July 13, 2023

Melina Pyrgou: Working to make the world a better place

Melina Pyrgou, Managing Director of the Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm, talks about gender inequality and the rapidly changing legal environment in a country reeling from widely held perceptions of corruption. The topics might sound gloomy but her views are anything but pessimistic.
August 8, 2018

Interview: The reality of the Cyprus Legal system-before and after qualification-Georgia Papa-Gold Mag-August 2018

How does the reality of the Cyprus legal system compare to what you imagined before you qualified as a lawyer?

The idea that many undergraduate law students have as to Cyprus’ legal system, except for some students who gained some legal experience due to summer internships, is to say the least erroneous. ,.
August 7, 2018

Interview: Main problems faced by the Legal profession in Cyprus-Melina Pyrgou-Gold Magazine-August 2018

The traditional model of services (offshore/shell companies) provided to clients appears to be dying. What does the future entail for firms that provide services to international clients? What should be our model?

Times are changing and regulation is becoming tougher in an effort by governments to clamp down on money-laundering which now includes all predicate offences, including tax evasion.
July 7, 2018

Interview: Women Entrepreneurs in Law-Melina Pyrgou-InBusiness Mag. – July 2018

Το επάγγελμα του δικηγόρου είναι απαιτητικό και οι προκλήσεις πολλές. Η βιωσιμότητα των πολύ μικρών γραφείων είναι αμφίβολη ενόψη των αυξημένων απαιτήσεων σε θέματα συμμόρφωσης και ανάγκης για αναβάθμιση και χρήση της τεχνολογίας τόσο για τη μεγιστοποίηση της αποδοτικότητας όσο και για μείωση των κινδύνων κυβερνοεπιθέσεων.
January 7, 2018

Interview: GDPR-Melina Pyrgou-Eurokerdos -Jan 2018

Εξαιτίας του κανονισμού GDPR οι επιχειρήσεις ανά την Ε.Ε. έχουν ήδη αρχίσει να πραγματοποιούν θεμελιώδεις αλλαγές όσον αφορά την πλήρη εναρμόνιση τους με τον ευρωπαϊκό κανονισμό. Μέσα από τις ερωτήσεις που ακολουθούν η Μελίνα Πύργου, Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος του Δικηγορικού Γραφείου «Πύργου Βάκης», μας δίνει περισσότερες πληροφορίες για την υποχρέωση συμμόρφωσης, τη νέα τάξη πραγμάτων και πως το GDPR επηρεάζει τον κόσμο των επιχειρήσεων.
August 2, 2017

Interview: GDPR – Stavros Charalambous – Gold Magazine- Aug2017

Stavros Charalambous joined Pyrgou Vakis LLC in 2015 and he is part of the Litigation team in Nicosia office. He is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association. He mainly deals with litigation, IP and Personal Data. Stavros undertook professional training in GDPR fields and shortly he will receive his Certification as a Certified DPO.
June 7, 2016

Interview: Doing Business Report-Melina Pyrgou-Gold Magazine 2016

Doing Business is a report that is compiled from a survey. The survey takes certain criteria into account and the results are taken together to compile the listing. We have a very low ranking in some of these criteria, like enforcement of contracts and I assume that this brings down our overall ranking. The report analyses the methodology and the factors taken into consideration.