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Baker McKenzie

General Business Law

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What the team is known for

Standout Australia-based team with a wealth of experience acting for well-known clients in Pacific Islands territories including New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Vanuatu. Possesses considerable knowledge of mining and energy regulations, as well as handling corporate matters. Experienced acting across multiple Pacific Island jurisdictions on development project financing. Active on transactional and contentious real estate matters in French Polynesia. Also well placed to advise on legal issues surrounding climate change across the Pacific Islands.

Strengths

A client reports: "Baker McKenzie appreciates the importance of sustaining long-term relationships for effective work in the Pacific."

Another interviewee notes: "They provide service in a speedy and responsive manner."

Work highlights

Advised the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Nauru on a proposed investment by the Asian Development Bank in a 6 MW solar farm in Nauru.

Notable practitioners

Mathieu Hanaut in Sydney is well regarded for his activity in the francophone Pacific Islands, including New Caledonia and French Polynesia. A source notes: "He has an outward-looking international working focus across the region and is tuned in to how things work in this part of the world." His focuses include mining, energy and real estate matters.

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Pacific Islands

General Business Law


Mathieu Hanaut
Expertise based abroad in Australia