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

FTMS Avocats
75008 PARIS

Work Department

Criminal Business Law and Civil Liberties - Media


Partner, Co-managing partner


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.


French, English


Member of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA)


  • 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 has extensive experience defending senior executives, high-level ranking public servants and elected individuals, as well as companies facing sensitive matters. The team is regularly retained to advise on new emerging issues including defending online platforms accused of undeclared and concealed work and has a strong involvement in the political sphere where it frequently handles major cases linked to political scandals, illegal taking of interest and other related offences. Its work in the public healthcare and media fields are also to be noted, while its caseload also encompasses several major international corruption, tax fraud and money laundering cases. The team is jointly headed by Pierre-Olivier Sur and Mathias Chichportich, with associates Clara Gérard Rodriguez  and Agathe Blanc providing key support.