Mathieu Kohmann is a corporate attorney based in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Mathieu was based in the New York office of Kirkland before moving to London. Prior to joining Kirkland, Mathieu gained experience in France in restructuring (focusing on international and cross-border insolvencies) and in international litigation & arbitration. He also worked on IP litigation and IP transactional matters in Germany.

At Kirkland, Mathieu’s practice focuses on capital markets transactions, restructurings, corporate governance matters and general corporate matters.


Thought Leadership


“Bankruptcy in the Age of ‘Intangibility’: The Bankruptcies of Knowledge Companies,” 2017 (published in English) (Winner of the Harvard Law School Irving Oberman Memorial Prize in Bankruptcy)

“French Institutions, Innovation and Growth,” Fondapol, 2016 (co-authored) (published in French, translated into English) (featured in the national newspaper Le Monde and the Oxford Business Law Blog)

“The Quality of Legal Rules as a Vector for Growth,” Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Law Review (Rev. Trim. Dr. Fin.), pp. 4, 2016 (co-authored) (published in French)

“The Meaning and Purpose of Secondary Insolvency Proceedings After the Reform of the European Insolvency Regulation,” in: Festschrift for Siegfried Beck, Verlag C.H. Beck, pp. 73, 2016 (co-authored) (published in German)

“The New Relationship Between Main and Secondary Insolvency Proceedings,” in: The New European Insolvency Regulation – Which Evolutions?, Lextenso éditions, Pratique des affaires, Paris, pp. 89, 2015 (co-authored) (published in French)


Arthur Sachs Scholarship Fund/Franco-American Fulbright Commission, Fellowship 2016–2017

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Fellowship 2011–2016

Memberships & Affiliations

Rules for Growth Institute (Droit & Croissance), Researcher/Member


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018New York


  • English
  • French
  • German


  • Harvard Law SchoolLL.M.2017

    Irving Oberman Memorial Prize in Bankruptcy

    Editor, Harvard Business Law Review

    Staff, Harvard International Law Review

    Harvard Business School, HBX-CORe program

  • Institut d'Études Politiques de ParisMaster of Economic Lawcum laude2016
  • Stanford Law SchoolVisiting Student (Intellectual Property Law and Strategy; Economic Law)2014
  • Princeton UniversityVisiting Student (Economics; Finance; Public Policy)2012–2013
  • Institut d'Études Politiques de ParisBachelor (Economics, Law & Political Science)summa cum laude2013

    Student Life Award for Excellence in Leadership and Student Life