IOANNIS SKANDALIS

Law School

Labour Law

Contact Details

57 Solonos str. 3nd Floor, (besides Saripolon class) | Email: iskandal[at]law.uoa[dot]gr


                  

PROFILE

Ioannis Skandalis completed his undergraduate studies at the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and his graduate and doctoral studies at the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, as well as the Law School of the University of Oxford. He has been awarded with the following titles: Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Law (2013), Postgraduate Research Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Law (2009), Postgraduate degree Magister Juris (MJur) (2008) by the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford, as well as the Postgraduate degree (L.LM) Labour Law (1st class - ‘Excellent’-  Av. Grade : 9.5/10) (2007) and the undergraduate Degree in law (1st class - ‘Excellent’- Av. Grade: 8.64/10) (2006) by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

He is currently Assistant Professor of Labour Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and teaches the following undergraduate courses: Individual Labour Law, Collective Labour Law, Exploitation Law, Seminar on Labour Law, Erasmus (Individual and Collective Labour Law) in English. He also participates to the teaching of two postgraduate courses: The dynamic of the sources of labour law and special types of labour law contracts.

His current research focus embraces the following issues: “The evolution of the notion of «subordination» in modern labour law”, “The adoption of effective mechanisms so as to safeguard the respect of working time in digital labour market”, as well as “the evaluation of the role of social clauses in transnational commercial agreements so as to safeguard the adherence to basic labour standards within global economy”.

He is the author of two monographs: «Working Time: Its delimitation to contemporary Labour Law» (P.N. Sakkoulas, Athens 2017) (in Greek), «Balancing Employer and Employee Interests: Legitimate Expectations and Proportionality under the Acquired Rights Directive» (P.N. Sakkoulas, Athens 2016). He has also written a number of articles and contributions to collective titles, the most recent of which are the following: “Part-time work: Critical approach regarding the changes adopted through law 4635/2019”, Labor Law Bulletin 2020, p. 26-49, “La libertà sindacale in Grecia” in La libertà sindacale nel mondo: nuovi profili e vecchi problemi. In memoria di Giulio Regeni di A. Baylos Grau, L. Zoppoli (a cura di), p. 307 – 325 (written in English and translated in Italian by Giuseppe Lanzo, avvocato in Catanzaro), «Analysis of the case-law of the Court of Justice on “outsourcing”: By reference to the case C-60/17 (Somoza Hermo)», Business & Company Law 2019, p. 312 et seq.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1. Books:

Working Time: Its delimitation to contemporary Labour Law, P.N. Sakkoulas, Athens, 2017 (in Greek).

Balancing Employer and Employee Interests: Legitimate Expectations and Proportionality under the Acquired Rights Directive, P.N. Sakkoulas, Athens, 2016 (in Greek).

2. Articles/Contributions:

Part-time work: Critical approach regarding the changes adopted through law 4635/2019, Labor Law Bulletin 2020, p. 26-49.

‘La libertà sindacale in Grecia’ in La libertà sindacale nel mondo: nuovi profili e vecchi problemi. In memoria di Giulio Regeni di A. Baylos Grau, L. Zoppoli (a cura di), p. 307 – 325 (written in English and translated in Italian by Giuseppe Lanzo, avvocato in Catanzaro).

Analysis of the case-law of the Court of Justice on “outsourcing”: By reference to the case C-60/17 (Somoza Hermo), Business & Company Law 2019, p. 312 et seq.

Working Time in the Digital Era, p. 73-100 in C. Papadimitriou, Computer Science & Labour Law: 16th Pan-Hellenic Congress of the Greek Society for Labour & Social Security Law, Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2018 (in Greek).

Stress at Work, p. 107-117, in Nicola Gundt, Jakub Tomšej eds., Organization, well-being and flexibility in employment law: current issues, Wolters Kluwer ČR, 2018, (in collaboration with colleague Dimitris Papadimitriou).

The Right to Strike, Labour Law Review 2017, p. 169-178 (in Greek).

Travel time to work under the prism of the recent case-law of the European Court of Justice, Business & Company Law 2017, p. 344-351 (in Greek).

United Kingdom: Recent case-law on the criminal liability of the members of the management board of companies in the event of collective dismissals, Commercial Law Review, January-March 2016, p. 234-237.

Reforms in Greek Labour and Social Security Law, as Responses to the Financial Crisis, p. 109 – 123, in Martin Stefko et al. (eds.) Labour and Social Security Law at the Crossroads: Focused on International Law Standards and Social Reforms (Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Law 2016) (in collaboration with colleagues Dimitris Papadimitriou and Anna Tsetoura).

Legal Certainty and Transfer of Undertakings, Labour Law Review 2013, p. 601-618 (in Greek).

The jurisprudential development of the conditions regarding the unilaterally imposed by the employer job on rotation working scheme by reference to the decision no. 173/2013 of the Court of First Instance of Thebes, Chronicles of Private Law 2013, p. 453 et seq. (in Greek).

The Bribery Act 2010, Commercial Law Review, April-June 2010, p. 517 et seq. (in Greek).

The effects of Viking and Laval judgments on the fundamental economic freedoms and the collective labour rights at the European level, Labor Legislation Bulletin 1-15 October 2009, vol. 1545, p. 1105-1114 (in Greek).

Harmonisation issues arising from the Directive 2007/36, Commercial Law Review, April-June 2009 vol. 2, p. 491-492 (in Greek).

