Pierre-Yves Lucas

Of Counsel

Al Habtoor Business Tower
Office 2501, PO Box 450136
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

T. +971 (0)4 568 3100
F. +971 (0)4 422 7076


Pierre- Yves Lucas is an Of Counsel at Bonnard Lawson since January 2017.

He is specialized in maritime, land and air transport. He acts as an arbitrator and represents clients in ad hoc and ICC arbitrations.

Former member of the Armament Advanced Study, Pierre-Yves Lucas was a French external trade counselor from 1990 to 2010.

Before he joined Bonnard Lawson, Pierre Yves Lucas was directing the international department of Trillat & Associes and founded in 2015 in partnership with the UAE law firm Ja’afar Al Jaziri Alwan & Associates.

His specialties are negotiation and drafting international contracts, corporate, transport, business litigation and international arbitration.


Master in Laws in Admiralty – TULANE UNIVERSITY: New Orleans (USA) – 1984
LL.M. in European laws and maritime laws – UNIVERSITY of RENNES (France) and of EXETER (United Kingdom) – 1983
Master in Public Law – UNIVERSITY of RENNES (France) – 1982
License in Private Law – UNIVERSITY of RENNES (France) – 1981

Titles and memberships

Member of the Paris Bar (since 1985)
Member of the French Association of Maritime Law – since 1987
Member of the 36th French session of the Armament Advanced Study Centre (CHEAr)- 2000
French External Trade Counselor – 1990 / 2012
Legal consultant – Dubaï since 2016


French (Mother Tongue)

Professional experience

Law professor at the Paris V – René Descartes University: lecture and practical approach of “International investments law” and “International Financing” –2000 / 2013
Partners at Trillat & Associés law firm (Paris) since 2009
Associate at Gide Loyrette Nouel law firm (Paris and Riyadh) – 1984 / 1998

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