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Family Structures

Having been involved in several Family matters over the years, we have developed a unique know-how in this area, and we are fully aware of what it takes to have a tailored structuring of family assets, attuned to our client’s needs.

Our team designs, set up, and provide tailored advices in the running of Family Offices or structures in order to protect and prepare the transmission and assure the sustainability of the Family assets.

We can provide support services to Family Offices, investment offices, or Family entities holding or managing special assets (yachts, works of Art, real estate, or various legacy assets …).

In conjunction with this practice, we help our clients to leverage the unique strengths of Family-owned businesses, and to manage their specific challenges. We are able to combine our broad range of corporate legal solutions with an understanding of Family governance and dispute resolution that is unrivalled in the region.

For a first relationship with our office, please visit Our KYC Obligations page, and see our General Terms of Business.


Xavier de Sarrau

General Partner

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    Xavier de Sarrau

    General Partner

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Xavier de Sarrau

Xavier is recognized as an international expert on Family Governance matters. He authored several articles on the matter and has been a speaker at various conferences and forums.
He is also an expert in succession and estate planning, as well as asset protection mechanisms and he serves as Director, Trustee or Protector of several family or private groups, based in Europe, the US and Asia.
Through his involvement in the setting up and management of sophisticated Private Client structures he has acquired a unique hands-on experience of such organizations.

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David de Pariente

Partner

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    David de Pariente

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David de Pariente

David is a seasoned corporate lawyer with strong expertise in complex negotiation processes.
His pratice is primarily focused on advising private corporates and notably, family businesses.
He regularly assists his clients with their key investments and development projects whether in France or abroad and provides assistance with the management of shareholders’ and financial partners’ relationships.
In addition, he is a leading market player in the structuring and negotiation of management packages.
David also has extensive experience in the media industry notably, print media. He was a board member of the following press companies : SOCPRESSE (Le Figaro, L’Express…), LA VOIX DU NORD and NICE MATIN.

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Alexis Madier

Partner

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Alexis Madier

Alexis advises Private Clients on their tax & estate planning, and monitors their on-shore and off-shore real estate investments. Before joining Gordon S. Blair, he was previously a tax adviser with a French law firm and a Single Family Office in Paris, and pursued his career in Monaco with a local Corporate Service Provider. Alexis also acts as general counsel for several Monaco based Single Family Offices. He is also implied in the setting-up of group of companies in Monaco, as well as in the purchase and disposal of businesses. Alexis has extensive experience in taxation, estate planning, real estate transactions, and relocation to Monaco. Alexis is an authorized tax representative with the Monaco tax authorities.

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Pierre-Jean Faure

Principal – CEO Geneva

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    Pierre-Jean Faure

    Principal – CEO Geneva

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Pierre-Jean Faure

Based in Geneva, Pierre-Jean Faure is an attorney specialized in Private Clients matters. His practice covers international taxations issues, structuring, succession planning, cross-border estate and representation of Private Clients. He has a particular interest in advising Family Offices and individuals on any family assets related projects including relocations of companies and individuals, acquisition and disposal of trophy/legacy assets, setting up and restructuring of sophisticated Private Client structures. As a consequence of his long-term involvement in clients projects, he also serves as Director of various Swiss companies.

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Geoffroy Michaux

Principal

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Geoffroy Michaux

Geoffroy has been practicing over the last 10 years within international law firms in Spain, France, Switzerland and Monaco. He advises family-owned groups and companies on mergers and acquisition transactions as well as joint ventures, growth transactions and restructuring. Geoffroy also specializes on family organization and trusts and estate matters and notably international marriage and succession planning.

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