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Dr. Pascal Friton


Blomstein, Berlin, Germany

Pascal Friton specialises in public procurement law and trade law. His public procurement law practice covers advice to both contracting authorities and bidders, in particular in the area of services and IT as well as defence procurement. In addition he has longstanding experience with compliance-related issues, advising multinational companies on legal consequences of misconduct in public procurement procedures and on self-cleaning measures. This includes advising on sanctions imposed by the World Bank or other multilateral development banks.

In the area of trade law he regularly advises the export industry and financial institutes on economic sanctions of the EU, for example against Iran and Russia. Pascal’s trade law practice also includes EU and German Blocking/Anti-Boycott Law as well as German foreign investment control.

He is recognized as a leading public procurement lawyer by Who’s Who Legal (Government Contracts) since 2016.

Pascal Friton is admitted to the Bar in Germany (Rechtsanwalt). He studied law at the Humboldt University of Berlin and holds a master of laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of Durham, UK. In 2016 he finalised his PhD thesis on selection/suitability criteria in EU directives at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg.

Pascal is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on public procurement law in Germany, other EU member states and the US. Pascal furthermore lecturers in the King’s College London distance learning program on EU public procurement law. He publishes widely on national and international public procurement law issues.

Module 4: European and International Business and Trade Law

EU Public Procurement Law