Carlo Diego D'Andrea

Doing my best to make the world a better place where to do business. I like to see and describe myself as a future facilitator: as a lawyer, I try to create a positive knowledge of the living and working environment to help people and companies to explore new businesses in new countries; as the Chairman of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China - Shanghai Chapter - I do my best to promote a mutual cooperation between China and Europe, a personal and professional common background for our relationships and businesses; as serial entrepreneur, I share with my partners, employees and clients the vision of great projects for both Chinese companies abroad and international companies coming to China; as lecturer, I will never stop to believe in giving back the opportunities life offered me and I am creating more and more chances for students, both Chinese and International, to be successful, everywhere they are.

  • Name : Carlo Diego D'Andrea
  • Birthdate : November 13, 1978
  • Email : c.dandrea@dandreapartners.com
  • Website : www.carlodandrea.it
  • Adresse : D'Andrea & Partners, B1701-02 Sunyoung Center, 398 Jiangsu Road, Shanghai - China

Carlo Diego D'Andrea

Attorney at Law, Speaker & Writer

My Principles

I am an hard working man because I love what I do. Since I started my career as a lawyer, I have always been interested in internationalization and after landing to China in 2005, this ideas has become stronger and stronger. “Always be ready” is one of the word that better describes my approach. For me this statement has meant many thing: study a lot and continuously, always be curious and  never superficial, build my own environment, no matter where I am, with people that shares the same values of mine, integrity, honesty and excellence. Every challenge is for me an opportunity, and this attitude enables me to reach important goals since I was a young professional. And is this attitude that I aim to share and improve every day with my partners, my colleagues, my clients.

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What I do

Publications

Writing is my best way to improve myself and share knowledge with other people. For this reason I never stop updating my archive and writing news on websites, magazines, publications as well as my own books.

Speaker and Moderator

Experience and knowledge are useful only if you can share them. That’s why, part of my activities is holding speeches to events about investments, business, internationalization. If you are organizing an event, a seminar, a lecture, both in China and Italy, I am always available to share suggestions, case histories and best practices.

Legal Consultancy

Attorney at law. This is what I am and what I have been doing in my entire career. I have been leading my own international boutique law firm since a few years now and, together with my great team, we provide legal consultancy to international companies, in China as well as wherever the market is booming.

Publications

Guides and Books

Among the publications I am particularly proud of the 2 guides I published in 2016: FTZ Free Trade Zones in China and IPR Intellectual Property Rights in China, available in Italian and English language and both in printed and ebook versions.

Articles

Since 2010, I have been constantly holding colums, interviews and editorials collaborations with international magazines, online and printed. Among them, EUROBiz, The Gavel, Nanjing Focus, AF magazine, Jiangsu TV

Blogs

The online world in China is definitely powerful, more than everywhere else in the world. That's why I write news and articles for many blogs and internet portals, such as VIVIShanghai and The Nanjinger.

Events and Seminars

Visiting Professor

In my career, I had the honor to be Visiting Professor in some of the most important Chinese Universities, among them, the Koguan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. I am currently holding a course on Italian Civil and Commercial Law at the Nanjing University School of Law

Speaker

China as well as India are Countries that attracts many investors and the attention of many entrepreneurs. That is why I frequently attend as a speaker, lots of events about the hot topics of doing business here. My contributions are mainly in English and Italian, and are focused on Intellectual Property, Investments, Free Trade Zone, Legal issues

Moderator

A part from speeches, I am often invited to be a moderator of seminars as I can grant a long and wide experience in many business fields. Some examples? Work safety in China, Online publishing in the PRC, Contracts in China.

Attorney at Law

Legal Consultancy

With my team of D'Andrea & Partners, I am besides my clients to provide them with professional consultancy about contracts, Intellectual Property, Family Law, Environmental Law, Labor Law, Litigation and Arbitration.

Business Consultancy

There is a world of business out there and with the international consultants of my firm, I help entrepreneurs and manager in successfully leading their companies with services that go from investments to HR and labor, from commercial contracts to business meeting and networks.

Financial Consultancy

FDI Foreign Direct Investments and M&A Merger and Acquisition, Private Equity and many other way to invest in a foreign country are part of the professional consultancy I offer to those companies who want to reach new goals, open new markets, grant themselves new huge opportunities.

Corporate Consultancy

Big markets and amazing business opportunities are everywhere, from the huge China to the fast growing India, to the Country of excellence which is Italy. And are for any kind of company. This is the reason why I support huge corporations as well as SME with consultancy ranging from Contracts, HR&Labor, Investments, IP, Compliance and lots more.

