Mr. Mathieu Savaris
Mathieu Savaris is an experienced C-suite leader and general counsel who has steered global businesses through a wide range of complex legal, compliance and commercial challenges. He is a recognised advocate for diversity and inclusion.
As the Company’s sole counsel, Mathieu operates as a business partner to the Founder, the COE and the Board, shapes scalable legal, governance and compliance policies, provides guidance on raising capital, intellectural property and gives hands-on support in negotiating with the Company’s customers, suppliers and partners.
Prior to joining Gazelle Wind Power, Mathieu held a number of global general counsel and head of legal positions within General Electric’s Energy, Power, Gas, Steam, Nuclear and Grid (Renewables) businesses for nearly two decades. He led an extended team of 100+ responsible for legal, compliance, governance, regulatory and policy matters worldwide across energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors.
At Nextlaw In-House Solutions, the global business of law advisory of Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, Mathieu develops integrated solutions and offerings for general counsels aimed at operationalising leaner processes and designs more efficient legal organisations for legal departments.
Mathieu started his career as a commercial litigation attorney in Montréal, Canada, and then as a corporate/finance partner in South-eastern Europe largest law firm, based in Athens, Greece, where he was principal of the firm’s offices in Belgrade, Bucharest, Zagreb, Sofia and Skopje.
Mathieu obtained a Business Administration degree at the Maisonneuve College in Montréal, LLB common law and BCL civil law degrees from McGill University, a Masters in International and European law from the Panthéon-Assas University in Paris and a Greek JD law degree.
Mathieu is admitted as a Barrister in England & Wales, of the Middle Temple, and a qualified attorney in Canada, Greece and Spain. He speaks French, English, Greek, Italian, Catalan and Spanish.