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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.

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    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 situation so as to optimise your succession planning or re-evaluate your choices for transmitting your estate.

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    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 quality of life offered by its exceptional location, mild climate and extremely safe environment for both people and property, the Principality offers residents a dynamic and international setting, one of the most favourable tax systems in the world and a legal framework that supports wealth structuring and wealth management.

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    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 themselves and their assets.

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    Matrimonial Law

    With globalisation, family relationships are becoming increasingly international in nature, which is impacting family law as a whole and more specifically the matrimonial property regimes that govern the financial relationship between spouses and also between life partners for some foreign residents.

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    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.

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    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 Law no. 1.448 of 28 June 2017 that came into effect on 7 July 2017.

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    26/01/2021
    NEW MONE­G­ASQUE LAW STRENGTH­EN­ING THE FIGHT AGAINST MONEY LAUN­DER­ING, TER­ROR­IST...
    The pur­pose of Law No. 1.503 of 23 Decem­ber 2020 is to strengthen the le­gis­lat­ive body in the Prin­cip­al­ity of Monaco with re­gard to the fight against money laun­der­ing, ter­ror­ist fin­an­cing and cor­rup­tion.Al­though...
    15/01/2021
    Did you know that BREXIT may im­pact your re­lo­ca­tion in MONACO?
    Since Decem­ber 31, 2020, the United King­dom is not part of the European Uni­on any­more.As a res­ult, as of Janu­ary 1, 2021, UK na­tion­als (Eng­lish, Scot­tish, Welsh, and North­ern Ir­ish) no longer be­ne­fit...
    20/05/2020
    COV­ID-19 | Con­fined in France: What con­sequences on a tax res­id­ence in...
    Is a pro­longed stay in France dur­ing the health crisis likely to jeop­ard­ise a tax res­id­ence in Monaco? A re­cent re­lease from the French tax au­thor­it­ies, spe­cific­ally the De­part­ment of Non-Res­id­ents Tax­a­tion...
    04/05/2020
    End of lock­down in Monaco: our of­fices will re­open on 11 May
    We are de­lighted to an­nounce the re­open­ing of our of­fices on 11 May.We will con­tin­ue to en­cour­age the hold­ing of re­mote meet­ings (by tele­phone or video­con­fer­ence), while of­fer­ing our cli­ents the pos­sib­il­ity...
    30/04/2020
    COV­ID-19 | Meas­ures to pre­vent do­mest­ic vi­ol­ence dur­ing the crisis
    Dur­ing this peri­od of lock­down and health crisis, the num­ber of cases of do­mest­ic vi­ol­ence has in­creased in many coun­tries.In Monaco, acts of vi­ol­ence and as­sault com­mit­ted spe­cific­ally in the fam­ily...
    21/04/2020
    Re­cog­ni­tion of new forms of fam­ily life
    Since 2010, the European Court of Hu­man Rights (ECHR) has ruled "that it is ar­ti­fi­cial to con­tin­ue to con­sider that un­like a het­ero­sexu­al couple, a ho­mo­sexu­al couple can­not have a "fam­ily life"". More...
    17/04/2020
    COV­ID-19 and Ex­er­cise of par­ent­al re­sponsab­il­ity
    The COV­ID-19 epi­dem­ic has led the Mone­g­asque au­thor­it­ies and those of the neigh­bour­ing coun­tries to take drastic health and leg­al meas­ures to slow down the spread of the dis­ease. These meas­ures in­clude...
    06/04/2020
    Cre­ation of a tem­por­ary right to hous­ing in Monaco
    Act No. 1481 of 17 Decem­ber 2019 on civil solid­ar­ity con­tracts in­tro­duced a tem­por­ary right to hous­ing for the be­ne­fit of three cat­egor­ies of per­sons:The spouse en­titled to in­heritThe sur­viv­ing part­ner...
    01/04/2020
    COV­ID-19 | New dates for sub­mit­ting tax re­turns in France
    The French Gov­ern­ment an­nounced on Tues­day 31 March 2020 a new ex­cep­tion­al tax meas­ure fol­low­ing the dif­fi­culties re­lated to COV­ID-19. This new meas­ure con­cerns in­di­vidu­als sub­ject to French in­come tax...
    27/03/2020
    Real es­tate wealth tax (RE­WT)
    The Real es­tate weath tax (RE­WT), which came in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2018, re­places the wealth tax (« ISF » in French, for « Im­pôt de Solid­ar­ité sur la For­tune »), whose tax­able base was broad­er...
    11/03/2020
    The non-ap­plic­a­tion of the pro­vi­sions of the Code on Private In­ter­na­tion­al...
    On 16 May 2018, we in­formed you of the de­cision of the Court of First In­stance judges to ap­ply the pro­vi­sions of the Code on Private In­ter­na­tion­al Law to a suc­ces­sion opened and par­tially ap­por­tioned...
    02 March 2020
    The end­less de­vel­op­ment of dis­clos­ure
    Raphaëlle Svara will be at the 25th IBA In­ter­na­tion­al Private Cli­ent Con­fer­ence in Lon­don on 2-3 March 2020.She will be dis­cuss­ing the auto­mat­ic ex­change of in­form­a­tion in the field of tax­a­tion in re­la­tion...