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About Clémentine Vande Maele

Clementine is a principal associate in our antitrust, competition and trade group, based in the Brussels office. Clementine joined Freshfields as a legal consultant in 2017 and became an associate in 2018.

Prior to joining the firm, she completed a traineeship at the European Commission’s DG Competition.

Her practice covers antitrust investigations, including cartel and abuse of dominance probes, as well as European and multi-jurisdictional merger control analysis and filings. While on secondment to Freshfields’ Washington DC office (2020), Clementine acquired experience in merger litigation before a US federal court, and in US merger control proceedings before the Federal Trade Commission and the US Department of Justice.

Clementine is a member of the Paris and Brussels Bars, and works in English and French.



  • Member of the Brussels Bar (E List): 2018
  • Avocat à la Cour, barreau de Paris : 2018
  • LL.M Competition Law, King’s College London: 2015
  • Master in European Business Law, Université de Bourgogne: 2014