Pool of Arbitrators

Remi Sermier

Founding Partner, Pamina Avocats

Remi is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator focused on art law and public law. A former legal adviser to the French Prime Minister for cultural and art matters (chargé de mission au Secrétariat général du Gouvernement) and a former member of the French Regulatory Authority in charge of supervising auction sales (CVV), he taught Art Law at Sciences-Po Paris for many years.

Remi’s practice has included advising cultural institutions and art market players, since he joined the Paris bar in 2002. He assisted the Centre Pompidou in its discussions with local authorities to create a branch in Metz (France). He is a founding member of the Friends of Centre Pompidou Metz Association. He has been involved as counsel in a wide range of disputes relating to art and heritage matters at both the domestic and international levels (auction sales, private sales, import/export of cultural goods, authenticity challenges, criminal procedures relating to forgery,...). He has represented clients in various international arbitrations. He was appointed to the Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020.

Remi’s educational background includes: Sciences Po Paris [1983], Master of law (Paris I Sorbonne University) [1983] and Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA 1987). Remi speaks fluently French, English and Spanish. He reads German and Portuguese. He was appointed Officer of the French Order of Arts and Literature in 2014.

Jurisdiction: France