Michael Tamvakologos is a partner in the International Labour & Employment practice of Seyfarth Shaw Australia.
Michael's practice includes both advisory and litigation work. Michael is valued by clients for his "exceptional service, outstanding quality and well-developed ability to make the complex simple": Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014.
Michael advises clients concerning all facets of industrial and employment law, including executive recruitment, remuneration and termination issues; bargaining, industrial action, industrial disputation, and breach of enterprise agreement claims; application for approval of enterprise agreements (including appearing in contested hearings); outsourcing and transfer of business; general protections and discrimination matters; breach of contract, wrongful and unfair dismissal, restraint of trade and unfair dismissal claims; and claims relying on the Australian Consumer Law. Michael's expertise is recognised in the Australian Financial Review list of Best Lawyers in Australia 2013, The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 rankings, and he is also described as "particularly highly regarded for employment and industrial litigation" in Chambers Asia Pacific, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Michael is also recognised in the leading Victorian Employment and Industrial Lawyers section of Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2011 and 2012.
Michael recently completed Executive Education courses in leadership and strategy at Harvard University in Boston.