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

Talented professionals
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Talented professionals
at your service

Founders

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).

gp@gwa-asia.com

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).

dz@gwa-asia.com

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.

ty@gwa-asia.com

Filippo Sticconi
Senior Associate
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Filippo Sticconi is an Italian lawyer, he is 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).

fs@gwa-asia.com

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

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.

s.yu@gwa-asia.com

Yang Chen
Legal Assistant
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Yang Chen joined Greatway Advisory in June 2020 as a Legal Assistant.

She is specialized in corporate consulting for foreign-invested enterprises. 

Prior to joining Greatway Advisory, Mr. Chen obtained a LL.M in Washington University in St. Louis Law School.

She also acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Law at Beijing Jiaotong University Law School.

y.chen@gwa-asia.com

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.

c.zhu@gwa-asia.com

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.

bl@gwa-asia.com

Donato Mallo Marrone
Of Counsel - Lawyer
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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.

dmm@gwa-asia.com

Tax Department

Marta Snaidero
Partner
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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.

ms@gwa-asia.com

Giada Piccinini
Head of Shanghai Office - Senior Tax Advisor
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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.

g.piccinini@gwa-asia.com

Lei Yang
Senior Consultant
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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.

lei@gwa-asia.com

Vivian Sun
CPA
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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.

vs@gwa-asia.com

Accounting Department

Bella Wang
Accountant
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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.

bw@gwa-asia.com

Sara Yu
Accountant
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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.

sy@gwa-asia.com

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

She specializes in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to People’s Republic of China’s principles and an extensive experience with finance systems and ERP system.

She has acquired extensive experience in accounting for manufacturing foreign enterprises in China.

Maggie holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Shanghai Normal University

ml@gwa-asia.com

Meggie Kuang
Accountant
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Meggie Kuang is specialized 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 ten years in bank and five years in 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 for Finance and Economics, and obtained the Intermediate accountant qualification.

She also worked in Japan for several years and she is proficient in Japanese.

mk@gwa-asia.com

Sophia Song
Accountant
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Sophia Song is specialized 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 eleven years in a finance area and joined GWA in 2018.

Sophia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Liaodong University and obtained the Certificate of Professional Accounting.

ss@gwa-asia.com

Lina Li
Accountant
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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.

ll@gwa-asia.com

Vicky Gu
Accountant
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Vicky Gu is specialized in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to the People's Republic of China's laws and principles for enterprises.

She has worked for almost three years in corporate accounting side and has gained extensive experience in both Chinese and American accounting practice.

Vicky holds a Master and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University and also obtained the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) Certificate.

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Ethan Zao
Accountant
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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.

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Jonathan Gu
Accountant
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Jonathan Gu specialised in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declaration according to China's tax laws and accounting standards for domestic enterprises.

He has acquired extensive experience in accounting for both trading and manufacturing in China.

He has been working as an accountant for 5 years and also has 6 years’ experience in programming (Java, .Net) as a software engineer.

He is graduated from Shanghai University of TCM.

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Communication and Marketing

Giulio Casagrande
Communication Specialist
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Giulio Casagrande joined Greatway Advisory in 2019.

Giulio holds a Bachelor’s Degree in “Language, Culture and Society of Asia and Mediterranean Africa - China Curriculum” at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice where he also obtained a Master’s Degree in “Global Management for China”.

Giulio has lived and worked in China since 2016 and he speaks fluently English, Italian, and Chinese.

communication@gwa-asia.com

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.

ly@gwa-asia.com