The Firm offers a complete range of legal assistance to the commercial, business and private aviation industry, including airlines, operators, lessors, banks, financiers, owners, aircraft dealers, manufacturers, maintenance providers, airports, ground handlers and travel agents. Our services encompass aircraft finance, lease and acquisition, regulatory, contentious, M&A, corporate and commercial, employment, tenders and procurement, insurance, tax and customs.
The broad experience of the Firm in aviation comprises, inter alia: representation of domestic and foreign companies engaged in air transport (both aircraft operators and helicopter operators); labour and regulatory advice; aircraft insurance work; assistance to ground handlers and airport managing companies; legal services in favour of Italian and foreign clients in relation to the acquisition, disposition and operation of commercial aircraft, including purchase, lease, charter and financing transactions; representation and filings before governmental agencies and civil aviation authorities; advising international leasing companies and financiers in connection with their aircraft business in Italy; structuring and creating security packages (e.g. assignments, warranties, pledges, mortgages); registration and de-registration of aircraft in Italy.
The Firm has dealt with IPOs of Italian airlines at the Milan stock exchange and M&A transactions involving domestic carriers, as well as advised airlines and airport handlers in respect of complex restructuring and insolvency procedures. Studio Pierallini has also assisted the first non EU wet leases – with non EU crews – to Italian carriers.
The Firm is advisor to Assaereo (Italian Association of Air Carriers) and member of EBAA (European Business Aviation Association).
Studio Pierallini is commonly recommended as a leading firm and it is named as Italian aviation law firm of the year by the most important publications and networks of the sector.
The Firm regularly contributes to various publications on aviation law, including the Italian chapter of: Getting the Deal Through – Air Transport; Getting the Deal Through – Aviation Finance & Leasing; International Comparative Legal Guide – Aviation Law; International Law Office – Aviation.