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Cross-border estates Monégasque lawyers

The Principality of Monaco is home to a concentration of wealth, linguistic diversity and more than 139 different nationalities, meaning that successions often span multiple countries and are subject to several different legal systems. This is why our law firm has developed extensive expertise in cross-border estates.

Our team is truly international, with training in foreign jurisdictions, fluency in many working languages and close contacts with legal specialists overseas. We leverage all of these assets to fulfil our commitments to our clients.

Acting in the client’s interests, our team ensures that there will be no conflict if a person leaves a will that involves foreign legal systems, while also assisting clients if disputes arise when dividing a cross-border estate. 

Inversely, we also assist clients whenever European or international legal provisions have effect in Monaco, such as the European regulation that came into force on 17 August 2015.
To simplify cross-border and international estates, this new European regulation replaced the previous system whereby laws were applied cumulatively. It aims to provide one overall framework for all cross-border estates, harmonise succession rules and most importantly allow estates to be settled faster and more efficiently.

Most of these principles have been incorporated into the new Code of Private International Law which came into force in the Principality of Monaco in July 2017.
Any client experiencing difficulties with new legislation can rely on our assistance, particularly for this new and broad-ranging Code which contains technical concepts and solutions that are the core competency of our team.

 
Géraldine Gazo
Géraldine Gazo
Part­ner
Monaco
Géraldine Gazo is a Partner and co-head of the Private Clients practice. She is an Avocat Défenseur at the Monaco Bar.Repeatedly recognized as leading individual by independent international directories...
Christine Pasquier Ciulla
Christine Pasquier Ciulla
Part­ner
Monaco
Christine Pasquier Ciulla is one of the founding partners of the firm and co-head of the Private Clients team.Widely recognized as one of the most experienced Avocats Défenseurs in Monaco, Christine...
Raphaëlle Svara
Raphaëlle Svara
Part­ner
Monaco
Raphaëlle Svara is a Partner at CMS Monaco and co-head of the Private Clients team.She acts for natural persons, family offices, trusts and foreign private entities in general, advising and representing...
Regina Griciuc
Regina Griciuc
Coun­sel
Monaco
Regina Griciuc is a Counsel in the Private Clients team.She advises and assists high-profile individuals (HNWI and UHNWI) and institutional clients (banks, family offices, asset managers and fiduciary...
Sandra Landais
Sandra Landais
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Monaco
Sandra Landais is a Senior Associate within the Private Clients team.Her main area of practice is international family law, both in advisory and litigation. She has developed a particular expertise in...
Amélie Boudra
Amélie Boudra
Ad­vanced As­so­ci­ate
Monaco
Amélie Boudra is an Advanced Associate in the Private Clients team.She advises and assists wealthy high-profile individuals (HNWI and UHNWI) and institutional intermediaries (banks, family offices, estate...
Anthony DECROOCQ
Anthony DECROOCQ
Ad­vanced As­so­ci­ate
Advanced Associate
Monaco
Anthony Decroocq is an Advanced Associate within the Private Clients team.Anthony assists all types of private clients, whether they are Monaco residents or based overseas, in both contentious and non-contentious...
Justine Mounier
Justine Mounier
Ad­vanced As­so­ci­ate
Monaco
Justine Mounier is an Advanced Associate within the Private Clients team.She assists private individuals both in litigation cases (divorce, liquidation of matrimonial regime, inheritance, etc.) and in...
Laetitia Molina
Laetitia Molina
As­so­ci­ate
Monaco
Laetitia Molina is an Associate within the Private Clients team.She assists private individuals in international family law matters (divorces, matrimonial regimes, successions, estate planning), both...