Speaker details

IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Speaker information

Laura Pierallini


Laura Pierallini is the founder and name partner of the Italian aviation law firm Pierallini Studio Legale. She is a professor of commercial law and air law at the LUISS University of Rome. Laura has practised aviation law since 1988, providing expert advice to clients across the whole of the international aviation sector, including aircraft finance and leasing; antitrust and regulatory; litigation and dispute resolution; employment; restructuring; M&A and corporate issues. Her clientele includes Italian and foreign airlines, manufacturers, lessors, financiers, airports, handlers and travel agents. She has recently advised the most important M&A transactions in the aviation sector, including the sale to the newly established flag Italian carrier (Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A. – ITA Airways) of the Alitalia aviation business. Ms Pierallini was recognised Thought Leader in the aviation section of Thought Leaders – Global Elite (2018-2023) and is recommended as a leading lawyer in the regulatory, contentious and finance sub-chapters of the aviation section of WWL: Transport. She was named Best Aviation Lawyer for Italy at the 2022 Client Choice Awards and has been consistently shortlisted for Best Aviation Lawyer at the Europe Women in Business Law Awards. She has been named Italian lawyer of the year in Transport Law at TopLegal Industry Awards 2021 and 2022 and Italian lawyer of the year in Aviation Finance at LegalCommunity Finance Awards 2023. Laura regularly participates in conferences on aviation, delivering speeches and moderating panels at various Italian and international symposia, in particular those organised by IATA, IBA, EALA and EBAA. She organises annual conferences on aviation law at LUISS University of Rome, attracting international experts, jurists and operators. She is a committee member of Aviation Law Committee of IBA, committee member of the European Air Law Association, member of the International Aviation Women’s Association and committee member. She is the author of many national and international publications on aviation, tourism and commercial law.


International regulation of the aviation industry: background and current developments

Tuesday 10 October (1430 - 1730)

Room C2.4, Convention Centre, Level 2