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Because of its unique economic, legal and fiscal environment, the Principality of Monaco offers its residents a secure and pleasant living conditions, which attract many sophisticated individuals ("High Net Worth Individuals" and "Ultra High Net Worth Individuals").

In addition to an extraordinary quality of life, due to an exceptional geographical location, a mild climate and a high level of security, the Principality offers its residents a cosmopolitan and dynamic environment, one of the most advantageous tax regimes in the world, as well as a legal framework favourable to the organisation and management of their assets.

We advise our clients on the following issues:

  • Obtaining a residence permit
  • The administrative, banking and real estate procedures required to obtain a residence permit
  • Acquisition / renouncement of nationality
  • Change of name

We also work with our firm's other departments (specialising in real estate, employment and business law) to provide our clients with a one-stop-shop advice on all their projects in the Principality.


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