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A.L.F.A. (Associated Legal & Fiscal Advisors) is well-known for its financial services expertise and additionally handles employment, securities, real estate and data protection-related matters. High-profile partner Mireille Chauvet recently acted for the lenders on a €119.5m refinancing. Jean-Pierre Campana is another noted figure in the market.

CMS Pasquier Ciulla & Marquet, created in 2017 through CMS’ tie-up with leading local firm PCM Avocats, impresses with ‘strong sector coverage’. Considered by clients as the ‘most diverse law firm in Monaco’, it handles a broad mix of transactional, regulatory and contentious matters. Managing partner Olivier Marquet is the key contact for banking, finance and M&A and enjoys strong relationships with financial institutions; he advised the lenders on a €60m real estate financing. Sophie Marquet is recommended for employment and real estate work.

Under the leadership of transactional specialist Remi Delforge, respected business law firm DL Corporate & Regulatory packs a punch in banking and corporate matters. A referral favourite, particularly among UK and US-based law firms, it recently acted alongside a major global firm to advise a domestic bank on the restructuring of its private banking business in Europe.

Donald Manasse Law Offices’ broad corporate and commercial practice spans contract law, securities, regulatory issues, dispute resolution and IP. ‘Top-notch’ founding partner Donald Manasse enjoys a strong profile both locally and internationally and is qualified to practise in the US and France. The ‘proactive and effective’ group also includes Julien Emonnot, who continues to advise Tiger Stores France on all aspects of its roll-out through southern France.

Ince & Co distinguishes itself through its ‘quick response times’ and ‘to-the-point advice’; its focus on shipping and commodities work also sets it apart from its more generalist competitors. ‘Commercial and practical’ office managing partner Ian Cranston is ‘always willing to go the extra mile’ and is currently advising on several high-value shipping disputes. Senior associate Marco Crusafio is also recommended.

Experienced and knowledgeableLaw Offices of Jean-Charles S. Gardetto strikes the right note with its ‘robust local law capability framed within an international legal context’. In particular, Jean-Charles Gardetto finds favour for his broad combination of transactional and contentious experience, which ensures he is ‘near the top of the list for foreign referrals’.

Tempest Legal Services advises financial industry clients on a wide range of non-contentious matters including incorporations, M&A and regulatory issues. UK-qualified William Easun is widely recognised as a market leader in commercial law matters.

Entrenched in the local market’, Monégasque firm Zabaldano Avocat Defenseur enjoys a strong reputation for its litigation expertise. It is also increasingly involved in headline transactional matters and recently advised a Monaco-headquartered company on a €135m global financing. Arnaud Zabaldano heads the group.

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