Mathilde Saltiel advises clients on all aspects of EU and French competition law.

Ms. Saltiel leverages extensive experience to represent international and French companies across a broad range of industries in:

  • Merger control proceedings before the European Commission (EC) and the French Competition Authority (FCA)
  • Coordination of merger filings for global transactions
  • Cartel and abuse of dominant position investigations by both EU and French competitions authorities
  • Antitrust litigation
  • Private damages actions

A recognized thought leader, Ms. Saltiel frequently speaks at industry conferences on EU and French competition.

Ms. Saltiel’s experience includes advising:

Merger Control

  • Leading eyewear manufacturer EssilorLuxottica in its US$8 billion acquisition of global retailer GrandVision (EU Phase II)
  • Worldline
    • On obtaining antitrust clearance in Europe for its €2.3 billion acquisition of SIX Payment Services, which represented the largest European Fintech deal in 2018
    • On obtaining global antitrust clearance with limited remedies in the EU for its acquisition of French rival Ingenico, creating the European payment services leader
  • Bain Capital Private Equity on their sale of Parts Holding Europe to D’Ieteren Group, leading to the combination of #1 market player Carglass and #3 Mondial Pare-Brise on the French glass repair and replacement market
  • Fraikin, a leading European industrial vehicle rental company, on obtaining French antitrust clearance for its acquisition of major French rival Via Location 
  • Inovie on its acquisitions of Bioclinic and Biofutur, rival market players in medical biology
  • Astorg on several acquisitions, including:
    • CordenPharma, a leading pharmaceutical company
    • IPCOM, a leading European insulation group
  • Essilor in the context of its merger with Luxottica (EU Phase II)*
  • Orange:
    • In the context of its €3.4 billion acquisition of Jazztel (EU Phase II)*
    • In the context of its plan to acquire rival telecom Bouygues Telecom* (aborted)

Antitrust Investigations and Litigation

  • Orange:
    • In a successful representation before the Paris Court of Appeal relating to an alleged abuse of dominant position against internet service provider Cogent*
    • In a EC investigation into internet connectivity services following unannounced inspections*
  • A major French engineering services company following FCA dawn raids related to potential cartel practices
  • Philip Morris France in a FCA cartel investigation
  • TDF shareholders in negotiating remedies following rival FPS’ FCA complaint for abuse of dominant position*
  • Arkema, as a plaintiff before the EC, concerning anti-competitive practices relating to standardization issues (“patent ambush”) in the car refrigerant sector*
  • A pharmaceutical company in an action for damages following an FCA conviction for abuse of a dominant position*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham 

Bar Qualification

  • Avocat (Paris)


  • Master II in European Law, University of Paris V (Descartes), 2009
  • Master I in Business Law, University of Paris XI, 2008
  • Diploma, Sciences Po Paris, 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English