2009: Implementation year for Companies Act 2006, Commercial Law Review, January-March 2009 vol. 1, p. 198-200 (in Greek).

Commentary on Power Builders (Surrey) Ltd Case [All ER (D) 319 (Oct), Court Chancery Division], Judge J. Lewison, Commercial Law Review, October- December 2008 vol. 4, p. 942-944 (in Greek).

Regulatory Enforcement and Sanction Act (RES Act), Commercial Law Review, July-September 2008 vol. 3, p. 722-723 (in Greek).

3. Comments and Notes on Greek case-law

Analytical Commentary on Greek Supreme Court decision no. 493/2016 entitled: «The conciliation of employees’ rights», Chronicles of Private Law 2013, p. 299 et seq. (in Greek).

Commentary on decision no. 2259/2012 of the Greek Council of State on issues relating to part-time work, Business & Company Law 2013, p. 837 et seq. (in Greek).

Commentary on decision no. 31/2013 of the Greek Supreme Court with title «economic and technical reasons for dismissals and abuse of the right to dismiss», Business & Company Law 2013, p. 409 et seq. (in Greek).

Commentary note on decision no. 280/2007 regarding the evaluation of abusiveness of the termination of employment contract by the employer, Chronicles of Private Law 2007, p. 759 et seq. (in Greek).

Commentary note on decision no. 241/2007 of the Greek Supreme Court regarding the equal treatment in the event of termination of labour contract, Chronicles of Private Law 2007, p. 654 et seq. (in Greek).

Commentary note on decision no. 275/2006 on the succession of collective employment agreements, Chronicles of Private Law 2007, p. 459 et seq. (in Greek).

Commentary note on decision no. 1901/2006 of the Greek Supreme Court in relation to equal treatment, Chronicles of Private Law 2007, p. 374 et seq. (in Greek).

Commentary note on decision no. 1697/2006 of the Greek Supreme Court on compensation due to labour accident, Chronicles of Private Law 2007, p. 263-264. (in Greek).

Commentary on decision no. 1625/2006 of the Greek Supreme Court on maritime labour accident, Chronicles of Private Law 2007, p. 79-81. (in Greek).

Commentary on decision no. 26/2006 of the Greek Supreme Court (in plenary session) regarding the contractual freedom and employees’ protection, Chronicles of Private Law 2007, p. 162-164. (in Greek).

ANCILLARY ACTIVITIES

1. Frequent participation to International and European Labour Law conferences, on behalf of the Greek Society for Labour and Social Security Law:

  • International Society for Labour and Social Security Law, XXII World Congress Torino 2018: “Transformations of Work: challenges for the National Systems of Labour Law and Social Security”, 4-6 September 2018.
  • International Society for Labour and Social Security Law, European Regional Congress XII: Prague (Czech Republic), 20-22 September 2017 (presented paper on “Stress at Work” at the Young Scholars Session).
  • International Society for Labour and Social Security Law, Venice Seminar 2017 (presented paper on “the social aspect of globalisation”).
  • International Society for Labour and Social Security Law, European Congress, Dublin, 17-19 September 2014 (presented paper on “recent changes in Greek Individual and Collective Labour Law, during crisis” at the Young Scholars Session).

2. Participation to the following annual Conferences of the European Centre of Expertise (ECE):

  • Annual Conference 2018: Perspectives of collective rights in Europe, held in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Annual Conference 2017: The Personal Scope of Labour Law in Times of Atypical Employment and Digitalisation, held in Frankfurt, Germany.

3. Frequent participation to the scientific meetings and annual conferences of Greek Society of Labour and Social Security Law, in which he has indicatively presented the following:

- “The working time in telework”, web seminar organised by the Greek Society for Labour and Social Security Law, May 2020.

- “The extent of prohibition of dismissals within the context of urgent measures adopted in response to coronavirus by the Greek government”, web seminar organised by the Greek Society for Labour and Social Security Law, April 2020.

- «Analysis of the changes effected to part-time work by law 4635/2019 », February 2020, scientific event organised by the Greek Society for Labour and Social Security Law.

- “The changes to Individual labour law effected by law 4635/2019”, November 2019, scientific event organised by the Greek Society for Labour and Social Security Law.

- “The abusive exercise of employees’ rights”, Panhellenic congress 2017.

- “Working Time in the Digital Era”, Panhellenic congress 2017.

- “Contemporary developments on the regime of collective dismissals”, special scientific conference held in 2017.

- “The Right to Strike”, Panhellenic congress 2016.

- “The effects of Viking and Laval judgments on the fundamental economic freedoms and the collective labour rights at the European level”, scientific meeting held in 2009.

Honours and awards

2007-2012:                    

Awarded a Scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation for my Magister Juris, as well as MPhil and DPhil studies.

2007-2008:                    

Granting of the Graduate Assistance Fund Award (5,000 GBP) by the Law Faculty of the University of Oxford.

2002-2005:       

Scholarship of the Institution ‘A. Papadakis’ granted for University studies, after a panhellenic competition.

1995-2001:                    

Distinctions of Excellency awarded by the Ministry of National Education for excellent performance during my high school studies and for ranking first among fellow students.

Professional Experience:

  • Attorney-at-law before the Supreme Court of Greece registered with the Athens Bar Association.
  • Non-practising Solicitor of England and Wales.
  • Provision of advice in various complex and challenging labour law issues, such as the following: major privatization schemes, legal due diligence in transfer of business and shares, provision of labour law advice in cross-border mergers.