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Marie Louvet is Of counsel in the Competition department in Paris.

Marie has extensive experience in antitrust and merger control issues. She has represented French and international clients in antitrust proceedings before the European and French competition authorities and courts. A native French speaker, Marie is fluent in English.

Market recognition

  • "Sergio Sorinas and Marie Louvet have a pragmatic and results-oriented approach." Legal 500 EMEA 2022 (EU Competition and Distribution)
  • "[Of] Counsel Marie Louvet is a key contact." Legal 500 EMEA 2021 (EU Competition and Distribution)
  • "…[Of] counsel Marie Louvet follow[s] a pragmatic and business-oriented approach." Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • "Of counsel Marie Louvet is also noted." Legal 500 EMEA 2020.


Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, she worked at Bredin Prat in Paris.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • United Group, the leading provider of telecommunications services and media in Southeast Europe, on the notification to the European Commission of its acquisition of the Greek telecoms operator Wind Hellas
  • Cellnex Telecom, Europe’s leading operator of wireless telecommunications infrastructures, on the merger control aspects of the acquisition of French tower company Hivory from Altice France and Starlight Holdco (KKR) through an initial investment of €5.2bn. The transaction was authorised by the French Competition Authority in 2021, subject to divestment commitments from Cellnex
  • Groupe Up (ex. Chèque Déjeuner) in the appeal against the French Competition Authority decision of 17 December 2019 fining UP 45 million euros for alleged anti-competitive practices following an antitrust complaint by new entrant Octoplus in the market for meal vouchers
  • Altran Technologies, a world leading provider of Engineering and R&D services, on the notification to the European Commission and other jurisdictions of the €4.8 billion friendly takeover by Capgemini, which is the most significant cash takeover of the last 10 years.