Private clientele, Family offices

PCM Avocats assists clients with matters of private international law, family and personal law, property and inheritance law, real estate law, etc.

Banks & financial institutions

The team at PCM Avocats includes experts in banking and financial law, and also handles civil and criminal litigation.

Investors

PCM Avocats assists investors, including Monaco residents and overseas-based clients, with all kinds of transactions for the purchase or sale of assets.

Companies

PCM Avocats' specialist team assists Monegasque companies with the full range of legal issues they may encounter in their day-to-day business.

PCM Avocats: experts in Monegasque laws

PCM Avocats is a well-known Monaco law firm for its areas of expertise: business law, banking & financial law, international private and personal law, employment law and real estate matters.

Founded in 2009, PCM Avocats has managed to develop its fields of expertise, while preserving its culture and quality requirement.

The PCM Avocats’ scope is just as international, due to the composition of its teams and the variety of clients (private clients, international and local entities, as well as their shareholders and executives, banks and financial entities), and local by offering to its clients the expertise of specialised teams in Monegasque laws.


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Partners

Christine
Pasquier-Ciulla

Partner
Christine Pasquier-Ciulla
Partner
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Private Law (University of Nice)

Bars

  • Bar of Monaco: 1988

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Activities

  • Member of the IAFL (International Academy of Family Lawyers)
  • Member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)

Publications

  • European lawyer Family Law Book – Monaco (2013 and 2015 editions)
  • Study Divorce dans le monde (Divorce Around The World) – Monaco (AJ Famille, November 2015)

Christine Pasquier-Ciulla is the partner in charge of the private international law, personal law and property law teams.

In her practice area of private international and personal law, she handles prenuptial agreements, changes to matrimonial regimes, separations and national and international divorces, adoptions, all matters relating to children including recognition of parentage, names, wrongful removal and more generally the application of the Hague Conventions on minors, and international letters rogatory. She deals with matters relating to the legal protection of adults, and the application in Monaco of protection measures ordered by foreign courts. She also manages the enforcement in Monaco of all kinds of foreign court orders. In addition, she handles cases involving criminal offences directly related to her principal practice area, notably including wilful neglect or desertion, failure to grant access to children, abuse of vulnerable persons, domestic violence.

In the area of property law, Christine Pasquier-Ciulla advises or represents her clients in post-divorce liquidation procedures for jointly owned property, as well as national or international successions and more generally all matters involving the organisation or restructuring of assets.

Her membership in organisations such as IAFL and STEP allows her to be in contact with specialist law firms all over the world, which is a major advantage in her area of practice.

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Sophie
Marquet

Partner
Sophie Marquet
Partner
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Qualifications

  • Trusts & Estates Practitioner, International Trusts Management DiplomaSTEP, 2013
  • LL.M, Duke University School of Law, 2004
  • DESS-DJCE, University of Aix Marseille III, 2003 (Postgraduate Degree in International Business Law)
  • Maîtrise, University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2002 (Bachelor's Degree in International Business Law)

Bars

  • Bar of New York: 2005 (voluntary resignation: 2015)
  • Bar of Monaco: 2015

Languages

  • English
  • French

Sophie Marquet is the partner responsible for the employment law and real estate law teams at PCM Avocats.

In the field of employment law, her remit covers both individual labour relations (employment contracts, non-compete clauses, non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements, commission and bonus plans, redundancies, negotiated settlements, mutually agreed terminations, etc.) and collective labour relations. She also handles litigation in these areas.

She provides advice to businesses involved in mergers, acquisitions, sales and restructuring operations, and assists her clients with social audits. She has built up considerable expertise in helping companies with implementing restructuring plans, potentially leading to collective compulsory and voluntary redundancy programmes. She also advises businesses in the Tourism and Hotel industry on industrial relations and social risks specific to the sector.

In the field of real estate law, Sophie Marquet provides advice to Monegasque and international clients including banks, real estate companies, landlords and tenants in the areas of commercial real estate, real estate purchases and sales, drafting contracts and lease agreements, and construction.

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Olivier
Marquet

Partner
Olivier Marquet
Partner
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Qualifications

  • DEA, University of Nice (Postgraduate Degree in Economic Law)
  • DESS-DJCE, University of Aix-Marseille (Postgraduate Degree in International Business Law)
  • Visiting Scholar – Duke Law School

Bars

  • Bar of Monaco: 2005

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Activities

  • Co-editor of Editions Lexis Nexis-Jurisclasseur, Fascicules de droit monégasque (Monegasque Law Fascicles)
  • Participation to the Modernisation Committee  of the Business Law in Monaco
  • Accredited Advisor of Monaco Private Label
  • Speaker for the Master degree in Business Law, specialised in Corporate Law, Institut de Droit des Affaires d’Aix-Marseille

Publications

  • Banking & Finance - Monaco
  • Le statut du dirigeant de la Société par Actions Simplifiée (Status of the chief executive of the "SAS" or simplified joint stock company)

Olivier Marquet is the partner in charge of the teams specialising in banking and financial law and business law.

In the field of banking and financial law, his expertise covers the creation or acquisition of a bank or financial institution, banking monopoly, bank secrecy, Franco-Monegasque banking agreements and also monetary agreements between the Principality of Monaco and the European Community, the SEPA agreement, measures to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and corruption, Monegasque financial law, Monegasque banking laws, banker's liability law, laws on credit and syndicated loans, credit guarantees, debt restructuring, and the preparation of documents for clients to exercise banking and financial activities.

In the field of business law, Olivier Marquet regularly advises clients on asset acquisition and sale transactions (audits, transfer of ownership agreements, warranties, shareholders' agreements, etc.), long-term financing operations (capital increases by new share issues, capital reductions, etc.), internal restructuring operations (mergers, partial asset transfers, etc.), the creation of companies or joint ventures of all forms, business closures and more generally all company law matters. His expertise in the practice area of business law also covers corporate criminal law and data protection law.

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Published the 6 March 2017

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