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 exploring new businesses in new countries; as Chairman of the Board of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China - Shanghai Chapter, I do my best to promote mutual cooperation between China and Europe, as well as a personal and professional common background for our relationships and businesses. As a 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 a lecturer, I will never stop believing in giving back the chances life offered me, by creating more and more opportunities for both Chinese and international students to be successful, everywhere they are.

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

Resume – Personal Info

Skills, experience and attitudes

Professional Career

  • Managing Partner 2013 - Now
    D'Andrea & Partners

    Managing Partner responsible for the development and the conduction of law activities of the Firm's headquarters located in Shanghai, plus several branches in China (Nanjing, Chongqing, Zhuhai), Italy (Rome, Milan and Pescara), India (Pune) and Vietnam (Hanoi), as well as the Russian desk. The services we provide our clients with are mainly focused on offering consultancy about the set up and the management of their activities in a foreign market, with special reference to Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Commercial contracts, Intellectual Property Rights, Consulting and assistance related to commercial disputes and arbitration. Our clients are mainly European companies developing their business in China, but my team and I also usually assist many Chinese clients in their investments 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 lead 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, I specialized in the field that could have given 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 also studied Mandarin at the Nanjing Normal University

  • Degree in Law 1997 - 2004
    Università degli Studi di Teramo

    My education career started at the Universita’ degli Studi di Teramo (Italy), where I obtained the Degree in Law in 2004.

  • Academic Bio

  • Lecturer 2016
    Nanjing University- Law School

    Lecturer of “Introduction to the Italian Civil and Commercial Law”, a semester course held in English language for the students of the Nanjing Normal University’s Law School. The course’s purpose is to share the main institutes of the Italian Civil and Commercial Law not only from a theoretical point of view, but also presenting interesting and useful practical cases, in order to give students the chance to know more about the European system and to think about a potential career in European companies.

  • Visiting Professor 2015
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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

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Professional Skills

Commercial Law
%
Civil Law
90%
Labor Law
85%
Environmental Law
88%
           

Communication skills

Networking
90%
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 event 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 professional 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

    Attorney at Law, Speaker & Writer

    My Principles

    I am a 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 in China in 2005, this idea has become stronger and stronger. “Always be ready” are the words that best describe my approach. The aforementioned phrase means many things to me: to study a lot and continuously, to always be curious and never superficial, to build my own environment, no matter where I am, with people that share my conception of values, integrity, honesty and excellence. Every challenge is for me an opportunity, and this attitude has always enabled me to reach important goals since I was a young professional. This is what I aim to share and improve every day with my partners, my colleagues and my clients.

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    What I do

    Publications

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

    Speaker and Moderator

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

    Legal Consultancy

    Attorney at law. This is what I am and what I have been doing during my entire career. I have been leading my own international boutique law and consulting firm starting from a few years ago 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 various publications I am particularly proud of it is worth mentioning the two guides I published in 2016: FTZ Free Trade Zones in China and IPR Intellectual Property Rights in China, both available in Italian and English languages and also both in printed and e-book versions.

    Articles

    Since 2010, I’ve been constantly cooperating with online and printed international magazines for columns, interviews and editorials. Some of the magazines I collaborate with are: EUROBiz, The Gavel, Nanjing Focus, AF magazine, Jiangsu TV.

    Blogs

    Online communication in China is definitely powerful, more than anywhere else in the world. Therefore, I write news and articles for many blogs and online portals, such as VIVIShanghai and The Nanjinger.

    Events and Seminars

    Visiting Professor

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

    Speaker

    China as well as India and Vietnam are countries that attract many investors and capture the attention of different entrepreneurs. Therefore, I frequently attend as a speaker many events dedicated to the hot topics of local business. My contributions are mainly served in English and Italian and are focused on Intellectual Property, Investments, Free Trade Zone and Legal issues

    Moderator

    Apart from speeches, I am often invited as a moderator of seminars, to share my long and wide experience in many business fields. Some examples include: work safety in China, online publishing in the PRC and contracts in China.

