Overview

With a doctorate in Public Law, Sophie is a distinguished specialist on Public Law and Project Finance issues.

Sophie Pignon is the partner who leads our Public Law and Project Finance group in France.

With a solid public law background, Sophie has considerable experience of dealing with issues arising in the public domain and public contracts, particularly concessions and Public-Private Partnerships, at a national and international level. She advises sponsors and public authorities on complex contracts such as partnerships, concessions and administrative agreements and Emphyteutic hospital leases, in the energy and transport (particularly airport and road boards) sectors, public real estate (with a focus on hospitals, museums) and broadband networks.

She gives legal advice to companies and public authorities on matters related to award and execution of public procurement contracts in France and in Africa.

Sophie moderates several training sessions at the School of Public-Private Partnerships. She 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.

She is the co-author of a book on financing Public-Private Partnerships (Moniteur-March 2010).

Sophie has been admitted to the Paris Bar.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. “Sophie has considerable experience in France and in Africa of dealing with issues arising in the public domain and public contracts, particularly concessions and PPP at a national and international level. She advises sponsors, lenders and public authorities on complex contracts, in the energy and infrastructure sectors, public real estate and broadband networks. She gives legal advice to companies and public authorities on matters related to award and execution of public procurement contracts or in privatisations in France and Africa.”

    Chambers Europe 2016
  2. Sophie Pignon-Xardel is ‘highly competent’.

    Legal 500 EMEA 2015
  3. “Practice head Sophie Pignon-Xardel of Bird & Bird comes highly recommended for her expertise in PPP and general public law. She specialises in public infrastructure PPPs, including those in the real estate sector”

    Chambers Europe 2013