Laura Pierallini is the founder and name partner of the multidisciplinary law firm Studio Pierallini.
She spent several years in the legal and tax department of the Arthur Andersen and then 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 Director of the Executive Master in Air Transport Law at the LUISS University in 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, litigation and dispute resolution, employment and corporate issues. Her clientele include Italian and foreign airlines, manufacturers, lessors, financiers, airports, handlers and travel agents. She also assists the clients in regulatory matters, including advisory services and representation before governmental agencies, such as Antitrust Authorities and Civil Aviation Authorities. Ms Pierallini also advises airlines and airport handlers in restructuring and insolvency procedures. She has advised on M&As of Italian airlines, as well as IPOs at the Milan stock exchange and M&A of domestic airlines by foreign airlines.
Ms Pierallini regularly attends and organises conferences on aviation, delivering speeches and moderating panels at various Italian and international symposia, in particular organised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the European Air Law Association (EALA), the European Aviation Club (EAC) and the International Bar Association (IBA). Ms Pierallini is also a committee member of the European Air Law Association (EALA), as well as a member of the International Aviation Women's Association (IAWA) and the European Aviation Club (EAC).
She is author of many publications on aviation, tourism and commercial law, and contributes to the Italian chapter of: "Getting the Deal Through – Air Transport"; "Getting the Deal Through – Aviation Finance & Leasing"; "International Law Office – Aviation"; "Airfinance Annual"; "Aircraft Finance and Aircraft Liens"; "The International Comparative Legal Guide to Aviation Law"; "Practical Law – Aviation Finance Global Guide".
Ms Pierallini was shortlisted as Best Aviation Lawyer for the "Europe Women in Business Law Awards" from 2015 to 2019 and recognised as "Thought Leader of Aviation" by Who's Who Legal Expert Guide in 2018 and 2019.
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