Donald Manasse

Donald Manasse is the founding partner and principal of Donald Manasse Law Offices. A well-known figure in Monaco and Nice, for over 35 years Donald has advised local and international clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious personal and business matters.

Donald is the sole Monaco representative of FraudNet, the world’s leading asset recovery legal network, operated under the aegis of the Commercial Crime Services authority of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Donald’s clients include local and multinational companies, families (including family offices), local and international banks, asset managers and financial service providers. Donald regularly assists clients in all legal aspects related to private wealth management and is a published authority on trusts, taxation and international real estate transactions.

Qualified to practise in France and the United States, Donald represents clients in the courts of various jurisdictions, including in Monaco when authorized by the President of the Court of Appeals, and with the assistance of a Monaco “avocat défenseur.”

Donald is ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in the areas of Corporate/Commercial, Corporate/Commercial:Disputes Resolution and Wealth Management by Chambers & Partners 2015. He is also recognized as an expert by Who’s Who Legal.

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Julien Emonnot


Based in Monaco for over 7 years after having spent two and a half years as an associate in the Paris office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Julien advises on a broad spectrum of matters, including corporate and commercial, financial services and regulatory law, employment law, taxation, trusts and wealth management.

Julien has significant experience in real estate transactions, both residential and commercial, and regularly advises investors and developers on a broad range of routine, as well as complex matters and transactions.

Julien Emonnot has been recognized by The Legal 500, Europe, Middle East and Africa 2015 for his expertise in the area of Real Estate.

A member of the Paris Bar admitted in 2007, Julien is fluent in English, French and Italian.

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Constance Moreau Calvez


Based in the Monaco office for almost 10 years, Constance specializes in all aspects of banking, regulatory, financial services, and corporate and commercial law. Constance regularly advises Monegasque and French companies and multinationals on a range of corporate matters, including incorporations and establishing a presence in Monaco, mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, business & asset transfers, company liquidations and voluntary winding-ups, and taxation.

Constance has also significant experience in employment law, data protection law, helicopter and yacht acquisitions and real estate specifically in France and Monaco.

Admitted to the Paris Bar, Constance is fluent in English and French.

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Dilla Manasse, IP administrator – Monaco

Dilla is the intellectual property administrator for Manasse Law. A member of the firm for over 25 years, she has been responsible for growing its intellectual property practice and managing a large and varied portfolio of trademarks, patents, and designs for the firm’s international client base.

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Stephanie Halliday, legal secretary – Monaco

Stephanie is a French qualified legal secretary supporting the corporate practice and is based in the Monaco office.

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Laure Michelle – Nice

Having been sworn in at the Paris Bar in March 1997, Laure practised as a lawyer (Avocat at the Paris Bar) in Paris until March 2006, whereupon she joined the office of Donald Manasse in Nice and became a member of the Nice Bar.

Laure focuses her practice on litigation in different fields in which she assists on all advisory and litigation aspects and more specifically: real estate, construction regulation and litigation, leases, neighbourhood disturbance, business law, bankruptcy proceedings, contract and commercial law, employment and labour law, maritime labour law, civil and family law, inheritance disputes and undivided ownership.

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