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).

Recognition Highlights

Recognized as a Rising Star among Europe’s Best Up-and-Coming Female Lawyers International 2022

Recognized as a Next Generation Partner and described as: ‘an excellent technician, knows her files inside out and her advice is always relevant to clients’ in The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Mathilde Saltiel’s Antitrust practice has been ranked as Incontournable by Les Décideurs in 2022. 

One impressed client comments: "In terms of expertise in antitrust, she is absolutely brilliant," adding that she has a "very good business understanding." Chambers Europe 2022

Recognized as a Rising Star. She is “a very good project leader and anticipates next moves. She always gives good advice.” The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Recognized as a Future Leader in competition law. Who’s Who Legal 2020

Ms. Saltiel's experience includes representing:

  • Bain Capital Private Equity on its acquisition of a 55% stake in House of HR, a European leader in HR services
  • Astorg on 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
  • Bain Capital Private Equity 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
  • 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)*
  • Orange in the context of 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)


  • 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