Matthieu de Varax
T: +33 1 79 35 07 50
43 Rue de Courcelles
75008 Paris, France
Matthieu is the founder and managing partner of Odi-sé Avocats. He has more than 25 years of experience of advising lenders, lessors, manufacturers and airlines on all legal aspects of aircraft operation, maintenance, finance and leasing. He is a recognized expert in business aviation, having acted on the purchase, disposal, financing and operation of all types of business jets in a great variety of jurisdictions across the globe.
In addition, Matthieu has developed a niche practice in the outsourcing of aircraft and aviation related services by State authorities. He drafted the first public-private partnership contract ever awarded by the French State, in relation to the provision of helicopter flight hours to the French light aviation training centre at Dax. He has since advised sponsors and lenders on most of the defense PPP contract tenders issued by the French MoD.
Matthieu is a member of the Legal and European Affairs Sub-Committee of the Associated Member Advisory Council of the European Business Aviation Association.
Matthieu de Varax is ranked in Band 2 by Chambers and Partners and in Band 3 by Legal 500 among leading aviation finance lawyers for France.