Corporate / M&A Monégasque lawyers

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.

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Daniel Goldenbaum
Middle Associate
Monaco
Daniel Goldenbaum is a Middle Associate in the firm's Business Law team. He assists investors and companies in their corporate transactions. He also has significant experience in business law litigation.Besides,...
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Stephan Pastor
Avocat Associé | Partner
Monaco
Stephan Pastor is a Partner at the firm and the head of the Business Law team. He advises both foreign and Monegasque companies on all aspects of Monegasque business law, including more specifically...
Emeline Elbaz-Mondeux
Senior Associate
Monaco
Emeline Elbaz-Mondeux is a Senior Associate in the Business Law team.With over 20 years of experience as a legal practitioner, Emeline has a strong expertise advising and representing business entities...
David Bosco
David Bosco
Consultant
Monaco
David Bosco is a Counsultant for the firm.He acts as a consultant in all matters relating to commercial, banking and financial law in Monaco. His expertise in business law is well known in France, Europe...
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Coralie Trudon
Middle Associate
Monaco
Coralie Trudon is a Middle Associate in the Business Law team.She acts for Monegasque and foreign clients and assists them with all company and commercial law-related matters with a nexus with Monaco,...
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Jonathan Mareschal
Associate
Monaco
Jonathan Mareschal is an Associate within the Business Law team.He regularly acts for Monegasque, French and International clients in business acquisition and sale transactions (audits, transfer of ownership...
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Matthieu Massei
Manager
Monaco
Matthieu Massei is a Manager within the Business Law team.He advises and assists foreign investors and companies with business litigation (interim measures, debt recovery, civil liability, insolvency...
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Anne-Fleur Wagler
Senior Associate
Monaco
Anne-Fleur Wagler is a Senior Associate within the Banking & Finance team.With four years’ experience at the Monaco Data Protection Authority (CCIN), Anne-Fleur advises and assists banks and financial...
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Lisa Sainte-Rose
Associate
Monaco
Lisa is an Associate in the firm's Business Law team.She specialises in contract law.Before joining the firm in 2018, she worked in the legal department of an important French telecommunications'...
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Juliette Henry
Associate
Monaco
Juliette Henry is an Associate within the Banking & Finance team.She acts mostly in contentious matters assisting clients on banking law litigations. She has also developed an expertise on Monegasque...