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Stephan Pastor

Avocat Associé | Partner

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

Stephan Pastor is a Partner at CMS Monaco. He is the head of the Business Law team and co-head of the Tax team.

Recognized as leading individual by independent international directories, Stephan brings over 10 years of experience to his clients on all aspects of Monegasque business law. He provides strategic advice on a wide range of matters, including compliance, corporate law, M&A transactions, legal audits and due diligence, data protection and sports law. He was present in many significant and innovative matters on the Monegasque market, assisting his clients in complex legal challenges.

Stephan is also involved in high-stakes cross-border contentious matters. Having a strong track record in all areas of civil and commercial litigation, he successfully represents a large spectrum of international companies, firms and individuals before the Monegasque Courts.

Prior to joining the firm, Stephan was working as lawyer in some of the largest law firms in Paris.

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Stephan Pastor is excellent in all Monegasque matters contentious including regulatory matters or non-contentious – a safe pair of hands.

Legal 500 EMEA 2021 : Commercial, Corporate and M&A (Monaco)

Stephan Pastor, who was recently promoted to partner, has a solid record in civil, commercial and criminal litigation.

Legal 500 EMEA 2019 : Commercial, Corporate and M&A (Monaco)


  • Corporate M&A Global Practice Guide, Chambers and Partners - Monaco chapter (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Legal requirements of life insurance an alternative form of investment, Banking & Finance - Monaco (2019-2020)
  • ICOs: an innovative unidentified object for European regulators?, Banking & Finance - Monaco (2018-2019)
  • Fostering innovation to meet contemporary challenges, Banking & Finance - Monaco (2018-2019)
  • Getting The Deal Through: Banking Regulation - Monaco Chapter (2018)
  • Getting The Deal Through:  Private Banking Wealth Management - Monaco Chapter (2018)
  • Article L.511-33 of the Monetary and Financial Code no longer holds any secrets for the Court of Revision, Banking & Finance - Monaco (2017-2018)
  • Electronic signature: is it time to let ink go?, Banking & Finance - Monaco (2016-2017)
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  • Monaco Bar (2017)
  • French Bar (2012)
  • LL.M. - Commercial Law, University of Edinburgh (2011)
  • Master’s degree in International Business Law - Business Legal Advisor Diploma, Aix-Marseille University (2008)
  • MA in Business Law, Aix-Marseille University (2008)
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CMS Monaco ad­vised the share­hold­ers of MONACO LUX­URY auto­mot­ive dis­tri­bu­tion...
The MONACO LUX­URY group, ini­tially the ex­clus­ive dis­trib­ut­or of Mer­cedes-Benz in the Prin­cip­al­ity of Monaco, has gradu­ally de­veloped its port­fo­lio of lux­ury brands, in­teg­rat­ing Bent­ley and Rolls-Royce...
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No­ti­fic­a­tion to the French Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity of an ac­quis­i­tion or a...
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Re­mote Gen­er­al Meet­ings and Board of Dir­ect­ors’ meet­ings
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1. Is there le­gis­la­tion on force ma­jeure in your law sys­tem? There is no spe­cif­ic le­gis­la­tion gov­ern­ing force ma­jeure.However, there is a pro­vi­sion on li­ab­il­ity in cases of force ma­jeure, and the re­gime...
As part of its in­ter­na­tion­al co­oper­a­tion pro­gram with the European Uni­on Of­fice for In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty, the Prin­cip­al­ity of Monaco of­fi­cially joined DESIGN­Class on Novem­ber 9th, 2020.In the­ory, the...
Tokens of­fer­ings - Sov­er­eign Or­din­ance is pub­lished
Pub­lished on 25 Septem­ber 2020, the Sov­er­eign Or­din­ance n°8.258 of 18 Septem­ber 2020 im­ple­ment­ing Law 1.491 of 23 June 2020 on token of­fer­ings com­pletes the leg­al frame­work for tokens of­fer­ings in the...
The Prin­cip­al­ity has ad­op­ted a le­gis­lat­ive frame­work for tokens of­fer­ings...
On 23rd June 2020, the Mone­g­asque le­gis­lat­or ad­op­ted Law n°1.491 re­lat­ing to token of­fer­ings[1]. This law is part of the Ex­ten­ded Monaco pro­gramme, which aims at mak­ing the Prin­cip­al­ity an in­nov­at­ive...
COV­ID-19 | In­sur­ance: com­pens­a­tion of a res­taur­ant own­er for op­er­at­ing...
On 22 May, the Par­is Com­mer­cial Court is­sued an or­der that gives hope to many shop own­ers and crafts­men who were severely af­fected by the health meas­ures taken by the French Gov­ern­ment to con­tain the...
21 May 2020
Autonom­ous vehicles law and reg­u­la­tion in Monaco
1. Is the test­ing of AVs (SAE Levels 3-5) per­mit­ted on pub­lic roads in your jur­is­dic­tion? Sov­er­eign Or­der n° 7.489 of 27 May 2019 on the Cir­cu­la­tion of autonom­ous vehicles on pub­lic roads al­lows the...
COV­ID-19 | Busi­ness / Con­tract Law Up­date
On 28 April 2020, a min­is­teri­al de­cision es­tab­lish­ing ex­cep­tion­al meas­ures in the con­text of the gradu­al re­sump­tion of activ­it­ies in or­der to ad­dress the COV­ID-19 epi­dem­ic set out, among oth­er things...
COV­ID-19 | Sup­port Meas­ures for Mone­g­asque Com­pan­ies
The Gov­ern­ment of Monaco has taken ex­cep­tion­al meas­ures to sup­port Mone­g­asque com­pan­ies fa­cing eco­nom­ic dif­fi­culties due to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic.The Prince’s Gov­ern­ment might modi­fy the list and the...