Pierrick Le Goff - Lawyer - Partner

Pierrick Le Goff

Lawyer - Partner

  • +33 1 56 64 03 34
  • +33 6 40 47 28 41
  • plegoff@dgfla.com

Pierrick Le Goff focuses his practice mainly on international arbitration, major infrastructure projects, and compliance. He is also involved in various areas of international business law linked to these fields (equity joint ventures, consortium structures, technology transfers, sales and distribution agreements, subcontracting, etc.).

Before joining De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés in 2019, Pierrick Le Goff was Group General Counsel of Alstom (2015-2019), a multinational corporation in which he has also held the function of General Counsel of the transport sector (2011-2015) as well as various positions in the energy sector in England, Germany and the German-speaking part of Switzerland (1994-2011). He had previously started his career in Paris in 1992 with a business law firm.

His significant in-house career has enabled him to acquire a strong international expertise as well as a solid understanding of the industrial world and of major energy and transport construction projects. He has also been exposed regularly to claims management activities and the handling of disputes arising from projects execution. Finally, he has been involved in the management of compliance matters in relation with financial institutions and foreign judicial authorities (DOJ, SFO), the monitoring of due diligence reviews and internal investigations, and the follow-up of arbitration proceedings with commercial agents. In this context, he has gained a notable experience in the implementation of advanced ethics and compliance programs. In particular, Alstom became in 2017 the first company in France to be certified ISO 37001 for its anticorruption management system. This initiative has led him to receive on behalf of his legal and compliance team the Gold Trophy 2017 of the most innovative Legal Department by Leaders League.

Pierrick Le Goff is an affiliate professor at Sciences Po Law School in Paris and serves as adjunct faculty member at the University of Marburg in Germany. His teaching and speaker activities focus on international commercial law, international litigation and arbitration, international construction law, corporate social responsibility as well as ethics & compliance. He has written his doctoral thesis on the topic of liquidated damages and penalty clauses in international contracts for the construction of industrial plants.

Pierrick Le Goff is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Mediation Institute (IMI). In 2019, he was appointed as a member of the ICC Governing Body for Dispute Resolution Services and joined the ICC Task Force “Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration”. He is also a member of the International Law Association (ILA), the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and the Association for Research and Teaching in Construction Law of the University of Marburg.

Languages

French - English - German

Education

Member of the New York Bar since 1993 and of the Paris Bar since 2019.

2004 Doctoral degree (PhD in Law), University of Marburg (Germany)

1992 Master of Laws (LL.M.), Fulbright Scholar, University of Pennsylvania (USA)

1991 Master of Laws (LL.M.), Erasmus Scholar, University of Marburg (Germany)

1991 Post-graduate diploma in international law (DEA), University of Paris II

1990 Master in Business Law, University of Paris XI

1990 Diploma as trilingual translator, Graduate School for Translators & Interpreters (ISIT)

Latest publications

Pierrick Le Goff, “Arbitrage et médiation, les “nouvelles frontières de la RSE”, AEF Info, Interview, July 2020

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