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Corporate law in the Principality of Monaco is relatively flexible compared to neighbouring countries. There is very little legislation on corporate law, which leaves significant scope for freedom of contract between parties operating in Monaco.

Under Monaco law, business can be done in one's own name or as a corporate entity and the Principality has four types of commercial companies, each with their own specific characteristics. These are general partnership (société en nom collectif), limited partnership (société en commandite), private limited company (société à responsabilité limitée) and limited company (société anonyme).

While there is much freedom of contract, doing business in Monaco does entail some obligations and official authorisation is mandatory prior to setting up a company in Monaco for the purposes of doing business. Any natural person representing a legal entity or doing business in their own name must also obtain official authorisation to do so.

Mergers and acquisitions are legally recognised and authorised under Monaco law but are not highly regulated either, which is why our experienced team of specialists is on hand to guide investors and residents in Monaco or overseas through any issues relating to corporate law or the merger or acquisition of Monegasque companies.

We can assist with all types of corporate transactions ranging from the sell-off or acquisition of assets or companies, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and joint ventures to corporate financing transactions like a capital increase with the issuance of new shares or a capital reduction.

We also help with the formalities that must be completed with relevant local authorities to obtain any necessary administrative authorisations and ensure that your transactions comply with statutory requirements.

 
Stephan Pastor
Stephan Pastor
Managing Partner
Monaco
Stephan Pastor is the Managing Partner of CMS Monaco and head of the Business Law team.Recognised as a leading practitioner by independent international directories, Stephan assists his clients in all...
Emeline Elbaz-Mondeux
Emeline Elbaz-Mondeux
Counsel
Monaco
Emeline Elbaz-Mondeux is a Counsel in the Business Law team.With over 25 years of experience, Emeline successfully handles both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to all aspects of business...
Daniel Goldenbaum
Daniel Goldenbaum
Senior Associate
Monaco
Daniel Goldenbaum is a Senior Associate in the Business Law team.Daniel has years of finely tuned legal experience, both as a professional and as an academic, in business law, intellectual property and...
Alexandra Pastor
Alexandra Pastor
Senior Associate
Monaco
Alexandra Pastor is a Senior Associate in the Business Law team.Her expertise includes white collar crime, business law, international arbitration and public international law. She often acts in multi-jurisdictional...
Coralie Trudon
Coralie Trudon
Senior Associate
Monaco
Coralie Trudon is a Senior Associate in the Business Law team.She acts for Monegasque and foreign clients and assists them with their corporate and commercial law-related matters with a nexus with Monaco...
Alessandra Finotto
Alessandra Finotto
Associate
Monaco
Alessandra Finotto is an Associate in the Business Law team.She acts for Monegasque and foreign clients and assists them with their corporate and commercial law-related matters with a nexus with Monaco...
Madina Ibrahimkhel
Madina Ibrahimkhel
Associate
Monaco
Madina Ibrahimkhel is an Associate in the Business Law team.She assists Monegasque and international clients (mostly companies and traders) in litigation and advises them on corporate and commercial law...
Amir NAMANI
Amir Namani
Associate
Monaco
Amir Namani is an Associate in the Business Law team.He advises Monegasque and international clients on civil and commercial litigation and pre-litigation matters. He also occasionally assists in criminal...
David Bosco
David Bosco
Consultant
Monaco
David Bosco has been 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...