Pascal Friton specialises in public procurement law and trade law. In the area of trade law, he regularly advises the export industry and financial institutes on economic sanctions of the EU, for example against Iran and Russia. Pascal's trade law practice also includes general export control law, EU and German Blocking/Anti-Boycott Law as well as German foreign investment control. In addition, he has longstanding experience with compliance-related issues, advising multinational companies on legal consequences of misconduct in public procurement procedures, on self-cleaning measures and more generally in internal investigations. His public procurement law practice covers advice to both contracting authorities and bidders, in particular in the area of services and IT as well as defence procurement. He also has significant litigation experience in these areas.
Pascal Friton studied law at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and holds a master of laws degree (LLM) from the University of Durham, UK. He completed his legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Berlin, with stages inter alia at the Research Services (Wissenschaftlicher Dienst) of the German parliament (Bundestag) and at Baker & McKenzie.
Before founding Blomstein, Pascal worked in the Berlin office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP for eight years, since 2012 as a Principal Associate. In 2012, he was seconded to the Washington, DC office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for six months where he advised companies in World Bank sanctions proceedings, in internal investigations and on sanctions law.
In 2016 he finalised his PhD thesis at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. Pascal is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars in Germany and other EU member states. He is admitted to the Bar in Germany (Rechtsanwalt) and speaks German and English.