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Matthieu Brochier

Partner

Bar admission Paris (2004)

Matthieu Brochier, partner, is specialised in the resolution of business law disputes.

He is involved in court proceedings, before civil, commercial and criminal courts, as well as before regulatory authorities such as the AMF, and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms (mediation, conciliation, negotiation and settlement).

He advises companies, managers and shareholders – French or international – on business law (corporate law, commercial law, stock exchange law, restructuring proceedings), civil law (contract law, tort) and white-collar litigation. He also works on ESG litigation and pre-litigation concerning , in particular those relating to the liability of commercial companies and their executives.

Matthieu has developed a renowned experience in complex litigation involving important legal, financial and reputational stakes, by providing his legal skills and judicial experience, alongside other departments of the firm, to his clients, for instance when they face class actions, activists claims or litigations involving both civil and criminal or AMF proceedings.

Matthieu is a laureate of the pleading contest of the Paris Bar Conference. He lectures at the Paris Bar School, the French National School for Magistrates, Sciences Po Paris and HEAD Law School, where he has created a judicial writing workshop and the first French business law clinic for start-up founders. He also participated in the creation of an artificial intelligence system in business litigation.

He is listed in several commercial litigation rankings, for instance in the Legal 500, as one of the “leading lawyers in the market” in stock market litigation, commercial litigation and corporate law:

“Matthieu Brochier is an excellent professional, and his human qualities (availability, wit, humor) make it very pleasant to work with him. He has a lot of tact, shows absolute discretion, and has a real understanding of situations. He is a real asset for negotiations and transactions.’”

“Matthieu Brochier is one of the leading litigators of his generation.”

“Matthieu Brochier demonstrates remarkable listening and understanding. He is available and very fine in his analyses.”

Main practice areas

Contractual and tort litigation

Commercial litigation

Corporate litigation

Stock-exchange litigation

White collar crime

Class action and collective actions

Litigation and arbitration

Education

Master II in private law, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne

Languages

French / English

Contact
Phone: +33 1 45 02 19 19
Mail: mbrochier@darroisvilley.com

Corporate litigation

– Les pactes d’actionnaires et d’associés – Un an de jurisprudence du tribunal de commerce de Paris, (Shareholders’ agreements – A year of case law from the Paris Commercial Court), Chronique JCP E, n° 51-52, §1371, 21 décembre 2023, pp. 18, avec le Professeur Sophie Schiller

– Responsabilité civile de l’entreprise et des dirigeants : panorama 2023 en France et à l’étranger, (Civil liability of companies and their directors : overview 2023 in France and abroad), JCP E, n° 46, § 1321, 16 novembre 2023, pp. 17

– Responsabilité civile environnementale de l’entreprise et des dirigeants, (Environmental liability of companies and managers), table ronde du colloque annuel Droit et commerce 2023, Gazette du Palais, hors-série 3 du 27 juin 2023

– Les pactes d’actionnaires et d’associés – Un an de jurisprudence du tribunal de commerce de Paris, (Shareholders’ agreements – A year of case law from the Paris Commercial Court), Chronique JCP E, n° 50, 15 décembre 2022, pp. 19, avec le Professeur Sophie Schiller

– Responsabilité civile de l’entreprise et des dirigeants face aux actions judiciaires environnementales, (Civil liability of companies and their directors in environmental legal proceedings), JCP E, n° 39, § 1314, 29 septembre 2022, pp. 18-27

– Contrats de M&A pendant la pandémie : nouveaux maux, vieux remèdes, (M&A during Covid : new questions, old answers), tribune dans l’Opinion, 15 mai 2020, with Orphée Grosjean

– Les nouveaux rôles du juge dans l’inexécution du contrat (Judges’ new missions regarding contractual non-performance), Droit & Patrimoine June 2016

Stock market litigation

– L’arrêt Safetic : principe d’intégrité de l’information publiée et utilisation d’information privilégiée dans le cadre d’une société en difficulté (The Safetic judgment: Principle of integrity of the information published and use of privileged information in the context of Bankruptcy proceedings), Bulletin Joly Bourse, April 2016, pp. 153-154, with Rémi Lorrain.

– Informations données au public et responsabilité de l’émetteur : l’autonomie de l’article 223-1 du règlement général de l’AMF réaffirmée (Information disclosed to the public and issuer’s responsibility: Autonomy of Article 223-1 of the General Regulation of the FMA), Option finance, n°1350, 25 January 2016, pp.37-38 (with Rémi Lorrain)

– La cour d’appel de Paris confirme la pratique de l’AMF en matière d’OPR (The Paris Court of Appeal confirm the FMA’s practice regarding public repurchase offer), Bulletin Joly Bourse 1 Jully 2015, with Orphée Grosjean

Class action

– Class actions à la française : abondance d’actions nuit-elle ? (French class actions: too many proceedings ?), Recueil Dalloz 2020, p. 1578,

– Vers une procéduralisation accrue ? (Towards an increase in the number of proceedings concerning the liability of companies and their directors ?), Seminar held on 7 May 2015 on the liability of companies and their directors and officers, Revue Droit des Affaires, 12ème éd. 2015, pp. 184-192

– La transaction de groupe : les particularités de la transaction dans l’action de groupe (The French class action out-of-court settlements), JCP éd. E, December 4, 2014

– Class action à la française : des risques à modérer (Mitigate the French class action risks), Option Finance, September 29, 201

White collar crime

– Fighting corruption in business: a new key issue in French corporate compliance, Journal of Business Law, 2020, vol. 5, pp 329-245, with Professor Nicole Stolowy

– Enjeux et perspectives de la coopération avec les autorités de lutte contre la corruption (Challenges and prospects in cooperation with anti-corruption authorities), BRDA 23/2019, 1 December 2019, § 21

– Les mesures de lutte contre la corruption de la loi Sapin 2 à la lumière des règles anglo-saxonnes (The anti-corruption measures of the Sapin 2 law in the light of Anglo-Saxon rules), BRDA 17/2017 du 1 September 2017, pp. 21-25

– Image d’une justice ordinaire (Picture of an ordinary justice), Libération, May 18, 2011

– French libel and privacy law, Carter-Ruck on Libel and Privacy, 6th edition LexisNexis 2010

Procedure and ARD

– L’audience est un droit des parties au procès civil (Hearing is a right of the parties in civil proceedings), Recueil Dalloz 2022, p. 1223, with Emmanuel Brochier

– Attention à la suppression des audiences, (Beware of hearings suppression during and after Covid), Recueil Dalloz 2020, p. 119, with Emmanuel Brochier

– Pour une clarification des procédures de médiation et de conciliation dans le code de procédure civile (Clarification of ARD in the French civil procedure code), Recueil Dalloz 2015, p. 389

– Le droit de plaider, nouveau principe directeur de la procédure civile ?, (The right to plead, a new fundamental principle of civil procedure?), Libres propos, La Semaine Juridique Edition Générale n° 14, 6 avril 2015, 391

Education

– La première clinique de droit dédiée aux jeunes créateurs d’entreprises (The first French start-up law clinic), Village de la justice, August 28, 2014