We can provide high quality service for you through our international team of professionals with different backgrounds and educations.

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Talented professionals
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Founders

Giovanni Pisacane is a business lawyer specialized in international practice. He has been practicing as a business lawyer since 1996 and has extensive experience in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Corporate and Commercial Law, as well as arbitration and mediation.

He is the Founder and Managing Partner of GWA ASIA - Greatway Advisory since 2004, leading a team of over 40 professionals to assist over 200 clients in navigating market entry and intellectual property complexities.

Giovanni is also an advisor and contributor to the World Bank for "Doing Business in China" since 2014, and a member of the European China Law Study Association since 2010.

Doing business in Asia offers a vast and dynamic marketplace, brimming with endless possibilities for growth, innovation and unparalleled success.

Giovanni Pisacane
Founder & Managing Partner of GWA
gp@gwa-asia.com
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Daniele is a business lawyer specialized in Merger and Acquisition operations, Commercial Law and international arbitration.

He is partner of GWA and he has worked as advisor for several investment projects and dispute resolutions in China and in Hong Kong.

Our 20 years expertise and multicultural team can support and drive business step by step into Asian and European market, helping to analyze and overcome any possible legal and tax topic.

Daniele Zibetti
Managing Partner of GWA
dz@gwa-asia.com
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Legal Department

Filippo Sticconi
Partner - Lawyer
fs@gwa-asia.com
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Filippo is the Head of International Practice and in charge of the Vietnam office.

He is an Italian lawyer and Legal Advisor specialized in International Commercial Law & Arbitration, IP law and Corporate Law.

Currently he is assisting foreign companies in PRC and Chinese companies in Italy.

Before joining GWA, Filippo worked in Italian law firm with offices in China, representing major Chinese companies in matters connected with M&A, contract negotiation and dispute resolution.

Filippo holds a master’s degree in Law at Bologna University. During his studies, he spent three semesters in China, studying both language and law.

Filippo lived in China back and forth since 2009, he is fluent English and Chinese, written and spoken.

He obtained the license to practice law in Italy and is member of the Italian Bar Association, Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (YICCA) and the European China Law Study Association (ECLS - 欧洲中国法研究协会).

Tina Yang
Senior Legal Advisor
ty@gwa-asia.com
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Yang Jia (Tina) joined GWA Shanghai in 2011.

She is specialized in FDI (new Foreign-Capital Enterprise Incorporation, Foreign Investor Merging and Acquisition), Corporation Alteration and Liquidation.

She is also experienced in legal consulting for general corporate matters in Foreign-Capital Entreprise day-to-day business and management.

Tina holds a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree, both from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics. She also obtained the PRC Legal Professional Practice Certificate.

Jack Phan
Legal Associate
jp@gwa-asia.com
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Jack is Legal Associate at GWA Vietnam.

He has seasoned experience in advising domestic and foreign investors around the world in a wide range of legal areas, from market entry to day-to-day business and corporate governance.

His current expertise focuses on Foreign Investment; International Commerce; Sale and Purchase Agreements (SPA); Corporate Governance and Compliance.

Before joining GWA Vietnam, Jack was a Senior Legal and Compliance Advisor at a multinational consultancy firm and served more or less 50 foreign-based clients from every continental with high credits and recommendations bestowed by the clients and the company during his tenure.

Jack is a Vietnamese native speaker and professionally fluent in English.

Susan Xu
Legal Assistant
s.xu@gwa-asia.com
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Suan Xu joined the GWA Shanghai Team in 2022 as a legal assistant. She has experience on international M&A transaction at a domestic law firm in China.

Suan Xu holds a LLM from Keio University (Japan) and a B.A. in Psychology from University of Saskatchewan (Canada). I also passed PRC bar exam and obtained the PRC Legal Professional Practice Certificate.

Stellar Zhou
Legal Assistant
s.zhou@gwa-asia.com
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Stellar Zhou joined Greatway Advisory Asia in October 2023.

She assists clients in FDI (new Foreign-Capital Enterprise Incorporation, Foreign Investor Merging and Acquisition), Corporation Alteration and Liquidation.

Stellar obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree at Minzu University of China.

