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Christine Pasquier Ciulla

Avocat Associé | Partner

CMS
Villa des Cigognes
17 rue Louis Aureglia
BP 450
98012 Monaco Cedex
Monaco
Languages French, English, Italian

Christine Pasquier Ciulla is a founding member of the firm and the co-head of its Private Clients practice.

One of the most experienced Avocat-Défenseur in Monaco, Christine specialises in family law, private international law and trusts and estates law. 

Acting  both in contentious and non-contentious mandates, she advises and represents a clientele comprised of Monegasque and foreign private individuals (HNWI and UHNWI), trusts and family offices, and focuses on:

  • prenuptial agreements and changes to matrimonial regimes
  • separations and national and international divorces, and post-divorce liquidation procedures
  • national or international successions
  • wealth planning in private international law matters
  • family governance
  • adoptions as well as all matters relating to children (including recognition of parentage, names, wrongful removal and more generally the application of the Hague Conventions on minors and international letters rogatory)
  • the legal protection of adults
  • the application in Monaco of protection measures ordered by foreign courts
  • criminal offences related to her scope of activity (including willful neglect or desertion, failure to grant access to children, abuse of vulnerable persons, domestic violence)

In 2011, Christine was appointed to the class of Knight (Chevalier) of the Order of Saint-Charles, an order rewarding merit and services to the State or Prince.

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Christine Pasquier-Ciulla leads the private client team at CMS Pasquier Ciulla Marquet & Pastor, the Monaco member firm of the CMS network. Pasquier-Ciulla is best known locally for her family law practice, and she has a good reputation for handling ultra high net worth divorce matters. As well as her matrimonial law work, Pasquier-Ciulla also advises clients on estate planning and succession.

Chambers & Partners High Net Worth 2019: Private Wealth Law - Monaco

Christine Pasquier Ciulla, who is "an extremely good private client specialist", recently handled a contentious cross-border divorce case.

Legal 500 EMEA 2019: Private Client

At CMS Pasquier Ciulla & Marquet, the ‘strong and experienced’ Christine Pasquier-Ciulla heads the private client practice. Among the group’s highlight cases, it has advised on several high-value prenuptial agreements and multi-jurisdictional divorce proceedings.

Legal 500 EMEA 2018 : Private Client

Christine Pasquier-Ciulla’s « responsiveness and grasp of the technical details, as well as the international dimension, is second to none ». The firm regularly handles high-profile family law cases, and also has notable expertise advising on succession planning, trust and estate issues.

Legal 500 EMEA 2017 : Private Client

Christine Pasquier-Ciulla is widely reputed for her litigation work for private clients. Her areas of expertise include international, family and criminal law, and sources describe her as a "strong litigator."

Chambers and Partners 2018 : Corporate, Commercial

Education

  • Bar of Monaco (1988)
  • Master's Degree in Private Law, University of Nice
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Memberships

  • Member of the IAFL (International Academy of Family Lawyers)
  • Committee Member of STEP Monaco (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
  • IBA (International Bar Association)
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Publications

  • Getting the Deal Through: Private Client - Monaco Chapter (2020)
  • Getting the Deal Through: Private Client - Monaco Chapter (2019)
  • The Legal 500: Private Client Comparative Guide - Monaco Chapter (2019)
  • "The impact of the Private International Law reform in Monaco on marriage contracts, divorces and successions”, AJ Famille (2019)
  • "60-second interview with Christine Pasquier Ciulla", STEP Journal (2019)
  • Family Law - A global guide from practical law - Monaco Chapter, Thomson Reuters (2018)
  • Getting the Deal Through: Private Client - Monaco Chapter (2018)
  • "Pole position on PIL", STEP Journal (2018)
  • Family Law - A global guide from practical law - Monaco Chapter, Thomson Reuters (2017)
  • "Matrimonial regimes around the world - Monaco", AJ Famille (2017)
  • The Legal 500: Private Client Comparative Guide - Monaco Chapter (2017)
  • "Monegasque Private International Law Code follows the path of the EU Succession Regulation: a path sprinkled with differences", Gazette du Palais (2017)
  • Getting the Deal Through: Private Client - Monaco Chapter (2017)
  • Family Law - A global guide from practical law - Monaco Chapter, Thomson Reuters (2015)
  • "Divorce around the world - Monaco", AJ Famille (November 2015)
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Lectures list

  • "Lasting Power of Attorney", STEP Europe Conference 2020, Vienna (February 2020)
  • "Cross-border family successions", STEP Europe Conference 20219, Cyprus (June 2019)
  • "Act No 1.448 du 28 juin 2017 on private international law", Presentation at Monaco’s Foreign Residents’ Club (CREM) (March 2019)
  • "The Private International Law Reform in Monaco", Presentation at Monaco’s Foreign Residents’ Club (CREM) (January 2019)
  • "The Monegasque Code on Private International Law: one year later", STEP Monaco Seminar (November 2018)
  • "The impact of the Monegasque Code on Private International Law on Estate-Planning, Keys issues and challenges", STEP Rome Seminar (November 2017)
  • "The impact of the Monegasque Code on Private International Law on Estate-Planning, Keys issues and challenges", STEP Monaco Seminar (November and December 2017)
  • Various lectures in the Monegasque Parliament, on divorce law and therapeutic interruption of pregnancy
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04 Jul 19
STEP Europe Con­fer­ence in Cyprus
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The im­pact of the private in­ter­na­tion­al law re­form...
AJ Fa­mille - April 2019
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