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Raphaëlle Svara

Avocat Associé | Partner

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

Raphaëlle Svara is a Partner in the Private Clients team.

She specialises in family law, private international law and estate planning, and acts for natural persons, family offices and trusts, advising and representing them before both civil and criminal courts in Monaco.

Prior to joining the firm in 2016, she worked at law firms in Paris, São Paolo and Monaco, and at the UN.

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  • Certificate in Foundations, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (2017)
  • Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (2017)
  • Monaco Bar (2016)
  • Diploma in Brazilian tax law, Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributários of São Paolo (2013)
  • Master‘s degree in Business, Neoma Business School Reims (2013)
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  • STEP Organisation (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
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  • The Legal 500: Private Client Comparative Guide - Monaco Chapter (2019)
  • 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)
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Lectures list

  • "25th Private Client Conference", IBA Conference - London (upcoming - March 2020)
  • "Introduction to European Family Law Conference", IAFL Conference - Kiev (upcoming - March 2020)
  • "The protection of vulnerable persons in Monaco", Presentation to Monaco’s Foreign Residents’ Club (CREM) (September 2019)
  • "Tax issues in cross-border divorce proceedings under Monegasque law", STEP Europe 2019 Conference (June 2019)
  • "Law No 1.448 of 28 June 2017 on private international law", Presentation to Monaco’s Foreign Residents’ Club (CREM) (March 2019)
  • "The impact of the Monegasque Code on Private International Law on Estate-Planning, Keys issues and challenges", STEP Monaco Seminar (December 2017)
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