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Monaco not only has a unique status among the community of nations but is also home to a banking and financial platform unlike any other.

With some thirty banks and fifty financial management companies in little more than two square kilometres, Monaco has built its internationally renowned banking and financial market on the three pillars of competency, stability and confidentiality. As a unique market, it is also regulated by a unique set of standards and rules. 

Monegasque banking and finance law is a composite system stemming from legislation passed not just in Monaco but also in France and Europe. Monaco has signed various conventions with France and the European Union, meaning that there is a constantly evolving body of law that applies in the Principality. 

With ten years’ experience in this area, we support clients who are now operating in an increasingly regulated context and under greater pressure from regulators. Disputes relating to civil and criminal banking liability have become one of our key areas of expertise. Banks can be obliged to implement or submit to a whole range of procedures, from provisional and protective measures to debt restructuring, debt collection, calling on guarantees or enforcement actions. 

We regularly represent banks before the courts of Monaco to defend their interests if their liability is invoked as a result of a custodial agreement, management contract or any other asset management agreement. Banks in the Principality have an international clientele, which can impact their situation when it comes to third party liability. Freezing a bank account on civil or criminal grounds can raise a whole series of issues that our team is skilled in settling.

We are regularly involved in reviewing and adapting the contractual documents that banks and other operators issue to their clients or partners, to ensure that they comply with Monegasque law.

Monaco's banking sector has undergone consolidation and we have developed bespoke solutions for clients acquiring a bank or financial institution or selling off all or part of their business.
Lastly, our team frequently advises overseas banks and financial management companies seeking to set up subsidiaries or branches in Monaco. 

 
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Olivier 2021
Olivier Marquet
Part­ner
Monaco
Olivier Marquet is one of the founding partners of CMS Monaco and head of the Banking & Finance team. Olivier is an Avocat Défenseur at the Monaco Bar.Repeatedly recognized as leading individual by prestigious...
Gautier Barat
Gautier Barat
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Monaco
Gautier Barat is a Senior Associate within the Banking & Finance team.He advises and assists financial institutions in all types of civil, commercial, criminal and cross-border litigation. Given his specific...
Michaël Dearden
Michaël Dearden
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Monaco
Michael Dearden is a Senior Associate in the Banking & Finance team.As a compliance specialist, he advises Monegasque and foreign banks and management companies with regard to their legal and regulatory...
Marine Tarditi
Marine Tarditi
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Monaco
Marine Tarditi is a Senior Associate in the Banking & Finance team.She advises and assists credit institutions on financings (bilateral and syndicated loans, including real estate, acquisition and leverage...
Francesco Giuliani
Francesco Giuliani
As­so­ci­ate
Monaco
Francesco Giuliani is an Associate within the Banking & Finance team.He assists Monegasque financial institutions in both advice and litigation matters.Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Francesco worked...
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Charlotte Robin
Charlotte Robin
As­so­ci­ate
Monaco
Charlotte Robin is an Associate in the Banking & Finance team.She mainly assists financial institutions, their managers and employees in criminal litigation. She is also experienced in internal investigations...
David Bosco
David Bosco
Con­sult­ant
Monaco
David Bosco is the firm’s external Consultant since 2017. He is a Professor at Aix-Marseille University and the Director of the Centre of Economic Law (Centre de droit économique) of the Faculty of...