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Labour and Global Mobility Solutions

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Our labour, social security and immigration professionals support and advise global clients on any issues related to the labour affairs, social security compliance requirements and cross border mobility of human resources of their enterprises.

We focus on providing our services while maintaining a practical approach, customized to the client's needs by exploiting also the benefit of our close cooperation with the Private Clients and HR Advisory teams of PwC.

Our range of services includes:

  • Legal planning and assistance in the implementation process in cases of transfer of personnel arising from any kind of corporate / business restructurings and asset/share deals (e.g. transfer of business, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, etc.), both from a domestic and cross border dimension;  

  • Drafting of Collective Employment Agreements and Internal Working Regulations;
  • Planning and implementation of Voluntary Exit Plans;
  • Day-to-day legal support and advice to employers worldwide on a wide range of queries in order to ensure their compliance on all aspects of Greek labour, social security and immigration legislation;
  • Performance of full scope employment due diligence;
  • Assistance from an employment, social security and immigration law perspective on issues related to employers establishing and organizing a presence in Greece;
  • Assistance to individuals seeking to acquire property in Greece under the “golden visa” program.

Our portfolio of recent projects includes:

  • Comparative study of terms of collective bargaining agreements/regulations/management decisions with regard to employment compensation issues for a major Greek listed group;
  • Drafting of pension policy and teleworking employment framework for a major recycling corporation and a top tier marketing agency providing a complete range of professional services, respectively;
  • Legal assistance to a major institution in the Greek insurance sector, in relation to the design of a voluntary exit program and an analysis of relevant alternative benefits;
  • Conduct of comparative study in favour of a top tier Greek insurance enterprise, in relation to the nature and extent of benefits provided in the context of voluntary exit programs implemented in the Greek banking and insurance sector;
  • Assistance in the structuring and  preparation of an Entrepreneurial Collective Employment Agreement and review of the Internal Working Regulation for top tier clients pursuing an activity  in the tobacco and energy industries;
  • Assistance in the planning and implementation of the Greek part of a global HR restructuring for a client operating in the tobacco industry;
  • Labour due diligence for a potential investor of a large manufacturing company under a special liquidation regime for public interest companies;
  • Advice on the establishment of an occupational retirement scheme for a major Greek listed group;
  • Advice to a major Greek listed group on re-designing an entrepreneurial collective employment agreement;
  • Provision of advice and implementation of a transfer of personnel due to the partial demerger of the Greek affiliate of a global leader in the production of health, hygiene and home products.
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Contact us

Artemis Karathanassi

Senior Manager

Tel: +30 21 0687 4567

Ioannis Skandalis

Of Counsel, Assistant Professor of Labour Law, Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)

Tel: +30 210 6874645

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