Matthieu Adam counsels clients on a wide range of legal areas relevant to international projects, including corporate/mergers and acquisitions, international contracts, grant/acquisition/assignment of exploration and operating permits, project financing, merger control and distribution law.
Previously, Matthieu practiced with several international law firms for more than a decade. Initially concentrating on EU and French competition, and antitrust (merger control, cartels, dominance, trade practices), Matthieu has been diversifying his scope of intervention during his career. He currently advises French and international companies on projects and transactions in the African continent and other geographical areas, principally in the energy (e.g., oil and gas, electricity, renewable), mining and infrastructure sectors.
Matthieu assists clients in dealing with the various legal systems relevant to their activities in Africa, both at the national and regional levels (e.g., Organisation for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA), Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO-ECOWAS), West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA-WAEMU), Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC-ECCAS), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)).
Advising Chevron in the sale of its downstream assets in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Togo, Congo, Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya – corporate and merger control
Advising Olam International in connection with the African and French aspects of the purchase of Archer Daniels Midland’s cocoa assets – corporate and merger control
Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (Sciences-Po), Diploma, 2000
University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, DEA, Business and Economics Law, 1999
University of Paris XI – Sceaux, Maîtrise, Business Law, 1998
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