Arnaud Zabaldano

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

Education & Appointments:

  • 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)

Experience:

  • 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

Credentials:

  • Correspondent and lawyer of PRICE WATER HOUSE COOPER
  • Best friend of ALLEN OVERY
  • Business Partner of MAITLAND GROUP
  • Member of G.L.I.U (Global Law Intelligence Unit)
  • Member of I.A.L (International Association of Lawyers)
  • Member of Global Law Experts
  • Member of L.N.A (Legal Netlink Alliance)

Client Base:

  • Various banking and finance institutions in Monaco
  • Various realty construction companies in Monaco
  • Various Monegasque institutions
  • Extensive experience in complex and international cases

Business Law Practice:

Zabaldano Law Office works with its clients in all areas of business law advice by providing assistance and representing them in both transactional and litigation matters.

Main areas of expertise:

  • Consultations in various areas of commercial law;
  • Negotiating and drafting of commercial contracts;
  • Intellectual and industrial property;
  • Commercial Leases;
  • Insolvency;
  • Assistance and representation in any proceedings relating to commercial law.

Zabaldano Law Office:

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.

Peter Walford

Peter Walford and Frederic Mege have both been recognised as leading experts in their field by Chambers & Partners Global, Europe 2014 and the Citywealth Leaders List (2014). Walford is described by Chambers Europe as a “gifted trusts and estate planning specialist.”

We speak English, French, Russian and Ukrainian. Our client base comprises entrepreneurs, entertainers, financial and banking services companies, fund managers, trust companies, sporting personalities and international families from many jurisdictions.

Clients trust us to deliver efficient and cost-effective advice, with a particular emphasis on commerciality and confidentiality. To learn about how we can help you pursue your business interests, please contact us.

Donald Manasse

Donald Manasse has more than 20 years of experience representing victims and judicial administrators in international fraud cases with connections in Monaco, France and Italy. He has assisted in planning and implementing international asset tracing and recovery programmes for clients.

He has served as counsel in one of Monaco’s most notorious Ponzi scheme trials (Hobbs-Melville) in which a US businessman was accused of defrauding investors out of millions of euros after the brokerage firm he owned collapsed.

Mr Manasse has been authorised as a counsellor at law in Monaco since 1989 and is a member of the Bar in Nice, France, where the practice was founded in 1986.

As a French lawyer, he has access to investigative files during the preliminary and “instruction” procedures and appears as counsel in the criminal trials where his familiarity with international financial customs and practices is put to good use.

He has worked internationally in the pursuit and recovery of millions of dollars for creditors, trustees and receivers. Most recently Mr Manasse was instrumental in securing the arrest and conviction of an international fraudster who created his own stock exchange and has lead a team of lawyers seeking the return of misappropriated funds.

Born and raised in Milan, Italy, and schooled in Italy, the United States and France, Mr Manasse was first admitted to the Bar in New York. His cultural versatility and skills help bridge the challenges associated with international prosecutions.

Mr Manasse and his firm are the Monaco representatives of ICC FraudNet, the world’s leading asset recovery legal network.