The firm: The Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO (Gardetto), founded in 1988 by Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO, a member of the Monaco Bar and a former president of the Bar Association, is a Monaco-based law firm working within the areas of litigation and legal advice.
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 direction.
The Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO currently comprises seven 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.
Gardetto can offer legal advice to its clients beyond the borders of the Principality thanks to a network of international correspondents.
Areas of practice: Gardetto provides local and foreign clients (individuals and corporate entities) with the legal expertise of a team that, through the complementarity of its members, is in a position to handle any legal issue before any court, to advise on the implementation of a wide range of projects and to assist clients wishing to settle in the Principality of Monaco. The firm has a strong international focus both in terms of the diversity of the clients using its services and the nature of the cases it handles. Correspondent lawyers abroad enable the firm to support its clients beyond the borders of Monaco.
Backed by all the experience and competence of its associates, the firm provides quality advice and legal services in all the main fields of law, particularly in civil law: contracts, torts, family law (divorces, estate inheritance, child custody, child abduction), construction and real estate, guarantees, commercial law, company law, banking, and finance law, intellectual property law, labour and employment law, white-collar crime, civil procedure, and international private law.
The firm has built up a substantial overseas practice and is frequently called upon to handle cases with international dimensions, such as the drafting of international contracts, start-ups of overseas companies in the Principality, overseas debt recovery, international estate inheritance, foreign investment, the divorce between spouses of different nationalities, international child abductions, and the recognition and enforcement of decisions rendered by foreign courts (exequatur).
Gardetto combines competencies of the highest order with a personalized approach.
It focuses on establishing a relationship built on respect and trust with each of its clients, whether private or corporate, to help the firm identify their needs accurately.
Clients’ interests are primordial, and the firm guarantees a listening ear, constant availability and a rapid response, followed by a bespoke solution tailored to their particular requirements.
The Gardetto team is made up of legal practitioners qualified in a range of legal areas, and committed to offering a quality service based on rigor and effectiveness.