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Litigation and pre-litigation

• Civil law: civil liability, victim compensation, non-

performance of contracts, construction, real estate, securities,

inheritance, family law (particularly divorces), international

child abduction, international litigation over child custody,

legal expertise in amicable or judicial settings…

• Commercial and business law: commercial disputes,

ending business relations, unfair competition, deceptive

business practices, debt collection, cessation of payment

and insolvency proceedings, commercial leases

• Corporate law: corporate disputes, litigation between

shareholders, designation of trustees, dissolution…

• Banking and financial law, notably regarding the liabilities

of banks and financial institutions, disputes over credit

and stock exchange transactions…

• Insurance law

• Employment law: disputes over dismissal (individual

and collective), negotiated departures…

• Intellectual proper ty law: trademark protection,

copyright infringement, disputes over authors’ rights…

• Criminal business law

• Public administrative law: annulment of administrative

decisions, liabilities of public entities (state, municipality…)

• International private law

• Civil procedures: precautionary measures, liens on

bank accounts, real estate and ships, recognition and

implementation of foreign judgments, enforcement of

legal decisions

• Human rights


The firm offers legal counsel to businesses and to private

individuals, notably in the following areas:

• Moving to Monaco, foreign investment in the Principality of

Monaco, help with family offices

• Drawing up contracts

• Banking and financial law:

applicable norms, legal framework of investment services,

bank acquisition, creation of management corporations,

authorisation of financial institutions, investment methods

in Monaco, assisting clients with regulatory authorities,

distribution of financial products, Monegasque mutual

funds, bank guarantees…

• Corporate law:

company creation, mergers, acquisitions, “due diligence”,

establishment of administrative offices, installation of

foreign companies in Monaco, shareholder agreements,

legal secretariat of companies, relations with governmental


• Acquisition of real estate assets, drawing up civil and

commercial leases

• Insurance law

• Security interest law:

mortgages, bail bonds, pledges, first-demand guarantees…

• Employment law:

hiring formalities, drawing up employment contracts,

assistance with dismissals (individual and collective)

• Intellectual property law:

trademark applications, authors’ rights

• Data protection law, particularly declarations of data

processing and the transfer of information between


Our skills

The law offices of Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO have made a name for themselves locally as well as internationally,

relying on the strength of their core values: uncompromising rigour and ethics coupled with professional excellence.

Strengthened by the experience and skill of its members, the firm offers quality advice and legal representation in the

main areas of the law.