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Monaco law firm joins CMS


CMS has added another key business location: PCM AVOCATS, one of the leading law firms in Monaco, has become part of CMS and will trade under the name CMS Pasquier Ciulla & Marquet. This is the first time in the Monaco legal market that a local full-service law firm joins an international firm.

CMS now has 71 offices in 40 countries and more than 1,000 partners and 7,500 total staff.

With PCM AVOCATS, CMS will be able to provide international clients with a full-service legal offering in Monaco. PCM AVOCATS can now link their Monaco-based clients with leading CMS legal experts worldwide. They have recognised expertise in areas such as Private Clients, Banking, M&A, Employment and Real Estate and will bring their experience as well as specific knowledge of their local market.

Jean-Francois Marquaire, Managing Partner of CMS Russia, commented: “Our clients expect us to support them in key business hubs around the world. With PCM AVOCATS, we are now able to provide a full-service legal offering to our clients looking to do business in Monaco. Additionally, the city-state is very outward-looking with a high number of investors based there who operate internationally. CMS as one of the most global law firms is well-positioned to serve these clients.”

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Jean-François Marquaire
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