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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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    20/05/2020
    COV­ID-19 | Con­fined in France: What con­sequences on a tax res­id­ence in...
    A re­cent re­lease from the French tax au­thor­it­ies, spe­cific­ally the De­part­ment of Non-Res­id­ents Tax­a­tion ex­am­ines the case of per­sons dom­i­ciled out­side of France who are pre­ven­ted (or were pre­ven­ted) from re­turn­ing home, and there­fore would stay or would h
    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. Find out more.
    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 Monaco, acts of vi­ol­ence and as­sault com­mit­ted spe­cific­ally in the fam­ily are sanc­tioned un­der the pro­vi­sions of Art­icles 238-1 and 239 of the Cri
    21/04/2020
    Re­cog­ni­tion of new forms of fam­ily life
    In or­der to com­ply with the European Court of Hu­man Rights case law and to re­spect its in­ter­na­tion­al com­mit­ments, the Mone­g­asque le­gis­lat­or has chosen to of­fer its na­tion­als and res­id­ents forms of leg­al pro­tec­tion for fam­ily life oth­er than mar­riage. Find
    17/04/2020
    COV­ID-19 and Ex­er­cise of par­ent­al re­sponsab­il­ity
    The COV­ID-19 epi­dem­ic has led the Mone­g­asque au­thor­it­ies to take drastic health and leg­al meas­ures to slow down the spread of the dis­ease. All of these meas­ures have con­sequences for sep­ar­ated par­ents, and it is worth con­sid­er­ing the dif­fi­culties that thi
    06/04/2020
    Cre­ation of a tem­por­ary right to hous­ing in Monaco
    Cre­ation of a tem­por­ary right to hous­ing, what does the law say?
    01/04/2020
    COV­ID-19 | New dates for sub­mit­ting tax re­turns in France
    Mone­g­asque res­id­ents: 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 and French real es­tate wealth t
    27/03/2020
    Real es­tate wealth tax (RE­WT)
    Al­though the real es­tate wealth tax is a French tax, it may be pay­able by any per­son resid­ing in Monaco and own­er in France of one or more prop­er­ties held dir­ectly or through an en­tity.
    11/03/2020
    The non-ap­plic­a­tion of the pro­vi­sions of the Code on Private In­ter­na­tion­al...
    In a re­cent rul­ing of the Court of First In­stance, the judges re­vised their po­s­i­tion and con­firmed that it is the day of death that must be used to im­ple­ment the rule on con­flicts in mat­ters of suc­ces­sion and to de­term­ine the law ap­ply­ing to that suc­cessi
    06/01/2020
    Ad­op­tion of a child un­der a "ka­fala" ar­range­ment
    Mone­g­asque case law re­cently found that, where a child with Mo­roc­can na­tion­al­ity had been taken in un­der ka­fala by a Franco-Mone­g­asque na­tion­al, and sub­sequently ac­quired French na­tion­al­ity, the ban on ad­op­tion res­ult­ing from the child’s per­son­al status u
    06/01/2020
    Act No 1.470 of 17 June 2019 on ad­op­tion
    Stat­utory pro­vi­sions on ad­op­tion have been changed as a res­ult of the Mone­g­asque Gov­ern­ment passing Act No 1.470 of 17 June 2019. Find out more.
    02/01/2020
    Private Cli­ent
    Christine Pasquier Ciulla and Re­gina Gri­ciuc have au­thored the Monaco Chapter of the 2020 Private Cli­ent Guide by Get­ting the Deal Through.