Hugues Mathez

Partner, Paris

Biography

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

Overview

Hugues Mathez is the head of the White & Case Corporate/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 disclosure and corporate governance matters, and provides hands-on supervision of 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.

Hugues 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
Education
Masters degree in Business Law
University of Paris II Assas
École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC)
Languages
French
English

Experience

Aqualia (2019)
Representation of Aqualia on its potential acquisition of the French water company SPI Environnement.

SAB (2019)
Representation of the founders and majority shareholders of SAB, one of France's leading core banking developers, in the sale of the SAB Group to the European leader in digital transformation Sopra Steria, whose shares are listed on Euronext Paris, after an open-bid process.

Faurecia (2018)
Representation of Faurecia on the take-over of 100% of Parrot Automotive.

Natixis (2018)
Representation of Natixis in its strategic partnership with Wynd, to create an omni-channel retail solution for point of sale operations and payments.

Europ Assistance (2018)
Representation of Europ Assistance, General Group, in relation to the sale, by Europ Assistance France and Malakoff Médéric Assurances, of minority stakes (24,9%) in two joint-ventures Bien-Être Assistance and EAP France.

Natixis sale of cash equity business (2018)
Representation of Natixis on the sale of its cash equity business and long-term partnership with ODDO BHF to create a major player on equity brokerage and equity capital markets (ECM) in Continental Europe.

SoLocal sale of Retail Explorer (2018)
Representation of SoLocal Group, a French local digital communication company, on the sale of Retail Explorer, a Mappy subsidiary.

€410 million envisaged sale of SES-imagotag to BOE Technology Group (2017)
Representation of SES-imagotag, a specialist in digital solutions for retail commerce and global leader in smart digital labels, on the labour aspects of a proposed partnership and transfer of a majority stake to BOE Technology Group for approximately €410 million.

Europ Assistance sale of International Health Solutions (2017)
Representation of Europ Assistance in the sale of its International Health Solutions (IHS) medical staffing affiliate - which operates in countries such as Angola, Chad and Niger - to Singapore-based International SOS for an undisclosed price.

Oberthur Fiduciaire acquisition (2017)
Representation of Oberthur Fiduciaire on the acquisition of the company Arjowiggins Security BV (a subsidiary of Arjowiggins Security, and indirectly of Sequana), including its VHP plant in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands, and intellectual property rights related to the production of banknote paper.