Before joining GWA, she practised in the area of commercial law at a Chinese law firm.

Iris Yun Jin
Legal Advisor
i.jin@gwa-asia.com
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Yun (Iris) Jin is SDA Bocconi Full-time MBA holder, China Bar holder and former Chinese practicing lawyer.

Miss Jin has over 10 years’ professional experience in both enterprises and law firm. Her working languages are Chinese and English.

Trancy Truong
Legal Advisor
tt@gwa-asia.com
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Trancy is a dedicated Legal Advisor in M&A, real estate law, foreign investment, labor law, and setting up enterprises for foreign investors. Before her current role, she provided legal advice, managed procedures, and earned praise for her precise and reliable work, assisting foreign entities in company formation, joint ventures, labor contracts, and complex legal matters.

Trancy holds a bachelor's degree in Economic Law and is currently pursuing a master's degree in the same field. She is fluent in both English and Vietnamese, which enables her to effectively communicate and draft bilingual contracts and collaborate with state agencies. Her ability to navigate intricate legal matters ensures her client's rights and interests are always safeguarded.

Trancy is committed to delivering precise and dependable legal solutions, making her an invaluable asset to any legal team.

GWA Law Firm

Calvin Zhang
Litigation Partner
cz@gwa-asia.com
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Calvin Zhang is Litigation Partner of GWA Law Firm.

Admitted to the Chinese Bar Association in 2001, Mr. Zhang is also recognized for his publications. Currently he accounts for more than 20 years of legal expertise in chinese jurisdictions.

He coordinates a team of litigators under its instruction and supervision.

Graduated from Fudan University, in law, field which he also hold a Ph.D., Mr. Zhang has extensive expertise in commercial, labour and civil matters as well as in white collar crimes.

Currently, Mr. Zhang mainly is engaged in matters related to litigation and international commercial arbitration, commercial disputes, corporate governance and compliance matters, foreign direct investment, intellectual property enforcement, labor law and labour arbitration, credit recovery and bankrupcty procedures.

Market Entry Department

Andrea Collenz
Strategy Consultant
a.collenz@gwa-asia.com
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Mr. Andrea Collenz is an Italian PhD Engineer, living and working in South East Asia since over 10 years.

He worked for an Italian Multinational Company in the Industrial Equipment sector, covering positions of increasing responsibility in the Project Management Department, both in Italy and in Thailand, therefore gathering extensive experience in working in multicultural environment.

In 2016 Andrea moved to Ho Chi Minh City and started his own consulting activity in Vietnam.

He is Strategy Consultant in Vietnam for GWA, with the aim of supporting clients in entering the Vietnamese market.

He obtained a Master Degree (MEng) and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Udine, Italy. During his PhD he was also a Research Fellow at the Polytechnic University in Turin, Italy.

He speaks fluent Italian, English, German and Spanish and has a basic knowledge of Vietnamese.

Accounting & Tax Department

Marta Snaidero
Partner - Dottore Commercialista
ms@gwa-asia.com
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Ms. Marta Snaidero is an Italian Certified Public Accountant specializing in International and Chinese tax law.

She has been practicing as tax consultant since 2010.

During her studies she attended an exchange program at the Indian Institute of Planning and Management in New Delhi with a focus on MBA courses.

She got a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Udine, Italy.

She is author of several articles and books and she has held various seminars on International and Chinese Tax Law.

She is the responsible of GWA Indian Desk in partnership with Neeraj Bhagat & Co..

Giada Piccinini
Partner - Senior Tax Advisor
g.piccinini@gwa-asia.com
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Giada Piccinini joined Greatway Advisory Asia in 2017.

Before joining GWA, she has worked as consultant developing a deep knowledge of corporate matters in China and an extensively expertise in P.R.C. accounting and tax landscape.

Giada assists clients in the areas of corporate structuring, tax planning, accounting, fiscal and financing issues relating to foreign invested enterprises in China and advises clients on tax and internal control matters, customs and international trade.
Projects led by Giada include accounting and fiscal due diligence projects well as mergers and acquisitions support.

Giada holds a Master of Science Degree in Management at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, where she also obtained a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Finance.
She studied Money and Banking at the London School of Economics and she attended an exchange program at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou with a focus on MBA courses.

