Manuel holds Master’s degrees from both the College of Europe in Bruges and the University of Lisbon, in European and Company Law respectively. His main skills are in giving legal and policy advice and drafting related documentation. Manuel has an excellent knowledge of the entertainment industry from legal, policy and consumer affairs perspectives. He is fluent in his native Portuguese and English, with working levels of both French and Spanish. His past roles have included:
- Consultant at BDO Portugal
- Legal specialist at Spotify’s Government Affairs office in Brussels.