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Clifford Chance
Mathieu Remy

Mathieu Remy

Partner

Partner
Mathieu Remy

Mathieu Remy specialises in domestic and cross-border public and private M&A, joint ventures and private equity.

Mathieu is the co-head of the OHADA zone and Francophone West and Central Africa group and of the French-German group.

Mathieu has extensive experience in working for major French financial institutions on M&A activity and for a broad spectrum of French and international corporations particularly in the consumer goods & retail, media, energy and telecoms sectors.

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Career and qualifications

  • University Panthéon-Assas (Magistere DESS-DJCE) 1994
  • Columbia University (LLM) - Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar 1997
  • Admitted as an avocat in Paris 1998
  • Joined Shearman & Sterling 1999
  • Partner Shearman & Sterling 2006
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2011

Awards and citations

  • 'The team of 'great professionals' at Clifford Chance 'combines deep experience, the ability to deliver fast under pressure, a pragmatic approach and the ability to find creative solutions'. Recent highlights include multiple cross-border cases, among them advising Engie on the $2.04bn sale of its liquefied natural gas business to Total, a matter led by the 'client-oriented and business-minded' Mathieu Rémy. Fabrice Cohen, who is 'very pragmatic, with a risk-oriented mindset', advised Europcar on its €1bn acquisition of Goldcar from Investindustrial. Domestically, Marianne Pezant assisted Carrefour with the creation of a common vehicle with Fnac Darty, creating a purchasing partnership for domestic appliances and consumer electronics in France. Other noteworthy practitioners include Gilles Lebreton, Laurent Schoenstein and counsel Olivier Jouffroy, 'a very good professional who is able to manage pressure very well'. Julien Brun made counsel. Vacalians, Airbus, Axel Springer and Plastic Omnium all count among the team's clients."
    Legal 500 EMEA, France, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2019
  • Mathieu Remy advises clients from the media, financial and manufacturing sectors on their M&A transactions in France. One client lauds his "extremely rigorous case management and attention to detail, while having a clear and pragmatic overview."
    Chambers Europe, France, Corporate/M&A, 2019
    Chambers Global, France, Corporate/M&A, 2019
  • "Clifford Chance’s team provides ‘excellent advice that is adapted to each individual situation’, and stands out for its partners’ ‘strong involvement in the cases’ and ‘ability to deliver important work in a short time’. The group handles domestic and cross-border transactions, with expertise spanning public and private M&A as well as joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. Fabrice Cohen, the ‘very experienced’ Mathieu Remy, who ‘combines technical expertise and editorial excellence with strong interpersonal skills, which is a major advantage in difficult negotiations’, the ‘intelligent and subtle’ Marianne Pezant, Gilles Lebreton, Thierry Schoen and Laurent Schoenstein are key names and are supported by recently promoted counsel Alexandre Merle. The group advised Europcar on the €1bn acquisition of Goldcar and acted for the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and CDC Infrastructure on the sale of a 15% stake in Holding d’Infrastructures de Transports. The team also assisted Cerberus Capital Management with the disposal of MCS Group to BC Partners. Other clients include Airbus Group, EDF and L’Oréal."
    Legal 500 EMEA, France, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2018
  • "One client describes Mathieu Remy as "pragmatic and effective" and also highlights his "commercial awareness." He handles both public and private M&A in a variety of sectors, including banking and technology. He advised Mannai Corporation on its acquisition of a 51% stake in the Euronext-listed Gfi Informatique from Apax Partners and Boussard & Gavaudan."
    Chambers Global, France, Corporate/M&A, 2018
    Chambers Europe, France, Corporate/M&A, 2018
  • "Clifford Chance advises many leading French and multinational corporations. The practice fields over 40 lawyers and is regularly involved in large transactions, especially in the energy, financial services and defence sectors. It recently assisted EDF Energies Nouvelles with the acquisition of Dong’s 30% stake in Eolien Maritimes France and the subsequent sale of 50% of the acquired share capital to Enbridge. It also advised Mondelēz on the sale of its French confectionery business. Airbus, Carrefour and L’Oréal are also clients. Fabrice Cohen, the ‘serious and technical’ Gilles Lebreton, Mathieu Remy, Thierry Schoen and Laurent Schoenstein are the key names in the practice. Marianne Pezant was promoted partner."
    Legal 500 EMEA, France, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2017
  • Mathieu Remy has broad expertise in the corporate field spanning public and private M&A, joint ventures and reorganisations. He has experience in a number of different industry sectors including retail and media. One impressed source enthuses: "He has very good negotiation skills. He always finds a solution to obstacles and is very business-minded."
    Chambers Global, France, Corporate/M&A, 2017
    Chambers Europe, France, Corporate/M&A, 2017
  • Mathieu Remy climbs the rankings this year following exceptional commentary from clients, who highly appreciate his "financial knowledge, strong business-savvy advice and creative solutions." He is highly experienced in transactional work for major institutions across a range of industries including media, retail and telecommunications.
    Chambers Europe, France, Corporate/M&A, 2016
  • "Clifford Chance’s ‘high-level lawyers’ are ‘very expert, responsive and easy to work with’; the 40-lawyer team provides an ‘outstanding service’. It is especially recommended for handling ‘complex M&A transactions in France and abroad’ and has particular expertise in the defence, healthcare, banking and energy areas. Recent work includes handling many strategic public and private M&A transactions, such as advising Airbus on its joint venture with Safran and assisting Jacobs Douwe Egberts with the sale of Carte Noire. Clients include Société Générale, Rexel and Numericable. Mathieu Remy ‘combines perfect technical legal skills and business acumen with added value advice on complex situations’. Fabrice Cohen, Gilles Lebreton, Thierry Schoen and Laurent Schoenstein are also particularly recommended, and Catherine Astor-Veyres, Aline Cardin, Dessislava Savova and Yves Wehrli are other key figures".
    Legal 500 EMEA, France, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016
  • Mathieu Remy climbs the rankings this year following exceptional commentary from clients, who highly appreciate his "financial knowledge, strong business-savvy advice and creative solutions." He is highly experienced in transactional work for major institutions across a range of industries including media, retail and telecommunications.
    Chambers Global, France, Corporate/M&A, 2016
  • Mathieu Remy is appreciated by clients for his "good business acumen." His practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity, notably in the energy, retail, telecoms and media sectors. Another client commented: "He's extremely responsive and very much hands-on as a partner."
    Chambers Global, France, Corporate/M&A, 2015
  • Mathieu Remy has standout M&A experience in the financial services sector, on both domestic and cross-border mandates. He gains plaudits from clients, with one commenting: “He's incredibly thorough and very able – he finds a way to convince the other side in negotiations.
    Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A: High-End Capability, 2014
  • "Clifford Chance was recently involved in high-profile distressed M&A transactions, notably in the banking sector where it assisted the French government with Crédit Immobilier de France’s bail-out. The firm also represented major French groups such as Carrefour in strategic deals in emerging countries. Mathieu Remy, who ‘can be trusted blindly’, has an outstanding transactional record."
    Legal 500, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2014
  • Mathieu Remy remains a favourite with clients, who say: "He's intelligent, proactive and does excellent work. We trust him implicitly".
    Chambers Europe, M&A/Corporate, 2013
  • Mathieu Remy remains a favourite with clients, who say:"he's intelligent and proactive, and does excellent work. We trust him implicitly".
    Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A, 2013