Arnaud Zabaldano

Arnaud Zabaldano is the founder of Zabaldano Lawyers.

He is a Barrister at the Bar of Monaco where he has practiced since 2001.

As a key player in business law in the Principality, he advises business leaders and executives as well as family-owned groups and high net-worth individuals on the most sensitive operations and litigations.

Specialised in complex white-collar crimes issues, he is involved in highly visible and sensitive criminal investigations and proceedings as well as complex dispute resolution in commercial, banking and finance cases, both locally and internationally.

Significant recent achievements include:

  • Successfully obtaining refusal of extradition to Russia of several high-profile citizens due to the risk of ill treatment in Russia;
  • Successfully obtaining refusal of extradition from the UK (SFO) of one of the shareholders of an internationally renowned group due to the lack of dual incrimination;
  • Assisting clients who have been victims of abuse of process in Eastern European countries;
  • Successfully obtaining the withdrawal of notices from Interpol obtained by foreign authorities in violation of Interpol regulations;
  • Representing a high-profile family in Monaco in an inheritance dispute worth several hundred millions of euros;
  • Successfully obtaining more than 140 million euros of damages for a real estate promotion company for violation of a protocol of agreement.
  • Acting for high-profile ex-Government officials in corruption cases.

Committed to promoting independence and the values of the profession, he oversees all matters within the law firm and advises clients in implementing innovative strategies to achieve winning results.

Recommended in Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Leaders League, Arnaud Zabaldano is appraised as being « a very intelligent lawyer and very smart negotiator. Analytically brilliant’ and ‘creative, knowledgeable and energetic, but above all very committed to his clients ».

He is particularly noted for « defending international interests in complex cases ».

Education :

  • Masters Degree in law
  • Postgraduate degree in Business and Economic law
  • Admitted as Avocat Défenseur (Defense lawyer) at the Monaco Bar

Languages :

  • Bilingual French and English