    Attorney at Law

    Legal Consultancy

    Together with D'Andrea & Partners’ team I am close to my clients, to provide them with professional assistance on different matters, such as contracts, Intellectual Property, Family Law, Environmental Law, Labor Law, Litigation and Arbitration and many other topics.

    Business Consultancy

    We all live in a world of business; my firm’s international pool of consultants and I help entrepreneurs and managers in successfully leading companies and offering services which range from investments to HR and labor, from commercial contracts to business meetings and networks.

    Financial Consultancy

    FDI Foreign Direct Investments and M&A Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and many other ways to invest in a foreign country are some of the issues which I offer professional consultancy on, for those companies which want to reach new goals, open new markets and channels in order to create new inspiring opportunities for themselves.

    Corporate Consultancy

    Big markets and amazing business opportunities can be found everywhere, from vastly huge China to continuously expanding India and Vietnam, from enormous Russia to the country which represents excellence: Italy. This is the reason why I support transnational corporations as well as SME, by providing consultancy related to contracts, HR & Labor, Investments, IP, Compliance and many others.

    Institutions and Associations

    Since 2015, I have been both Vice Chairman and Chair of the Legal and Competition Working Group of the European Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) - Shanghai Chapter. Since 2017, I have become Chairman of the Board of EUCCC Shanghai Chapter and National Vice President of the EUCCC. I am proud to be an active member of the most important European business association in China and, as its Chairman, to represent the interests and the excellence of more than 600 European companies based in the area of Shanghai.
    Since a few years ago, I have been covering the role of the Nanjing Working Group Coordinator of the CICC. NWG seeks to share ideas, resources and problem resolutions, in order to work in a more efficient way, developing new projects devoted to maximize everyone's energies. We regularly meet with companies’ GM and their teams, participating in training activities, sharing legal updates, exchanging know-how and creating networking occasions.
    The Italian Culture is considered a precious heritage, which I never forget to praise with all my foreign colleagues, clients and friends. Since January 2014, I am the Delegate of the Italian Academy of Cuisine - Shanghai Delegation, an institution of relevant public interest, whose purpose is to safeguard Italian culinary traditions and encourage their promotion worldwide. By organizing events and food tastings, I give my support and contribution to the great tool of connections and communication which food is able to generate.
    Besides being an attorney at law and a businessman, first of all I am a family man and I care for the interests of children who cannot enjoy the warmth of a family. For this reason, I am deeply proud to serve as Director of the Board of WILL Foundation, an organization created for spreading hope and whose main purpose is to open the gates of a better future for the unseen ones.
     
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    Our Practical Guide about Foreign Direct Investments in China FDI is available on newsstands! Thanks again to ClasseEditori for this amazing and useful project. Do not miss it! The next one will be “Free Trade Zones in China” on May 26 and “Chinese Labor Laws” on June 9. Because we care for the success of your business in China.(22nd May 2018)

    Pleased to have in Shanghai fruitful meetings with our AC members, WG Chairs, members and the EU’s Chief Negotiator for the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment CAI Maria Martin-Prat who is in China for the 17th round of negotiations. (21st May 2018)

    We had the pleasure of meeting with PhilHoganEU ,EUAgri to discuss how EU agricultural, food and beverage business are doing here in China. We made sure to share all of our members’ concerns with Commissioner.(16th May 2018)

    Nice way to start your Saturday in Italy with a good coffee and a good guide about China by DPgroup‬. Thanks Classeditori.(12nd May 2018)

    With EU CGs in Shanghai, front of the Oriental Pearl Tower lighting in blue.(10th May 2018)

    Great experience in Washington DC.(2nd May 2018)

    We were glad to be invited to speak at Bo Le Associates’ event ‘Unleash your Potential’ to talk about how artificial intelligence will increasingly replace humans in the workplace and how we can react to this disruption to still be able to unleash and fulfill our potential as human beings.(14th Apr.2018)

