Practice areas

Corporate / Commercial
We work closely with our clients on the structuring of their businesses and corporate affairs, advising on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters including international structures, acquisitions, joint ventures and services agreements, often in conjunction with legal and accounting practices in a variety of jurisdictions. We also advise on the structuring and establishment of corporate entities in Monaco.
Real Estate
We have significant experience in real estate transactions, both internationally and nationally. We advise on the interplay of private international law as it affects the sale and purchase of real estate, enabling us to advise our clients how best to structure the ownership of real estate, be it in Monaco, France or elsewhere. Working in conjunction with notaries in Monaco and in France, we assist clients in the sale and purchase of real estate, advising on applicable tax, succession, probate and residency issues. Where it is appropriate to use a corporate entity to acquire real estate, we are able to arrange for its incorporation and deal with all aspects of its ongoing administration.
With over twenty years experience of working in the superyacht sector, we advise on new yacht construction projects and sale and purchase transactions. We also advise on ownership, regulatory, registration, crewing and fiscal issues arising out of the ownership and operation of superyachts and act for owners, brokers, shipyards and managers. We also advise on the sale, purchase and ownership of large yacht moorings in the Mediterranean.
Trusts, Inheritance and Estates
Groom Hill advises individuals and families on their asset structuring and estate planning, drafting wills (including Monaco Law 214 wills) and trust deeds. In particular, we advise on the interplay of succession laws in different countries, notably as regards Monégasque and French succession and probate issues, working closely with local notaries. Where appropriate we act as trustees and provide a full range of trustee services.
Family Offices
Groom Hill is experienced in establishing and maintaining private and family offices for its private clients. We also advise single family offices in relation to their corporate structure and often act as anchor adviser for all relevant legal and tax matters. Our services include day-to-day corporate advice, succession planning and advice on asset protection and related tax structures.
Monaco Residency
Groom Hill advises on all aspects of Monaco residency. Working together with our clients’ overseas professional advisers, we advise on domicile and residency issues generally and the consequences and implications of a change in residency. We also provide advice and assistance on the procedures and practicalities involved in obtaining residency in the Principality including advice on the required leasing or acquisition of a residential property.