Alexios has a broad practice in the area of employment and social security law. He is specialised in advising his clients, mainly employers, on all types of individual and collective employer-employee relationships, including trade union relations, collective bargaining agreements and industrial action.

Alexios has extensive experience in acting in business closures, mass dismissals, transfers of undertaking pursuant to mergers, acquisitions and privatisations and in litigation before the courts and industrial tribunals arising from social security and employment related disputes. He has an expertise in advising on all aspects of social security law, in particular on the regulatory framework in place. His client base is made up of multinational companies across a range of industries with a focus on finance, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods.

Alexios has held various appointments in his field of specialisation, including Advisor to the National Chemical Weapons Department of the Ministry of Justice (2005-9) and Technical Representative of Greece at the European Council for the introduction of the International Treaty on Money Laundering (2004-6). He acted as President of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Centre for the Psychological Health and Therapy of the Child and Family (2001-5) and has been a Member of the Management Committee of the Centre for Political Research and Communication since 2001. He is a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association.

“Employment law is critical to any investment or business venture in modern Greece, especially in our financially turbulent times. I take pride in assisting my clients to operate successfully in a difficult environment.  I also find extremely rewarding to see the Courts confirm our opinions, when litigation is unavoidable.”


Athens, 1995




Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg, Maitrise en Droit Prive, 1992

“Alexios Papastavrou has provided a great support in very difficult and complex matters. We feel that in labour matters he cannot be replaced ”

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021