Mathilde Saltiel is a partner in Latham & Watkins' Paris office and a member of the firm’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice. She primarily advises on EU and French competition law.

Ms. Saltiel represents international companies before the European Commission and the French competition authority in merger control proceedings and cartel investigations, and coordinates multijurisdictional merger filings for global transactions. Her main areas of practice embrace merger control, anticompetitive agreements, and abuse of dominant position. She also advises clients in the context of private damages actions. Ms. Saltiel advises clients active in a broad range of industries including telecoms, financial services, and energy.

Moreover, she has professional experience in both French and international law firms as well as in the legal department of an American company. Ms. Saltiel co-authored several articles in the Concurrences review and in the Semaine Juridique (Legal Weekly).

Ms. Saltiel's experience includes representing:

  • Bain Capital Private Equity
    • in its acquisition of a 55% stake in House of HR, a European leader in HR services
    • in its negotiations to sell Parts Holding Europe (PHE), a leading European digitally-enabled automotive parts distributor, to the D’Ieteren Group, a family-controlled listed investment firm with deep expertise in the automotive services sector
  • Astorg:
    • in the signing of a binding agreement with Alpha Private Equity whereby Astorg will acquire IPCOM, a pan-European leading B2B specialty distributor of technical and building insulation products
    • its binding agreement to acquire CordenPharma, a leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization, from International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG), a privately owned industrial group
  • MGN in the contemplated sale of Euronews
  • SK Capital in its acquisition of SEQENS
  • Ardian Expansion, a world-leading private investment house, in its acquisition of a majority stake in Artefact
  • Sagard in its acquisition of Ginger, the French leader in prescription engineering
  • Ontario Teachers in its investment in the merger of Siaci Saint Honoré and the Burrus Group
  • Worldline in its acquisition of Ingenico, French firm specialized in payment solutions, creating the European payment services leader
  • Leading eyewear manufacturer EssilorLuxottica in its acquisition of global retailer GrandVision
  • Leading European industrial vehicle rental company Fraikin in the acquisition of its rival Via Location
  • A major French engineering services company in a cartel investigation
  • French-based DomusVi in the acquisition of rival Residalya operating in nursing homes for elderly people
  • PAI partners in its €1.5 billion acquisition of Elior’s travel catering activities
  • Worldline in the context of its €2.3 billion acquisition of SIX Payment Services, to create the leading payment provider in Europe
  • Atos in the context of its US$3.4 billion acquisition of IT service provider Syntel
  • Philip Morris France in the cartel investigation of the French Competition Authority following unannounced inspections
  • 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)*
    • its plan to acquire rival telecom Bouygues Telecom (aborted)*
  • TDF shareholders (comprising Brookfield, PSP, APG, and Arcus) in negotiating remedies following the complaint filed by rival FPS before the French Competition Authority*
  • Arkema as a plaintiff before the European Commission concerning anticompetitive practices in relation to standardization issues ("patent ambush") in the car refrigerant sector*

 *Matter handled prior joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Avocat (Paris)

Education

  • 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