Matthieu Machevin is a lawyer, trained in French and common law. He joined Cabinet Plaisant in 2015.


  • Master of Laws (L.L.M.) in Environmental law, Pace School of Law, New-York, USA – 2010
  • Master 1 in Business Law, University of São Paulo, Brazil – 2008
  • Master 1 in Public Law & Environmental Law, University of Nantes – 2007

Professional experience

Matthieu Machevin completed his university studies by interning at the United Nations headquarters in New York (2009-2010), where he assisted the diplomatic mission of the Comoros. Back in France, he worked at a law firm specializing in Public law, Publijuris in Nantes (2011), then with a public affairs firm based in Paris (Ipontem, 2012). In New Caledonia since 2013, Matthieu Machevin worked at Birac-Avocats law firm for two years, before joining Cabinet Plaisant law firm. Since 2019, Matthieu Machevin teaches Environmental law at the University of New Caledonia.

Preferred areas of intervention

  • Contract law (French and Anglo-Saxon)
  • International law
  • Public law (administrative contracts, state ownership, public service)
  • Public markets
  • Construction law
  • Environmental Law


  • Fluent English and Portuguese (Brazil)


Environmental law of Mozambique, in Comparative Environmental Law and Regulations, Oxford University Press, 2009

The deliberation of the Southern Province on large combustion installations (GIC), a fragile upgrade with European law, Revue Juridique Politique et Economique de Nouvelle-Calédonie, RJPENC, Oct. 2015 2015

Digitization of health data and privacy protection in New Caledonia: the legal constraints applicable to the Do Kamo program, RJPENC n ° 35, 2020/1

Some recent experiences

Litigation in public procurementn ; environmental law; carrying out a study on land management and preservation on behalf of a public body ; drafting of an opinion on the creation of a public establishment; advice and litigation in public economic law (market protection; subsidies and fair competition); electoral disputes.


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