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.