headshotXavier Poulet-Mathis is a French qualified attorney and a certified mediator with a general business law practice and a focus on legal issues related to construction and engineering projects.

He has considerable transactional experience in negotiating secured agreements in the context of international real estate projects. He has also been involved in several infrastructure projects in the CIS, mainly waste treatment and oil and gas projects. Further, Xavier has been involved in numerous construction claims on behalf of contractors.

Xavier is Recommended “as having good contentious and non-contentious capabilities” by PLC Which Lawyer? which in 2009 ranked his law firm as the Leading law firm in construction in Russia. Besides, Xavier has been then recognized by The Legal 500.

He also advises private clients as Partner at the Paris office of Maitland Hudson.


  • Owner - Poulet-Mathis Law Office (2010 to date)
  • Partner - Maitland Hudson, Paris office (2010 to date)
  • Of Counsel - Co-leader of the Construction Development and Infrastructure Sector Group, part of the Global Real Estate Group - Dentons, then known as Salans (2008-2010)
  • Legal Counsel - Bouygues Bâtiment International (2001-2008)
  • Associate - Dentons, then known as Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn (1997-1999)


  • Université Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris I (DEA (LLM) - International Commercial and Trade Law, 2000)
  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) (Russian Law Studies, 1996)
  • Université de Strasbourg (Maîtrise - International Law, 1995)
  • University of Leicester (English Law Studies, 1993)
  • Mediator Diploma (Postgraduate, Catholic University of Paris, 2014) and Certificates (Paris Bar Mediation School, 2014 and CMAP, 2013)


  • French
  • English
  • Russian

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