Manal Maïla

Manal Maïla

France, Paris
Deputy Legal Director at Air France - KLM
Profession: In-House Counsel, Lawyer
Industry: Competition, Airlines/Aviation


Deputy Head of Legal at Air France- KLM, head of both the Competition Law & Alliances legal departments. Manal is in charge of a wide range of competition law topics encompassing State Aid, litigation, mergers and compliance.  She also provides legal support on various commercial and strategic projects at a Group level. She was recently actively involved in the recapitalisation of Air France and all related State Aid matters stemming from the unprecedented sanitary crisis.


French, English


AntitrustState AidMerger Control


Air France - KLM

Deputy Legal Director at Air France - KLM

July 2017 - Present • Paris, France

After graduating in European Law, Manal joined Air France in 2008 as an in-house competition law counsel within the European and International Affairs Department. In 2015, she was appointed Head of Competition Law Practice of Air France-KLM where she is now in charge of a wide range of competition law topics encompassing EU State Aid, litigation, mergers as well as the internal competition law compliance program. She furthermore provides competition law support on all strategic projects at a group level for all the subsidiaries of the Air France Group. In 2017, Manal was appointed Deputy Head of Legal for Air France-KLM. Over the years, Manal has developed a very strong expertise both in the field of European Law and in the airline industry.
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