Sophie Pignon is the Partner heading the Public Sector group of Bird & Bird France
She specialises in Public-Private Partnerships for public infrastructure projects such as those in real estate. Sophie Pignon is a distinguished specialist on issues arising in the Public sector.
Sophie advises companies and public authorities in the preparation of elaborate contracts - partnerships, concessions, and administrative contracts and emphyteutic hospital leases – in transport sectors (particularly airport and road sectors) public real estate (hospitals, museums) and networks (broadband, lighting, energy). She also advises companies on matters related to public procurement.
Sophie holds a Doctorate in Public and Community Law from the Nice Sophia Antipolis University, and a DEA postgraduate degree in Internal Public Law from the University of Aix-Marseille III. She was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1999.
Sophie is the co-author of a book on financing Public-Private Partnerships (Moniteur - March 2010).