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A.L.F.A. Associated Legal & Fiscal Advisors

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Number of partners: 2
Number of lawyers: 5
Languages: English, French, Italian

Firm Overview:
A.L.F.A. MONACO has been advising for over twenty years on a broad spectrum of corporate/commercial matters, including cross-border activities, compliance, AML, project financing, M&A, employment, debt financing, restructuring, licensing, data protection and insurance. The firm has also developed a strong banking and financial activities niche. It represents local banks and financial services firms on all aspects of their activities, and international banks on their PWIM activities, including regulatory issues, loan agreements, pledges and other collateral.

The team is composed of key local players with in depth insight into the workings of the unique administrative environment and of internationally qualified lawyers who have previously practiced in major global law firms. It regularly advises a wide range of foreign entities on the Monegasque aspects of their affairs and has a track record for delivering seamless expeditious services as local correspondent to major international law firms.

A.L.F.A. MONACO’s clientele is primarily first-class multinational investment firms, family offices, financial data providers, credit institutions, payment and electronic money institutions, local and foreign entities active in a variety of fields, yachting, manufacturing, art, real estate as well as high net worth individuals and major insurance companies.

Main Areas of Practice:

■ Banking & Financial Activities Laws
■ Commercial & Contract Law
■ Company Law & Legal Secretarial Services
■ Insurance Law
■ Data Protection Law
■ Employment Law
■ Tax Law

Banking & Finance:
■Local correspondent to a major international law firm, acting as legal advisor to an international bank, involving preparing the corporate authorities of the S.A.M. in connection with a US$ 23,500,000 syndicated term loan facility agreement, reviewing the facility agreement under the laws of Monaco and amending such, and issuing a legal opinion confirming the authority of the S.A.M. to execute the facility agreement
■Advice in connection with the financing of a major acquisition in the telecom industry
■Local correspondent to a major international law firm on a 100,000,000 € Multi Option Credit Facility Agreement and ancillary securities
■Representation of several clients who successfully incorporated brokerage and investment advice services firms under Law n°1.338 on financial activities
■Production of legal opinions for credit institutions on the validity and enforceability under Monegasque law of the various ISDA Master Agreements, and of FOA/FIA Agreements
■Production of legal opinions for credit institutions with regard to the impact of FATCA and European Directives and Regulations (i.e. CRR, MiFID2, BRRD, PSD, MCD, EMIR) in Monaco

Corporate/M&A:
■Representation of foreign investors acquiring shares of Monaco companies in the context of international acquisitions for their due diligence, transfer of ownership, closing and any ensuing collective dismissal plan and change of management
■Agreements on client referrals, sale and purchase, purchase options, joint ventures, share pledges, portfolio management, intra-group loans, escrow and settlement
■Local correspondent to magic circle law firms on multi-million dollar multi-jurisdictional transactions

Insurance:
■Assistance to numerous international insurance companies on the European restructuring of their insurance activities and the consequences for their Monaco activities, particularly post-Brexit change of SE registered office primarily from the UK to the EU, and in particular to Luxembourg
■Agreements on portfolio transfers and acquisitions, together with conducting relevant formalities
■Assistance with regulatory authorisations for local branch offices

Data Protection:
■Assistance with data protection issues and mandatory filings with the local regulatory body (CCIN)
■Advice regarding the impact on Monegasque business entities of the entering into force of the EU regulation GDPR
■Author of the Monaco chapter on Data Protection Laws of the World published by Sweet & Maxwell Thompson Reuters