Laura Pierallini is the founder and name partner of the Italian aviation law firm Studio Pierallini.
She spent several years in the legal and tax department of Arthur Andersen and then she was the managing partner of the international law firm Coudert Brothers in Rome from 2001 to 2005.
She is a professor of Commercial Law and Contracts Law at the LUISS University of Rome.
Ms Pierallini has practised aviation law since 1988, providing expert advice to clients across the whole of the international aviation sector, including aircraft finance and leasing, M&A, anti-trust and regulatory, litigation and dispute resolution, insolvency and restructuring, employment and corporate matters. Her clientele includes, among the others, Italian and foreign airlines, private operators, manufacturers, lessors, financiers, airports, handlers and travel agents.
Ms Pierallini has been awarded as Italian Lawyer of the Year in Transport Law by TopLegal Industry Awards 2021.
She has also been recognised Global Elite Thought Leader 2018-2021 (aviation regulatory) and Recommended Global Lawyer 2018-2020 (aviation regulatory, aviation contentious, aviation finance) by Who’s Who Legal, as well as Best Aviation Lawyer for Italy by Client Choice Awards 2020. She was also repeatedly shortlisted as Best Aviation Lawyer for the Europe Women in Business Law Awards (2015 to 2019).
Ms Pierallini regularly attends and organises conferences on air transport, delivering speeches and moderating panels at various Italian and international symposia, in particular organised by IATA, EALA, EAC, IBA, EBAA and LUISS.
She is a committee member of the European Air Law Association and a member of the International Aviation Womens Association and the European Aviation Club.
She is also author of many national and international publications on aviation, tourism and commercial law.
Recent decisions of the Italian Antitrust Authority about the airlines passengers baggage dimension: a loophole to be cared in the applicable rules?The dimensions of passengers hand baggage allowed on board of commercial flights is not ruled by any national, European, international laws, regulations, treaties or conventions