Marielle Terrier and Marie Pfyffer d’Altishofen both began their careers and honed their legal skills working in large corporations /or law firms.
Thanks to this experience, they acquired:
• The ability to engage in effective teamwork;
• A demanding work ethic and a client-centered approach;
• Experience working on major projects for large accounts.
The legal profession and market have changed.
Lawyers are now clearly seen as business partners whose legal expertise supports the business functions of their clients. Their role is to support their clients in the decision-making process, by providing them with informed advice and a secure framework.
The legal expertise and specialist knowledge required in today’s world is increasingly honed.
Lawyers need to adapt to and be integrated in the business function.
Marie Pfyffer d’Altishofen was admitted to practice by the Paris Bar in 2006, after having earned a Master 2 in Real Estate and Construction Law from Paris II Panthéon Assas University (2003) and a Master 2 in Internal Public Law from Paris II Panthéon Assas University (2004).
After having initially worked at two law firms, primarily focused on urban planning and construction law serving public or semi-public sector clients, Marie joined the real estate department of Reinhart Marville Torre law firm as an associate. During her seven years spent there, Marie acquired expertise, in a litigation, transactional and advisory role, in real estate development, commercial real estate, urban planning, and complex contractual arrangements (land law, real estate and co-ownership law).
In 2015, Marie joined CLEACH law firm as a partner in their real estate department.
2019 was the year of the launching of the project to create MATEIA AARPI, a project that would not have been possible without the best of all possible partners, Marielle.
Marielle began her career in 2000 as an in-house lawyer for the IT department of a major corporation (Thomson) before serving as legal director for KeyMRO, a company providing sourcing and procurement solutions for Technicolor, Usinor, Rhodia and Schneider Electric.
In 2004, she went to work in private practice by joining De Gaulle Fleurance et associés law firm.
After having spent 7 years at the firm, in 2010 she set up a “beta” version of Mateia. During that period, she developed and built relationships with clients in the medical device, IT, luxury, environment and entertainment sectors. She also honed her skills in interest-based negotiations and mediation.
In 2019, Marielle took the excellent decision of joining forces with Marie to set up MATEIA AARPI.
Marielle holds a MASTER 2 in intellectual property, industrial agreements and technologies (Grenoble 2 University – 2000) and a degree in commercial, competition and public law (University of Sheffield – UK – 1998).
Michel began his career by working for over 12 years within the « Corporate Law – Mergers and Acquisitions » department of Delsol Avocats law firm in Paris, initially as an associate and later as of counsel.
In 2017, he joined Aston law firm as a partner co-head of the « Private Equity-M&A » team before moving to MATEIA in early 2022.
Throughout his career, Michel developed and built relationships with clients by providing assistance to industrial or service companies, startups, as well as their executives, shareholders, or investors in external growth operations, Leveraged Buyouts (LBO), and equity financing operations. He also advises his clients for corporate law issues, (including governance, regular legal monitoring of companies, preparation and holding of general meetings,…). Additionally, he has expertise in stock market regulations and dealings with the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF).
Since the end of 2018, Michel has been an expert member of Cédants et Repreneurs d’Affaires (CRA), an association which gives support to sellers and buyers of small and medium-sized companies (TPE/PME).
Michel holds a Master’s degree (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies – DEA) in General Private Law from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2000).
Robert Badinter and his speech about the death penalty, as well as other, « less prominent » attorneys who, through their sense of humor and passion, led me to adopt this calling.
The lawyers with whom I completed my first internship in a business law firm provided me with the opportunity to explore the world of mergers and acquisitions and understand the role of a business lawyer in these transactions.
The pride of belonging to a profession which is essential to society.
No superhero is able to do what I do!
The sometimes sleepless nights that can precede a closing…
I appreciate the diversity of issues, transactions, and clients that are part of our daily lives, making this profession exciting.