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Jérôme Pentecoste

Jérôme Pentecoste has always been proactive in negotiations with borrowers.
Client, Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Jerome Pentecoste has extensive experience in privately financed public projects, public business law, regulatory and administrative litigation.

For over 29 years, Jerome has advised industrials, banks, public entities within the context of major contracts (PPP, concessions, long-term leases, public domain titles, complex public procurement, financial and operating leases). He regularly works on feasibility studies and fulfillment difficulties (addenda, penalties, agreement protocols) or premature termination notably in the context of expert assessment or litigation.

He has a proven track record in transport infrastructures, energy, telecoms, waste and water sectors as well as social infrastructures (health, education, sport, culture) and national defence and security or justice.

Moreover, Jerome Pentecoste has developed acknowledged expertise in regulatory law (in sectors such as pharmaceutical, medical devices, audiovisual…). He assists his clients vis-à-vis regulatory authorities and various inspection bodies (Cour des Comptes, CDBF) or disciplinary jurisdictions as well as at the Constitutional Council and European jurisdictions.

Infrastructure projects : New Defence Ministry/Balard Project; New Paris Court Home/TGI Project; PPP Northern section of Lyon ring road,; PPP Prisons Lot 3; Waste treatment concession in Guadeloupe, Fos-sur-Mer and Varennes-Jarcy; HeatNet concessions in metropolitan Lyon; PPP University Paris 7, PPP Cité Musicale Ile Seguin; PPP Campus Condorcet; PPP Ecole Centrale Supelec; PPP Lille Forum; PPP Îlot Perrée.

Other projects: RDIP-Air network, High speed internet network Auvergne PPP, RORO ships, SYRACUSE satellites, HeliDax helicopters, FOMEDEC military aircrafts, LeasingTramways RATP, US Lease TGV SNCF, Leasing TER/Regional Trains, Archade Hadrontherapy center in Normandy, public Domain titles at La Ciotat port.

Professional QualificationsAvocat admitted to the Paris Bar
  • French
  • English
  • Certificate of specialisation in public law, 1994
  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, 1989
  • Université Paris XII, Val de Marne, 1987
  • DEA Droit Public


  • Best Lawyers – Public Law – 2012 – 2025
  • Chambers Europe - Band 4 - Public Law – 2010 – 2024. "Jérôme Pentecoste has an extensive knowledge of public law and French public actors, and he is always available." Chambers & Partners 2024 – Public Law.
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2024 – Tier 3 – Administrative and Public Law. “Very available and sharp team.” Client testimonial – Legal 500 2024
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2024 – Tier 3 – Industry focus: Energy.
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2024 – Tier 2 – Project Finance.
  • Best Lawyers – Public Law – 2012-2024.



  • Seminar: Matinale Projets et Droit Public « Pénalités et Contrats », June 2021
  • Webinar: Le droit des contrats public survivra-t-il à la crise sanitaire ?», May 2020
  • Former Secretary to the Lawyers' Internship Conference at the State Council and the Court of Cassation
  • Former lecturer in advanced public law at Sciences-Po Paris

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member of CEFOPPP (PPP think tank co-founded by the French Finance Ministry and the Delegated Management Institute)
  • Member of AFTER (think tank on financing the energy transition)