Mathilde Saltiel is counsel in Latham & Watkins’ Paris office and a member of the firm’s global Antitrust & Competition Practice. Her practice focuses on EU and French competition and regulatory law.
Ms. Saltiel represents international companies before the European Commission and French Competition Authority in merger control proceedings and cartel investigations, and coordinates multijurisdictional merger filings for global transactions. She also has experience in state aid matters. Her main areas of practice embrace merger control, anticompetitive agreements, and abuse of dominant position. Ms. Saltiel advises clients active in a broad range of industries including telecoms, chemicals, 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 graduated from Sciences-Po Paris where she obtained a Master II in Economic Law. She is also a graduate from Paris V University with a Master II in European Law. She spent a year studying at the University of Pennsylvania and notably at Wharton’s business school.
Ms. Saltiel co-authored several articles in the Concurrences review and in the Semaine Juridique (legal weekly).
A native French speaker, she is also fluent in English.
Ms. Saltiel has recently advised:
- Essilor in its merger with Luxottica (EU Phase II)*
- Orange in its € 3.4 billion acquisition of Jazztel (EU Phase II)*
- Worldline in its € 2.3 billion acquisition of SIX Payment Services, to create the leading and largest payment provider in Europe
- Atos in its $3.4 billion acquisition of IT service provider Syntel
- Orange its plan to acquire rival telecom Bouygues Telecom (aborted)*
- Philip Morris France in the cartel investigation of the French Competition Authority following unannounced inspections
- 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*
- Orange in a successful representation before the Court of Appeal (Paris) in an alleged abuse of dominant position against an Internet transit services provider (Cogent)*
- Orange in an EC investigation concerning Internet connectivity services following unannounced inspections*
*Matter handled prior to joining Latham