Mr Mathias Chichportich > FTMS Avocats > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

FTMS Avocats
67 BOULEVARD MALESHERBES
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Criminal Business Law and Civil Liberties - Media

Position

Partner, Co-managing partner

Career

Mathias Chichportich has a transversal expertise in Criminal Law, Media Law and Civil Liberties. He has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2011, when he joined FTMS.

In 2014, he was elected “Secrétaire de la Conférence” and got involved in the most sensitive and complex criminal cases. Alongside Bâtonnier Pierre-Olivier Sur, he has been handling numerous political and financial cases as well as criminal cases with high media coverage. On this occasion, Mathias Chichportich has developed a complementary expertise in the Media sector and specialised in the protection of companies and individuals’ reputation and image.

Mathias Chichportich regularly appears before specialised courts in cases involving defamation and violation of privacy and presumption of innocence, where he represents both press organs and defendants. Thanks to these multidisciplinary skills, Mathias Chichportich brings to his clients – CEOs and companies – answers to more and more complex challenges.

He teaches Criminal Procedure and Crisis Communication to students of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas involved in the Data Officer and Compliance Officer programmes.

Languages

French, English

Memberships

Member of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA)

Education

  • Master of Laws (Master) in Public Economic Law (University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas)
  • Certificate of International Legal Studies (Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Dispute resolution: White-collar crime

(Next Generation Partners)

Mathias ChichportichFTMS Avocats

FTMS Avocats stands out through its deep knowledge of the political scene and the public sector. Many French and African high-ranking elected officials turn to the firm for their most pressing issues, including political fraud, bribery or sexual harassment accusations. The firm is defending several former and incumbent ministers and members of parliament facing investigations or trials. The team is also regularly in charge of high-profile public health cases and was chosen for the defence of a high-ranking official civil servant facing investigations in relation to the political management of the Covid-19 crisis in France. The firm’s range of expertise also includes the representation of CEOs and executives facing international corruption accusations. Other areas of strength are matters involving the media sector and proceedings involving human rights and extradition issues. The high-profile Pierre-Olivier Sur and the excellent Mathias Chichportich co-head the practice.

Paris > Résolution des litiges: Droit pénal des affaires

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Mathias ChichportichFTMS Avocats

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Mathias ChichportichFTMS Avocats

FTMS Avocats is a leading name for high-profile cases in the French and African political scenes. The firm defends several current and former French ministers and high-level civil servants as well as current and former Presidents and ministers of various African countries. The group has been involved in most of France’s headlines cases, dealing with a wide range of accusations such as corruption, involuntary manslaughter and sexual abuse. Headline cases from the healthcare sectors account for another significant portion of the caseload, including investigations looking into the governmental response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The team also defends companies and acts as special advisor to the CEOs of several of France’s leading companies. It is involved in several international corruption and bribery cases and frequently handles sensitive cases in the media, sport and entertainment sectors. Pierre-Olivier Sur and Mathias Chichportich are in charge.

FTMS Avocats intervient fréquemment dans des affaires intéressant le monde politique et le secteur public. De nombreux élus et dignitaires français et africains font appel au cabinet pour la gestion de leurs problématiques les plus sensibles, portant notamment sur des accusations de fraude, de corruption ou de harcèlement sexuel. Le cabinet défend plusieurs anciens et actuels ministres et parlementaires en exercice visés par des enquêtes pénales ou assignés en justice. L’équipe se voit aussi régulièrement confier des dossiers emblématiques relevant du domaine de la santé publique ; elle assure ainsi la défense d’un haut fonctionnaire visé par une enquête pénale concernant la gestion politique de la crise de la Covid-19. Le cabinet défend aussi de hauts dirigeants confrontés à des accusations de corruption internationale. Enfin, le cabinet est reconnu pour sa forte expertise dans le secteur des médias et dans le domaine des droits de l’homme (notamment sur les sujets d’extradition). Le très réputé  Pierre-Olivier Sur et l’excellent Mathias Chichportich codirigent la pratique.