« Details make perfection, but perfection is not a detail »

« Details make perfection, but perfection is not a detail »

After several years in the Public Law / Project Finance Department of Linklaters, Sébastien joined Bignon Lebray to create the Public Law and Environment Department in our Paris office.

In particular, he has developed his practice in advising and litigating on public contracts (e.g. public procurement and public-private partnerships), government assistance, urban planning and the environment, as well as in advising on public and regulatory aspects project finance, mergers and acquisitions / privatisation and public-sector finance transactions.

“Bignon Lebray provides ‘excellent services’. The team of eight lawyers is ‘very dynamic and efficient, fluent in English and has a good knowledge of public projects’. The firm advises private companies and local authorities. It offers a wide range of skills, covering public contracts, local authority financing and urban planning law (…) Their activities are managed by Sébastien Pinot, a “‘pragmatic, reliable lawyer whose advice is fair and strategic’.” (Legal 500)

Did you know ?

  • Sébastien has taught and is the author of dozens of national and international books and publications
  • He is a graduate of the School of Environmental Affairs of Indiana University (USA). He also translates English and Spanish (Higher Institute of Interpreting and Translation), and is heavily involved in Meritas, the international network of lawyers, of which Bignon Lebray is the sole member for France
  • Sébastien has a music conservatory diploma and plays the piano and guitar


  • Institute of Public Business Law, Paris Bar Law School EFB (2003)
  • Master’s degree (DESS) in European Business Law, (University of Paris V, (2002)
  • Master’s degree (D.E.A) in International Public Law, University of Paris XI, (2001)


  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • German