Bird & Bird (Brussels)

Ana Manzaneque

Bird & Bird (Brussels)

Ana Manzaneque a junior associate in the Competition & EU law team, based in Belgium. Her practice focuses on competition law, notably state aid matters and litigation before the European Courts. In addition to general competition matters, she has a particular focus on state aid issues and the Single Resolution Mechanism. She has gained litigation experience by assisting on the representation of the European Commission, the Single Resolution Board and a major UK airline on cases before the General Court. Before joining Bird & Bird in early 2019, she completed several internships in the competition departments of various international law firms in Brussels. She also gained legal experience through an internship at the Registry of the Court of Justice of the EU and by completing a Bluebook traineeship at the European Commission (Fiscal State Aid Unit). She is the Assistant Editor of the World Competition, Law and Economics Journal (Kluwer). She speaks Spanish, English and French and I have a good understanding of Italian.

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920 Bulletin

Ana Manzaneque, José Rivas, Chloe Birkett The EU Court of Justice dismisses two actions brought by an airline company against the Commission’s approval of State aid schemes supporting airlines holding national licences during the COVID-19 pandemic (Ryanair)


In May 2020, Ryanair brought two separate actions against the EC approval of a Swedish and a French State aid scheme supporting airlines holding national licences under Article 107(3)(b) TFEU and Article 107(2)(b) TFEU respectively. On 17 February 2021, the General Court dismissed Ryanair’s (...)

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