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Luisa Melara is of counsel to Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato.
She specializes in Corporate strategic and distress reorganizations as well as in all forms of Insolvency/Bankruptcy procedures.
Luisa’s professional expertise has been honed by almost twenty years of experience in Corporate civil and commercial litigation and insolvency matters.
She has acted as an advisor and consultant to a vast variety of Italian and multinational Corporate clients in regard to both contentious and non-contentious casework.  She assists clients at every stage of the insolvency and distress-recovery process from pre-Bankruptcy planning to Bankruptcy and restructuring, as well as in opposition proceedings, liquidation, extraordinary administration  and compositions with creditors.  She is an expert in restructuring agreements under art. 182-bis, rescheduling plans pursuant to art. 67, paragraph 3, letter d of the Bankruptcy Act and standstill agreements on debts ex ar. 160 l.fall. and  Prodi bis Law.
Luisa also acts as advisor and consultant to most of the major Italian Bankruptcy Courts.
Luisa’s professional approach relies on the following key components: expertise, the well-timed delivery of advice, respect for the intangible value of a company, clear objectives and the ability to select, harmonize and lead a team of experts towards the achievement of the desired goal.
Luisa is also an active member of the Italian legal community.  Parallel to her professional work she is frequently invited to participate in conferences as a key-note speaker, lecturer and panel member;  she is a contributing author to professional publications, she promotes, designs and organizes conferences, seminars  and round table discussions for Professional Associations;  she is often invited to participate in  highly-specialized technical Institutional committees such as the 2007 Bankruptcy Reform Committee for the Ministry of Justice.
Luisa has recently launched an awareness-raising campaign on the theme of Individual and Social Responsibility of all stakeholders and their impact on Corporate Restructuring and Continuity.
Luisa graduated from  l’Università “L.U.I.S.S.” in Roma magna cum laude and was admitted to the bar in Rome in 1998.
Luisa speaks English.

If you would like more information about Luisa Melara's representative experience, e-mail her directly: info@carnelutti.com.

Company Crises

January 29, 2018
On 29 January 2018, Luisa Melara hold a seminar on "Crisi d’impresa anche alla luce della legge delega n. 155/17 di riforma organica delle procedure concorsuali" (Company crises in light of Delegation Law no. 155/17 for the comprehensive reform of insolvency proceedings). The seminar was part of the bankruptcy law module included in the Master Consulente Legale di Impresa of the Business School of LUISS University. The government's undersecretary of Justice Mr. Cosimo Maria Ferri and the Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of Rome Mr Pietro Abate were invited to the seminar.

Bankruptcy Law - LUISS Business School

February 6, 2017
Luisa Melara hold the opening lesson of the unit on bankruptcy law of the post-graduate class on law organized by the Business School of LUISS.

Managing Risks from an “Enterprise” Perspective

November 8, 2016
Luisa Melara participated as a speaker in the seminar entitled “Gestire i rischi in ottica “enterprise” – L'”Enterprise Risk Management”: da strumento di competitività per l’impresa a nascente opportunità per il professionista” (Managing Risks from an “Enterprise” Perspective – “Enterprise Risk Management: from competitive tool for business to a new opportunity for professionals”), held in Milan, Auditorium San Fedele. Luisa Melara delivered a talk entitled “When risk becomes a hazard: liability for surveillance committees”.

Companies and Banks in a Crisis

April 30, 2016
Luisa Melara designed and contributed to the organization of the Conference entitled: “Le imprese e le banche nello stato di crisi, tra competenza, responsabilità e prevenzione” (Companies and banks in a crisis, faced with skills, liability and prevention). The Conference took place at the Conference Centre of the Grand Hotel Billia in Saint-Vincent, Aosta. Luca Arnaboldi was a keynote speaker at the roundtable on the dichotomy in legislation of growth and financial stability: new accounting standards, capital ratios, liabilities to be readily written down or converted into equity (bail-in): what are the effects on banks’ willingness to lend to companies in a crisis situation? The new frontiers of loans to businesses.

Efficiency and Responsibility in the Corporate Restructuring Process

April 18, 2015
Luisa Melara designed and contributed to the organization of the Conference entitled: “L’efficienza e la responsabilità nel processo di ristrutturazione delle imprese in crisi: c’è spazio per un approccio etico?” (Efficiency and Responsibility in the Corporate Restructuring Process: is there room for a more ethical approach?) The Conference was held at the Conference Centre of the Grand Hotel Billia in Saint-Vincent, Aosta. Luisa’s keynote presentation was entitled “L’imprenditore insolvente ma sano” (The Insolvent but ethical entrepreneur).

Corporate Distress and Continuity

December 1, 2014
In association with the Rome Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts Association, Luisa Melara organized the conference “La continuità dell’impresa in crisi” (Corporate Distress and Continuity).

Restructuring of Insolvency Distress through Creditor Composition

November 1, 2014
Luisa Melara was a speaker at the conference organized by the Milan Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts Association on “Gli aspetti ermeneutici e pratici che ostacolano la risoluzionedella crisi nel concordato preventivo” (The interpretative and practical aspects that get in the way of restructuring of insolvency distress through Creditor Composition).

Creditor-Composition Restructuring Process

July 1, 2014
Luisa Melara was a keynote speaker on the topic “domanda prenotativa di concordato e contratti in corso di esecuzione:gli artt.169 bis e 186 bis l.fall.” (preliminary requests for a Creditor-Composition Restructuring process and executory contracts in performance) in the Conference entitled:“Il concordato preventivo”(Creditor-Composition Restructuring Process) held at SAA-School of Management in Torino.

Appealing the Refusal of Bankruptcy Applications

June 1, 2011
Luisa Melara was a contributing lecturer on the topic “L’impugnazione del provvedimento di rigetto dell’istanza di fallimento” (Appealing the Refusal of Bankruptcy Applications”) for the Bankruptcy Law Course organized by the Rome Lawyers’ Association Board.

Bankruptcy Procedures Commitee

May 1, 2010
Luisa Melara served as a member of the Bankruptcy Procedures Commitee for the Board of the Rome Lawyers’ Professional Association.

Civil Observatory Committee

May 1, 2009
Luisa Melara was a member of the Civil Observatory Committee, organized by the Rome Court of Appeal, on the topic “tecniche diconciliazione” (conciliation techniques).

Reform Committee of the Legislative Decree, January 9, 2006, n° 5

January 1, 2007
Luisa Melara was a member of the Reform Committee of the Legislative Decree, January 9, 2006, n° 5 (of the Bankruptcy Law) orgnanized by the Legislative Office of the Ministry of Justice.

Corporate Law 1

April 1, 2005
Luisa Melara was asked to give a series of lectures on “diritto commerciale I” (Corporate Law 1) targeted at top and middle managers and staff of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Guidelines for Limited Companies

October 1, 2005
Based on the Company Law Reform, Luisa Melara co-authored “formulario commentato delle società di capitali” (Guidelines for limited companies) published by Editore s.p.a.

Guidelines for Limited Companies

October 1, 2005
Based on the Company Law Reform, Luisa Melara co-authored “formulario commentato delle società di capitali” (Guidelines for limited companies) published by Editore s.p.a.

Appealing the Rejection of a Bankruptcy Procedure Application

April 1, 2005
Luisa Melara co-authored the Bankruptcy Procedures Treatise, published by UTET “Il decreto di rigetto dell’Istanza di fallimento e la sua impugnazione” (Appealing the rejection of a Bankruptcy Procedure application). A series of volumes curated by Luciano Panzani, President of the Torino Law Courts and by Fausto Severini, President of the Bankruptcy Chamber of the Rome Law Courts.

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