Giada has lived in China since 2015 and she speaks fluently English, Italian, Spanish, and has basic knowledge of Chinese.

Lei Yang
Senior Advisor - Accounting & Tax
lei@gwa-asia.com
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Lei Yang is specialized in internal audit, tax and accounting compliance and due diligence.

She has a strong background in accounting and tax area, as well as more than 10 years experience in various industries, including multi-national manufacturing, IT service and advisory. 

She has gained extensive experience in tax compliance and tax planning.

Lei gained Master's degree in International Accounting from University of Dundee (UK) and MBA from Doshisha University (Japan).

She is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Vivian Sun
CPA, Internal Audit, Tax Advisor, Accountant
vs@gwa-asia.com
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Vivian Sun is specialized in internal audit, group financial reporting and tax due diligence.

She has developed a deep understanding of accounting and taxation according to the People’s Republic of China’s laws and principles domestic enterprises.

Vivian is graduated in English from the University of Shandong and obtained the qualification of Certified Professional.

Prior to join Greatway Advisory in 2018, Vivian was an auditor for a Sino-Australian CPA firm.

Anh Tran
Senior Accountant & Tax Advisor
at@gwa-asia.com
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Having graduated from a finance and accounting programme in the United Kingdom, Hue Anh possesses extensive expertise in accounting, auditing, and taxation.

She gained valuable experience at KPMG Vietnam as an auditor and tax consultant after years of working, where she provided the services to prominent manufacturing and financial enterprises in Vietnam such as Petrolimex Petrolium Corporation, Prime Group, Da Nang International Airport, Vietcombank, as well as major FDI enterprises in Vietnam including KB Securities, ALK Vina, Samsung Vietnam, RHB Bank Group - VN branch.

Jane Tran
Senior Accountant & Tax Advisor
jt@gwa-asia.com
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Jane Tran is specialized in audit and accounting.

She has developed a deep understanding of tax compliance according to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam's laws and accounting standards for domestic and foreign enterprises.

She has been working as an auditor for 6 years and also has 4 years’ experience in accounting.

Jane holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ho Chi Minh City Open University and obtained the Certified Public Accountants certificate.

Bella Wang
Senior Accountant
bw@gwa-asia.com
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Bella Wang has been working as an accountant for over 10 years and joined Greatway Advisory in 2014.

She manages bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to People’s Republic of China’s principles for foreign-invested enterprises. She also specializes in accounting group reports according to IFRS standards.

Bella holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from Nantong University and she also obtained the Certificate of Professional Accounting.

Sara Yu
Senior Accountant
sy@gwa-asia.com
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Sara Yu is specialized in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to the People’s Republic of China’s laws and principles for both foreign and domestic enterprises.

She acquired extensive experience in accounting for manufacturing of foreign enterprises in China and gained extensive experience in VAT refunds.

Sara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Jingdezhen Ceramics and obtained the Certificate of Professional Accounting.

Meggie Kuang
Senior Accountant
mk@gwa-asia.com
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Specialises in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to the People’s Republic of China’s laws and principles for domestic enterprises.

Meggie has worked for almost ten years in bank and eight years in accounting and finance outsourcing companies and has gained extensive experience in VAT refunds and tax planning.

Meggie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Shanghai Finance and Economics, and obtained the Intermediate accountant qualification.

Apart from accounting and tax qualification, Meggie has passed National Unified Legal Vocational Qualification Examination in Y2021.

She has been studied and worked in Japan, not only good at using English bu also proficient in Japanese.

Viola Tian
Senior Accountant
vt@gwa-asia.com
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Viola Tian is specialized in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to the People’s Republic of China’s laws and principles for both foreign and domestic enterprises.

She has worked for consulting firm for 4 four years and joined Greatway Advisory in April 2021.

Viola holds Master degrees in Accounting and in Management from University of Denver, Daniels College of Business.

Ethan Zhao
Senior Accountant
ez@gwa-asia.com
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Ethan Zhao is specialized in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to the People’s Republic of China’s laws and principles for domestic enterprises.

He has worked for financial outsourcing company and has gained extensive experience in bookkeeping for manufacturing companies as well as VAT refund.

