Frédéric Pradelles is a partner in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins. He specializes in French and European competition law, in contentious and non-contentious matters, and regularly advises clients on cartels and abuse of dominant position cases, notably in the context of litigation matters before the jurisdictions or competition authorities, antitrust investigations, and setting up of antitrust compliance programs.
Mr. Pradelles assists clients in the context of European and French merger control cases, including in Phase II cases and coordinates multi-jurisdictional filings.
Mr. Pradelles has developed strong experience in the setting up of strategic alliance, joint venture, and commercial contracts and distribution (distribution networks, selective, and exclusive distribution).
On the litigation side, he represents clients before the competition authorities, EC and French jurisdictions, and the French Supreme Courts (Cour de Cassation and Conseil d’Etat). He also represents clients in engagement procedures.
Mr. Pradelles advises clients active in various economic sectors, particularly in industry, distribution, media, hotel, paper, finance, and information technology.
He is a member of the APDC’s board of directors (Association des avocats Pratiquant le Droit de la Concurrence) which comprises about 200 experienced lawyers in competition, and a member of the AFEC (Association Française d’Etude de la Concurrence).
Before joining the firm, Mr. Pradelles worked in the antitrust and trade group department of a Magic Circle firm.
Mr. Pradelles is named in The Legal 500 EMEA 2020.
Mr. Pradelles has been listed as a Top 10 Antitrust Lawyer in EMEA by MergerLinks 2019.
"He is excellent in arguments, pulls all his facts together and has encyclopaedic knowledge; he is just such a great litigator."
Chambers Europe 2018
Mr. Pradelles is listed among the best competition practicioners in France in the survey conducted by Best Lawyers/Les Echos.
Best Lawyers 2018