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Sandra Landais

Senior Associate

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

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

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

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

She was admitted to the Paris Bar and practised in various Parisian law firms from 2007 to 2014, before joining her first Monegasque firm, 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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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...
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)...
Althemis In­ter­na­tion­al Meet­ings