Labor law and solutions for your Human Resources department in Greece

Your company is expanding or downsizing its business activities in Greece and decisions must be made about its personnel, either after planning or as a matter of urgency, depending on the circumstances. Or you are a company’s legal advisor, or a human resources manager who is looking for professionals in Greece to form and ensure the uniform implementation of decisions, guidelines or instructions, assisting you in all matters of labor law.

At AP & Generalis we represent a variety of companies (major retail chains with multiple food or furniture stores, tourism and hotel enterprises, commercial undertakings), providing them with full-service solutions across the whole spectrum of labor law. We combine specialized knowledge and operational expertise with an in-depth understanding of your sector, corporate culture and personnel organization. We develop viable and practical solutions, on your behalf, not only in specific issues of labor law but also in more complex cases or (international) projects. 

Communicating directly with your management or legal department, we advise your company on the lawful hiring and dismissal of independent contractors, the drawing up of employment contracts for senior personnel and employees, and the minimization of risk (for both parties) in the event of dismissal.

Our expertise in these matters extends across, though is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Formulation and drafting of contracts (fixed or open-ended employment contracts for personnel and executives/managers, voluntary exit agreements, etc.)
  • Corporate governance
  • Internal regulations/guidelines of the company
  • Dismissals, issues of protection against dismissal
  • Labor law disputes
  • Protection of employees’ personal data
  • Disciplinary law
  • Personnel downsizing
  • International transactions (employee transfers)
  • Legal advice on accidents at work

All labor law matters are handled directly by two of our partners with the additional support of two associates and form an integral part of our business consulting services.

Additionally, in cases of international purchases of companies or holdings (M&A) and in the framework of due diligence, we provide advisory services to the parent group regarding all relevant labor law matters, perform the relevant checks and compile a report on the extent to which the management of the offeree company complies with all applicable rules of national labor law, detailing also any risks arising from labor legislation during the company’s transfer. (See information pamphlet on “Business Transfer”).

In bankruptcy cases with an international dimension, we undertake to ensure implementation of the foreign insolvency administrator’s decision on the company’s personnel in Greece. 

In our labor law information pamphlets, available in German and English, you will find a practical guide to key aspects of Greek labor legislation.

The experienced team of AP & Generalis are at your disposal at any time, ready to provide their specialist and bespoke advice at our offices in Athens and Berlin, and of course by telephone or video conferencing (Teams, Zoom, Skype).