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75008 PARIS
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Sophie Pignon is the partner leading the Public Law – Projects department of Taylor Wessing France.

Sophie Pignon has over 20 years of recognized expertise in public sector contracts (concessions / PPP) and issues related to state-owned property. She advises sponsors and governmental authorities in connection with complex contractual arrangements, primarily in the energy, infrastructure, including transportation and telecommunications, and state-owned real estate sectors, in France and internationally (including in Africa).

She is also involved in public procurement, whether in the context of awarding or executing projects on behalf of private companies or local authorities.

Sophie developed a solid expertise dedicated to regulatory, notably in the industries of energy, transportation and telecoms.

With regards to project finance, she works closely with the Banking and finance team.


Sophie holds a Doctorate in Public and Community Law from the Nice Sophia Antipolis University and a DEA postgraduate in International Public Law from the University of Aix-Marseille III. Admitted to the Paris Bar, she formerly worked as a partner at Bird & Bird.

She moderates several training sessions (Paris-Dauphine-Tunis Campus, Paris-Assas-Ile Maurice Campus) and is the co-author of a book on financing Public-Private Partnerships (Moniteur).

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France > Administrative and public law

Taylor Wessing acts for both public entities and private companies, with a strong focus on projects and public procurement work. Lately, the practice has been handling a number of telecoms and broadband-related projects, including advising on a satellite concession in French Guyana. The team has also advised on projects in various other fields, for example the culture sectors, and port and airport infrastructure projects. Additionally the practice advises on renewable energy projects and on several projects in Africa. Sophie Pignon is the head of the practice.

Paris > Droit public et administratif

Taylor Wessing intervient à la fois pour le compte d’entités publiques et d’entreprises privées. La pratique est très orientée sur le segment des projets et des contrats publics ; elle a récemment été impliquée dans de nombreux projets concernant des infrastructures de télécoms et de haut débit, dont une concession de satellites en Guyane française. L’équipe est aussi en charge de la conduite de projets touchant à divers autres domaines, dont ceux de la culture et des infrastructures portuaires et aéroportuaires. Enfin, la pratique se déploie dans le domaine des projets d’énergies renouvelables et en Afrique. La pratique est dirigée par Sophie Pignon.