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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Dilla Manasse

IP administrator

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

Stéphanie began her professional career in 1997, working for various law practices in Paris. Since 2001, Stéphanie has been employed by Donald MANASSE first in in NICE and then in the MONACO office.

Stéphanie specializes in corporate law and employment law, and holds a Master in Business Law from the University of Aix-en-Provence.

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Jessica Sebag

Jessica holds a French Master in International Business Law and a Business consultancy Degree from the Institute of Business Law (IDA) in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Having worked in the legal department of UBS Monaco bank and for different Monaco law offices, Jessica has specialized in corporate, contract and commercial law, data protection law for individuals and Monaco as well as French companies.

Particularly interested in the development of the economy of Monaco, Jessica has been involved in the development of businesses, commercial and communication strategies in the frame of a Monaco organization.

Jessica was born and raised in Monaco and is fluent in English and French.

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Associated Office in Nice

Laure Michelle

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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Aurelie Bailly

Aurelie has earned a Master’s degree in business law from University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and a Master II in insolvency law also from University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. After several internships in different law firms Aurélie decided to prepare for the Nice bar admissions course.

Aurélie is competing the training to become an Avocat and is preparing for the bar exam that she will sit in October 2018.

Aurélie is fluent in English and French.

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