Hugues Mathez | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Hugues Mathez
Hugues Mathez

Hugues Mathez

Partner, Paris

T +33 1 55 04 15 10

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Practice head Hugues Mathez is ‘highly available’, ‘understands corporations very well’ and has ‘perfect technical skills’. (Legal 500 2016)


Hugues Mathez heads White & Case's Corporate and M&A Practice in Paris. His clients benefit from his skill and wide-ranging experience in corporate and securities law, mergers & acquisitions and group restructurings.

With clients in the industrial and real estate sectors, as well as in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), Hugues guides them in mergers and acquisitions and group restructurings.

He offers advice on disclosures and corporate governance matters and provides hands-on supervision with regulatory issues relating to their corporate and securities affairs, as well as on transaction structuring. Clients include large listed entities such as Electricité de France (EDF), Orange and Nestlé.

Corporate and M&A lawyer Hugues Mathez is a member of the scientific committee of the Bulletin Joly, one of the most important corporate law reviews in France.

Bars and Courts

  • Paris Bar


  • Masters degree in Business Law, University of Paris II Assas
  • École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC)


  • French
  • English


€665 million sale of automotive business in 9 jurisdictions, 2015

Representation of Faurecia, one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, on the proposed sale of its Automotive Exteriors business to Plastic Omnium, for a transaction worth €665 million (based on enterprise value).

€2.4bn cross-European acquisition by BNP Paribas, 2015

Representation of Arval, a fully owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas specializing in full service vehicle leasing, in connection with the acquisition of GE Capital's European fleet management activity. The scope of this acquisition covers more than 160,000 vehicles in 12 European countries, the vehicles assets amount to €2.4bn.

Nestlé’s sale of its pet care accessories, 2015

Representation of Nestlé SA, the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company headquartered in Switzerland, on the sale of its pet care accessories and rawhides business in France, Italy, Spain to Bob Martin, the UK’s leading brand name for pet healthcare.

Banks' investment in a REIT affiliate, 2014

Representation of Crédit Agricole Assurances / Predica and BNPP Cardif in their investment in a company called Immeo AF (an affiliate of Foncière Développement Logement).

Acquisition of a leading manufacturer of enclosure systems within the Asia Pacific region, 2014

Representation of Legrand, a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of SJ Manufacturing Pte Ltd, a company based in Singapore.

Sale of the third largest DIY French retailer, 2014

Representation of the third largest DIY retailer in France, Mr Bricolage SA, on its potential acquisition by Kingfisher plc, the British parent company of fellow French DIY retailers Castorama and Brico Dépôt as well as B&Q in the UK.

Water company in asset sale, 2014

Representation of Nestlé Waters on its sale to Eden Springs of its water Home and Office Delivery (HOD) business in Germany, Russia, Poland, The Netherlands and Portugal.