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Latham Secures European Commission Clearance for Orange and MASMOVIL Joint Venture

February 21, 2024
Deal paves the way for creating a leading telecoms operator in Spain.

Latham & Watkins has successfully secured conditional clearance for Orange to merge with MASMOVIL to form Spain’s largest mobile operator by customer numbers.

This joint venture will create a leading operator of the Spanish market in terms of customers, and a sustainable player with the financial capacity to continue investing in the development of a leading telecom infrastructure in Spain.

The Latham team was led by antitrust and competition partners, Jacques-Philippe Gunther in Paris, and Carles Esteva Mosso and Adrien Giraud in Brussels, with associates, Mathilde Ayel, Jean-Baptiste Douchy, Axelle Aubry, Alienor Estrade, Julien Morize, Clément Pradille, Louis-Victor Sachs, Marie Vialle, and Julia Malaussène.