Jean-Charles Gardetto

+377 92 16 16 17

Jean-Charles Gardetto

Managing Partner  |  Gardetto Law Offices
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Monaco

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Private client (family, succession and protection of vulnerable individuals)
Immigration
Criminal

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Wearing many different hats in a case that involves incapacity and transcends Monaco, into Guernsey. Secondly, a large divorce case worth around €4bn, which involves corporate and cross jurisdictional challenges.

How did you get into private client?

In Monaco there are very few lawyers, with around 33 admitted to the court. We practice a little of everything in Monaco, but the type of clientele residing or wanting to reside in Monaco dictate the need for private client work.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Travelling. Nature walks. From 2003-2013, I was an MP for 10 years in Monaco (Chair of Foreign Affairs Committee) – so I am very interested in politics.


William Easun

+377 9798 12 55

William Easun

Managing Partner  |  Tempest Legal Services Monaco SARL
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Monaco

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Succession planning
Residency and domiciliation

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

I am approached by wealthy individuals who wish to gravitate towards Monaco to live and conduct business here. 2020 has seen a continuation of the same, in particular assisting clients with their estate planning. There has also been an increase in compliance and regulatory work, especially with regards to super yachts.

How did you get into private client?

I qualified as a UK solicitor in 1979, after going to university in France. I believe the private client field chooses you – especially when you move to Monaco, you end up doing what is naturally provided for.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

To see that this is only about the long term. Legal knowledge is vital but it is far from sufficient. It is about creating relationships of trust with clients but, equally importantly, with lawyers in other law firms abroad.

What is your favourite quote?

"Don't believe your own publicity." Leif Garrett.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I have a beautiful garden, which I look after in France. I particularly like wine and films. Sports are terribly bad for you!

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Metropole Hotel.