Firm Profile > Pamina Avocats > Paris, France

Pamina Avocats
6, Place Saint-Sulpice
Paris 75006

Media and entertainment: Art Tier 2

Pamina Avocats stands out through its work for Sotheby's, both in advisory and in contentious matters. The group demonstrates strength in domestic and cross-border matters, including disputes involving the US jurisdiction. Rémi Sermier, who was approved to be included in the arbitrator's pool for the recently created Court of Arbitration for Art in the Netherlands, is the key contact.

Practice head(s):

Key clients


Wildenstein Plattner Institute

Administrative and public law Tier 4

Boutique firm Pamina Avocats regularly advises on complex regulatory matters, especially often in the transport sector. Lead duo Rémi Sermier and David Epaud notably act for major airline companies and a major airline companies’ syndicate in launching various proceedings challenging new governmental decrees regulating airport taxes and traffic. State aid cases and projects in African jurisdictions as well as public procurement work are also included in the caseload.

Practice head(s):

Remi Sermier; David Epaud


David Epaud is an excellent lawyer. He knows his files very well; he is dynamic, cultivated and responsive.’

Key clients

DP World

IN Groupe (Imprimerie Nationale)

France Galop

Crédit Agricole Leasing & Factoring



Air France

Syndicat des compagnies aériennes autonomes (SCARA)

ASL Airlines

Air Corsica

Syndicat de la presse quotidienne nationale (SPQN)

Secure Identity Alliance


Ilex Ascenseurs

Entreprise Blanchard

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
 Rémi Sermier  photo Rémi Sermier
Partner : 2
English (fluent)