Anna Masutti is chairperson of Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, the Italian railway infrastructure company. She is tenured professor of air law at the University of Bologna and a partner at RP Legal & Tax law firm. She represents clients in court, both ordinary and administrative, as well as in arbitration and mediation forums with regard to legal issues arising from airlines’ liability, aircraft finance and leasing, employment and corporate issues. She advises her clients in relation to a wide variety of regulatory matters, including representation before governmental agencies such as antitrust authorities and civil aviation authorities.
She provides assistance and advice in the drafting of aviation contracts, in particular for the purchase, sale and lease of aircraft and related financial and guarantee transactions. She also assists air carriers in obtaining the air operator’s certificate and related licences. Anna advises public bodies in relation to financing procedures for air services in accordance with the Community guidelines on state aid and in relation to the preparation of calls for tender for the allocation of routes subject to public service obligations.
Anna regularly works with the European Commission on European programmes concerning the regulation of UAVs (drones) and the development of new aerospace technologies (EGNOS and Galileo GNSS programmes).
Anna Masutti is member of the board committee of the European Air Law Association, the membership officer of the Aviation Law Committee of the International Bar Association and a member of AIDINAT – the Italian Association of Navigation and Transport Law – and of the scientific technical committee of Insurance Skill Jam.
She is the author of several monographs in the field of aviation law, transport and public services. She is the editor of The Aviation & Space Journal edited for the University of Bologna, and a member of the scientific committee of the journal Transport Law and of the journal Marine Aviation & Transport published by ANIA (Associazione Nazionale Imprese Assicurative).