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Géraldine Gazo

Avocat Associé | Partner

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

Géraldine Gazo is a lawyer, registered with the Monaco Bar, and is specialised in Private Clients.

She acts for wealthy individuals (HNWI and UHNWI), as well as for various intermediaries, such as private banks, family offices, asset management companies or trusts, and covers all legal and judicial issues that Private Clients encounter. 

She specialises in private international law, area in which she has an unparalleled expertise in Monaco. Géraldine Gazo has, indeed, taken part in the drafting of the Monegasque private international law code of 2017. 

She also has a strong experience in criminal law, acting for numerous years before Monegasque criminal courts in complex matters, including involving parallel proceedings in several different States.

She has over 20 years of experience in the practice of Monegasque, French, Italian and common law, and in particular in business law, private international law, and criminal law, as well as in non-contentious and contentious mandates before Monegasque, French, Italian and Swiss courts. 

Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Géraldine Gazo practiced as a lawyer in the firm that she had founded in 2000 in Monaco.

Géraldine Gazo is a Chevalier of the Order of Saint Charles, a medal intended to recognise an individual’s merit and to acknowledge services rendered to the State or the Prince.

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Géraldine Gazo - Avocat Défenseur is highlighted for cross-border private client work in Monaco. One lawyer notes that "her speciality is the international private law," and another says Gazo is a "very good lawyer, especially in international private client

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

Relevant experience

•    Drafter of the Monegasque private international law code
•    Member of the Government of the Principality for the drafting of the Bill on arbitration

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Education

•    Monaco Bar 
•    Doctorate in law, University Paris II - Panthéon-Assas 
•    LL.M. in international law, King’s College London and London School of Economics (LSE) 
•    Master’s degree in international law and international trade law, University Paris II - Panthéon-Assas

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Memberships

•    Member of the French Committee of Private International Law 
•    President of the Financial Affairs Section of the Economic and Social Council of the Principality of Monaco
•    Representative of the Principality of Monaco at the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC in Paris

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Publications

•    “Arbitration and the Principality of Monaco”, Revue de Droit Monégasque No 4 (2002)
•    “Towards autonomy for the monegasque banking and financial law”, Revue de Droit Monégasque No 6 (2004)
•    “Trusts and the Principality of Monaco”, Yearbook of Private International Law (2012)
•    “Monaco: ICC guide on national procedures for the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards under the New York Convention”, CCI Bulletin (2012)

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Lectures list

•    “Private International law resulting from the 2017 codification”, Comité Français de Droit International Privé (upcoming)
•    “Family Offices”, CAMPDEN
•    “The development of arbitration”, Palais de Justice de Monaco 
•    “International Arbitration”, Conference of the Monaco Branch - Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) 

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10 December 2019
Géraldine Gazo joins the CMS Part­ners
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