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

ADVANT Altana advises a diverse client portfolio of insurers, reinsurers and international brokers on a wide range of contractual, distribution, corporate, regulatory and litigation matters in the insurance sphere. In particular, the team has a strong record in insurance-related M&A, including acting for key players in the French market on cross-border transactions. Gilles Gaillard is a key name for transactional work, Valérie Lafarge-Sarkozy focuses on litigation (including cyber risk and product liability claims) and Frédéric Manin advises insurance companies on competition matters.

France > EU, competition and distribution

ADVANT Altana has a growing merger control practice, and as part of a wider association with firms in Italy and Germany, is well positioned to advise on multi-jurisdictional transactions. Its breadth of expertise also extends across cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, state aid issues, and private enforcement litigation, including defending Renault against stand-alone damages claims. Frédéric Manin, who stands out for his experience in the insurance sector, and Marie Hindré lead the practice.