Baker McKenzie

General Business Law Department

Pacific Islands
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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, Samoa and Vanuatu. Possesses considerable knowledge of mining and energy regulations, as well as handling corporate matters. Experienced acting across multiple Pacific Island jurisdictions on the upgrade of telecommunications infrastructure and development project financing. Recently active on transactional and contentious real estate matters in French Polynesia.

Notable practitioners

Sydney-based Mathieu Hanaut is well regarded by market sources in the Pacific Islands, with particular expertise in matters in New Caledonia and French Polynesia, as well as Vanuatu. His areas of focus include energy and infrastructure, real estate, corporate/commercial and mining matters.