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Gordon S. Blair has a wide-ranging experience in representing public and private companies, investment banks, private equity firms, family offices and entrepreneurs in corporate law matters and M&A transactions.

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

CMS Pasquier Ciulla Marquet Pastor Svara & Gazo

Leveraging a size and scale unrivalled in the Monaco market, CMS Pasquier Ciulla Marquet Pastor Svara & Gazo is equipped to handle a broad range of service lines, with specialist offerings in banking, business law, and real estate, among others. Olivier Marquet heads the banking group and brings to bear over 18 years of experience in representing local and international banks and foreign institutions. Sophie Marquet anchors the employment and real estate groups where, as an Avocat Défenseur, she is well positioned to handle contentious work alongside transactions. Rounding out the senior partners is business law head Stephan Pastor, who handles an array of compliance, corporate, M&A and tax-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Sophie Marquet; Olivier Marquet; Stephan Pastor

Other key lawyers:

Emeline Elbaz-Mondeux; Daniel Goldenbaum


‘We value our excellent relationship with Sophie Marquet. It is an outstanding practice and maybe the best in class in Monaco with regards to HR law. The firm possesses an excellent track record for legal proceedings.’

‘CMS Monaco provided employment law advice that is specific to Monaco and it followed up with us closely on the progression of our case. The team was available at short notice to discuss the development of issues as they arose.’

‘We worked with Sophie Marquet and Sophia Bernardi, who were both very professional and prompt with all their communications.’

Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. Gardetto

A fixture of the Monaco market for over 30 years, Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. Gardetto counts a diverse mix of local and international companies among its key clients. With experience across a wide range of advisory and contentious matters, the business law group fields prominent offerings in financial services, commercial law and cross-border litigation. Considered by many as a dean of the Monaco bar, high-profile managing partner Jean-Charles Gardetto is highly regarded for his broad corporate and commercial expertise, which encompasses business transactions, banking and finance issues, and dispute resolution, among other work. Senior associate Djendel Yassen provides support.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Charles Gardetto; Djendel Yassen


Demonstrating a strong orientation towards contentious work, ZABALDANO AVOCATS is distinguished by its expertise in dispute resolution, as well as advisory services spanning corporate, commercial, civil and criminal law. Firm founder Arnaud Zabaldano is a seasoned litigator with an emphasis on handling corporate and commercial disputes on behalf of international clients — he also has significant experience in criminal cases. Also noted are counsels Nicolas Robert, who co-heads the corporate and commercial litigation practice alongside Zabaldano, and Valérie Mufraggi, who focuses on employment law.

Practice head(s):

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


Among BERGONZI LAW FIRM’s strong suits, the firm houses a thriving banking regulation practice, which specialises in advising on EU regulations applicable in Monaco. Other key areas of activity include commercial contracts, employment law and dispute resolution. Sophie Petit steers the corporate and commercial department and is noted for her broad focus, encompassing contracts, construction, banking, IP, and employment-related matters. Firm founder Régis Bergonzi is recommended for his experience in banking and criminal law.

Practice head(s):

Sophie Petit

Other key lawyers:

Régis Bergonzi