August Debouzy continues its sustained growth strategy within its Corporate M&A team with the arrival of Etienne Mathey as a partner

Communiqué M&A | 01/01/24 | 3 min. | Etienne Mathey

August Debouzy is pleased to announce the arrival of Étienne MATHEY as of January 2024, as a new partner within the Corporate M&A team. This arrival, which comes just a few months after the arrival of two new counsels, reflects a particularly strong growth dynamic, with the Corporate M&A team now consisting of 8 partners and 7 counsels. Étienne MATHEY, an expert in strategic M&A and private equity transactions, both domestic and international, will work in synergy with the firm’s other recognized practices.

Étienne MATHEY has almost 25 years’ recognized experience in mergers and acquisitions, LBOs, growth capital, and securities law. As a member of the Paris Bar since 2001, Étienne MATHEY advises private equity funds (such as Five Arrows for LBOs or DWS for infrastructure). He is also recognized for his expertise in advising French and international corporate clients on a variety of strategic deals (such as carve-outs, joint ventures, and public offerings), in a wide range of sectors, including defense, luxury goods, healthcare, or telecommunications. Étienne MATHEY also advises on complex pre-litigation and litigation matters (including post-acquisition and shareholders disputes), providing support to the Litigation team.

Étienne MATHEY will join August Debouzy’s Corporate team, which currently includes the following partners: Gilles AUGUST, Julien AUCOMTE, Julien WAGMANN, Jérôme BROSSET, Laurent COTRET, Valéry DENOIX DE SAINT-MARC and Pierre DESCHEEMAEKER.

I am absolutely delighted and eagerly looking forward to becoming a part of August Debouzy, a law firm renowned for its excellence, where the ambitious Corporate department presents unparalleled development prospects. What truly captivated my interest is the group of partners with diverse and recognized expertise: the talents at August Debouzy work together by pooling their practices. This added value is reflected in the strategic dimension of client support. This collective and collaborative spirit sets August Debouzy apart in the market and has fully persuaded me to join the firm”, says Étienne MATHEY.

“We are delighted to welcome our new partner, Étienne Mathey, to the Corporate team. His arrival reaffirms our continuous ability to attract talent. His experience in leading Anglo-Saxon firms is a tremendous asset to August Debouzy’s international influence and reputation. Not only is Étienne a distinguished M&A expert, but his practice also complements the expertise of the other lawyers in the firm”, adds Julien AUCOMTE on behalf of all the partners at August Debouzy.

The arrival of Étienne Mathey confirms our sustained development of the Corporate M&A team and, more broadly, of August Debouzy. This growth strategy ensures that our clients receive tailor-made legal and strategic support for their complex projects and transactions. We are therefore delighted to welcome Étienne, who will strengthen our expanding team”, says Mahasti RAZAVI.


About Étienne MATHEY

Étienne MATHEY has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2001. He worked at French and Anglo-Saxon law firms such as RAMBAUD MARTEL (2003 -2006), PROSKAUER ROSE LLP (2006 – 2011) and more recently PAUL HASTINGS, where he became a partner in 2014. Étienne graduated from the University of Strasbourg (Corporate Lawyer Diploma (DJCE) and Diploma in business law from the Franco-German Business Lawyers Advanced Master’s program (Magistère), 1999). He is a frequent lecturer at various universities, including the Panthéon-Sorbonne University where he teaches advanced corporate law.


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