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As their wealth becomes increasingly internationalised, private clients expect global, cross-cutting solutions that will meet their needs in a given national or trans-border context. 

We are one of Monaco's leading law firms with strong national and international expertise in advising private clients.

Our lawyers and specialised Private Client Team provide services in the fields of family law and the law of persons, estate and succession law, laws on the protection of minors and adults, and settling and living in the Principality of Monaco. We assist our private clients, be they resident in Monaco or abroad, through every life phase from birth to death.

Our team has real technical expertise and experience in private international law and advises our private clients on a daily basis. With this level of expertise, acquired over many years, the team is well equipped to offer solutions to our private clients.

Our team members are much more than just technical experts. They are sensitive to the delicate issues and personal challenges that clients can experience with these types of topics and disputes.

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Enforcement and recognition of foreign decisions
We have a team of specialists to assist you with the enforcement and recognition of foreign decisions and public documents.We provide advisory service
Family estate law
Thanks to its extensive experience, our team of specialists in national and international family estate and succession law can analyse your personal s
Immigration and residency
The Principality of Monaco attracts many High Net Worth Individuals and Investors to its unique economic, legal and tax environment. As well as the qu
Legal protection of vulnerable persons and their assets
Life expectancy is considerably longer than in the past, making it more likely that elderly adults will become incapable of effectively protecting the
Matrimonial Law
With globalisation, family relationships are becoming increasingly international in nature, which is impacting family law as a whole and more specific
Parental authority and child-related issues
Irrespective of an individual's family situation (married, separated or remarried), parental authority will always be of the utmost importance.Parents
Private International Law
We have a team that specialises in private international law, particularly given the effects of the new Code of Private International Law instated by

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21/06/2022
Mone­g­asque le­gis­la­tion takes an­oth­er step to­wards gender equal­ity
The law n°1.523 of 16 May 2022 on the pro­mo­tion and pro­tec­tion of wo­men's rights has re­cently been pub­lished in the "Journ­al de Monaco" on 27 May 2022.Over the course of 3 years, 12,000 leg­al texts have...
31/05/2022
The con­di­tions for third party ac­cess to in­form­a­tion held by re­gisters...
The Prin­cip­al­ity of Monaco has up­dated and strengthened its meas­ures to com­bat money laun­der­ing, ter­ror­ist fin­an­cing and cor­rup­tion by ad­opt­ing Act 1.503 of 23 Decem­ber 2020, now sup­ple­men­ted by Act 1.520...
09/05/2022
An up­date on the no­tion of in­her­it­ance fraud
When an in­her­it­ance is opened, the prin­ciple is the equal­ity of shar­ing between heirs.Any fraud com­mit­ted vol­un­tar­ily by an heir with the aim of break­ing the equal­ity of in­her­it­ance in his fa­vour will...
31/03/2022
The dom­i­cile of an adult un­der guard­i­an­ship
Dom­i­cile is a leg­al concept that has many civil con­sequences.For ex­ample, in the ab­sence of a choice of law, the dom­i­cile is used to de­term­ine the law ap­plic­able to a suc­ces­sion, a mat­ri­mo­ni­al re­gime...
24/02/2022
CMS Monaco ad­vised the Ocean­o­graph­ic In­sti­tute - Fond­a­tion Al­bert Ier,...
CMS Monaco ad­vised the Ocean­o­graph­ic In­sti­tute - Fond­a­tion Al­bert Ier, Prince of Monaco, in the con­text of a dona­tion, by Pro­fess­or Jean Ma­laurie, of an im­port­ant part of his col­lec­tion, com­posed of a...
22/02/2022
New Law Re­form­ing Pro­vi­sions on Sexu­al Of­fences
Pur­pose The Law n° 1.517 of Decem­ber 23, 2021 re­form­ing the pro­vi­sions re­lat­ing to the of­fence of sexu­al as­saults has in fact a much broad­er scope. This law ac­tu­ally over­hauls all the pro­vi­sions of...
17/02/2022
New Law on the fight againts har­ass­ment and vi­ol­ence in the school en­vir­on­ment
Pur­pose Law n° 1.513 of Decem­ber 3, 2021 on the fight against har­ass­ment and vi­ol­ence in the school en­vir­on­ment provides the Prin­cip­al­ity with a body of rules de­signed to identi­fy, pre­vent, re­port...
02/02/2022
The use of the “com­pulsoire” through the ex parte pro­ced­ure mod­i­fied by...
The search and ad­min­is­tra­tion of evid­ence are es­sen­tial ele­ments in any pro­ceed­ings, as each claim must be jus­ti­fied to be gran­ted, es­pe­cially in di­vorce, post-di­vorce or in­her­it­ance lit­ig­a­tion.However...
22/12/2021
Ac­quis­i­tion of Mone­g­asque na­tion­al­ity by mar­riage: in­creased to 20 years
After two years of in­tense de­bate and an of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment that it would be tabled on 17 June 2021, the bill on the ac­quis­i­tion of na­tion­al­ity by mar­riage (No. 1038) was voted on 24 Novem­ber 2021...
20/12/2021
Mone­g­asque res­id­ents: what so­cial con­tri­bu­tions do you have to pay in France?
So­cial con­tri­bu­tions on cap­it­al in­come are a re­cur­ring and par­tic­u­larly thorny ques­tion for Mone­g­asque res­id­ents, of every na­tion­al­ity.What are the cri­ter­ia for be­ing sub­ject to so­cial con­tri­bu­tions?To...
02/12/2021
Mone­g­asque tax res­id­ence cer­ti­fic­ate: one year later, it's time to take...
The con­di­tions for ob­tain­ing a tax res­id­ence cer­ti­fic­ate were spe­cified by Sov­er­eign Or­din­ance N. 8.372 of Novem­ber 26th, 2020 amend­ing Sov­er­eign Or­din­ance N. 8.566.One year later, we pro­pose to take...
30/11/2021
Vac­cin­a­tion of minors and par­ent­al re­spons­ib­il­ity
Vac­cin­a­tion against Cov­id-19 is open to minors aged 12 to 18. This vac­cin­a­tion is not com­puls­ory.However, ques­tions can arise in re­la­tion to the con­sent needed for vac­cin­a­tion of a minor - con­sent from...