CMS Pasquier Ciulla Marquet Pastor Svara & Gazo's ability to plug into its wider global network scores highly with clients, who assert it has 'all the resources and expertise to work with international and non-French speaking clients and advise them on multi-jurisdictional issues.’ The group covers the full range of family law, succession planning and criminal law matters, and also works closely with the firm's business law departments for support on tax and trusts-related issues. Christine Pasquier-Ciulla is sought after for her deep experience in family law, private international law and trusts and estates law. Raphaëlle Svara focuses on private client and tax and Géraldine Gazo is a specialist in private international law.
Law firms in Monaco
Christine Pasquier Ciulla; Raphaëlle Svara; Géraldine Gazo
Other key lawyers:
‘CMS is one of the few global law firms in Monaco and can therefore offer a full-service practice to their clients. This firm has all the resources and expertise to work with international and non-French speaking clients and advise them on multi-jurisdictional issues.’
‘Raphaëlle Svara is a very enthusiastic and pleasant lawyer to work with. She has a very wide understanding of private law and makes her best to deliver the work within the deadlines, even in very complicated circumstances. Christine Pasquier Ciulla has a very strong experience in private law and a strong charisma which is very comforting with difficult files.‘
‘This law firm includes partners that are experts in their field and associates who are very reactive to answer the client’s queries. I often work with Géraldine Gazo, who is one of the specialists of international private law in Monaco and also a highly recognised white-collar lawyer. Her team is also always very reactive and qualified (including Sandra Adeline).‘
‘Highly experienced team, capable of supporting clients in all kinds of legal matters from family to business tax, civil and penal.‘
‘I have worked with Raphaëlle Svara on various occasions. She is very skilled and experienced in civil law. Always delivered impeccable work even when on short deadlines.’
‘Very reactive with very wide knowledge and experience in many subjects and types of laws. Open to any suggestions and very pleasant to work with.’
Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. Gardetto's private client department is a key pillar of the firm, representing around half of the work undertaken by the practice. This strategic importance is evidenced through its broad focus, which encompasses family law, trusts and estates, protection of vulnerable adults, tax, data protection and white-collar criminal law. Jean-Charles Gardetto oversees the group and handles both contentious and non-contentious private law matters, including family law, private international law and white-collar criminal law. Senior associate Laurie Dimitrov co-ordinates the family and estate law team and has a strong record in cross-border divorces and child custody cases.
Jean-Charles Gardetto; Laurie Dimitrov
ZABALDANO AVOCATS' private client practice is recognised for its first-class contentious capability, with its recent experience spanning trust disputes, criminal law matters, cross-border divorces and paternity cases, among others. Managing associate Valerie Zoccola steers the private client group and specialises in international private law, with expertise in divorces and child custody disputes. Arnaud Zabaldano is recommended for complex disputes, particularly criminal cases or high-stakes, cross-border litigation. Arnaud Cheynut is noted for his experience in criminal investigations and white-collar crime cases.
Arnaud Zabaldano; Valerie Zoccola; Cecile Peltier Gauci; Sophie Couturier; Valerie Mufraggi; Arnaud Cheynut
Etude Mullot demonstrates ‘deep knowledge of Monaco law, procedure, and practice‘, according to sources. The firm’s full-service private client group has an emphasis on litigation, and it advises on the full gamut of civil, commercial and criminal cases. Richard Mullot specialises in contentious work and ‘appreciates the subtleties of cross-border litigation‘. Senior associate Julien Charamnac advises on international private law, international estates and criminal matters and is ‘highly impressive in managing large-scale litigation‘.
Other key lawyers:
‘Etude Mullot is the go-to firm in Monaco for high-stakes international litigation. Monaco can be a difficult jurisdiction and they provide sophisticated advice that works for the client.’
‘Richard Mullot is a very experienced advocate and appreciates the subtleties of cross-border litigation. He has a real appreciation of client needs and provides strategic advice that advances client interests.’
‘Julien Charamnac is an exceptional lawyer and highly impressive in managing large-scale litigation.’
‘Maitre Mullot and Magali Daniel provide comprehensive legal advice from Monaco in relation to complex private client structures and how the local law may affect a transaction, quickly identifying particular areas which require attention. Advice is provided objectively having a good understanding of a wider transaction. Always looking to protect the client’s best interests.’
‘The team provides first-class representation in relation to Monaco matters. They are responsive and used to dealing with difficult and demanding clients. They provide reassurance to valued clients.’
‘Richard Mullot has an all encompassing knowledge of Monaco law and practice, coupled with enviable and unrivalled connections that make cases easier.’
‘This is an excellent firm. All of its people have a deep knowledge of Monaco law, procedure, and practice. They communicate and collaborate very effectively. They have shown tremendous tenacity and creativity. They work hard.‘
‘Richard Mullot is an outstanding lawyer who works tirelessly across borders for his clients. He has a deep understanding of Monaco law and all matters relevant to local litigation. He has an ability to get things done quickly and efficiently. He collaborates extremely well with multi-jurisdictional teams.’
Etude Régis Bergonzi represents a diverse range of high-net-worth individuals, trustees and family offices on private client matters, with a focus on succession planning, divorces and family disputes. Senior associate Laurent Jereb heads the department and specialises in civil law and private international law.