Firm Profile > ZABALDANO Avocat Defenseur > Monaco, Monaco
ZABALDANO Avocat Defenseur Offices
31 AVENUE PRINCESSE GRACE
MC 98000 MONACO
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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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ZABALDANO Avocat Defenseur has strong experience in representing individuals in civil and criminal litigation. Among its recent cases, managing partner Arnaud Zabaldano advised on several significant criminal matters. Senior associate Valerie Zoccola is a specialist in private international law.
ZABALDANO Avocat Defenseur > Firm Profile
The firm: Zabaldano Avocat Defenseur was set up in 2012 by Arnaud Zabaldano, a Barrister at the Monaco Bar practising since 2001. It is a leading Monaco based firm handling complex domestic and international litigation and transactional matters. Zabaldano Avocat Defenseur represents private clients and ultra-net-worth individuals who require dedication, professionalism and commitment. Originally specialised in litigation, the firm has rapidly built a solid corporate and transactional practice group as well as consolidating a substantial real estate and construction group. The wide scope of competencies and in-depth knowledge of the team enables the firm to create a synergy between its different practices and draw from the expertise and know-how of each of its lawyers to best serve its clients on complex, cutting-edge matters, combining legal excellence, availability and innovation. The firm regularly collaborates with magic circle firms on cross-border matters.
Areas of practice: The multi-disciplinary team have extensive experience in practice areas such as banking and finance, commercial and business law, international law, real estate and construction as well as employment law and criminal law.
Dispute resolution and litigation: the team is led by the founding partner Arnaud Zabaldano and assisted by several senior associates. The firm has a first class and fully fledged litigation practice. Providing exceptional client care constitutes a major priority for the team. The key players are: Valerie Zoccola, who has an extensive track record in representing and advising clients on matters relating to family law, wealth management and inheritance, enforcement of foreign decisions, estate planning and private international law. Cecile Peltier-Gauci, who has gained solid experience and expertise in real estate litigation and construction law as well as in civil procedures. Sophie Couturier, an internationally educated lawyer who tackles civil, penal and white-collar criminal cases of both local and international dimensions. Valérie Mufraggi, an experienced lawyer acknowledged for her professionalism handling complex employment cases. Nicolas Robert, a senior lawyer who has over 14 years of experience in Monaco and handles complex real estate and commercial law matters
Real estate and construction: the team is led by the founding partner Arnaud Zabaldano and senior associate, Cécile Peltier-Gauci. Cécile Peltier-Gauci is a leading Monaco based senior associate who has acquired solid experience in real estate issues, construction and civil procedures. They are able to provide an array of expert legal services including project support, counselling, dispute avoidance and litigation in all real estate and construction matters and offer a complete and comprehensive service handling complex cases for a broad range of clients – promoters, constructors, landowners and tenants – acting in their long-term interests.
Corporate/M&A: the team has developed a particular know-how in corporate and commercial law and transactional matters across borders, jurisdictions and practice areas. The team is best known for its ability to represent and advise institutional clients, domestic and foreign companies, ultra-net-worth individuals and other private clients, as well as family offices.
Private client, ultra-net-worth individuals and family offices practice group: the team is led by Arnaud Zabaldano and Valérie Zoccola. Valerie Zoccola is a leading Monaco based senior associate with an extensive track record in the area of family law, civil procedures and private international law. She tackles complex cases of both local and international dimensions. The firm represents and advises clients on matters relating to all the aspects of family law, wealth management and inheritance, enforcement of foreign decisions, estate planning and private international law. The team meets its clients’ specific needs on the personal, business, legal, contentious and non-contentious issues they face, through its solid experience and its broad perspective.
|Banking and finance||Arnaud Zabaldano|
|Private international||Valerie Zoccola|
|Recovery procedures and enforcement||Cecile Peltier-Gauci|
|Criminal cases||Arnaud Zabaldano|
|Criminal cases||Sophie Couturier|
|Human rights||Arnaud Zabaldano|
|Human rights||Sophie Couturier|
|Real estate and construction||Cecile Peltier-Gauci|
|Real estate and construction||Nicolas Robert|
|Family and inheritance||Valerie Zoccola|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 13
LanguagesDutch English French German Italian Russian Spanish
MembershipsGlobal law experts Legals Finest International Association of Lawyers Chambers & Partners Leaders League Five Star Law
Monaco: Real Estate
Published: November 2019
Authors: Arnaud Zabaldano Cecile Peltier-Gauci
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Real Estate laws and regulations that may occur in Monaco.
Published: June 2019
Authors: Arnaud Zabaldano Valerie Zoccola Cecile Peltier-Gauci Nicolas Robert
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Litigation laws and regulations that may occur in Monaco.
Monaco: Employment & Labour Law
Published: March 2020
Authors: Arnaud Zabaldano Valerie Mufraggi Nicolas Guillaume
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Employment & Labour Law laws and regulations that may occur in Monaco.