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Melina Pyrgou

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Partner - Managing Director of Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm


Melina Pyrgou has been a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 1992. She worked initially as an associate at three firms and thereafter became partner. She then joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as Director of Legal Services, and in 2008 established Pyrgou Law firm. In 2014 Pyrgou Law Firm was renamed Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm, after a partnership between Melina Pyrgou, Demetris Vakis and Despo Andreou. Melina studied law and sociology at the University of Keele in the United Kingdom. She was then called to the Bar of England and Wales and the Cyprus Bar. After earning a scholarship from the Swiss Confederation, she expanded her expertise by studying environmental law at the University of Geneva for a year. Melina is fluent in Greek, English and French.


Greek - Native English - 5 (scale 1-5) French - 4 (scale 1-5) Russian - 1 (scale 1-5


Cyprus Bar Association International Tax Planning Association Other: • 2016 – to date – President of EuropeFides Association (audit, tax and legal) • 2013 – Member of the Ministerial Committee for the Reform of the Office of the Registrar of Companies. • 2011 – EuropeFides Board member • 2011 – Vice-Chairman Cyprus – Czech Business Association • 2011 – Board Member of Cyprus-Canada Business Association • 2003-6 - Board Member and Secretary of the Council of the Cyprus Bar Association • 2003-6 - Representative of the Cyprus Bar Association and Information Officer at the Council of the European Bar Associations CCBE and active member of the training committee. • Founding Member and Member of the Board of the Cyprus Environmental Law Association • Vice – Chairman of the Subcommittee of the Environment of the Cyprus Bar Association • Member of the Board of the European Environmental Law Association • Member of the Board of the Cyprus-Russian Business Association • Member of the Cyprus-China Business Association • Member of the Cyprus-UK Business Association • Member of the Hellenic Environmental Law Association • Member of the International Tax Planning Association


Institution: University of Geneva, Switzerland (Scholarship offered by the Swiss Confederation) Date: 1994-1995 Degree: Diploma in Environmental Law Institution: Holborn Law Tutors, London United Kingdom Date: 1990-1991 Degree: Preparation for the final examinations of the Bar Council of England and Wales Institution: University of Keele, Staffordshire, United Kingdom Date: 1987 - 1990 Degree: Bachelor of Social Science in Law and Sociology (2.2) Institution: The English School, Date: 1981 - 1987 Institution: The Junior School, Nicosia Date: 1974 - 1981


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Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

At PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM, highlights included advising a bank on a major debt restructuring. Melina Pyrgou and Demetris Vakis are the names to note.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The team at PYRGOU VAKIS LAW FIRM ‘stays on top of things’ and is regularly involved in domestic and cross-border transactions. The ‘experienced’ Demetris Vakis and Melina Pyrgou are well regarded. Senior associate Georgia Papa is ‘knowledgeable’.

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