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A.L.F.A. (Associated Legal & Fiscal Advisors), noted by sources as 'a serious specialist in corporate and commercial transactions’, handles a wide range of banking, insurance and real estate matters, with particular expertise in cross-border deals. Finance expert Mireille Chauvet has a strong profile for international work. Jean-Pierre Campana is also recommended.

The ‘very strong’ team at CMS Pasquier Ciulla Marquet & Pastor is highly regarded for banking, finance and real estate matters. Highlights included key contact Olivier Marquet advising a major global bank on a high-value asset sale. Stephan Pastor, who was recently promoted to partner, has a solid record in civil, commercial and criminal litigation.

DL Corporate & Regulatory excels in the financial services, with strong skill sets in both transactional and regulatory issues. It is also well known for its broad commercial practice, which spans media and technology law. Remi Delforge, who has strong referral relationships with global law firms, is a high-profile name.

Donald Manasse Law Offices handles a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial issues but is particularly well versed in banking, tax, real estate and commercial litigation. Founding partner Donald Manasse is ‘very professional and proactive’ and counts corporations, banks, financial services providers and families among his clients.

In line with the firm’s global strength, Ince’s Monaco office has a strong emphasis on maritime law, with sources stating it ‘excels in all things shipping’. The team is comprised of ‘first-class shipping experts’ including: office head Ian Cranston; global head of yachts Andrew Charlier, who relocated to Monaco from Paris in July 2018; and newly made-up partner Marco Crusafio. Representative clients include shipowners, charterers, insurers and traders.

‘Responsive and knowledgeable’, Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. Gardetto strikes a balance between transactional and contentious matters, with its international experience finding favour with clients. The ‘dynamic and well-connected’ Jean-Charles Gardetto is highly regarded for foreign investment issues and commercial litigation.

Tempest Legal Services advises entrepreneurs and corporate clients on a range of company incorporation, regulatory, M&A, restructuring and day-to-day support matters. Corporate finance specialist Nathalie Tanzi is the key contact.

ZABALDANO Avocat Defenseur has a strong focus on contentious matters, with its recent experience spanning commercial litigation, constitutional law, white-collar crime cases and professional liability. Arnaud Zabaldano is a seasoned litigator and represented the Ahsani family, and its energy company Unaoil, in defending corruption allegations and extradition to the UK.

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