PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM > Nicosia, Cyprus > Firm Profile
PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM Offices
9 LAMPOUSA STREET
PO BOX 25307
PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM > The Legal 500 RankingsPYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM fields a ‘technically competent and a very responsive team’, which is skilled in M&A, commercial sales and investment transactions. In addition, the group advises on a diverse range of compliance issues and intellectual property matters, such as IP tax planning and IP litigation. Melina Pyrgou, Demetris Vakis and recently promoted senior manager Georgia Papa co-head the department, which garners praise for its ‘ability to provide tailor-made solutions’.
‘Individuals are courteous, yet professional and always available to discuss and provide solutions. Managing partners are well-versed in aspects of Cypriot corporate legal affairs, so that they provide options to clients.’
‘The firm is managed by two very experienced partners, who possess the right knowledge to assist with our requirements. They employ a good number of knowledgeable legal associates who undertake the implementation of a project. Their prompt feedback and continuous dedication to our projects have invoked a great sense of comfort to the management team of our firm, who without hesitation recommend the firm for new work. Melina Pyrgou – very well structured thinking process, with clear opinions. Demetris Vakis – excellent management skills for completing a project.‘
‘We have worked with Georgia Papa and Evelyn Ioannou who were always in touch and available for a negotiation/ discussion and who showed great knowledge of law and current business practices.’
‘We cooperate with Pyrgou on various corporate matters for our clients. Their service is professional and reliable.’
‘All members of staff are knowledgeable, experienced and highly qualified in their areas of expertise. The leading partners do not miss an opportunity to have all members of staff trained in various aspects of law. The driving force of Pyrgou Vakis is Ms Melina Pyrgou and Mr Demetris Vakis.’
‘The whole team I work with – Georgia, Evelyn, Melina, Maria make us feel welcome. I have the feeling I have known them all for a very long time. It is a pleasure to work with them. If it is needed they work above their schedule and timetable.’
‘Partners here respond at any time anywhere. There is always a response or statement regarding your case. Always calm and no panic responses enable me to focus on my business. Both partners are exceptional. Mr Vakis is able to respond and to resolve issues at all times in a friendly intelligent and logical manner.’
‘Professional team carrying out work to high standards of quality. Prompt responses with the approach to solve issues in an efficient manner.’
- Advised one of the largest banks in Cyprus on corporate, commercial and financial matters in relation to amending the facilities agreement already entered into with one of its clients as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The value deal was circa €211m.
- Acted as the legal adviser on Cyprus matters for a big player in the energy sector in relation to the financing of the repayment of SEK 500m senior secured fixed rate bonds and advised the client on corporate, commercial, and financial matters relating to the transaction.
- Advised a longstanding client on a large-scale investment project relating to the development, construction and operation of a wind farm operated by the client’s subsidiary, a company registered in Finland. The value deal was €36.8m.
Cyprus > Banking and finance Tier 4PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM's work portfolio includes debt restructurings, project finance transactions and banking litigation. In addition to undertaking domestic mandates, it advises various national and international companies on a broad array of cross-border matters. The department heads are Melina Pyrgou, Demetris Vakis and Georgia Papa.
‘Approachable, reachable, professional, quality product, timely deliverable, reasonable pricing. Always available, pleasant, delivers on time, professional, high technical competence.’
- Advised one of the largest banks in Cyprus on corporate, commercial and financial matters in relation to amending the facilities agreement already entered into with one of its clients as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The deal value was €211m.
- Acted as the legal advisor relating to Cyprus matters for a big player in the energy sector in relation to financing the repayment of SEK 500m senior secured fixed rate bonds and advised the client on corporate, commercial, and financial matters relating to the transaction.
- Advised a longstanding client on a large-scale investment project relating to the development, construction and operation of a wind farm operated by the client’s subsidiary, a company registered in Finland. The deal value was €36.8m.
Cyprus > Dispute resolution Tier 4PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM's workload covers the full spectrum of civil litigation. Its team's wide experience encompasses areas such as banking and finance disputes, as well as contractual claims, tort and administrative law cases. In addition, it is adept at advising on injunctions and interim relief orders, as well as the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. Despo Andreou, Demetris Vakis and Nota Pelekanou jointly lead the department.
‘Mr Vakis’ strengths are his experience in the field, he understands our company needs and he is always available to communicate, to advise and find the best solutions for our company.’
‘Lawyers are always on time, they are aware of the industry and they give us appropriate advice/support to our related legal cases. Nota Pelecanou is very helpful and kind. Her efficiency is excellent!’
‘The most important of all is the people. They are available to solve any problems. They are always well prepared.’
‘The impeccable record of Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm demonstrates that both the legal and their back office support team operate properly, thus making the business more fluid, more fruitful and efficient, thus offering their customers an excellent service. Their dedication to providing a quality service is also demonstrated by their compliance with the ISO9001:2015 Quality Management standard which they hold for several years now. All members of staff are knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to their work, but what drives the firm are the leading partners Ms Despo Andreou and Mr Demetris Vakis.’
‘We have worked with Pyrgou Vakis LLC for many years. Pyrgou Vakis LLC has always represented our firm in the most professional manner. Their 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 exhibit great skill and knowledge with a friendly, direct approach.’
‘Our firm cooperates on an almost daily basis with various lawyers of Pyrgou Vakis LLC, depending on the subject matter. All lawyers are distinguished by professionalism, hard work, high integrity, efficiency, skills with a friendly direct approach. Pyrgou Vakis LLC partners 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.’
- Acted in various types of litigation initiated on behalf of a bank, as well as defending the bank, involving loans, immovable and movable property, as well as other interim procedures.
- Advising on receivership – interim applications (writs of delivery, writs of possession, certiorari and contempt proceedings) on behalf of a client.
- Provided legal advice to a client and issued an interim order in relation to an employee over breach of data protection policy of the company and stealing of sensitive information.
PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM > Firm Profile
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.
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|Banking and finance|
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|Data protection services|
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|Wills and estates|
OtherContacts : Melina Pyrgou: firstname.lastname@example.org Contacts : Demetris Vakis: email@example.com Contacts : Despo Andreou: firstname.lastname@example.org Other offices : Limassol
Press Releases3rd November 2016
Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm now operates under 2 offices, Nicosia and Limassol.
3rd November 2016
Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm acquires updated certification from IQNet and achieves ISO9001:2015 Certification