Drone Regulation 2020

Drone Regulation 2020

Pages: 88

ISBN: 978-1-83862-238-1

  • £300.00

Lexology Getting The Deal Through is delighted to publish the first edition of Drone Regulation, which is available in print and online at www.gettingthedealthrough.com/area/120/drone-regulation-2020

Published in December 2019, this first edition contains:

Editorial chapters

  • Introduction
    • Laura Pierallini, Studio Pierallini
  • European Union
    • Francesco Grassetti, Studio Pierallini


  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Laura Pierallini, Studio Pierallini

Laura Pierallini, founder and named partner of the Firm, spent several years in the legal and tax department of the Arthur Andersen Worldwide Organisation and, from 2001 to 2005, was the managing partner of the international law firm Coudert Brothers in Rome.

She is a professor of Commercial Law and Air 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, 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 her 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 IPOs of Italian airlines at the Milan stock exchange and M&A of domestic airlines by foreign airlines.  She is an adviser to the Italian Association of Air Carriers and has succeeded in challenging a resolution of the Italian CAA related to airports’ charges before the Administrative Supreme Court (Consiglio di Stato).

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), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Italian Association of Air Carriers (Assaereo).  Ms. Pierallini is also a committee member of the European Air Law Association (EALA), and a member of the International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) and the European Aviation Club (EAC).

She is named as a leading lawyer by several guides, including: Expert Guides – Aviation Lawyers; Expert Guides – Women in Business Law; Who’s Who Legal – Transport (Aviation Finance; Aviation Regulatory; Aviation Contentious); and The Legal 500 EMEA.

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”; “EC Regulation No 261/2004 – Passengers’ right to compensation in case of flight delay. Looking for a fair balance of interests. The role of the European Court of Justice and the risk to waist a chance of reform”, Liber Amicorum John Balfour; “Air Passenger Rights, Ten Years On”, Michal Bobek, Jeremias Prassl.

Ms. Pierallini was shortlisted as “Best Aviation Lawyer” for the Europe Women in Business Law Awards in 2015 and 2016.

Francesco Grassetti, Studio Pierallini

Francesco Grassetti is a senior lawyer of the aviation team and he has a significant experience in the whole range of regulatory and legal advice. Francesco is enrolled at the BAR association of Rome and before joining Studio Pierallini in 2011 he worked for reputable commercial law firms in the US and Italy.

He assists clients in connection with purchase, sale, leasing and financing transactions of commercial aircraft and helicopters, including single aircraft and multi-aircraft portfolios. He also focuses his practice on the business and private jet market, providing a full range of assistance to the industry (mainly to banks, lessors, owners, operators and manufacturers), such as structuring and finalizing cross-border deals, perfection of securities over aircraft objects, filings with civil aviation authorities and the international registry under the Cape Town Convention, aircraft operation and management, enforcement issues and local taxes.

In addition, Francesco provides airlines, business operators and other players of the aviation sector with a variety of support services, dealing on a regular basis with the negotiation and finalization of sector contracts (transport, charter, dry-lease and wet-lease, management, maintenance, ground handling, supply, licensing, consulting) and regulatory advice in respect of the Italian jurisdiction and the European Union (authorizations and licenses, traffic rights, slots, competition, data privacy, consumer protection).

Furthermore Mr. Grassetti advises clients in all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including relations with customers, suppliers and business partners, legal compliance, corporate governance, intellectual property protection, preparation of all types of commercial agreements, acquisition and management of assets, production and distribution issues.

He is a regular attendee at aviation conferences worldwide and contributes to international publications on aviation law.

Francesco Paolo Ballirano, Studio Pierallini


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