Pamina Avocats > Paris, France > Firm Profile

Pamina Avocats
6, Place Saint-Sulpice
Paris 75006

France > Media and entertainment: Art Tier 2

Rémi Sermier, leads the team at Pamina Avocats. The team’s workload consists in large part of assisting its notable clients with the legal aspects of negotiations, auctions, and the sale and purchase of reputable artworks, such as the recent cross-jurisdictional and high-value auction of the assets of the Karl Lagerfeld estate. In addition, it is equipped to handle criminal proceedings involving high-profile forgeries, as well matters pertaining to contentious ownership.

Practice head(s):

Remi Sermier

Key clients


Wildenstein Plattner Institute

Palais de Tokyo

Work highlights

  • Advising the state-owned entity that manages the Palais de Tokyo, dedicated to contemporary art, on their contractual matters.
  • Advising Sotheby’s on all legal aspects of the Karl Lagerfeld sales.
  • Assisting Wildenstein Plattner Institute in defending proceedings before the US court against an action from Restellini over the Modigliani papers.

France > Administrative and public law Tier 5

Pamina Avocats

Practice head(s):

Remi Sermier; David Epaud


‘Rémy Sermier and David Epaud are both high quality professionals, recognized in their field of expertise by their extensive professional experience.’

‘I particularly appreciate David Epaud’s great skill and thoroughness, but also his responsiveness and kindness.’

‘Highly qualified team in public law, public procurement law and business law’

‘Mr Sermier has an ability to understand in detail the sector of activity of his clients and to keep in mind the elements of context over several years which makes it possible to formulate tailor-made analyses.’

‘This team has particularly experienced lawyers who know how to be creative in complex cases. They are formidable negotiators but nevertheless always courteous.’

‘Rémi Sermier has a perfect mastery of the subjects he deals with, and provides particularly fine and practical analyzes in a short time. He is also bilingual and writes and negotiates in both English and French. I recommend him without any reservations.’

‘Rémi Sermier is a great expert in public law, he is very efficient, reliable, pleasant and his analyzes are very relevant. He is always ready to answer our not simple questions, and to help us. The field of air transport and particularly airports, is his speciality.’

‘David Epaud is an extremely valuable help, an excellent expert in his field, with a fast, pragmatic and precise execution; really an external adviser to recommend.’

Key clients

DP World

IN Groupe (Imprimerie Nationale)

Air France

France Galop

Crédit Agricole Leasing & Factoring



Syndicat des compagnies aériennes autonomes (SCARA)

ASL Airlines

Secure Identity Alliance


Ilex Ascenseurs

BAT Environnement

Golf de Saint-Germain

CRDP (Commission du reseau de la diffusion de la presse)

Work highlights

  • Advising DP World on the negotiation and implementation of a deep-sea port in Banana (DRC).
  • Advising ASL Airlines on recourse launched to challenge the refusal by the French Government to grant an operating license for the Paris/Oran route.
  • Advising France Galop on the awarding procedures and implementation of procurement contracts.

Pamina Avocats mainly assists corporate and institutional clients, French or international. The firm is active in France and in the countries of French legal tradition (Maghreb, French-speaking Africa). It has a recognized expertise regarding the regulation of economic activities, the relations with the administrative authorities, public competition law and state aids, concessions and public contracts, public real estate law and urban planning authorizations. The firm also has a strong activity in art market law.

Founded by Rémi Sermier and David Epaud, after fifteen years in various international and French law firms, Pamina Avocats assists its clients on all legal issues arising in the relations between economic operators and public authorities. The firm assists in advisory work as well as in litigation. It offers its clients constant availability and the personal involvement of seasoned partners, working in either French or English, throughout the matters.

Regarding the regulation of economic activities, the firm notably has a strong expertise in the field of pricing policies. It regularly assists clients before the European Commission and the EU courts in the context of State aid issues.

The firm is active in the structuring of complex contractual transactions, in the supervision of tender procedures and in all aspects of contractual implementation: penalties, expert processes, early terminations, insolvencies, relations with the subcontractors, arbitration proceedings and negotiated settlements. In particular, it has extensive experience in telecommunications, transport infrastructure (including ports and airports) as well as in the construction and maintenance of buildings under public-private partnerships.

Regarding real estate public law and urban planning, the firm assists its clients with respect to the awarding and implementation of occupancy agreements, and to litigation regarding the issuance of building permits.

The firm also has a recognized practice in art market law. It assists professionals and individuals in organizing transactions and resolving disputes.

Pamina Avocats works in co-operation with law firm Ader Jolibois, and is thus able to integrate assistance relating, in particular, to tax law, company law and labour law.

Department Name Email Telephone
David Epaud +33 1 45 44 51 47
Photo Name Position Profile
David Epaud photo David Epaud Partner
Rémi Sermier photo Rémi Sermier
Partner : 2
English (fluent)