Ethan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from China University of Geosciences and obtained the Certificate of Professional Accounting.

Judy Zhu
Accountant
j.zu@gwa-asia.com
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Judy ZHU holds a Bachelor degree in Finance from Shandong Agricultural University and obtained the Accountant title certificate and the Certificate of Professional Accounting .

Judy ZHU specialise in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to the People’s Republic of China’s laws and principles for domestic enterprises .

She has worked for almost 10 years in a finance outsourcing company and has gained extensive experience in foreign company accounting work, VAT CIT field work, individual income tax and social security declaration for Chinese employees and foreign employees .

Familiar with accounting and tax related policy .

Christa Hu
Accountant
ch@gwa-asia.com
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Christa hu is specialized in tax and accounting.

She has a strong background in accounting and tax area, as well as more than 10 years experience in various multi-national manufacturing.

Christa gained Bachelor's degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Lina Li
Accountant
li@gwa-asia.com
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Lina Li specialized in cash flow reporting, treasury management and services.

She has more than 10 years’ experience in treasury departments and she developed a deep understanding of payment, including overseas, and other treasury services.

She is graduated from Department of Business Administration of Datong College.

Cherry Cao
Accountant
cc@gwa-asia.com
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Cherry Cao is specialized in providing accounting consulting, bookkeeping, tax declaration and financial report service.

She has a strong background in accounting and taxation, with over 10 years of experience in a variety of industries including wholesale, manufacturing, high technology, and consulting.

She gained bachelor’s degree from East China University of Science and Technology, has intermediate accounting certificate.

ADM & Communication Department

Selena Desprini
Marketing & Communication Specialist
marketing@gwa-asia.com
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Selena Desprini is the Marketing & Communications responsible at GWA.

She is a graduate of the National University of Comahue in Argentina with a degree in Accounting, a technical degree in business administration, and a specialization in business marketing and digital marketing.

She is responsible for leading the company's marketing and communications efforts.

She works closely with the corporate image, sales, and teams to develop and execute marketing campaigns that reach the company's target audiences.

She is also responsible for managing the company's social media presence and content marketing strategy.

Lisa Yang
Office Manager
ly@gwa-asia.com
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Lisa Yang has more than ten-year working experiences in administrative management.

She specializes in HR, accounting and office management. She speaks fluently Mandarin, French and English.

Prior to joining Greatway Advisory, Lisa worked as executive assistant and was promoted to office manager position in 2008.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in French literature from University of Lausanne in Switzerland.

Local Partners

GWA's strategic partnerships guarantee top-notch service and premium products for our cherished clients.

[ Singapore ]
Andrea Monni
singapore@gwa-asia.com
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Andrea is a partner at Algebra, a consulting firm based in Singapore that specializes in assisting Italian companies in their expansion into Asia. He is also the co-founder and co-managing partner of Blue Spark Hub, a customized growth program for European scaleups pursuing opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.

[ Tokyo ]
Naokazu Suga
tokyo@gwa-asia.com
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Naokazu is a Tokyo-based independent tax accountant with prior experience as a tax manager at a Big4 tax firm and as a financial controller for a Japanese branch of a foreign company.

His area of expertise lies in providing Japanese tax and accounting services to foreign-capitalized companies and their employees working in Japan.

Additionally, Naokazu offers Japanese tax consultation services for offshore investments in Japanese property, financial products, and partnerships.

[ Bangkok ]
Carlo Gardella
bangkok@gwa-asia.com
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Carlo Gardella is an experienced Italian manager with 20+ years of expertise in market entry, business development, and general management across ASEAN countries, China, and India.

He co-founded an industrial company in Thailand, serves as a consultant for European firms entering ASEAN markets, and held key roles in multinational companies like Iveco/CNH and Landi Renzo Group.

[ Hong Kong ]
Alberto Innocenti
hk@gwa-asia.com
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Alberto Innocenti is an Italian Certified Public Accountant with experience as a Tax Advisor and Auditor.

He worked for his family-owned tax firm until 1997, then joined a large Shipping and Logistics organization as an Internal Auditor.

He later established his own Advisory company based in Hong Kong, where he has been providing guidance on company setup, tax planning, and supply chain management for various businesses.