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    Avramopoulos & Partners is a firm with extensive experience across the entire labor and employment law spectrum, including litigation and labor dispute resolution. Our Labor & Employment Practice is continuously growing in expertise, scope and prestige.

    In the present day, when dynamic changes are occurring in the local and global business market, as well as significant company restructuring, client needs for labor & employment legal expertise have increased. Our practice, which represents multinationals such as NCR, AT&T, Fedex, AC Nielsen, Sabre, Hill International, Diamond Resorts and NCH, is comprised of dedicated and experienced practitioners who are well prepared to respond effectively to these client needs.

    The following is an indicative list of various labor and employment matters, on which we have advised and represented corporate clients:

    • Employment contracts, negotiation, drafting, revising and termination (with cause or otherwise)
    • Enforcement of post-termination restrictions
    • Executive compensation and termination
    • Structuring employment and benefits arrangements, including national labor law requirements and bilateral tax treaties
    • Employment litigation and representation before the courts, labor authorities and labor boards
    • Legal compliance audits
    • Negotiating and developing stock option plans and other incentive programs
    • Negotiating and developing employee regulations and handbooks
    • Compliance with wage and hour regulations
    • Downsizing and restructuring of business, transfer of business and outsourcing
    • Occupational health and safety matters
    • Protection of company's intellectual property rights from misappropriation by present and/or former employees
    • Collective bargaining agreements and negotiations with trade unions
    • International and domestic assignment/secondment agreements
    • Compliance with EU Regulations
    • Social security issues
    Members of the Labor & Employment Practice work closely with lawyers of our Corporate, Commercial and Business Development Departments, on all related matters.

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    Michael K. Poulakos
    Michael K. Poulakos Senior Partner
    Alkis Economou
    Alkis Economou Senior Partner
    Alkis Economou & Associates
    Athanassios A. Avgeros
    Athanassios A. Avgeros Partner
    Yanna N. Antonopoulou
    Yanna N. Antonopoulou Partner
    George S. Assimakis
    George S. Assimakis Partner
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    Recommendations by Law Directories:

    Avramopoulos & Partners handles a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Michael Poulakos leads the team whose clients include Bonatti, Federal Express and Sabre Hellas. (European Legal 500, 2018 ed.).

    Avramopoulos & Partners’ team counts Diamond Resorts, FedEx and Sabre International as clients. Michael Poulakos is the key contact. (European Legal 500, 2017 ed.).
    The “well-resourced” and “timely” department at Avramopoulos & Partners acts for FedEx, First Data and MoneyGram International, among others. Michael Poulakos is highly regarded. (European Legal 500, 2016 ed.).
    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm provides very “good value for the problem areas” of employment law. International clients include MoneyGram International, Hill International and ThyssenKrupp. Practice head Michael Poulakos is recommended. (European Legal 500, 2015 ed.).

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s team of ‘excellent communicators’ is ‘always focused on a reliable solution’. Michael Poulakos heads the practice, which includes Mina Manakidou, who has ‘the knowledge and energy to find the way out of difficult employment situations’. Clients include Diamond Resorts, Infoprint Italia, ThyssenKrupp and NCH. (European Legal 500, 2014 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s employment head Michael Poulakos is very active on contentious matters, and recently represented Attica Wealth Management, NCR Hellas, and Hill International in litigation. Barbara Angelopoulou is active on the advisory side. (European Legal 500, 2013 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm acts for public and private sector clients in contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Clients include Synovate, Sabre Hellas, Tie Rack, Marcus Evans and Federal Express. Michael Poulakos heads the practice. (European Legal 500, 2012 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm provides contentious and non-contentious employment law advice to Greek companies such as Synovate and the Lainopoulos Group as well as global market research firm ACNielsen. Michael Poulakos heads the practice. (European Legal 500, 2011 ed.)

    The strongest aspect of Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s employment law practice is its contentious capability. The team, headed by Michael Poulakos, advises Lainopoulos Group, PDD Global, and key client Attica Bank on employment disputes. Name partner Vassilis Avramopoulos advised Affichage Holdings on an employment dispute with a top member of management. (European Legal 500, 2010 ed.)

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    Examples of work

    • Provision of legal advice to a multinational printers manufacturing company regarding the transfer of the Greek branch's employees in accordance with TUPE rules and Greek labor law.
    • Provision of legal advice to a UK University on Greek labor law matters.
    • Provision of legal advice to the Greek establishment of a global company specializing in industrial cleaning and maintenance; regarding employment issues and, in particular, group dismissals, termination procedures, amendment of contracts, negotiations with employees, etc.
    • Provision of legal advice to the Greek subsidiary of a US company on employees’ contracts for compliance with local labor legislation and permit issues relating to the engagement of third-country nationals.
    • Provision of legal advice to the Greek branch office of a multinational corporation regarding various employment issues and contribution to the drafting of the Employer’s Dismissal Manual with regards to applicable Greek law in this respect.
    • Provision of legal advice to a company on various employment matters, such as the imposition of a reduced working hour scheme for employees, according to the newly implemented legislation and consulting regarding its practical application.
    • Provision of legal advice and services and court representation of a subsidiary of a Greek bank on certain employment litigation matters.
    • Provision of legal advice and services and court representation of a company leader in consumer transaction technologies on certain employment litigation matters.
    • Legal advice, representation and provision of legal opinions to a Greek organization in various commercial and employment dispute/litigation issues.
    • Provision of legal advice to a global leader group of companies regarding management construction risk in relation to a court action brought by an engineer working on a project that was awarded by the European Agency for Reconstruction.
    • Procedure against the Greek State before the civil Courts for granting of additional salary to persons which were employed by the State for years on the base of consecutive contracts with limited period of validity.
    • Defense of the Municipalities of Syros (Cyclades) and Amphipolis (Macedonia) before the civil Courts regarding demands of persons who were employed for years as stagiaires of against lawsuits, to be recruited as public servants.
    • Legal advice to a leading global information and measurement company on various employment matters, drafting and negotiating agreements for the provision of services.
    • Legal advice to a leading Global Payment Services company on all employment law aspects associated with the review and implementation of a new Employment Handbook in Greece.
    • Provision of on-going legal advice to a major International ATMs Manufacturer & IT Services Provider on a broad range of legal matters, including various corporate governance issues to complex commercial transactions (e.g., contemplating a recapitalization plan, negotiating contracts , drafting and advising on dispute resolution).
    • Advising prominent software, metrology and automation local company in relation to employment matters.
    • Legal advice to a prominent US market research company regarding the implementation of its global bonus scheme in Greece.
    • Provision of legal advice to a leading market research company on various employment issues.
    • Provision of legal advice to a leading global information and measurement company regarding access of employees of other countries or third companies to files containing personal data.
    • Legal counsel to a leading group of companies specializing in construction, installation and maintenance of elevators on various employment matters.

Honors and Awards for: Employment Law

?he Legal 500 2015