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 intangibile 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.