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Olivier du Mottay is a corporate partner in Latham & Watkins’ Paris office and the former Global Vice Chair of the Corporate Department.

Mr. du Mottay represents investors and companies at critical stages of their development, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and capital markets. He has extensive experience representing bidders, targeted companies, and managers in all types of corporate finance transactions.

He is involved in the negotiation and the implementation of strategic alliances and joint ventures, as well as recapitalizations and restructurings.

Mr. du Mottay regularly advises companies in a variety of general corporate matters, including corporate governance, executive compensation, shareholders’ disputes, and white collar matters.

Before joining the firm, he was an associate at a leading French law firm where he was involved in corporate law issues, restructuring, and legal advice on directors’ and officers’ duties.

Lawyer Rankings

France > Mergers and acquisitions

Latham & Watkins stands out for its ability to handle big-ticket global M&A transactions. The Paris-based team, which works in close collaboration with the firm’s US, Asian and European offices, assists CAC 40 companies, international corporations and investment funds. It recently advised on a deal in the automotive sector and assisted with acquisitions, sales and JV agreements pertaining to various industry sectors including retail, financial and consulting services, and technology. Practice head Pierre-Louis Cléro, Olivier du MottayAlexander Crosthwaite and Charles-Antoine Guelluy are the names to note.

France > Private equity: LBO

(Hall of Fame)

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The group at Latham & Watkins regularly advises major private equity houses on high-profile, large-cap LBOs. The team works closely with the firm’s leveraged finance team and is bolstered by its capabilities in the finance and capital markets spaces. Disposals, restructurings, joint ventures, and M&A are also core areas of expertise. The practice is co-directed by Thomas Forschbach, Olivier Du Mottay, Gaëtan Gianasso, Denis CritonAlexander Benedetti, Alexander Crosthwaite, Simon Lange, and Charles-Antoine Guelluy.