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     Date Submitted:12-03-2012
     Last Modified:18-05-2012 (10:03)
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     Current job:Associate Contracts Officer / Contract Manager / Junior Legal Adviser / In House French Lawyer / Procurement Lawyer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsProcurement / Legal / Lawyer / Contracts / International Business Law / /

    Associate Contracts Officer, European Space Agency (“ESA”)

    Available with one month notice

     PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                


    June 2011 – Present              ESA Launcher Directorate, VEGA Launcher, ESRIN Rome, Italy

    ·         Procurement of all parts of VEGA launcher, negotiation with industry, studying proposals, drafting legal documents

    ·         High pressure due to 1st launch on 13th of February 2012

    ESA ESRIN, Via Galileo Galilei, Frascati, Italy


    June 2009 – June 2011          ESA Procurement Department, Junior Staff, ESTEC Netherlands

    ·         Procurement: Issuing invitation to tenders and requests for quotation with engineers, proposals evaluation, negotiation with industry, drafting and finalising contracts, issuing contract changes and follow up of contracts

    ·         Drafting and negotiating the Agreement for establishing a Partnership with a Spanish public consortium for the pooling of equipment and staffing, five negotiations meetings in Spain (see attached letter of recommendation written by the Director of ESA-ESTEC site).

    ·         Project leader and main developer of SMART software on Visual Basic, generating automatic contracts based on Word template for ESA Procurement Department.

    European Space Agency – ESA,, ESA Staff, One year Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) contract, extended for one year

                                                   European Space Research & Technology Centre (ESTEC),

    Keplerlaan 1, Postbus 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk (The Netherlands)


    September 2008                     Legal Advices in French company law and tax law, France

    Advices in company law and tax law for registering a company

    Nuages productions,, Paris, France


    July 2008                               Internship in an international business law firm in Delhi, India

    Indian Company law, telecommunication law, contract law, financial set-ups and fiscal law

    Lexcounsel, Delhi, India


    August - September 2007      Internship in a quoted business law firm in Paris, France

    Research in French law: public business law, trademarks, tax law, sport law and labour law. Case study in sponsoring and labour law

    Klein-Goddard Associés,, Paris, France


    Scout counsellor (summers 2005, 2006), hospital porter (summers 2004 and 2006)




    Sept. 2008 – Sept. 2009          Master DegreeLLM in European Law with Merit (University of Exeter, UK)

    Jan. 2008 – June 2008           Master degree in International Business Law (“Master 1 Droit International des Affaires ”) 

    Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

    Sept. 2007 – Jan. 2008          International Law Program, Master Level (Erasmus student)

    University of Liverpool, UK

    2004-2007                              Bachelor Degree of International and European Law (“Licence de Droit International et Européen”)

    Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

    2003                                        French “Baccalaureate”, economical section

    2001-2002       French High School of Chicago (Lycée Français de Chicago)




    • French Mother tongue
    • English Excellent level of written and spoken English: four years of continuous practice since 2007, language used at ESA, during Master Degree in the UK, Certificate of Applied Languages to Legal Studies (CLAEJ) from Paris 1 University in 2008
    • Spanish Intermediate level, advanced conversational abilities, good reading level, basic written level
    • Italian Intermediate level, currently taking intensive course in Italy
    • Hebrew Reading, basic understanding and basic conversational abilities





    • Office Tools (Word, Excel, Power Point):Very good user with dedicated trainings on Power Point and Word
    • Programming on Visual Basic applied to Word: Good user, development of a corporate tool to generate automatic contracts for ESA Procurement Department
    • Internet Tools (Explorer, Firefox and Safari): Very good user
    • Corporate Tools (SAP and Lotus Notes):Good user (two years experience at ESA)





    How to Conduct Successful Negotiations

    2 days

    Effective Meetings

    2 days

    How to Handle Stress,

    1 day

    Information Technology

    Word and Visual Basic: Continuous training with two ESA software engineers during two years

    Power Point Imanagement2 days

    SAP, Accenture, 2 days

    Space related and new technologies

    ·         How to built a Spacecraft University of Southampton, 2 days

    ·         European Union and Space, European Training Institute,2009,1 day

    ·         EU Space Policy, European Training Institute,October 2011, 1 day

    Reform of the ESA Directorate ofResources, ESASeminar in Freiburg (Switzerland) in September 2009, 2 days

    ESA Procurement Seminar in Noordwijkerhout in September 2011 (3 days)  

    Technology Transfer Program at ESA in April 2010,1 day

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