Michael Dearden is an Advanced Associate in the Banking & Finance team.
His experience covers all the legal issues faced by Monegasque and foreign financial institutions (banks and asset management companies) in their activities in the Principality. In particular, he advises Monegasque and foreign financial institutions on their regulatory obligations towards regulators (ACPR, CCAF, SICCFIN) as well as in matters of security interests, banking secrecy, cross-border activities, contractual review and adaptation and equity transactions between financial institutions.
He also assists Monegasque banks and asset management companies with contractual liability litigation proceedings as well as with commercial disputes.
In addition, he acts on matters involving white-collar crime issues, assisting Monegasque financial institutions in managing all types of fraud allegations and liabilities arising in the course of their activities.
He has particular expertise in fund freezing measures and advises all types of clients on obtaining the release of assets subjected to judicial freezing orders.
Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Michael worked in the legal department of a private equity asset manager in Paris and in business law firms in France.