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Laura Pierallini

Laura Pierallini, founder and name partner of Studio Pierallini, spent years at the legal and tax department of Arthur Andersen and was the managing partner of the international law firm Coudert Brothers in Rome. She is professor of commercial and air law at LUISS University of Rome.

She has practised aviation law since 1988, offering a complete range of assistance to airlines, lessors, financiers, manufacturers, airports, handlers and travel agents, including aircraft financing, regulatory, contentious, insurance, tax, labour, customs and corporate.

She has assisted IPOs of Italian airlines and M&A of domestic airlines by foreign airlines, and has advised airlines and airport handlers in restructuring as well as in bankruptcy and insolvency procedures.

She organizes and attends many conferences on aviation, delivering speeches and moderating panels at various Italian and international symposia, including those organized by IATA, EALA, and EAC.

She is named as leading aviation lawyer by several guides including Expert Guides – Aviation Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal and The Legal 500. The firm has been named Aviation Law Firm of the Year by ACQIntercontinental FinanceGlobal Law Experts and Finance Monthly. She is author of many publications in aviation, tourism and commercial law and contributes to Getting the Deal Through, International Law Office, Airfinance Annual, Aircraft Finance and Aircraft Liens and The International Comparative Legal Guide to Aviation Law, among other publications. She is member of the International Aviation Women’s Association, the European Air Law Association and the European Aviation Club and has been shortlisted as “Best Aviation Lawyer” for the Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2015.