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Sandra Landais

Senior Associate

CMS Pasquier Ciulla & Marquet
Villa des Cigognes
17 rue Louis Aureglia
BP 450
98012 Monaco Cedex
Languages French, German, English

Sandra Landais is a Senior Associate in the Private Clients team.

Her main practice area is international family law, both in an advisory capacity and in litigation. She has developed particular expertise in complex legal disputes involving several foreign aspects, with a predominance in divorce and succession.

Sandra advises all types of private clients, whether they are Monaco residents or based overseas, at all stages of their lives. She is fluent in French, English, and German.

She was called to the Paris Bar and practised in various Parisian law firms from 2007 to 2014, before joining her first Monegasque firm, and then CMS Monaco in 2016.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the French American Bar Association (FABA)
  • Member of the Association of French and German Lawyers (AJFA)
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  • Family Law - A global guide from practical law - Monaco Chapter, Thomson Reuters (2018, 2021)
  • Chronicle of Jurisprudence under the direction of Elodie Mulon and Jérôme Casey, Filiation, Biological expertise excluded in the case of action to establish state ownership, Gazette du Palais, Family Law (2011)
  • Chronicle of jurisprudence under the direction of Elodie Mulon and Jérôme Casey, Adoption, The limitation that personal law does not prohibit the institution of adoption is only intended to protect foreign minors, Exclusion of adults, Gazette du Palais, Family Law No 322 (2011)
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  • Advanced Professional Training Certificate for French Attorneys at Law, option German Law, Franco-German Law Center, Saarland University together with the Paris Bar School (2018)
  • French Bar (2007)
  • Post Graduate Degree in Fundamental Private Law, Montpellier I University (2004)
  • Master’s Degree in Private Law, Panthéon-Assas University (2003)
  • Certificate in Legal German, Paris XII, Paris-Est-Créteil-Val-de-Marne University (2003)
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Update on the Reform of the Artist’ Resale Right
When one of their works is resold by an art market professional, authors of original works of art and original manuscripts, as well as their successors in title, benefit from an inalienable economic right...
The conditions for third party access to information held by registers...
The Principality of Monaco has updated and strengthened its measures to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and corruption by adopting Act 1.503 of 23 December 2020, now supplemented by Act 1.520...
The opening of a bank account by an adult under the protective measure...
The act of opening a bank account induced the conclusion of a contract, requiring that the person opening it has their full legal capacity. Does an adult placed under the protective measure of “sauvegarde...
Recognition of new forms of family life
Since 2010, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled "that it is artificial to continue to consider that unlike a heterosexual couple, a homosexual couple cannot have a "family life"". More...
Conférence : Etats généraux du droit de la famille et du patrimoine
mediumLes familles changent, les procédures familiales changent, les pratiques des avocats de la famille en sont profondément modifiées. Après le divorce par consentement mutuel en 2016, la réforme...
Changing matrimonial regime and adding a community of after-acquired property
Did you know? Under Articles 36 et seq. of the Monegasque Code of Private International Law, the matrimonial regime is governed by the spouses’ chosen national law. The spouses may opt for the law of...
The General Meeting on Family Law and Estate Planning
On January 25th and 26th, 2018, CMS PCM will take part to the 14th edition of the The General Meeting on Family Law and Estate Planning organized by the French National Bar Council at the House of Chemistry...
The forced heirship in Monaco and France
In Monaco, like in France, some heirs, such as the children are subjected to a special legal protection by provisions of internal law. These provisions prohibit that the heirs be disinherited by the deceased...
A Q&A guide to family law in Monaco
Christine Pasquier Ciulla, Regina Griciuc and Sandra Landais participated at the 4th edition of Family Law Book from Thomson Reuters. The Q&A gives a high level overview of key issues including jurisdiction...
Authorization to leave the country
An authorization to leave the country signed by a person having parental authority has been reintroduced in France for unaccompanied minor, by Article 49 of Law n°2016-731 dated June 3rd, 2016, reinforcing...
Divorce and exceptional compensation
In Monaco, the financial consequences of divorce remain bounded to his cause and the entitlement to a compensatory lump sum (a capital grants to compensate the disparity due to the marriage breakdown)...