Banking and financial law

PCM Avocats advises banks and financial institutions in Monaco and worldwide on banking and financial law matters.

Our expertise encompasses a broad range of subjects, including 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.

We also handle civil, criminal and administrative litigation for institutions in Monaco's banking and financial sector and their executives. This activity covers the following areas:

  • Risk assessment;
  • Crisis management;
  • Proceedings before the Commission for the Control of Financial Activities;
  • Amicable settlements;
  • Trial.

In Monaco, Olivier Marquet is in charge of the BANKING & FINANCE periodical's "Legal Review" section.

PCM Avocats' expertise and reputation in the field of banking and finance is built on the skill, knowledge and experience of the firm's lawyers, their frequent interaction with the Monegasque authorities and regulators, and their active role in discussions on Monaco's banking and financial laws.

PCM Avocats has been named among the top law firms in this area of practice, by Chambers Global and Legal 500.