Our team

PCM Avocats has several specialised and multilingual teams who share its core values:  «Team Player», «Beginners Mind», «Work is Play» and «More Than Expected» ; and work regularly with private clients, banks and financial institutions, Monegasque businesses and investors, providing their various expertises.


The partners

Christine Pasquier-Ciulla

Christine
Pasquier-Ciulla

Partner
Christine Pasquier-Ciulla 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

Sophie
Marquet

Partner
Sophie Marquet 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

Olivier
Marquet

Partner
Olivier Marquet 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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The associates

Jérémy BENSAUDE

Jérémy
BENSAUDE

Junior Associate
Jérémy BENSAUDE Jérémy BENSAUDE
Junior Associate
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Areas of expertise

  • Business law
  • Company law
  • Tax law

Working languages

  • French
  • English
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Camille BLANQUART

Camille
BLANQUART

Junior Associate
Camille BLANQUART Camille BLANQUART
Junior Associate
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Areas of expertise

  • Banking and financial law
  • Business law
  • Commercial law

Working languages

  • French
  • English
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Fiona Bonadonna

Fiona
Bonadonna

Associate
Fiona Bonadonna Fiona Bonadonna
Associate
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Areas of expertise

  • Family law
  • Private international law
  • Estate planning
  • Settling in Monaco
  • Exequatur

Working languages

  • French
  • English
  • Italian
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Vanessa CADORET VERHOLLEMAN

Vanessa
CADORET VERHOLLEMAN

Associate
Vanessa CADORET VERHOLLEMAN Vanessa CADORET VERHOLLEMAN
Associate
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Areas of expertise

  • Employment law (counsel and litigation)

Working languages

  • French
  • English
vcadoret@pcm-avocats.com Send an email
Florence DE GUZMAN DE SAINT-NICOLAS

Florence
DE GUZMAN DE SAINT-NICOLAS

Associate
Florence DE GUZMAN DE SAINT-NICOLAS Florence DE GUZMAN DE SAINT-NICOLAS
Associate
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Areas of expertise

  • Employment law (counsel and litigation)

Working languages

  • French
  • English
fdeguzman@pcm-avocats.com Send an email
Daniel GOLDENBAUM

Daniel
GOLDENBAUM

Associate
Daniel GOLDENBAUM Daniel GOLDENBAUM
Associate
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Areas of expertise

  • Business law
  • Company law
  • IP law

Working languages

  • French
  • English
dgoldenbaum@pcm-avocats.com Send an email
Regina Griciuc

Regina
Griciuc

Associate
Regina Griciuc Regina Griciuc
Associate
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Areas of expertise

  • Family law
  • Private international law
  • Estate planning/Trusts
  • Settling in Monaco
  • Exequatur

Working languages

  • French
  • English
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Russian
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Mona GUEZGUEZ

Mona
GUEZGUEZ

Associate
Mona GUEZGUEZ Mona GUEZGUEZ
Associate
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Areas of expertise

  • Family law
  • Private international law
  • Estate planning
  • Settling in Monaco
  • Exequatur

Working languages

  • French
  • English
mguezguez@pcm-avocats.com Send an email
Didier KLATT

Didier
KLATT

Senior associate
Didier KLATT Didier KLATT
Senior associate
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Areas of expertise

  • Real estate and construction law
  • Co-ownership law

Working languages

  • French
  • English
dklatt@pcm-avocats.com Send an email
Sandra Landais

Sandra
Landais

Associate
Sandra Landais Sandra Landais
Associate
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Areas of expertise

  • Family law
  • Private international law
  • Estate planning
  • Settling in Monaco
  • Exequatur

Working languages

  • French
  • English
  • German
slandais@pcm-avocats.com Send an email
Matthieu MASSEI

Matthieu
MASSEI

Associate
Matthieu MASSEI Matthieu MASSEI
Associate
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Areas of expertise

  • Business law
  • Corporate criminal law

Working languages

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
mmassei@pcm-avocats.com Send an email
Stephan PASTOR

Stephan
PASTOR

Junior Lawyer
Stephan PASTOR Stephan PASTOR
Junior Lawyer
Tel: +377 97 98 42 24

Areas of expertise

  • Banking and financial services law
  • Business law

Working languages

  • French
  • English
spastor@pcm-avocats.com Send an email