Sophie COUTURIER is Counsel in charge of the Criminal Law and Human Rights Department at Zabaldano Avocats, Monaco.

With over 13 years of experience in Monegasque law and several years spent as a lawyer at the bars of Brussels and Nice, Sophie applies her wealth of knowledge and technical ability in corporate crime and European Human Rights law to advising clients including individuals such as directors, senior employees, high-net-worth individuals and corporations.

Her main field of expertise is business criminal law and human rights. She works with Arnaud ZABALDANO on several leading international criminal cases coordinating multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional teams in order to ensure the best defence for local and foreign clients. She also helps to ensure that the fundamental rights of clients involved in criminal proceedings in Monaco or abroad are respected (in the context of international mutual assistance requests and extradition requests addressed to the Monegasque authorities).


  • Masters in Law
  • Admitted at the Brussels Bar


  • French
  • Bilingual English
  • Knowledge of Dutch