Aurélien de Barnier

Counsel

Biography

Mr. Aurelien de Barnier is a French Jurist born in the city of Nice on the French Riviera (South of France). Having grown up since 2001 in the United Arab Emirates (in the emirate of Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi), he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Law & Political Sciences in (2014) and holding two Master Degrees in Business Law, International Law and Diplomacy and Sustainable Development Law in (2016) from the Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Practice Areas

Mr. Aurelien de Barnier is specialized in both Public and Private law, having general knowledge in French Civil Law with learning of various fields such as Penal Law, Environment Law, International Public and Private Law, Contracts Law and Comparative Law.

Mr. Aurelien provides various services such as the study of Law in the field of Sustainable Development, offering advisory services related to the Law of the Environment and analysis of the legal frameworks changes in the field of Energy as for the Solar and Water sector throughout the Middle East, as well as proposing consultancy services aiming to offer a better approach on the regional challenges in sustainable projects through more solid and comprehensive judicial structures. He has participated and delivered papers for academic research and legal conferences.

Mr. Aurelien assists the firm with drafting Commercial Agreements, Bid Documentation, Agreements, Service Contracts, Employment Agreements, Legal Opinion Letters, Contract Reviewing, and redrafting.

He has potential of lecturing on Law and Political Science and a frequent speaker in various legal seminars and symposiums.

Education

  • Master’s degree in Sustainable Development Law (2015-2016) – Paris-Sorbonne University, Abdu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Master’s degree in Business law & International Law and Diplomacy (2014-2015) – Paris-Sorbonne University, Abdu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in law & Political Sciences (2010-2014) – Paris-Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Experiences & Internships

  • Advisor at Al Suwaiket & Al Busaies Firm (2018-Present)
  • Legal Intern at ENGIE Middle East – Dubai, UAE
  • Legal Intern at Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company / MASDAR – Abu Dhabi, UAE (Dec 2017 – May 2018)
  • Legal Intern at Eversheds Sutherland Law Firm – Dubai, UAE (Oct - Nov 2017) 
  • Legal Intern at the Airbus Group, section Airbus & Space – Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Oct 2014- Oct 2015).

Publications

  • "A Desalination Plant Project in Oman – How Contracts Mitigate Risk", as part of the novel "Fresh Water: Law and Stakes in the Arab States of the GCC"

Languages

  • French (Native Proficiency)
  • English (Professional)
  • Spanish (Intermediate)
  • Arabic (Elementary Proficiency)