Coty (Paris)

Mathilde Mason Alline

Coty (Paris)
Associate General Counsel

Mathilde Mason Alline has been an Associate General Counsel in a global role at Coty, worldwide leader in the luxury perfume, since November 2018. Mathilde is based in Coty’s Luxury division head office in Paris, supporting luxury brands such as Gucci, Burberry, Tiffany, Boss, Chloe, Miu Miu, Lacoste, AMQ, Bottega Venetta, Lancaster, etc. She is dual qualified in England and France (solicitor and avocat), and after spending 8 years at Freshfields, both in London and Paris in the Antitrust teams, she transitioned into an in-house legal role, first in pharmaceuticals/beauty & cosmetics at Aptargroup and subsequently in tobacco/e-cigarette. She spent 8 years at Japan Tobacco International (Camel, Winston, Benson & Hedges, Logicpro), as the legal head of their French operations, where she handled complex, political, economic and public law matters at French and EU level including in competition law, and as an integral part of the local executive committee.


15364 Bulletin

France-Helene Boret, Mathilde Mason Alline The Versailles Court of Appeal declares inadmissible an action for nullity carried out by the French Minister for Economic Affairs based on Art. 6.1 ECHR in the framework of its right to act on behalf of victims of restrictive practices (Galec)


In September 2001, after comparing its conditions of purchase for fresh products with those granted to Carrefour by several suppliers, Galec noticed that the sums it received in relation to commercial cooperation services were below those of Carrefour. Galec thus claimed it had been (...)

Jérôme Philippe, Mathilde Mason Alline The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the NCA’s decision sanctioning hotels for operating an illegal cartel by exchanging confidential commercial information (Parisian palaces)


In a decision dated 26 September 2006, the Paris Court of Appeal (the Court) confirmed in all respects the Competition Council’s decision of 25 November 2005, imposing heavy fines totalling nearly €710,000 on six Parisian palace hotels, for exchanging confidential commercial information about (...)

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