Cecile Peltier-Gauci is Counsel in charge of the Real Estate division in Zabaldano Lawyers in Monaco.

She has over 22 years of experience in Monegasque law and acts for international and local clients including banks, promoters, constructors, real estate companies, landlords and tenants and insurance companies.

Cecile has acquired a solid experience in civil and commercial litigation as well as real estate matters, with a particular focus on construction, real estate development and commercial leases. Her experience includes notably securitisation and enforcement proceedings, drafting and negotiating leases, as well as all types of civil or administrative real estate litigations.

Cecile joined the firm in 2012 after working as an associate for several years in law firms in Monaco and France. She now runs the Real Estate and Construction, recovery procedures and enforcement team which is continually expanding.

She provides an array of expert legal services including project support, advice, dispute resolution and litigation in all real estate and construction matters and her team can offer a complete and comprehensive service handling complex cases acting in the clients long-term interests.

Significant recent achievements include:

  • Successfully obtaining a settlement agreement for a high-profile client in relation to rights to elevate a building and increase its property rights.
  • Assisting in an ongoing dispute regarding Expert investigations to diagnose responsibility for faulty pipework requiring rehousing of residents in four new building blocks owned by Government.
  • Negotiating a real estate sale as part of an inheritance matter (47 million euros).
  • Successfully obtaining a debt collection for a loan of 9 million euros with security bond for a reputable bank in Monaco.
  • Successfully enforcing an arbitral award and seizure proceedings in a cross border matter with the USA.

Cecile’s expertise has been recognized in the famous lawyer’s guide Legal 500.


  • Masters Degree in law
  • Diploma in Advanced Study in Law – Oxford Brookes University (UK)


  • Bilingual French and English