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Provided by Bernitsas Law

Employment

Our team guides local and multinational companies and their employees
through this highly regulated and continuously developing area of law. 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. 

Recent Experience

  • Crown Holdings Advice on Sale of Majority Stake to KPS Partners: We advised Crown Holdings Inc on the employment law aspects of the Greek leg of its definitive agreement to sell 80% of its European Tinplate business to KPS Capital Partners LP for c.€1.9bn.
  • Employment Issues in CVC Acquisitions: We advised CVC on employment law issues in the context of the acquisitions of an insurance company, a major Greek dairy company Dodoni SA, and Vivartia Holdings, a diversified food company.

  • €4.7m Employment Litigation: We represent a company in the defence of a claim before the Court initiated by its founder and former CEO for severance pay and damages amounting to c.€4.7m.
  • Ongoing Advice to Global Biopharmaceutical Company: We advise a global biopharmaceutical company on matters arising in the course of their day to day business.

We have an expertise in Collective Agreements & Industrial Relations, Employment Contracts, Employment Disputes, Pensions, Incentives & Compensation and Regulations & Compliance. 

Chambers Review

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What the team is known for

Bernitsas Law houses a respected employment team advising multinational and domestic clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious labour issues. The well-established legal team is particularly knowledgeable in employment termination and dismissals, including restructuring, voluntary exits and redundancies. It is experienced in mandates involving regulatory compliance and collective labour contracts. The team also assists with transaction-related mandates and transfer of undertakings.

Work Highlights

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  • Bernitsas Law advised Crown Holdings on Greek employment law aspects arising from its sale of European Tinplate business to KPS Capital Partners.

Notable Practitioners

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Katia Papantonopoulou
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Katia Papantonopoulou
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Katia Papantonopoulou leads the employment team at Bernitsas Law and advises clients on a broad range of collective and individual employment law issues, including M&A-related labour law matters and severance agreements. She is also equipped to advise on regulatory and compliance matters. Clients appreciate that she offers "outstanding support on any issue raised."

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Katia Papantonopoulou
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Katia Papantonopoulou

Head of Department

Maria Kloni

Clients

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BMW Austria Bank

BMW Hellas SA

Bristol Myers Squibb

CVC Capital Partners

Crown Holdings Inc

Monster Energy Europe Limited