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

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Giovanni Pisacane is a business lawyer specializing in international practice. He has been practicing as a business lawyer since 1996 and has extensive experience in China’s civil and commercial law and in arbitration and mediation.

He completed a Masters in Private International Law at The Hague Academy in the Netherlands.

In 2004 he founded GWA, an international legal and tax consulting firm, in Shanghai.

He was appointed as a Special Advisor for Italy-China business relations by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.

Giovanni Pisacane has gained an extensive experience in assisting foreign investors with the set-up of Foreign-Invested Enterprises of which he has often been appointed as Supervisor or as member of the Board of Supervisors.

Additionally, Giovanni Pisacane is a member of the panel of arbitrators of SHIAC (Shanghai International Arbitration Center) and VIAC (Vienna International Arbitral Centre), and is also a member of the ECLS (European China Law Studies Association), the IBA Arbitration Committee (International Bar Association) and the ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration).


Investing in China is currently a great opportunity because it is the second largest market in the world. The legal department continually grows which enables investors to operate more easily.

Giovanni Pisacane
Managing Partner - Lawyer
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Daniele Zibetti is a business lawyer based in Shanghai since 2006, and he is expert in M&A operations, commercial law and especially international arbitration.

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

Daniele Zibetti has cooperated with several universities in Italy and lectured on civil procedure and arbitration law, in particular on issues concerning international arbitration, conciliation and all the alternative systems of dispute resolution, with a specific focus on comparative profiles.

Daniele Zibetti is author and co-author of numerous plublications on Chinese commercial law in both Italian and English. Daniele is member of the ECLS (European China Law Studies Association).


Our purpose is to drive your business step by step into the European or Chinese market while providing you with our decade long expertise to help you overcome any possible difficulty.

Daniele Zibetti
Managing Partner - Lawyer
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Legal Deparment

Tina Yang
Senior Legal Advisor
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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.


Bessie Liu
Affiliate Lawyer
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Bessie Liu has been working as a licensed Chinese lawyer for more than 10 years, and joined Greatway Advisory Asia in 2006.

She specializes in dispute resolution via arbitration and litigation, employment relationship management and general corporate legal services.

Bessie worked as a partner of a reputable Chinese law firm.

Bessie holds a master’s degree in employment law from Shanghai East China University of Politics and Law and in trial advocacy from Chicago-Kent College of Law, IIT in Chicago, U.S.A.


Roxanne Gao
Legal Assistant
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Roxanne Gao joined Greatway Advisory in September 2018.
She specialized in Corporate Consulting for foreign-invested enterprises.  

Prior to joining Greatway Advisory, Roxanne completed a Master’s Degree in Law at the University of Sydney.

She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Economic Law at the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, and a Bachelor’s Degree in French at the Shanghai International Studies University.


Donato Mallo Marrone
Of Counsel - Lawyer
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Mr. Donato Mallo Marrone is a business lawyer living and working in China since 2009 and enrolled in the Italian Bar since 2007.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economic And Company Law at the University of Rome “Sapienza” and the Second Level Master Degree “Global Management: Society and Institutions of Contemporary China”, hosted by the University of Rome “Roma Tre”, University of Naples “L'Orientale”, University of Venice “Ca' Foscari”.

Mr. Donato Mallo Marrone has developed a significant experience of Chinese Civil, Commercial, Corporate and Labour Law, developing a particular knowledge of Chinese Sports Law.

He is Italian native speaker and he is fluent in English and Chinese.


Clive Zhu
Affiliate Lawyer
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Clive Zhu joined GWA Greatway Advisory in 2018 as affiliate lawyer.

Before joining GWA, Clive used to work for the International Advisory Center of Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Schindler, OTIS and Allbright Law Firm.

Clive holds a master’s degree in law from East China University of Political Science and Law. Clive is a Chinese bar member and specializes in corporate laws. He is currently applying for the Chinese CPA certificate.


Shirley Yu
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Shirley Yu works in GWA Shanghai as a Legal consultant.

She specialized in foreign direct investment and general corporate. Ms. Yu has provided legal services to many foreign multinational businesses and individual entrepreneurs for their investments, operation and immigration both in US and China.

Ms. Yu is admitted to practice law in the States of New York, U.S.A. She obtained her LL.M degree of Global Business Law from University of Washington School of Law.


Filippo Sticconi
Senior Associate
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Mr. Filippo Sticconi is an Italian lawyer, works in GWA as 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. Finally, as Visiting student at China Political Science and Law University - 中国政法大学, in Beijing, he researched on International commercial arbitration and China Arbitral Institutions.

Filippo lived in China back and forth since 2009, he is fluent English and Chinese, written and spoken (HSK 5).

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).


Tax Department

Marta Snaidero
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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.


Giada Piccinini
Senior Tax Advisor
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Giada Piccinini joined Greatway Advisory Asia as Tax Advisor in 2017.

Before joining GWA, she has worked as consultant developing a deep knowledge of accounting, tax and corporate matters in China.

She holds a Master of Science Degree in Management at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, where she also obtained a BachelorDegree 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 in Chinese.


Vivian Sun
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Vivian Sun is a Certified Professional Accounting and she has a rich experience in large foreign corporations.

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


Andie Sun
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Prior to joining GWA in 2017, Andie Sun has been working as an accountant for 4 years.

She specializes in accounting, reporting, taxation according to the People’s Republic of China’s laws and principles for both foreign and domestic enterprises.

Andie holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Suzhou University.


Accounting Department

Hedy Huang
Senior Accountant
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Hedy Huang  has been working as an accountant for 10 years, and joined Greatway Advisory in 2010.

She specializes in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to P.R. China’s principles.

She has acquired extensive experience in accounting for manufacturing foreign enterprises in China. Hedy holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Yangen University.


Bella Wang
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Bella Wang manages bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to P.R.

China’s principles for foreign-invested enterprises, and 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
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Sara Yu specialises 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 almost three years in a finance outsourcing company and has 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.


Sherry Zhang
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Sherry specializes in accounting for foreign-invested enterprises in different Chinese jurisdictions.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Beihang University, and she obtained the Certificate of Accounting Profession.


Maggie Li
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Maggie has been working as an accountant for over 15 years.

She has an extensive accounting experience with finance systems and ERP.


Catherine Wang
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Catherine has been working for a foreign-invested company for more than 20 years.

She has a rich experience in PRC accounting GAAP, and controlling for general ledger system.


Annie Wang
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Sophia Song
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Office Administration

Lisa Yang
Office Manager
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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.


Selina Gu
Office Manager
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Selina graduated in Business Administration from China University of Geosciences.

She has joined GWA as a hard-working, diligent, friendly and optimistic person.