Yamina Zerrouk

Excellence - Commitment - Pugnacity


Yamina Zerrouk heads the firm’s Public Sector Law and Real Estate group. She is particularly involved in the areas of public-sector businesses, urban planning, construction, commercial leases, and environmental law.


Yamina Zerrouk represented the French government in connection with the creation of the Abu Dabi Louvre Museum.

She regularly advises chambers of commerce and industry with respect to the formation and privatization of port and airport corporations and on the transfer of infrastructure to new concession holders under decentralization and airport-reform laws.

She has long represented Walmart subsidiary Gazeley in connection with its development projects. Currently, she is representing Paris-Saclay in connection with the development of Plateau de Saclay and Sciences Po in connection with its acquisition and rehabilitation of the Hotel de l’Artillerie to create an “Oxford-like” campus.

She has represented Merida Capital in its commercial lease negotiations with Apple for the opening of its principal Apple Store in Paris, in connection with its construction agreements with Eiffage for the rehabilitation of the W Paris Opera Hotel, and in connection with its development agreement with Réponse.

Finally, Ms. Zerrouk is the preferred counsel of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) on environmental matters.


Ms. Zerrouk regularly provides training on public/private partnerships, civil service employment, and development transactions. She has conducted the EFE’s “ZAC: Step by Step” training on development zones for many years.


The firm’s Administrative Law department is recommended by many professional guides. For example. The 2011-2012 edition of Legal 500 refers to Ms. Zerrouk as the head of a team that delivers “high quality service” and  “offers detailed analysis”.


Prior to founding the firm, Ms. Zerrouk practiced law with Salès Vincent & Associés, which became Franklin, and with Brandford Griffith Baverez Pasturel.




Ms. Zerrouk holds a degree (maîtrise) in administrative law, a masters (DESS) in export law, and a masters (DEA) in international forecasting (prospective internationale) from Paris V René Descartes. She is a graduate of the Institute of Business Law (IDPA) and of the Ecole de Formation du Barreau de Paris.


Ms. Zerrouk is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).


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