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John Picarel-Pechdimaldjian

Associate

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Cedex
France
Languages French, English, German

John joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats’ Energy / Regulated sectors Department in January 2018, after gathering a solid experience in International Contracts and Dispute Resolution in the Energy, Mining & Infrastructures department of Jeantet and Caisse des dépôts et consignations’ Legal Direction.

His practice covers a wide scope of energy, infrastructures, and industry-related matters. In this respect, John advises States, state-owned entities or private groups for the implementation of major projects (electricity, renewables, construction, civil engineering, transportation, oil & gas and mining fields), in the negotiation and drafting of a broad spectrum of private and public contracts (with a strong focus on FIDIC Rainbow Suite, EPC, Turnkey and LOGIC models), as well as their representation in complex commercial and treaty arbitration procedures.

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Relevant experience

  • Lecturer : Energy Law, Paris Institute of Globe Physics – IPGP (2018), energy commercialization, Postgraduate Degree (LL.M) in Energy Law, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University (2018)
  • Attorney-at-Law (Secondment), Caisse des dépôts et consignations (2016)
  • Attorney-at-Law, Jeantet (2012)
  • Trainee, White & Case LLP (2011)
  • Trainee, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (2010)
  • Trainee, AIRBUS Group (2009)
  • Trainee, Derains, Gharavi & Lazareff (2009)
  • Trainee, Poulain & Associés (2008)
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Education

  • DU International Construction Contracts, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (2018 – currently)
  • Specialized Master in International Business Law & Management, ESCP Europe (2012)
  • Certificate in English Business Law, The City Law School, City University London (2011)
  • Licence to practice (CAPA), Paris Bar School (2010)
  • Postgraduate Professional Degree (LL.M) in Litigation, Arbitration & ADR, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (2008)
  • Postgraduate Research Degree (LL.M) in Common Law Systems, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (2007)
  • Master’s Degree in International Law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (2006)
  • Two-year Advanced Degree of studies in English and American Business Law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (2008)
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Memberships

  • AfricArb, Co-founder, Board Member, Co-Head of the social networks divison
  • CFA-40, Member
  • French Committee of Arbitration (Comité Français de l'Arbitrage - CFA), Member
  • Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF), Member
  • Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), Member
  • Young ICCA, Member
  • Bar Admission (Hauts-de-Seine, France)
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Publications

  • Trends in the Hydrocarbons Sector in Maghreb countries, co-author – Energy Law Group, 3rd Energy Event, Schönbrunn Conference Centre, Vienna (Austria) - Workshop n° 3: South and East Mediterranean Hydrocarbon Issues (06/09/2013)
  • Offshore parks: a new wind is blowing in France, co-author – European Energy Journal, Clayes & Casteels, Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2013, pp. 90 and s.
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