Principal, PwC Legal
Mathieu is the head of the Investment Funds Practice and specializes in issues concerning investment funds, fund managers and the various service providers. Over the last 15 vears, Mathieu has assisted numerous international clients in the setting-up, (re)structuring and handling of their organization or projects. He regularly advises his clients on regulatory issues and in their relationships with the regulatory authorities
He has been involved in the creation of a large number of regulated and unregulated investment funds from plain vanilla UCITS to investment funds investing in illiquid assets (private equity, debt funds, real assets, insurance-linked assets…), with complex investment strategies or with innovative features. His involvement included the structuring of the products, the drafting of the offering documentation, the negotiations with the service providers, potential investors and lenders, the communication with the regulator., etc. He has assisted his clients in the development of their products and dealing with special events (restructuring, liquidation…) impacting their funds.
He has also assisted a number of depositary banks and managers in their strategic or regulatory restructuring and dealing with new regulations impacting their businesses or the funds they are servicing.
With the increasing regulatory scrutiny, he has also assisted clients facing queries or investigations from the regulator.