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BDGS Associés

51 RUE FRANCOIS 1ER, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 42 99 22 22
Fax:
Fax +33 1 42 99 22 41
Email:
Web:
www.bdgs-associes.com
Brussels, Paris

Mathilde Damon

Tel:
Work +33 1 42 99 22 22
Email:
Web:
www.bdgs-associes.com
BDGS Associés

Work Department

Competition & Regulatory

Position

Partner specialising in all aspects of French and EU competition law with extensive experience of complex merger control and state aid, as well as a wide knowledge of public procurement and corporate law matters in the public sector. Mathilde assists both French and international clients in a broad range of industries and especially in regulated sectors.

Mathilde has recently advised SNCF, LA POSTE and a French online gambling operator on various State aid issues, CMA CGM on the notification to the EU Commission of its acquisition of control over CEVA Logistics as well as in the context of the opinion to be delivered by the French Competition Authority regarding distribution of consumer goods in the French overseas department, and a major international luxury goods company in the context of the reorganization of its distribution system.

Career

Prior to joining BDGS Associés as partner in 2013, Mathilde Damon spent 6 years as a lawyer at Bredin Prat within the Competition Law department in Brussels and in Paris, where she worked on many high-profile merger control and antitrust cases. From 2009 to 2013, she was Head of Legal of the French State's Shareholding Agency where she gained significative experience in state aid issues and a practical understanding of business issues, as Director representing the French State on a number of boards

Languages

French and English

Member

Association des Avocats Pratiquant le Droit de la Concurrence.

Education

Paris Bar (2004). Master’s degree in European Business Law from Paris II-Panthéon Assas University (2000), LLM in International Business Law from King’s College London (1999) and Diploma in Legal Studies from Oxford University (1998).


France

EU, competition and distribution

Within: EU, competition and distribution

BDGS Associés is particularly strong in the field of merger control and has recently established itself as a leading player in the reform of the country's public sector by President Macron by acting for clients such as EDF, SNCF, La Poste and Aéroports de Paris. A team including Jérôme Fabre advised Safran on its notification to the European Commission with regard to its acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace via agreed tender offer, and Total appointed the practice to oversee the merger clearance issues arising from its acquisition of an indirect controlling interest of 23% of Eren Renewable. Mathilde Damon is also a name to note and recently handled a wide range of mandates including disputes in the distribution space. The team is jointly headed by Antoine Gosset-Grainville and Maria Trabucchi; the pair are currently representing a series of banks in proceedings brought against European Central Bank before the European Court of Justice relating to a series of decisions pertaining to leverage-ratio and irrevocable payment commitments. Other key clients include Carrefour, PMU and Canal+.

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