Institutions and Associations

Since 2014, I have been both Vice Chairman of the EUCCC Shanghai Chapter and Chair of the Legal and Competition Working Group within the same chamber and Since 2017, I have been Chairman of the EUCCC Shanghai Chapter. I am proud to be an active member of the most important European business association in China, and representing as Chairman, the interests and the excellence of more than 600 European companies based in the Shanghai area.
Since a few years, I have been covering the role of the Nanjing Working Group Coordinator of the CICC. NWG seeks to share ideas, resources and problems in order to work in a more efficient way, developing new projects which maximize everyone's energies. Companies GM or their teams meet regularly in order to participate in training activities, legal updates, know-how exchange and networking.
The Italian Culture is something I am really proud of and one of the most important advantage all the Italians can profit by while living and working in a foreign Country. Since January 2014, I am Delegate of the Italian Academy of cuisine - Shanghai delegation -, a cultural institution of relevant public interest, whose purpose is to safeguard Italian culinary traditions and encourage their promotions worldwide. By organizing events and tasting, I give my support and contribution to the great tools of connection and communication which is food.
Director of the board at WILL Foundation that is a foundation for giving hope and a future for those -unseen- ones which are usually called orphans and that, under WILL's wings, will become and flourish into a men and women that matter.
 

Resume – Personal Info

Skills, experience and attitudes

Professional Career

  • Managing Partner 2013 - Now
    D'Andrea & Partners

    Managing Partner responsible for the development and the law activities of the several branches of the Firm in China (Shanghai and Nanjing), Italy (Milan and Pescara) and India (Pune), as well as the Russia desk. The services offered to the clients are mainly focused on give them consultancy about setting up and managing their activities in a foreign market with special regard to Foreign Direct Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial contracts, Intellectual Property Rights, Consulting and assistance related to commercial disputes and arbitration. My clients are mainly European companies developing their business in China, but, together with my local team, I am assisting many Chinese clients in their investment in Italy and/or Europe.

  • Managing Partner of Greater China 2009 - 2013
    Picozzi & Morigi Studio Legale

    In charge of two Representative offices -Shanghai/Nanjing and Zhuhai - I was leading an international team of 18 people. Main tasks: acquisition of new clients, mainly foreign companies settled in China.

Education

  • Giurista di Impresa, Master Degree 2004 - 2005
    Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli

    After the Degree in Law at the Università degli Studi di Teramo, in Italy (1997-2004), I specialized in the field that could give me the chances to help companies, gaining a lot of knowledge useful for my current clients

  • International Specialization 2003 and 2005
    International Universities

    My international career has always been clear, in my mind first and in my university path later. In 2003 I attended the specialization course in International Law at the Universitat de Barcelona while from 2005 to 2007 I studied Mandarin at the Nanjing Normal University

Academic Bio

  • Lecturer 2016
    Nanjing University School of Law

    Lecturer of the course - Introduction to the Italian Civil and Commercial Law - a semester course taught in English to the students of Law. Theory but also many case studies, best practices, guest speeches. The course aim to provide the students with more and more international knowledge in order to open their career to European companies.

  • Visiting Professor 2015
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    In my career I had the honor to teach in one of the most important University of this region, the Koguan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. I taught Italian Civil and Commercial Law.

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 Carlo D’Andrea Resume

Professional Skills

Commercial Law
95%
Civil Law
90%
Labor Law
90%
Environmental Law
85%

Communication skills

Networking
95%
Writing
90%
Public Speaking
85%
Leadership
88%

Attitudes

Open Minded
99%
Negotiator
95%
Positive
90%
Willingness
99%

Language skills

Italian
98%
English
95%
Mandarin
70%
Spanish
85%

Hobbies And Interests

Reading
95%
Writing
85%
Travel
80%
Sport
70%
  • “Carlo's ensured few dynamic years for The European Chamber in Nanjing. He directed the growth of the Nanjing Chapter in an ongoing dialogue with Governments Officials in Nanjing and Jiangsu, engaging new members and participating actively to every events while maintaining strong governance principles in a clear separation of roles between board and management. It has been interesting and fun working with you!”

    Mirella Savegnago, Business Development Director
  • Carlo Diego D'Andrea has been proving to have great experience and very high professionali skill in International Law, Business Strategy and Public Relations. I personally had the opportunity to appreciate his skills in my previous position as Consul General of Italy in Shanghai.

    Vincenzo de Luca, Diplomat Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Carlo Diego D'Andrea has been proving to have great experience and very high professionali skill in International Law, Business Strategy and Public Relations. I personally had the opportunity to appreciate his skills in my previous position as Consul General of Italy in Shanghai.

    Vincenzo de Luca, Diplomat Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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    EUCCC Position Paper 2017 launch: interview on ICS “Money Talks”

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    Meeting with the Shanghai Bar Association to discuss about our cooperation in the near future

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    Meeting with Deputy Consul General of the Russian Federation in Shanghai Mr. Eugene Gryaznov

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    Sen. Pierferdinando Casini President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian Senate visiting Shanghai.

