Home / Publications / Annual Review 2019 – 2020 / Interview with Sophie Marquet
  1. Facing the future
    1. Selling the Merkur offshore wind farm
    2. The green economy: identifying primary risks and key opportunities
    3. ALPLA expands its global plastic recycling capabilities
    4. Solving global challenges
    5. Advising on a EUR 1.1bn Bulgarian gas pipeline procurement
    6. Ukrainian Gas Transmission System unbundling
  2. Navigating a changing world
    1. Data and risk: challenges in an uncertain world
    2. CMS advises on major East Africa paint transaction
    3. Commerz Real lands the largest deal in its history
    4. Helping Teyliom Hospitality’s expansion in Central and West Africa
    5. Shaping the new normal
    6. Working through the COVID-19 lockdown
  3. Harnessing technology
    1. Technology: a unifying force
    2. Online gambling grows as Gamesys is sold to JPJ Group
    3. CMS advises on first ever European real estate transaction using blockchain
    4. CymbiQ Group on expansion course
    5. CMS helps Korean investors acquire prime real estate assets
    6. Lupl delivers transformative open industry platform for legal matters
    7. MultiChoice separates from Naspers and lists on JSE
    8. CMS advises on ‘Train Maya’ rail project
    9. Smart living: creating a framework for disruption and innovation
    10. CMS helps the BBC launch the streaming service BritBox in the UK
  4. Managing risk
    1. The true cost of ESG
    2. CMS advises Blackstone on its investment in Carrix
    3. CMS advises Zentiva on its acquisition of Alvogen
    4. ST Pharm establishes new medical testing and analysis business line
    5. Colgate-Palmolive acquires premium anti-ageing skin care brand
  5. Inside CMS
    1. CMS Academy adds participants through digital learning
  6. CSR and Diversity & Inclusion
    1. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): CMS Charity Partner
    2. Diversity and Inclusion at CMS UK
  7. Partner interviews
    1. Interview with Gabriela Staber
    2. Interview with Sophie Marquet
    3. Interview with Courtney Rothery
    4. Interview with María González Gordon
    5. Interview with Mariel Dimsey
    6. Interview with Nedžida Salihović-Whalen
    7. Interview with Annemieke Hazelhoff
    8. Interview with Michelle Barclay
    9. Interview with Deepa Vallabh
    10. Interview with Gerlind Wisskirchen

Interview with Sophie Marquet

Contact
The picture of Sophie Marquet
Sophie Marquet
Avocat Associé | Partner

What is the best way to stay connected to the issues that affect your clients?

Frequent and direct contact is at the core of client relationship management and is probably the best way to stay connected to the issues that our clients face. Keeping track of what is happening around us is equally important. For a wider perspective, mobile news apps are a great help on a daily basis. Monaco is a small place, so I also make sure to keep abreast of local concerns by reviewing the local press and getting out there to social events.

Which connections in your life have enhanced or progressed your career the most?

I’m a social being, and as such, I feel enriched by social contacts. Human encounters are always full of surprises, wherever and whenever these might occur. The many connections that I have made throughout my life have made me the person that I am today.

FaceTime or face-to-face?

Face-to-face is essential. As lawyers, part of our role involves listening carefully to our clients and reading between the lines. Many messages come through non-verbal communication.