Olivier Marquet is praised highly by clients, who highlight his "impressive professionalism and availability as a practitioner". He is considered a specialist in acquisitions and regulatory matters.
Olivier Marquet is a founding partner of CMS Pasquier Ciulla Marquet & Pastor. He is in charge of the banking and financial team of his firm. He contributes annually to various legal publications, including Monaco: Banking & Finance. He was educated at the University of Nice (France), the Institut de Droit des Affaires of the University of Aix en Provence (France) and he was a visiting scholar at the Duke Law School University. He speaks English and French. Recognised as a leading lawyer in the fields of banking and financial activity industry in Monaco, he is counsel to a significant number of Monaco banks and financial institutions. In the field of banking and financial law, his expertise covers the creation or acquisition of a bank or financial institution; banking monopoly; bank secrecy; Franco-Monegasque banking agreements, and also monetary agreements between the Principality of Monaco and the European Community; the SEPA agreement; measures to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and corruption; Monegasque financial law; Monegasque banking laws; banker's liability law; laws on credit and syndicated loans; credit guarantees; debt restructuring; and the preparation of documents for clients to exercise banking and financial activities.
He regularly advises clients on asset acquisition and sale transactions (audits, transfer of ownership agreements, warranties, shareholders' agreements, etc), long-term financing operations (capital increases by new share issues, capital reductions, etc), internal restructuring operations (mergers, partial asset transfers, etc), the creation of companies or joint ventures of all forms, business closures and more generally all company law matters.