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    Speaking about start up in China at @Uniteramo

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    Chongqing Office Launch and meeting with new client Mr. Federico Bullo, Manager of SFH company

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    Election as new Chairman of the board of the EUCCC China Shanghai Chapter

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    Nanjing – Milan Direct Flight by Neos with Mr. Xu Yong

    Made in China 2025 discussion with Mr. Romano Prodi

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    Food Health & Safety Sharing with Mr Claudio Pasqualucci, Mr Jilles Djon and Mr Fred Young

    60th Anniversary Of European Union Celebration In Shanghai

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    Italian President Mr. Sergio Mattarella, sharing views about EU and China relationship

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    Presented the Shanghai position paper to the Ambassador of Italy, Mr. Ettore Sequi

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    Excellent Teramo student exchange in D&P

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    Meeting with Mr. Gerhard Fritz Kurt Schroder Chancellor of Germany

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    Meeting with Mr. Wang Baoyu, the mayor of Linzhou city Henan province.

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    At the Nanjing University School of Law

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    Talking to Baidu

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    Helding a seminar on Work Safety in China

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    At the promotional symposium

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    Meeting great Ambassadors and Consuls

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    Speech on New Online Publishing Regulation and Domain Registration

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    EUCCC Shenzhen

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    Meeting with Mr. Francisco Perez Canado.

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    Speech about IPR in China

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    A speech to the SISU’s students

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    With the Shanghai Justice Bureau DDG Mr. Wang Xie

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    At the official Opening Ceremony of the ChangZhou Italian Innovative Industrial Park.

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    5 China must have

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    Euccc Italian members

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    At IDI Italian Design Icons, 2016

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    At the 5 China Must Have, Milan

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    Meeting with Pietro Grasso

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    With Carlo Calenda

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    Speech for the EUCCC election

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    Meet with Mr. Miao, Mayor of Nanjing.

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    The New EUCCC Shanghai Board

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    At Suning Headquarter.

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    European Council

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    Together with Mrs. Stefania Giannini

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    Together with the European Union Commission Vice President, Jyrki Katainen

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    At CHIC Moda Italiana, 2016

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    European Business in China – Position Paper 2017/2018, Launch on 19th September@Shanghai

    The European Business in China – Position Paper (Position Paper) is the European Chamber’s primary annual publication. The 17th edition of the Position Paper offers Chinese policy-makers several hundred constructive recommendations that draw directly from the knowledge and expertise of the European Chamber’s more than 1,600 member companies. In this year’s paper, the Chamber evaluates how the Chinese authorities have so […]

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    Made in China 2025 – Event in Milano

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    ASEM High-Level Forum @Qingdao

    On June 19, I was very honored to speak at the plenary session of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) High-Level Forum on Digital Economy in Qingdao, which had Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang, Shandong Governor Gong Zheng, CCPIT Chairman Jiang Zengwei and ministers and high-level business executives from many EU Member States and Asian countries in attendance. […]

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    Italian Grand Gala Panda d’Oro Award 2017

    The 8th edition of the Italian Grand Gala Panda d’Oro Award 2017, was hosted by CICC last Saturday at Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel. Mr. Carlo D'Andrea, managing partner and Mr. Matteo Zhi, senior partner of D'Andrea & Partners attended the Gala. The Panda d'Oro Award recognizes the outstanding performance of companies and entrepreneurs, which […]

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    EU-China Summit

    The EU-China Summit – both the political one and the business one –  was held in Brussels from 1st to 2nd June. Our European Chamber President Mats Harborn gave a keynote speech at the Business Summit. The EU-China trade relationship is the second biggest in the world and is set to increase in importance in […]

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    Abruzzo Tour 2017

    During an intense 3-days tour in Abruzzo (Italy), I had the opportunity to hold conferences in the main local universities and to attend important meetings with successful entrepreneurs and institutional representatives, with the perspective of building a closer relationship between the Italian Region of Abruzzo and the Chinese Market. In particular, I attended on May […]

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    European Chamber’s Business Confidence Survey 2017

    I was very proud to present the European Chamber’s Business Confidence Survey 2017 to international media in Shanghai this Wednesday, 31st May. Among other things, our members reported: -        Improved financials for financial year 2016, mainly due to cost control and increased revenue growth partly thanks to the stimulus unleashed during the first half of […]

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    Presenting our EUCCC Position paper 2017 to Mr. Hu Haifeng Mayor of Jiaxing Municipal People’s Government Deputy Chief of Jiaxing Municipal CPC Committee

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    Together with Ioana Kraft, General Manager of the Shanghai Chapter, we had the opportunity to debrief EU Member States Consuls General about the Chamber’s recent European Tour  in Brussels from 25th to 29th September

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    EUCCC Position Paper 2017 launch: interview on ICS “Money Talks”

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    Presenting the EUCCC BCS 2017 to Mr. Li Zhenmin Deputy Secretary General Shanghai Enterprise Confederation with Mr. Herve Roesch, our Chair of Investment WG

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    China Investment Conference 2017

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    One of our Annual Signature Events which continues attracting very provoking discussions about foreign investment in China, the barriers and importance of more flexibility and legal security

    Meeting with the Shanghai Bar Association to discuss about our cooperation in the near future

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