Hugues Mathez

Partner, Paris


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


Hugues' 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 financial institutions, Hugues guides them in mergers and acquisitions, and group restructurings (carve-out).

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 Legrand, Orange, Renault, and Forvia Faurecia.

Bars and Courts
Masters degree in Business Law
University of Paris II Assas
École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC)


Notable experience includes:

Groupe BPCE (2024)
Representation of BPCE in connection with the acquisition of Societe Generale Equipment Finance.

Forvia Faurecia (2024)
Representation of Forvia Faurecia in connection with the sale of HUG Engineering to Ogepar.

Teleperformance (2023)
Representation of Teleperformance SE on its voluntary cash and share offer to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Majorel for a total consideration of €3 billion.

Air France KLM (2023)
Representation of Air France KLM - together with Castlelake and Lind Invest ApS, in its investment in Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) in the context of a Chapter 11 proceeding in the US.

Groupe BPCE (2022)
Representation of BPCE in connection with the acquisition of Bimpli by Swile.

Groupe BPCE (2022)
Representation of Groupe BPCE and Truffle Capital in connection with Series A fundraising of Bridge, payment solutions leader.

Legrand (2021)
Representation of Legrand on:

  • its acquisition of Ensto Building Systems;
  • sales of systems for electrical installations and information networks; and
  • a global producer of switches and sockets, on its €113 million acquisition of EMOS.

Forvia Faurecia (2021)
Representation of Forvia, one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, on:

  • the acquisition of HELLA through a tender offer, forming the seventh largest automotive technology supplier in the world for a total consideration of €6 billion;
  • the sale of its Acoustics and Soft Trim (AST) division to the Adler Pelzer Group (APG), a worldwide leader in automotive acoustic and thermal components and systems.

Orange (2020 - 2024)
Representation of Orange in various litigation proceedings initiated in France in relation to the representation of employee shareholders on the board of directors.

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.