The civil code of December 21, 1880 presents some provisions similar to the French Napoleonic code and shares some of its fundamentals. If the Monegasque civil law was mainly inspired by French law it presents however some differences.
The preponderance of foreigners in Monaco impacts the civil disputes and raises many private international law issues.
The Law n° 1.448 of 28 June 2017 meets the needs of the 139 nationalities within the territory of the Principality, codifying the rules of the Monegasque private international law (jurisdiction of Monegasque Courts and law applicable to the status and capacity of natural persons, marriage, filiation and adoption, maintenance obligations, inheritance, contractual and non-contractual obligations).
Legal proceedings can become very complex and case law plays an important part.
In this framework, a good knowledge of the new rules of the Monegasque private international law and our experience in litigation enable us to support our clients in the most efficient ways when such international issues arise.
We are competent in all civil law matters, whether relating to personal status, divorce, properties or inheritance, especially when the questions raised, the contracts requested or the disputes at stake raise international issues.
Rozenn LE BOHEC ICYK
Former member of Nice Bar
Associate - Head of the Civil Law Department
Rozenn LE BOHEC ICYK was a partner for nine years in a Nice-based law firm and joined our firm in 2009. She specialises in civil litigation.
Rozenn LE BOHEC ICYK holds a First Degree Master in Business Law and a Second Degree Master in Labour Law from the University of Nantes.
She was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1998.
She is fluent in French and in English.
Phone: +377 97 70 40 70