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Studio Pierallini is a multidisciplinary law firm based in Rome and Milan. The firm has enjoyed a global and accomplished reputation in aviation for over 20 years, providing expert advice to clients across the whole of the international aviation sector, including aircraft finance and leasing, litigation and dispute resolution, employment and corporate issues.

The firm also assists the clients in regulatory matters, including advisory services, assistance and planning in connection with representation before governmental agencies, having continuous contacts with the Civil Aviation Authorities, mainly in Italy and the European Union, but also abroad. The clientele includes Italian and foreign airlines, manufacturers, lessors, financiers, airports, handlers and travel agents. In the context of the most important transaction between airlines in the Italian market ever, the firm has recently advised lessors and lenders having interest in the main part of Alitalia’s fleet in connection with the transfer to a newly incorporated carrier participated by Etihad.

Moreover, the firm has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law. It offers integrated teams of professionals focused on drafting and negotiating across all areas of commercial contracts, as well as on structuring and completing joint ventures, strategic alliances, spin-offs and corporate restructuring. In M&A transactions, the firm is competent to deal principally with the following issues: performing pre- and post-acquisition due diligence works; advising in corporate, employment, IP, tax and litigation issues; setting up the company structure; pre- and post-merger notification with the Italian Antitrust Authority; and all other legal and regulatory issues. Studio Pierallini has also advised Italian airlines and airport handlers in bankruptcy and insolvency procedures.

The firm has contributed to various publications, including: Getting the Deal Through – Air TransportGetting the Deal Through – Aviation Finance & Leasing; Airfinance AnnualInternational Comparative Legal Guide – Aviation Law; Aircraft Finance and Aircraft Liens; and International Law Office – Aviation.

Studio Pierallini is recommended as a leading firm by several guides, including: Expert Guides – Aviation LawyersWho’s Who Legal – AviationThe Legal 500 EMEATop Legal.

The firm has been named, for many years, as Aviation Law Firm of the Year for Italy by ACQIntercontinental FinanceCorporate International and Global Law Experts.