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Gordon S. Blair Law Offices
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Estate Planning, Family Structures


Xavier, General Partner at Gordons S. Blair, is recognized as an international expert on Family Governance matters. He authored several articles on the matter and has been a speaker at various conferences and forums.
Also he is an expert in succession and estate planning, as well as asset protection mechanisms, and he serves as Director, Trustee or Protector of several family or private groups, based in Europe, the US and Asia.
Through his involvement in the setting up and management of sophisticated Private Client structures he has acquired a unique hands-on experience of such organizations.


Arthur Andersen : Managing Partner EMEIA
Lagardère Group : Chairman of the Supervisory Board
JCDecaux: Chairman of the Audit Committee
Bernardaud: Director
Former Member of the French National Bar Council
Participants in several occasions to the World Economic Forum
Chairman and/or member of Investment Committees of Family groups and/or private investment companies


French, English, Spanish


Admitted to the French Bar (CAPA)
MBA from HEC Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales)
Doctor in Tax Law, Paris-Panthéon Sorbone University

Lawyer Rankings

Monaco > Private client > Private client - Legal advisers

(Hall of Fame)

Xavier de SarrauGordon S. Blair Law Offices

Gordon S. Blair Law Offices‘ formidable private client practice is split between the firm’s Monaco and Geneva offices, which positions it as a popular choice to advise on cross-border matters. The team handles an array of private international law, estate planning and relocation issues, with particularly broad expertise in the personal tax sphere. Among the names to note, high-profile private client specialist Xavier de Sarrau is widely recognised as a reference for family governance matters. The team also includes Alexis Madier, who specialises in tax and estate planning, and newly promoted partner Corinne Ricciardella, who focuses on tax.