Mr. Melas is the Founder and Director of the firm Costas Melas & Associates LLC. With an experience of over 35 years, he is a well known and respected persona of the law society. With a continuous involvement in a range of cases, his expertise touches upon all fields of law. He held a number of positions in the Cyprus bar Association, and is an active member of the International Association of Human Rights. His knowledge and professionalism have established him as one of the most successful lawyers in Cyprus.
Bachelor Degree – Athens University,
Degree in Criminology (Chicago – USA)
He is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 1974,
He has held the position of the Secretary and then Vice President of Limassol Bar Association (1984 – 1990)
He has held the position of General Secretary of the Cyprus Bar Association (1990 – 1993),
He has held the position of the President of the Legislation Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association (1990 – 1993),
He has held the position of the General Secretary of the International Association of Human Rights in Cyprus since 1988,
He has held the position of the Vice President of the Human Rights Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association (1990 – 1993),
Mr. Melas has also held the position of the President of Cyprus Amateur Football Association (1990 – 1994),
In 2001, he was nominated by the Cyprus Government for the position of the Judge at the European Court of Human Rights,
He is a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association and he has participated in various activities, international conferences and Seminars of Human Rights.
He is assigned by the Cyprus Government to act as an arbitrator in various disputes.
He presented various legal issues in many international and local conferences and seminars and he has written various legal articles of general interest regarding between others the Human Rights. His articles have been presented in legal publications and in the press in Cyprus and in Greece.
His areas of interest extents in a variety of cases covering all aspects of law. Especially he deals with:
- Banking Law & Finance
- Commercial Law
- Company Disputes – Liquidation of Companies
- Medical negligence
- Law of Torts
- Family Law
- Civil Litigation