Labour Law

The firm provides regular advice on Greek labor law issues and labor relations in general, and represents an increasing number of legal entities and individuals before the Greek courts on labor law issues. The firm also provides advice to major multinational groups, particularly on matters of re-structuring and reorganizing their workforce and to individuals (primarily company executives) about labor disputes.


Katerina Nikolatou, Associate
Asterios Syssilas, Salaried Partner
Kriton Metaxopoulos, Managing Partner

Representative Cases:


• Monitoring and handling of all labor issues on behalf of multinational and domestic companies. Illustrative examples are a foreign dairy product multinational, the second largest car hire multinational, the largest multinational laptop retailer in terms of volume and one of the leading multinational airlines.

• We regularly provide advice on drafting employment and independent contractor agreements but also more complex ones, such as drafting consent forms to make sure the transfer of the employees’ personal data outside EU is lawful.

• We have experience concerning the legislation on changes in employer (in other words information and advice in the event of any transfer or continuation of a business under a new employer), acquisitions, mergers and other forms of business re-engineering.

• Our firm supported a multinational client on the application of the general principles of corporate governance and trading ethics to companies and in general in relation to codes of conducts towards employees.

• Out-of-court settlement of a labour dispute between a large food industry and a senior executive, who was represented by the firm with the payment of considerable compensation for terminating the labour relationship with our client (which according to many was the one of the highest compensation ever paid in Greece).