Firm Profile > Pamina Avocats > Paris, France

Pamina Avocats
6, Place Saint-Sulpice
Paris 75006

Media and entertainment: Art Tier 2

Pamina Avocats' public law expert Rémi Sermier is a key adviser to leading auction house Sotheby’s whom he regularly represents in art market auction disputes. Sermier also recently advised the famous auction house on several high-profile collectors' estate art auctions. Other clients include a major art institute and several galleries and collectors.

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Wildenstein Plattner Institute

Administrative and public law Tier 3

Two-lawyer boutique firm Pamina Avocats is especially recommended for dealing with strategic regulatory matters in the press and airport sectors. The firm is notably active in high-stake matters in relation to state aids received in the transport sector on behalf of leading transport companies. The firm also handles public law contract work, including handling litigation, in France and in Africa. Rémi Sermier and David Epaud are recommended.  

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‘The team can be counted on for its high professionalism and skills of analysis. It is highly competent.’

‘The team is very skilled and always able to find legal solutions that match with clients’ business needs.’

‘The firm has strong experience of administrative regulations and public law issues.’

‘Rémi Sermier is a great expert. He is very efficient, reliable and provides very adequate analysis. He is always eager to help and has particular specialist expertise in the airport sector.’

‘David Epaud is always ready to answer his clients with precise legal analysis.’

Key clients

Imprimerie Nationale

DP World

France Galop

Credit Agricole Leasing & Factoring



Air France

Conseil Supérieur des Messageries de Presse (CSMP)

Secure Identity Alliance

Syndicat des Compagnies aériennes autonomes (SCARA)


Daklapack Europe

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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
Mr David Epaud photo Mr David Epaud Partner
 Rémi Sermier photo Rémi Sermier
Partner : 2
English (fluent)