Vincent de Bonnafos

Vincent de Bonnafos is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Monaco on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Vincent directly using the contact details listed above.

Vincent is active in financial and securities laws, banking regulatory and transactional matters. He also advises on general commercial matters in particular in sports and new technologies.

Vincent has a doctorate degree in law (Ph.D) for his thesis on the enhancement of corporate social responsibility. He also participated in the Commission for modernising Monaco corporate and commercial laws (Commission de Modernisation du Droit Economique Monégasque). He also provides on-site AML and compliance training for banks, law-firms and sports clubs.

Before joining DL Corporate & Regulatory, Vincent worked in French banking institutions as well as French and Monaco law firms. He speaks French and English fluently.

Vincent lectures on banking law and law of technologies at Nice University.

Firm Overview:

DL Corporate & Regulatory is a firm of business lawyers authorised to render regulatory and transactional legal advice in Monaco and abroad. The firm specialises in corporate, financing and commercial transactions, securities laws, mergers & acquisitions, restructurings and regulatory compliance in particular in the banking/finance, capital markets and sports areas.

Remi Delforge

Remi Delforge is our exclusively recommended Corporate & Transaction Law expert in Monaco on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Remi directly using the contact details listed above.

Remi has been a highly-regarded lawyer in Monaco since 1998 and consistently named Lawyer of the Year in particular in M&A, Corporate and Banking. He has an extensive track record in acquisition deals and restructurings in the banking and financial sector over the last 20 years in the Principality.

He is a regular Monaco correspondent of international and “Magic Circle” law firms. He recurrently assists banks, funds and asset management companies in offerings, private placements, Monaco regulatory and securities laws.

As former European Counsel for McDonald’s and Schlumberger, Remi has in depth knowledge of multinational organisations and companies, as well as sports federations in Monaco including the Automobile Club de Monaco, organizer of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Firm Overview:

DL Corporate & Regulatory is a corporate and transactional law firm in Monaco with a strong focus on M&A, banking, securities, commercial and sport laws. The Firm is regularly involved in Monaco’s major acquisitions, disposals and financings in Private Banking, Shipping, Telecommunications, Data Protection, IT, Hotel, Luxury Retails Group & Entertainment and Sports areas. The Firm is also developing an expertise in Space Law.

The Firm has one of the largest dedicated corporate teams in Monaco. The Firm’s lawyers also have industry backgrounds with practical experience and understanding of clients’ needs. They also worked as in-house counsel with multinational groups, banks or with regulators.

The Team backgrounds are international. Lawyers in the firm have studied and worked in other countries and are familiar with other legal systems. Work languages include English, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Armenian. However, more than the language, the Team shares a culture of practical results.

Arnaud Zabaldano

Arnaud ZABALDANO is the founder of ZABALDANO Law Office. He works as Avocat Défenseur in Monaco.

Cursus:

  • July 2000: Masters degree in Law
  • September 2001: Diploma in Higher Applied studies in Business and Economic Law
  • 22nd October 2001: Admitted at the Monaco bar
  • 22nd October 2009: Appointed as an Avocat Défenseur (Defence Lawyer)

Expertise:

  • October 2001 up to September 2006: Partner of Cabinet PASQUIER-CIULLA & ZABALDANO
  • September 2006 up to July 2011: Founder and partner of GZ AVOCATS
  • 2007 and 2008: Co-creator, organizer and lecturer at the Francis Lefebvre Monegasque Labour law courses
  • 2009: Lecturer at the University of Brazzaville (Congo) on Law and Monegasque legal practice
  • 2010: Lecturer on the new anti-money laundering Law in Monaco for the Monegasque Compliance Officers’ Association
  • Since July 2011: Founder and partner of Etude ZABALDANO

Firm Overview:

Zabaldano Law Office is a law firm established in the Principality of Monaco dealing with the most complex matters often with an international dimension.

It represents corporate and private individual clients who require dedication, professionalism and commitment.

The Law office consists of a multi-disciplinary team who have extensive experience in practice areas such as banking and finance, commercial and business law, international law, real estate and construction as well as employment law and criminal law.

Arnaud Zabaldano, its founder, is a Barrister at the Monaco Bar where he has practiced since 2001.

With a postgraduate degree in Economic and Business Law, he has naturally focused the law office practice on business law, in litigation, arbitration and advice.

Committed to the values ​​of the legal profession, Mr Zabaldano strives to best meet clients’ needs, combining legal excellence, availability and innovation.

Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO

Admitted to the Bar in Monaco in 1988, Jean-Charles S. Gardetto has practised as an Avocat-Défenseur since 1997. He is the former President of the Monaco Bar Association (Ordre des Avocats et Avocats-Défenseurs de Monaco) and a former member of its board.

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto handles both advice and litigation. His main practice areas are business law, civil law, banking and financial law, contract law, international private law and business criminal law.

He holds the following academic qualifications:

– Master of Laws (L.L.M.) (1987), Cornell Law School (USA);
– Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées, DESS de Juriste d’Affaires Internationales – Commerce extérieur (1985), University of Aix-Marseille III, Institute of Business Law (France);
– Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’entreprises, option internationale (1985), University of Aix-Marseille III;
– Maîtrise de droit privé (1984), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France).

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto was a Member of the National Council (Parliament) of Monaco and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee from February 2003 to February 2013.

He was Head of the Delegations of Monaco to the Parliamentary of the Council of Europe and to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and was elected Vice-President of both Assemblies.

He was also a member of Monaco’s delegations to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean and the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (EuroMed) of the Union for the Mediterranean.

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto is also a member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Union Internationale des Avocats.

Firm Overview:

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto, Attorney at law (Avocat-Défenseur) admitted to the Bar of Monaco in 1988, has built up a practice handling both advice and litigation in the Principality of Monaco, and covering several areas of law.

Backed by law degrees from both French and American universities, Jean-Charles S. Gardetto soon built up the international client portfolio that has determined the firm’s general course.

The Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO currently comprise six multilingual legal practitioners: a partner, Attorney at law, Jean-Charles S. Gardetto and six associates, graduates of 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 Offices of Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO even accompany its clients beyond the borders of the Principality thanks to a network of international correspondents.