Cecile Manong

Cécile Manong

Antitrust & Foreign Investment Associate, Brussels

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Published works

Overview

Cécile is an associate in the antitrust and foreign investment group based in Brussels. As a member of the firm’s Knowledge department, she is co-editor of Linklaters’ LinkingCompetition Blog, leads several business development initiatives, trains junior lawyers, and handles day-to-day resources and information requests from Linklaters non-EU offices alongside her Know-How colleagues.

Prior to her pivot in Knowledge management, Cécile advised in and managed, a wide-array of cross-border transactions with respect to merger control regulations, including a European Phase II procedure in the chemicals sector. She also provided legal counsel to clients in the pharmaceutical sector with respect to European Commission investigations and General Court cases regarding cutting edge abuse of dominant position and exclusive rights theories of harm.

Professional experience

Previously, Cécile has been working as an associate in competition and EU law practices of international law firms located in Brussels. She also had the opportunity to intern at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission in the context of a Blue Book Traineeship where she provided legal advice and contributed to strategic meetings in the context of the Pay-TV investigation.

In her spare time, Cécile volunteers at the Sister House, a shelter for women refugees and plays rugby in the Belgian first division.

Education and qualifications

Cécile holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from Kings College London as well as a Licence and Master 1 from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. She concluded her academic career with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Business Law Certificate from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Published works

Collective actions in the EU: the past, the present, the future, Practical Law, Thompson Reuters

Developments in National Competition Laws: France, 2019 to 2021, Quarterly newsletter, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb