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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.

We work in partnership with notaries, tax specialists and other qualified professionals to offer forward-looking solutions for your chosen form of succession planning and to optimise tax aspects.

We also help clients settle challenging and/or complex successions amicably. If legal action is required, we assist with contesting a will or enforcing it through the courts and legal action to settle and divide an estate or reduce an excessive donation.

We have acquired specific expertise in these issues and work with equally qualified local correspondents in over 40 countries to provide you with the international assistance you require.


Dur­ing the pub­lic le­gis­lat­ive ses­sion held on June 30, 2021, the mem­bers of the Na­tion­al Coun­cil en­thu­si­ast­ic­ally passed the bill n°933 re­cog­niz­ing the “chil­dren of the coun­try” and their con­tri­bu­tion...
Chan­ging mat­ri­mo­ni­al re­gime and adding a com­munity of after-ac­quired prop­erty
Did you know? Un­der Art­icles 36 et seq. of the Mone­g­asque Code of Private In­ter­na­tion­al Law, the mat­ri­mo­ni­al re­gime is gov­erned by the spouses’ chosen na­tion­al law. The spouses may opt for the law...
The pro­vi­sions of the Code of Private In­ter­na­tion­al Law ap­ply im­me­di­ately
The Mone­g­asque Code of Private In­ter­na­tion­al Law, as set down by Act n°1448 of 28 June 2017, has been in force in the Prin­cip­al­ity’s leg­al sys­tem since 8 Ju­ly 2017. While the code en­tails some ma­jor...
The im­pact of the re­form of Mone­g­asque private in­ter­na­tion­al law
Law No. 1.448 of 28 June 2017 on private in­ter­na­tion­al law, pub­lished in the Journ­al of Monaco on 7 Ju­ly 2017, sub­stan­tially mod­i­fies the rules of con­flict of laws and jur­is­dic­tions ex­ist­ing be­fore the...
Pro­posed law n°207 con­cern­ing the “Pact on com­mon life”
The pro­posed law ad­op­ted by the Na­tion­al Coun­cil on 27 Oc­to­ber 2016 re­lat­ing to the "Pact on com­mon life" cor­res­ponds to the will and the duty of the le­gis­lat­or to bring the texts in­to line with life­styles...
The change of fam­ily name
Be­fore Decem­ber 5, 2016, the old art­icle 77 of the Civil Code provided that: “The le­git­im­ate child bears the name of his fath­er”. In­deed, un­til this date, the de­vol­u­tion of the name fol­lowed the pat­ri­arch­al...
The cre­ation of the Multi Fam­ily Of­fice busi­ness in Monaco
The Na­tion­al Coun­cil ad­op­ted the draft bill n° 946 con­cern­ing the cre­ation of the activ­ity of multi-fam­ily of­fice dur­ing its pub­lic ses­sion on Tues­day 29 Novem­ber 2016. Law n° 1.439 of Decem­ber 2, 2016...
Di­vorce and ex­cep­tion­al com­pens­a­tion
In Monaco, the fin­an­cial con­sequences of di­vorce re­main bounded to his cause and the en­ti­tle­ment to a com­pens­at­ory lump sum (a cap­it­al grants to com­pensate the dis­par­ity due to the mar­riage break­down)...
The proof in di­vorce pro­ceed­ings and the prin­ciple of in­va­sion of pri­vacy
The re­spect of private and fam­ily life and the con­fid­en­ti­al­ity of cor­res­pond­ence rep­res­ent con­sti­tu­tion­al prin­ciples guar­an­teed by the Art­icle 22 of the Con­sti­tu­tion of 17 Decem­ber 1962.Any vic­tim of...