquisition and the employment agreements of the managerial staff.
We advised the shareholders of a leading energy company on the labour law issues arising from employment contracts, collective labour agreements, outsourcing, termination of employment and payments to members of the Board.
We advised an agrochemical manufacturer on independent services contracts.
We advised a leading energy storage and solutions company in relation to employment law issues arising from a transfer of undertaking, as well as retention bonuses, share option plans and loans to employees.
We advised a marketing communications specialist on employment law issues on an ongoing basis, including on termination of employment, employment contracts and social security issues, employment regulations and relations with the Labour Inspectorate.
We advised a global mass media corporation in relation to employment law issues arising from a transfer of undertaking.
We advised an energy producer in relation to termination agreements.
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 advised a pharmaceuticals company with respect to benefits related questions arising in the context of the transfer of an undertaking and share sale as well as on collective dismissals regulations and terms of employment.
We advised 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 a global leader in hygiene and personal care on the Greek law employment law issues arising in the context of the sale of one of their business operations, including the transfer of employees from the business of the seller to the purchaser.
We advised a business technologies enterprise regarding restructuring issues and terminations of employment.
We advised Glaxo Smith Kline in relation to the labour law issues involved in a major three part transaction with Novartis.