Established in 1992, Studio Pierallini is a multidisciplinary law firm based in Rome and Milan.
The Firm has an extensive experience in the full range of legal advice. This ensures a seamless and fully integrated assistance through dedicated teams on various areas of law. Among others our practice areas include aviation, corporate and commercial, competition, M&A, litigation and arbitration, labour and employment, company restructuring and insolvency, health care, trademarks and IP, real estate, tax and white collar crimes.
The Firm has enjoyed a global and qualified 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, sale and purchase of assets, litigation and dispute resolution, employment and corporate issues. The Firm also assists clients in regulatory matters and advisory services, comprising assistance and planning for the representation before governmental agencies (such as antitrust, privacy and communication authorities) and contacts with civil aviation authorities, mainly in Italy and the European Union, but also abroad.
Moreover, the Firm has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law. It offers integrated teams of professionals focused on drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts, on offering legal compliance and corporate governance related services, as well as on structuring and implementing M&A transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, spin-offs and corporate restructuring.
Studio Pierallini has also a distinguished reputation in health care law and provides legal services to many hospitals and specialized health care facilities and clinics throughout the Italian territory. The Firm is advisor to the Italian Religious Health Care Institutes (ARIS).
In addition, the Firm assists several companies operating in the production and distribution of products, on behalf of which it commonly deals with complex business projects involving local and foreign partners.
RECOGNIZED EXPERTISE IN AVIATION
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.