Matthieu Le Roux > VdA > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile
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Matthieu Le Roux
Head of Practice Partner OHADA Jurisdictions
Matthieu Le Roux joined VdA in 2015. Matthieu is Partner and leads VdA’s OHADA Jurisdictions practice.
Having lived and worked in Chad and Gabon for almost 10 years, Matthieu perfectly understands the culture and business practices of the Sub-Saharan French-speaking African jurisdictions.
Since 2001, his practice has been exclusively focused on providing tax and legal assistance to international investors in French-speaking Africa, with a specific focus on the Oil&Gas industry.
Matthieu has an in-depth understanding of the complex legal, regulatory and practical challenges facing international companies that invest and carry out business in French-speaking African countries. His experience covers a large breadth of areas: PSC negotiations, corporate, tax, customs litigation, anti-bribery, project financing, insolvency, commercial contracts, among others.
Matthieu advises and assists clients in various jurisdictions, including Benin, Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea-Conakry, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) and Senegal.
English, French, Portuguese
Admitted to the French and Portuguese Bar Associations.
Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.
Law degree – University of Rennes, France.
LLM in International Legal Studies – University of Exeter, United Kingdom.
Postgraduate degree (DJCE) in Business and Tax Law – University of Rennes, France.
The sizeable tax team at VdA provides advice on the tax aspects of cross-border transactions in a wide range of sectors, particularly energy, finance, real estate, infrastructure, healthcare and life sciences. Tiago Marreiros Moreira is the practice head and focuses on international tax structuring of major transactions and investments in Portugal and other Portuguese speaking countries. The key name for tax litigation is Joaquim Pedro Lampreia, while Samuel Fernandes de Almeida and Matthieu Le Roux have expertise in tax in African jurisdictions. In 2019 the team integrated a group of accountancy and tax financial consultants to expand the scope of its services. Francisco Cabral Matos and Conceição Gamito are notable non-partner contacts.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Data privacy and data protection
- Dispute resolution
- Energy and natural resources
- EU and competition
- Fraud and white-collar crime
- Insolvency and restructuring
- Intellectual property
- Projects and project finance
- Public law
- Real estate and construction