Lawyer, member of the Paris and New York Bars and former member of the Paris Bar Council (2010-2013)

Pierre Servan-Schreiber, born May 14, 1955 in Paris, is a French lawyer, member of the Paris and New York Bars and former member of the Paris Bar Council (2010-2013). He is also a mediator and arbitrator. After co-founding the law firm Gaston-Dreyfus, Lévêque, Le Douarin, Servan-Schreiber and Veil in 1984, he became in 1992 European Counsel of the prestigious American law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, of which he became the first European partner in the history of this firm in 1998. In 2000, Pierre Servan-Schreiber joined another equally prestigious American law firm, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, of which he became the Managing Partner of the Paris office He has long been one of Europe's leading specialists in M&A, public offerings and capital markets transactions in an international context and has advised on major cross-border strategic transactions for some of the largest French and foreign groups in France and around the world as well as on significant international litigation matters. He left Skadden Arps on January 31, 2015 to focus on mediation, primarily with families owning industrial assets or corporate groups, and arbitration. He is an accredited mediator with CMAP (Paris Mediation and Arbitration Center), CPR/CEDR (New York) and CiArb (London).He heads the Mediation Commission of the Club des Juristes and is a lecturer at SciencesPo on Mediation. He holds an LL.M. from Columbia Law School in New York and a Master's degree from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He has also completed training in systemic family therapy (APRTF, Paris) and in the theory and practice of mediation with Ken Cloke (Santa Monica, California).