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Commercial, corporate and M&A - Law firms in Monaco

CMS Pasquier Ciulla Marquet Pastor Svara & Gazo

The team at CMS Pasquier Ciulla Marquet Pastor Svara & Gazo is able to provide a full spread of legal and judicial services to local and international businesses from a variety of sectors including banks and financial institutions, real estate and construction companies, hospitality, luxury, yachting, oil and gas. Stephan Pastor has taken the full lead of the firm's Monegasque business law practice; Olivier Marquet is recognised for his expertise in banking and finance; Sophie Marquet advises global companies on cross-border employment issues. The firm has also recently set up a dedicated tax and criminal law practice.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Marquet; Sophie Marquet; Stephan Pastor

Other key lawyers:

Christine Pasquier-Ciulla; Raphaëlle Svara; Emeline Elbaz Mondeux; Jonathan Mareschal; Anne-Fleur Wagler; Coralie Trudon; Daniel Goldenbaum


‘For Monaco I felt I was dealing with a young and dynamic team. Always willing to assist.’

‘All three team members – from most senior to the associate – have been helpful on different aspects of our issues and problems – Stephan Pastor, Emeline Elbaz Mondeux and Jonathan Mareschal. They complement each other in the different nuances required.’

‘The one and only full service law firm in Monaco with an international network. If you are used to professional law firms with a client oriented approach, there is no alternative to CMS in the jurisdiction. The quality of the individual lawyers, the degree of specialisation in the different fields, the processes – everything worthy of a first tier firm in London or New York.’

‘Olivier Marquet  is the paramount choice for commercial law. Olivier has been advising our firm for years, his strategic thinking and his legal abstraction capabilities helped us to find the most efficient structures and to solve many legal conflicts in and out of court.

‘Christine Pasquier-Ciula is THE expert in international family law in Monaco. After many years of an intense divorce struggle with another law firm, she solved all issues with an entirely different legal approach.’

‘Sophie Marquet has advised us in many Monaco real estate transactions, her diligence has helped us avoid important pitfalls and saved us from unjustified claims. Her standing with important industry players opens the door for direct talks and rapid solutions.’

‘The firm sticks to deadlines and presents its work in a clear logical manner. The advice is crystal clear. They are well connected to the Governmental Institutions which is important for up to date information and clarification on thorny issues. We’re operating in a multi-lingual environment and so they have the right people with excellent written and oral skills in a variety of languages. This is important. ’

‘Stephan Pastor is excellent in all Monegasque matters contentious including regulatory matters or non-contentious – a safe pair of hands. Anne-Fleur Wagler is outstanding in all things data privacy and protection. Coralie Trudon is brilliant on constitutional and corporate governance matters. Daniel Goldenbaum is solid in contractual matters ’

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Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. Gardetto

The practice at Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. Gardetto assists local and international clients with commercial (contracts, construction, real estate, and guarantees), company, banking and finance, employment intellectual property and international private law matters. Led by Jean-Charles Gardetto, the team's recent caseload includes advice to French and Swiss banks.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Charles Gardetto


‘Quick, clear advice.’

‘Jean Charles Gardetto – simply excellent!’

‘Gardetto is the foremost and most well-established law practice in Monaco. It has great experience in all areas of legal practice and is recognised by the local judiciary and authorities as a foremost practice. Jean-Charles Gardetto is regarded as one of, if not, the leading lawyers in Monaco.’

‘Jean- Charles Gardetto is probably the foremost lawyer in Monaco. He is is supported by a very able team.’

‘This firm is progressive and aggressive.’

‘Mr Gardetto is US educated and provides the type of services that we expect.’

‘True Monegasques lawyers admitted to practice, they offer a wide range of legal & tax services for corporates especially in commercial matters, financial, banking, corporate tax, residence, international private law related to inheritance and divorce, as well as real estate. ’

Etude Régis Bergonzi

The team at Etude Régis Bergonzi has recently handled contentious work for clients involved in the banking, sports and professional services sectors. Régis Bergonzi and Sophie Petit head the team.

Practice head(s):

Régis Bergonzi; Sophie Petit


The team at ZABALDANO AVOCATS is experienced in civil and criminal litigation. Arnaud Zabaldano leads and oversees all matters within the law office. Senior associate Nicolas Robert leads the corporate, commercial and M&A practice, he regularly offers consulting services and intervenes in civil litigation. Cécile Peltier-Gauci is a key name for work in the real estate and construction space.

Practice head(s):

Arnaud Zabaldano; Valerie Zoccola; Cecile Peltier Gauci; Sophie Couturier; Nicolas Robert; Valerie Mufraggi; Arnaud Cheynut