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Gautier Barat

Senior Associate

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

Gautier Barat is a Senior Associate within the Banking & Finance team.

He advises and assists financial institutions in all types of civil, commercial, criminal and cross-border litigation. Given his specific expertise in banking and financing law, he advises various economic players in regulatory activities both in counselling and litigation. He has also developped an expertise in cross border recovery (protective and enforcement measures).

Before joining the firm in 2019, Gautier worked in Paris for 8 years in several business law firms and at the French Financial Markets Authority (« Autorité des Marchés Financiers » - DICS departement).

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  • French Bar exam (2011) 
  • ESSEC Business School, MS DAIM (2010)
  • Diploma in Legal Studies (Contract & Corporate laws), Christ Church College - University of Oxford (2009)
  • Master’s degree in business law,  Paris II University (2005-2008)
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  • "Informed client or uninitiated client: legal criteria for distinguishing between the two", Banking & Finance - Monaco (2019-2020)
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Lectures list

  • Lecturer at ESSEC Business School (MS DAIM) since 2015
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The right to open a de­pos­it ac­count in Monaco : the list of re­quired doc­u­ments...
The right to open a de­pos­it ac­count in Monaco : the list of re­quired doc­u­ments pub­lished. Find out more.
17 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to coronavir­us re­lated loan morator­i­ums
This guide con­tains a brief but com­pre­hens­ive over­view of cred­it morator­i­ums for 30 coun­tries world­wide to help our cli­ents nav­ig­ate through the vari­ous gov­ernm
Fight against money laun­der­ing, ter­ror­ist fin­an­cing and cor­rup­tion in Monaco:...
Monaco is re­quired to ad­opt meas­ures hav­ing equi­val­ent ef­fect to those of the 5th Dir­ect­ive by 31 Decem­ber 2020. To this end, bill No 1008 was sub­mit­ted to the Na­tion­al Coun­cil on 12 Feb­ru­ary 2020. Find out more.
COV­ID-19 | New derog­at­ory pro­vi­sions af­fect­ing loans while pre­serving the...
The Act, voted on 5 May 2020 by the Na­tion­al Coun­cil, aim­ing at ad­apt­ing, ex­cep­tionaly and tem­por­ar­ily, Mone­g­asque law to the ef­fects of the COV­ID-19 epi­dem­ic, has just been pub­lished. Find out more.
COV­ID-19 | is art­icle 61-1 of the Com­mer­cial Code be­com­ing a sanc­tu­ary?
A new Bill aim­ing at ad­apt­ing, ex­cep­tion­ally and tem­por­ar­ily, Mone­g­asque law to the ef­fects of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, has been put on the desk of the Mone­g­asque Par­lia­ment. Find out more.
20 September 2019
Banks and Man­age­ment Com­pan­ies
How to dis­tin­guish an in­formed cli­ent from an un­ini­ti­ated one?