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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.

We provide advisory and litigation services for any civil dispute involving private individuals and an element of foreign law (be it jurisdiction, governing law or conflict of laws).
In this area, we have particular expertise in the recognition and enforcement of foreign court rulings and public documents, the status and capacity of persons, marriage contracts and matrimonial property regimes, divorce and separation, filiation and child support, and succession and succession planning.

This team is known in Monaco as the leader in its field.

Our team, specialised in private international law and the law of persons, is truly international, with training in foreign jurisdictions, fluency in many working languages and close contacts with legal specialists overseas. They are a credit to our firm and we leverage their expertise for our clients.

Our firm is ranked as one of the top law firms in this field by Chambers Global and Legal 500.


Trans­ition­al pro­vi­sions for the Mone­g­asque Code of Private In­ter­na­tion­al...
The Mone­g­asque Code of Private In­ter­na­tion­al Law, as set down by Act n°1.448 of 28 June 2017, has been in force in the Prin­cip­al­ity’s leg­al sys­tem since 8 Ju­ly 2017.In the ab­sence of trans­ition­al pro­vi­sions...
In Monaco, it is pos­sible for bank ac­counts of private in­di­vidu­als or leg­al en­tit­ies to be frozen, which means all deb­it or cred­it trans­ac­tions from or to this ac­count will be blocked.De­pend­ing on the...
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...
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...
What is the pur­pose of ex­equatur pro­ceed­ings? The ex­equatur pro­ceed­ings be­fore the Mone­g­asque courts is a pro­ceed­ings al­low­ing the be­ne­fi­ciary of a for­eign court judg­ment to have it en­forced on the Mone­g­asque...
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...
World­wilde Mat­ri­mo­ni­al Re­gime
Christine Pasquier Ciulla and Mona Lag­range Guezguez re­cently pub­lished on Monaco Chapter of the "AJ Fa­mille" - Novem­ber 2018 - World­wide Mat­ri­mo­ni­al Re­gime. This chapter provides an over­view about leg­al...
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...
The mat­ri­mo­ni­al prop­erty re­gime of spouses im­pacted by the re­form of Mone­g­asque...
All mar­ried per­sons, wheth­er they have signed a mar­riage con­tract or not, are sub­ject to a mat­ri­mo­ni­al re­gime de­term­in­ing the pe­cu­ni­ary con­sequences of their mar­riage, not only con­cern­ing their re­la­tions...