Frédéric Manin > ADVANT Altana > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

75 017 PARIS

Work Department

EU, Competition & Distribution Law
Regulatory (Insurance, Healthcare, Gaming)




Frédéric Manin, a member of the Paris bar since 1996, joined ADVANT Altana as a partner in 2017. Mr. Manin specializes in EU and French Competition/Anti-trust law for large French and foreign companies in the insurance, automotive, services (IT, financial), energy, healthcare, defense and distribution sectors.

He represented Air France in the 10-year cartel proceedings against major oil companies. He worked alongside new entrants in the context of the opening of the French online gaming market through EU and French proceedings.

Since 2011, he has overseen more than 15 merger filings in the insurance industry, which has established him as an expert in that sector. In 2013, He participated in Phase II proceedings up to the French highest administrative Court) for Imerys.

Mr. Manin has been designated an Expert within the ICN (International Competition Network) in the « Cartels » and « Mergers » Committees and has been distinguished by Best Lawyers, Décideurs and Legal 500 since 2020 in Competition / Antitrust Law and Litigation. He regularly contributes to the issuance of opinions and memorandums by the Cercle Montesquieu, a legal think-tank.  He was a Senior University Lecturer during 15 years.


French, English


Paris Bar admission: 1996

  • Doctorate in Law, Paris University I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
  • LL.M., Cambridge University.
  • Post-graduate degree in Business and Economic Law, University I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
  • Post-graduate degree in Economic Activities Law, Paris University I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Lawyer Rankings

France > Insurance

The experienced team independent at Paris law firm ADVANT Altana, which recently advised mutual Aéma Groupe in its €3.2bn acquisition of Aviva France, continues to assist major insurers (AXA, AIG), reinsurers, intermediaries and corporates on matters across the practice area. Employing a multidisciplinary approach, the team is led by corporate and insurance law expert Gilles Gaillard, business litigation and pre-litigation specialist Valérie Lafarge-Sarkozy and Frédéric Manin, who advises on competition and antitrust law. The group’s range extends to insurance products, regulatory compliance, civil liability, damage, M&A, cyber-risk and data protection.

France > EU, competition and distribution

The team at independent Paris firm ADVANT Altana advises major multinational groups and their subsidiaries on a broad spectrum of competition, EU law, distribution and litigation matters. The caseload features merger controls, cooperative agreements, vertical and horizontal cartels, state aid matters, matters regarding abuse of dominant position, distribution channels, private enforcement and proceedings before the EC and the FCA. The team’s sector expertise includes the retail, energy, pharmaceuticals, IT, insurance and consumer goods sectors. The group is led by Frédéric Manin, who represented Air France in extensive cartel proceedings against oil companies, and energy and IT expert Marie Hindré. Counsel and merger control specialist Lucie Giret is also noted.