Founding Partner


Mathilde studied law at the University of Paris II-Assas. She holds the Certificat d’Aptitude à la Profession d’Avocat (CAPA) and completed her legal training at the Paris Bar School (EFB). In 2013, Mathilde was also admitted to the Mauritius Bar as a Barrister-at-Law. Since 2018, she has been qualified as an arbitrator by the CMAP (Centre de Médiation et d’arbitrage de Paris) in Paris and the MCCI Arbitration and Mediation Centre (MARC) in Mauritius.

Mathilde was an associate at Cotty Vivant Marchisio & Lauzeral (Paris, France), an associate at Bird & Bird (Paris, France) and is now the founding partner of PLCJ Law Firm in Mauritius.

Mathilde was a lecturer at the University of Paris II Assas and now regularly lectures at the Institute of Legal and Judicial Studies (IJLS) in Mauritius. Mathilde is also qualified as an APM Expert (Association for the Progress of Management – Mauritius).

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Since 2019, PLCJ has been ranked in the Legal 500 EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) among the most influential law firms, thanks in particular to the leadership and expertise of its founding partner.

The founder of the firm, Mathilde Parent Lagesse, comes from a big British firm (Bird & Bird), where she has acquired the best practice both in French and in English”

“We have especially worked with Mathilde Parent Lagesse and Ornella Bisquay. They have shown strong skills in commercial law, reactivity to deal with difficulties, commitment in their files and availability”.

“Our company has been working with PLCJ Law firm for a M&A project involving 2 regional subsidiaries of a French company. The complexity was in the alignment of French, British and Mauritian commercial laws to perform this M&A.
Beyond the professionalism and strong knowledge of both French and Mauritian commercial laws, Mathilde Parent Lagesse and her team beneficiate from a thorough cultural understanding of both French and Mauritian business environment.”

“We started to partner with the law firm PLCJ in 2016 during the acquisition of two French companies in the French Departments of La Reunion and Mayotte. Since then, Mathilde and her Team have given us the appropriate support and follow up demonstrating strong commitment while handling our requests on time and in a very professional manner.”

“We have been working for a number of years with PLCJ which supports us in our real estate activity and in our hotel management activity in Mauritius.
Mathilde and Ornella, as well as their entire team, always demonstrate great responsiveness and availability to our requests, and are always ready to support us with all their expertise in our various issues (contract drafting, legal advice commercial, taxation, litigation, …).”

Highly adaptive individuals, with a very subtle touch, especially Mathilde Parent Lagesse.”

Since 2020, PLCJ has been ranked in the IFLR 1000 EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), among the most recognised law firms, thanks in particular to the leadership and expertise of its founding partner.

“[Mathilde Parent Lagesse] Outstanding on all aspects.”

PLCJ has always been very professional on all the assignments I have worked with them, at times dealing with very complex matters. They have a very good team led by Mrs Mathilde Parent-Lagesse. Their work is well organised and always processed diligently with a constant follow-up with all stakeholders. It is always a pleasure to work with them.”

Since 2022, Mathilde has been ranked as an Individual Lawyer by Chambers Global.

Founding partner Mathilde Parent Lagesse is recognised as an active lawyer for international, particularly French, clients with operations or interests in Mauritius. Her expertise covers a wide range of matters, including commercial disputes, corporate/M&A and antitrust law. She is dual-qualified in France and Mauritius. “Mathilde is an amazing lawyer, with a strong ability to understand the commercial goals of the client, however sophisticated, and design, build and adjust the legal support accordingly.” “It is a pleasure to work with her. She handled our case with great efficiency.”

She is the centrepiece of the firm. She is very knowledgeable on all business matters.”


Attorney-at-law Paris Bar
Barrister-at-Law Mauritius Bar
Qualified arbitrator
APM Expert


CAPA – Paris Bar School (France)
Examination passed in Competition law – Institute of legal studies (University of Paris II – France)
Master’s degree in General Private law (Business Law major) – University of Paris II – Panthéon-Assas (France)


English, French and Mauritian Creole


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