Manuel is a Senior Associate based in RBB’s Paris office. He joined the firm in 2016 after completing a PhD in Economics at the Paris School of Economics.
Manuel has advised clients on competition matters before the European Commission and before various national authorities, most notably in Chile and France. As part of his work for RBB, Manuel has advised clients and written reports in relation to mergers raising horizontal, vertical and conglomerate concerns, including several Phase II EC merger investigations. Besides his work on mergers, Manuel has advised clients on damage claims and abuse of dominance cases.
Manuel’s sectorial experience includes retail, telecommunications, TV broadcasting, health, mobile chipsets, intellectual property, mining, fisheries, and industrial chemicals. Prior to his PhD, Manuel studied a Masters in economics and an engineering degree at the University of Chile, for which he also studied at the University of California, Berkeley. A dual Chilean and French national, Manuel is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.