Firm Profile > PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM > Nicosia, Cyprus

PO BOX 25307

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM focuses on share purchases, loan agreements, debt restructuring, and mergers, usually for clients in the banking and finance sector. Melina Pyrgou, Demetris Vakis, and Georgia Papa, who is praised for her ‘experience and a strong understanding of the issues’, jointly head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Melina Pyrgou; Demetris Vakis; Georgia Papa


‘I worked with Pyrgou Vakis on a complicated restructuring deal of our client where Cypriot law was involved. Without needing any long explanation, their M&A team understood the deal, what the client wants to achieve and how to achieve it.’ 

‘Georgia Papa has experience and a strong understanding of the issues. There was never a need to explain something in detail. She always got the point and provided a solution.’

‘People from Pyrgou Vakis are all professionals who are flexible, friendly, helpful and patient.’

‘The team is comprised of great individuals that have immense knowledge in their field of practice.’ 

‘We have worked with Demetris Vakis and Despo Andreou, who have both been next to us in any time of need and are proactive in many matters. They are both top professionals in the field, always on time, have shown amazing knowledge in what they do.’ 

‘Their practice is unique in every single way making the client feel protected and supported at all times. Partners and lawyers are friendly and at hand making the client feel important and looked after.’ 

‘The firm’s friendship, courtesy, knowledge and honesty have become very important to us during our day to day cooperation. Pyrgou Vakis LLC is a Law Firm with a rare combination: they consistently exhibit great skill and knowledge with a friendly, direct approach. Their staff are always personable and of high integrity.

Banking and finance Tier 4

Debt restructuring, loan agreements, and banking litigation are among PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM’s key areas of strength in banking and finance. Acting for both local and international clients, the practice ‘is distinguished from other firms, through the fact that it listens, analyses and come forward with solutions’ on multi-jurisdictional, oftentimes complex banking matters. Melina Pyrgou, Demetris Vakis, and Georgia Papa are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Melina Pyrgou; Demetris Vakis; Georgia Papa


‘Pyrgou Vakis LLC is distinguished from other firms, through the fact that they listen, analyse and come forward with solutions. Their service is personalized and sincere.’ 

‘Pyrgou Vakis LLC’s ethics are of the highest standards. Their friendship, courtesy, knowledge and honesty have become very important to us during our day to day cooperation. Pyrgou Vakis LLC is a Law Firm with a rare combination: they consistently exhibits great skill and knowledge with a friendly, direct approach. Their staff are always personable and of high integrity.’ 

‘All lawyers are distinguished by professionalism, hard work, high integrity, efficiency, skills with a friendly direct approach. Pyrgou Vakis LLC partners, Pyrgou Melina, Vakis Demetris and Andreou Despo, as well as their associates Papa Georgia and Charalambous Stavros always strive to provide us with their services in a timely manner, with professionalism on any legal matter depending on their field of specialisation/expertise.’ 

Dispute resolution Tier 5

Though it is instructed in civil litigation matters, the ‘strong and supportive’ team at PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM is particularly adept at acting for clients in financial disputes. Practice heads Despo Andreou and Demetris Vakis are the names to note.

Practice head(s):

Despo Andreou; Demetris Vakis


‘Demetris Vakis and Stavros Charalambous are both exceptional professionals in their fields and have made us feel that we are in safe hands during this time.’

‘Pyrgou Vakis LLC have a very strong and supportive team that is always available to the client.’ 

‘Demetris Vakis and Nota Pelekanos always work together and provide the ideal legal team supporting me and my company at all times. What makes them different from other law firms is that they are always available to help, support, and reassure the client while making me feel special and protected.’

Key clients

Bank of Cyprus Public Co Ltd

Airtrans Group Ltd


Abacus Limited

Societe Generale Bank– Cyprus Limited

Marinopoulos Coffee Company Cyprus Ltd

CCHQ Services Limited

A.I Motokinisi Limited

Zeton Investments Ltd

T.C.N. Holding Company

High Q Consulting Ltd

The firm: Pyrgou Vakis LLC is an established law firm in Cyprus with an impeccable track record linked to uncompromising professional standards. Its clients range from small local companies to multinational organisations who rely on it for first-class legal guidance related to Cyprus, including cross-border activities: offering services from its offices in Nicosia and Limassol; broad expertise to cover the needs of its corporate and individual clients; extensive international network of corresponding firms; member of EuropeFides, an accounting, audit, tax and legal association; member of Telfa Trans-European Law Firms Alliance; awarded with ISO9001:2015 and IQNet certifications; listed in Global Law Experts 2015-Awards Winner; listed in The Law Reviews 2016 – Expert Panel; listed in The Legal 500 (EMEA) 2016 and 2017.

Client-centered,result-oriented: Every client and every case is different. The firm offers collective expertise of a team of approachable and resourceful professionals with the necessary experience to resolve challenging, complex legal issues. With an eye on the big picture and attention to detail, it aims for the most favourable outcome that serves its clients’ purposes. The firm’s assigned lawyers will take the time to listen to clients at length and consult the team as necessary; to record the facts and make a sound and objective professional assessment; to analyse, present and explain all the options to them; to recommend the most favourable course of action for each case individually; to manage the risks; to deliver the agreed services on time.

Lawyers on their team: The firm is always proud to introduce its talented and competent team of lawyers who have the knowledge, drive and work ethic that define the firm. Their diverse backgrounds, skills, and insights enable them to always act in their clients’ best interest.

Dynamic support: Whether liaising with clients or working behind the scenes, the firm’s multilingual administrators and management professionals provide the hands-on day-to-day support that allows them to perform efficiently and effectively.

Areas of practice: The firm’s clients benefit from its expertise of its versed and versatile members. By keeping abreast of current issues and exploring further challenges, they are well positioned to understand their concerns. A thorough analysis of all available options is the key to its service approach; advertising and marketing; banking law; commercial law; constitutional law; corporate law; employment law; environmental law; family law; immigration law; intellectual property; labelling; property law; trusts; wills and estates; company administration in Cyprus and other jurisdictions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Advertising and marketing
Banking and finance
Company administration and compliance
Data protection services
Employment law
Environmental law
Family law
Immigration law
Intellectual property law
Legal services
Property law
Real estate services
Wills and estates
Contacts : Melina Pyrgou:
Contacts : Demetris Vakis:
Contacts : Despo Andreou:
Other offices : Limassol

Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm opens office in Limassol city

Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm now operates under 2 offices, Nicosia and Limassol.

Pyrgou Vakis acquires IQNet and ISO9001:2015 certifications

Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm acquires updated certification from IQNet and achieves ISO9001:2015 Certification