of your projects & your growth

Willy accompanies your growth with pragmatism, reactivity and excellence all along the life of your projects for internal or external, local or international growth:

  • strategic definition,
  • negotiation drafting and contractual implementation,
  • assistance to operational implementation,
  • conflict management

Example of achievements:

  • Incorporation
  • capital increase, fund raising
  • shareholders agreement
  • warrants, share options issue
  • M&A
  • Joint venture
  • R&D, industrial or commercial partnership
  • Licensing assets (IP, MA, software, …)
  • Sale of assets
  • Confidentiality, services, consultant, MTA, CRO, CMO, integration, edition, and other business agreements
  • Dispute management

Depending on the specificities or workload to satisfy your requirements in a timely manner Willy may rely on the expert’s services of his partners at AVA-LAW within the field of corporate law, labor law, or tax law.

Conflict management

Have yourself heard to be respected. Litigation is more than a simple way of managing conflicts, it is one of the tools of the strategy of a company. Willy participates with his clients to the analysis of the conflictual or competitive environment, proposes means of action and implements those in compliance with instructions provided by client. He appears before the civil jurisdiction in France or in the capacity of the mediator when both parties have so decided notwithstanding their dispute. Notably Willy intervened in cases of:

  • counterfeit, infringement
  • unfair competition
  • breach of contract
  • copyright

Depending on the specificities or workload to satisfy your requirements in a timely manner Willy may rely on the expert’s services of his partners at AVA-LAW within the field of litigation.


With a wealth of global industrial and commercial operational experience and active contribution to a number of think tanks and conferences on subject matters related to compliance (such as conflict of interest, bribery, quality, competition, personal data …) Willy advises clients notably on:

  • design and implementation of a compliance program
  • corporate governance
  • assistance to risk mapping
  • drafting of guides and procedures of compliance, information system charters,
  • training on ethics, compliance or on specific risks
  • confidential investigation


  • Christine Guillen Elsalys

    "Last year, I started working with Willy during a due diligence process. I needed to sign an exclusive licence agreement with an academic partner in a very tight time frame.Willy demonstrated great ability to identify and solve the key issues whilst leading calm, constructive and respectful exchanges with our partner. Willy negotiated  smartly and strategically, providing his clear vision of the situation with his recommendations . It was a rich and pleasant experience working with Willy who acted throughout the process as a key partner for our company."

    Christine Guillen CEO Elsalys Biotech France
  • Michel Dahan - Copie

    "Over several years I had the opportunity to work with Willy on a wide range of business development projects, from licensing to divestments and acquisitions. Willy has a strong ability to focus on key risks, and thorough negotiation skills, even in complex settings. In particular, as a lawyer, Willy often demonstrated a problem-solving and business-driven approach which greatly contributed to the success of our deal teams."

    Michel Dahan Biopharmaceuticals Cambridge - USA
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    "Personally, I was very impressed with the professionalism, and attitude of Mr. Willy Mathot. His attention to details and perfectionism, prompt communication and the way of representing our company’s interest during the negotiations, really makes him stand out in the market compared to other service providers."

    Gábor Somlyai PhD Director General HYD Pharma Inc Hungary