Nicolas Mathieu has been an associate in the Corporate Group of Skadden, Arps since 2008. After spending a year in New York, Mr. Mathieu joined the firm’s Paris office, where he concentrates in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate matters. He has worked on many deals for public and private companies advising on strategic cross-border transactions, including:

  • JFC Industries S.A. and management in the sale of 100 percent of Duo Industries S.A. to Werner;
  • TPV Technology in its acquisition of Dutch group Philips’ branded color TV sales and distribution business;
  • Vitol/Helios in its US$1 billion acquisition of the majority of Shell’s shareholding in most of its downstream businesses in Africa;
  • Citic Securities in its proposed purchase of a US$374 million minority stake in Crédit Agricole’s CLSA and Cheuvreux brokerage brands;
  • Rakuten, Inc. in its US$247 million acquisition of PriceMinister S.A. (France);
  • Toshiba in its €4.5 billion bid for French company Areva Transmission and Distribution; and
  • Omrix Biopharmaceutical, Inc. in its US$438 million acquisition via a tender offer by Johnson & Johnson.

Mr. Mathieu also regularly advises international and French issuers with corporate finance and capital market transactions and notably represented HMC Atlas Air, Sealed Air Corporation, Eco-Bat Technologies and Ball Corporation in various operations (notes issuance, credit revolving facility, share-block sale).

In addition, Mr. Mathieu has represented several major financial institutions in connection with global U.S. economic sanctions (OFAC) investigations. His experience includes advising clients regarding compliance and internal controls issues relating to governmental investigations.

In addition to his work at Skadden, Mr. Mathieu handles pro bono cases for asylum seekers and refugees on behalf of the Pierre Claver Association and acts as a French expert respondent for the World Justice Project. While attending law school, Mr. Mathieu was an elected member of the board of directors of the University Paris XI and president of the Master’s Degree in Commercial and Business Law Association.



  • LL.M., Fordham University School of Law, 2008
  • LL.M., University of Paris XI - Sceaux, 2006
  • J.D., University of Paris XI - Sceaux, 2004
  • Diploma, University of Paris II - Pantheon Assas, 2005


  • New York
  • Paris


  • French
  • English
  • Spanish

Nicolas Mathieu