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Gardetto Law Offices

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Managing Partner: Jean-Charles S Gardetto
Number of partner : 1
Number of lawyers: 8
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek

Firm Overview:
Jean-Charles S. Gardetto, Avocat-Défenseur, was admitted to the Monegasque bar in 1988 and has since developed a legal practice, giving advice and handling litigation in the Principality of Monaco. Having graduated in law through both the French and American university systems, Jean-Charles S. Gardetto has been able to attract and retain an international clientele that has dictated the evolution of the firm.

The Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. Gardetto currently comprise seven bilingual legal practitioners: a partner, attorney at law, Jean-Charles S. Gardetto, and six associates, graduates from universities in France and abroad, spanning all the main practice areas. The firm offers its clients, Monegasque and foreign nationals alike, a highly skilled and professional team who between them possess all the competencies required to tackle a comprehensive range of legal issues, including both litigation and advisory work, and to resolve the most complex situations.

The Law Firm of Jean-Charles S. Gardetto benefits from the ISO 9001 certification which guarantees a high level of services’ quality.

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto has been elected President of the Monaco Bar Association for the year 2011-2012.

The Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. Gardetto has a strong international dimension in terms of both the diversity of its clients and the nature of the cases it handles. Thanks to its broad range of legal expertise, the firm is in a position to offer clients services that are not confined to the Principality of Monaco. The firm is regularly involved in international litigation, as well as in international projects. Its network of overseas correspondents allows the firm to deal effectively with every aspect of the cases it takes on.

The Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. Gardetto’s clients include a large range of international financial institutions and banks, high net worth individuals, international investors, international real estate investment groups, manufacturing companies, international shipping companies, luxury car manufacturers, bankruptcy trustees, hotel groups, pharmaceutical groups, insurance companies, etc.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
1 partner, 3 fee earners in Monaco
■ Assisting international groups of companies in the purchase of a bank
■ Assisting clients in their dealings with the regulatory authorities (approval or change of control of financial institutions and banks)
■ Advising international banks in relation with crossborder banking issues
■ Advising clients in relation with financial and investment services
■ Reviewing general conditions for banks in Monaco
■ Banking litigations
Contact: Jean-Charles S Gardetto
Tel: +377 92 161 617 Email: [email protected]

1 partner, 4 fee earners in Monaco
■ Commercial and company law: applicable standards, incorporation of companies, mergers, acquisitions, setting up of subsidiaries and administrative offices, administrative formalities, litigation, bankruptcy
■ Guarantees: drafting of pledges, collateral, personal guarantees, first demand guarantees, litigations
■ Labour and employment law work including: employment contracts, advice to employees or employers, collective redundancies, negotiated dismissals, litigation
■ Intellectual property including trademarks and authors rights, neighbouring rights, computer law, data protection, privacy and all related litigations
■ Insurance regulations
■ Criminal business law
Contact: Jean-Charles S Gardetto
Tel: +377 92 161 617 Email: [email protected]

Civil & Civil Procedure:
1 partner, 7 fee earners in Monaco
■ Family law advice as well as litigation (divorces, children custody, estates)
■ Torts
■ Real estate matters
■ Freezing orders and attachments, mortgages, protective measures
Contact: Jean-Charles S Gardetto
Tel: +377 92 161 617 Email: [email protected]

International Private Law:
1 partner, 5 fee earners in Monaco
■ Enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitration decisions in Monaco
■ Conflicts of laws or jurisdictions
Contact: Jean-Charles S Gardetto
Tel: +377 92 161 617 Email: [email protected]

Family Law:
1 partner, 2 fee earners in Monaco
■ Matrimonial agreements
■ Divorces
■ Estates
■ Child custody
■ Child abduction
Contact: Jean-Charles S Gardetto
Tel: +377 92 161 617 Email: [email protected]

Criminal Law:
1 partner, 2 fee earners in Monaco
■ White collar crime
Contact: Jean-Charles S Gardetto
Tel: +377 92 161 617 Email: [email protected]

Private Clients:
1 partner, 2 fee earners in Monaco
■ Patrimonial issues
■ Estate planning
■ Personal taxation
■ Immigration to Monaco
Contact: Jean-Charles S Gardetto
Tel: +377 92 161 617 Email: [email protected]