Our team guides local and multinational companies and their employees through this highly regulated and continuously developing area of law.
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
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
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 advised CVC Capital Partners on the employment issues relating to their purchase of four private hospitals in Athens, and we continue to advise on claims under warranties.
We advise a global biopharmaceutical company on a wide range of matters arising in the course of their day to day business, including termination of employment and related litigation, implementation of policies, adoption of employment regulations, teleworking, data protection compliance, voluntary exits and benefits packages, as well as labour law issues arising from a recent restructuring.
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 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 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 are advising 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 advise a leading international tobacco company on executive personnel employment contracts, outsourcing agreements, voluntary exit packages, temporary transfer of employees to other locations and labour inspectorate issues.
We advise a globally operating market leader in building materials on the employment law issues arising from their acquisition of 100% of two chemical products companies and employment contracts for senior management.
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 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 an agrochemical manufacturer on independent services contracts.
We are advising a major media company on issues relating to the hiring and redundancy of employees in the context of reality television programmes, and on working hours, overtime, relations with the labour authorities and the 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 a leading Greek importer and distributor of cars in relation to employment contracts of executive and other personnel, terminations arising from retirement and working hours, paid leave, overtime and overwork.
We are advising 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 advise 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 advise 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 are advising a global mass media corporation in relation to employment law issues arising from a transfer of undertaking.
We are advising an energy producer in relation to termination agreements.
We are advising a sportswear manufacturer on the employment law issues arising from their company’s global and local policies.
We are advising a luxury goods manufacturer in relation to the 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 watch manufacturer on a wide range of employment 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 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 compliance with regulatory requirements, employment contracts, data privacy, employment related private insurance and litigation.
We are advising a leading international manufacturer of electronics on employment matters including regulations, contracts, terminations and data protection compliance issues.
We are advising Samsung Electronics Greece and Innoetics on the employment aspects of their intragroup merger by absorption, and related TUPE issues.
We advise a global biopharmaceutical company on a wide range of matters arising in the course of their day to day business, including restructuring, termination of employment and related litigation, voluntary exits, implementation of policies, adoption of employment regulation, teleworking and data protection compliance.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 a 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.