Olivier du Mottay

  • Partner
  • Eolivier.dumottay@lw.com
  • 45, rue Saint-Dominique
  • Paris 75007
  • France
  • T +


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.


Mr. du Mottay is recognized in Chambers Europe 2020 rankings.

The "impressive" Olivier du Mottay enters the rankings this year on the back of strong market endorsement, with clients reporting that he is "incredibly into the details." He tackles a number of complex and high-value LBO transactions within the life sciences and consumer goods sectors.
Chambers Europe 2019


Mr. du Mottay's representative experience includes advising:

  • Ardian Expansion, a world-leading private investment house, in its acquisition of a majority stake in Artefact
  • Burger King in its sale of Quick, one of the leading burger fast food chains
  • Veracyte in its acquisition of HalioDx, a French immuno-oncology diagnostics company
  • Total, a major energy player in connection with its US$4 billion registered public debt offering
  • Bridgepoint in its acquisition of Kyriba, the global leader in cloud treasury and finance solutions
  • Bridgepoint in the sale of eFront, the world’s leading end-to-end alternative investment management software and solutions provider to BlackRock
  • Teladoc Health in its acquisition of MédecinDirect, leader in virtual care
  • Blablacar in its acquisition of Ouibus, a subsidiary of SNCF, France's leading coach company
  • Ardian on the sale of its minority stake in Spie Batignolles, the major construction, infrastructure, and services group
  • Groupe Bertrand in the recapitalization of the French Burger King business
  • Ardian in its acquisition of a stake in Technology & Strategy, a European specialist in new technology consulting
  • Ardian in its acquisition of Groupe Inula, a key player in the herbal remedies market
  • Assystem Technologies in its acquisition of SQS Software Quality Systems, a Germany-based provider software and business process quality solutions
  • CITIC Capital China Partners III in its acquisition of Axilone, a France-based manufacturer of premium plastic and metal packaging for global cosmetics, perfume, and beauty care brands


Thought Leadership

  • Foreign Investments in France: New Regime, Effective April 1, 2020 -  March 31, 2020
  • Impact of COVID-19 on French M&A Transactions -  March 25, 2020
  • Navigating Cross-Border M&A Transactions  -  May 07, 2019
  • Securities Law in France: 9 Recent Legal Developments  -  January 28, 2015
  • Recent French Legal Developments in Securities Law -  March 11, 2013
  • Recent Capital Market and Corporate Legal Developments in France -  March 14, 2011
  • New 2009 French Rules on Securities Law -  December 1, 2009
  • Panorama des nouvelles mésures 2009 en droit boursier et droit financier: ce qui a changé et ce qui va changer -  July 27, 2009
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: A Structural Trend -  July / August 2008
  • Corporate Governance: European Directive on Shareholders’ Rights - Overview of its Status of Transposition in France, the UK, Germany and Spain -  October 4, 2007
  • SmartCapital Newsletter - European Edition, Issue 7 -  June 2006
  • Transparence, indépendance, pragmatisme, égalité et… disponibilité : les mots clés de la bonne gouvernance d’entreprise -  April 2006

Mr. du Mottay is recognized as a Leading Individual.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Bar Qualification
  • Avocat (Paris)
  • Graduate Law Degree, University of Paris II, 1992
  • MBA, ESSEC Graduate School of Management, 1990
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  • Fintech
  • Automotive
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • English
  • French
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
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  • Public Company Representation
  • Private Equity