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  • Established 1999
  • Partners > 1,250
  • Lawyers > 5,800
  • Total staff > 9,000
  • Countries 47
  • Cities present 79
  • Offices 84

About us

CMS is a Future Facing organisation of independent law firms.

CMS Pasquier Ciulla Marquet Pastor Svara & Gazo joined the CMS network in April 2017. Since then, we have worked to combine a deep understanding of the local market with a global overview, collaborating with 84+ offices in 47+ countries, with over 5,800 lawyers worldwide.

Our firm, founded by three members, has now grown to one of the largest in Monaco, with over eighty professionals, including six Avocats Associés Monégasques, over 50 associates, experts in Monegasque law, and a support team. Five of our six partners are also Avocats Défenseurs. Our team is one of the largest in Monaco.

What sets us apart?

Our Monegasque roots & history: We are strongly anchored in the Monegasque market and well familiar with the particularity and diversity of its economy. Our firm in Monaco was originally founded in 2009 by three of our six current Partners: Christine Pasquier Ciulla, Olivier Marquet and Sophie Marquet. The growth of our team was followed by nomination of three new partners: Stephan Pastor in 2018 and Raphaëlle Svara and Géraldine Gazo in 2019.

High level of specialisation: Our firm is structured around seven practice groups, each dedicated to a specific area of expertise: Banking & Finance, Business & Investments, Real Estate & Construction, Employment, Tax law, Private Clients and Criminal law. If the matter at hand raises issues of various areas of law, our teams coordinate internally, seamlessly advising you on complex matters and making us a one-stop-shop for all your legal questions.

Leading individuals: Our partners and associates are genuine experts in their fields, with attention to detail that’s second to none. The passion for our job keeps us up to date with the newest trends in the legal market all around the world. We are happy to see our firm named among the top law firms in Monaco by international directories (Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal…), but our most valued award is the trust of our clients.

Our values: We are proud of our firm’s culture, which puts our values at the heart of what we do. We encourage our teams to deliver the “More than expected” approach. Our team has a history of providing our clients not only with sharp advice, but also with real results. We value proactivity, team spirit and the ability to keep a fresh and open mind, which is an indispensable quality of a good lawyer. We’re diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture in which every one of our people can maximise their potential and thrive.

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