    Inspiring lunch in Shanghai with Mrs Paola Severino former Italian Justice minister and Rector of LUISS University.(10th Apr.2018)

    Training session for italian CPA in Pescara city about investment in China: because the lawyer way is always the right one. Thanks to our amazing colleagues of Pescara’s office!(6th Apr.2018)

    Short business trip in Italy – University of Teramo: seminar on investment in China. (5th Apr. 2018)

    China’s Two Sessions discussion today with Joerg Wuttke, Andrew Polk, Erlend Ek and Bruce Fu. Two Sessions, Many Decisions.(30th Mar. 2018)

    Italian Technology Exhibition at the Chongqing Italian promotion center great. Sistema Italia growing in Southwest (28th Mar. 2018)

    Taking part at the first Spain China (Shanghai) Summit. (24th Mar. 2018)

    It was a pleasure to attend the Corporate Venture Capital Conference: Corporate Venturing – Strategies and Pathways and to meet managers of CVC funds, advisers and academics. We discussed about what makes a CVC unit successful, what deals these units are looking at in their sectors and what they think about the relevant sector’s potential in China

    A special thanks to the European Financial Business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore for quoting us about the new environmental tax. In order to guarantee a better control of the pollution and for a more sustainable planet, these are some tips we proposed (Il Sole 24 Ore, n.70, March 12, 2018)

    CGTN’s China24 with Mr. Zou Yue to discuss some of the issues that Premier Li Keqiang had pointed to in his opening speech at the National People’s Congress

    We were glad to have assembled the European Chamber’s entire Executive Committee in Guangzhou, to meet with our South China Chapter members and discuss the issues they are faced with in our third-biggest Chapter

    Being interviewed by SMG Legal Channel (法治天地)

    Presenting our Position Paper and discussing about issues related to standards and conformity assessment with Mr. Shen Weimin, Deputy Director General of Shanghai Municipal Quality and Technical Supervision Bureau

    The European Chamber is glad to be a supporting organization to the European Union funded study ‘Advance EU Access to Financial Incentives for Innovation in China’.

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    Thanks to Il Sole 24 Ore for quoting us in the article devoted to more incentives for Foreign Direct Investments in China

    ‪In #Beijing presenting our #EUCCC Position Paper 2017 to Mr Angelino #Alfano Italian Foreign Affairs minister.

    Welcome to our new Consul General of Italy in Chongqing Mr Filippo Nicosia

    The European Chamber is glad to be a supporting organization to the European Union funded study “Advance EU Access to Financial Incentives for Innovation in China”

    Presenting our EUCCC Position Paper 2017 to Mr. Gao Rongkun, General Director of Shanghai Custom Bureau, together with our Logistic, AFB and International Liner Shipping WG Chairs

    China Outlook 2018: What’s in store for China in 2018?

    Italian Design Icons 2017 Second Edition: Interview on Yinxiang Dongfang

    Presenting our EUCCC Position Paper 2017 to Dr. Eyal Propper, Consul General of Israel in Shanghai

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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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    We were honored to present the European Business in China Position Paper 2017/2018 to members of the Suzhou Rotary Club

    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

    A European Chamber delegation is in Brussels this week to present our Position Paper 2017/2018 and to brief the institutions of the European Union about the conditions for EU businesses in China.

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

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

    Meeting about OBOR Project in Minsk with Commercial Attache’ Vicario of the Embassy of Italy in Belarus, Mr. Paolo Tonini

    F.C. Internazionale Milano Football Champion Mr. Miranda at Lega Serie A Roadshow event in Shanghai

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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.

    Italian Grand Gala Panda d’Oro Award 2017

    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

    EUCCC HR Conference 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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    New Methods of Supervision on Outbound Investment

    The National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) issued the Administrative Measures for Enterprise Outbound Investment (“Regulation No. 11”) which will come into force on March 1st, 2018, to replace the Administrative Measures for the Verification and Record-filing on Outbound Investment Projects (“Regulation No. 9”). One of the most distinguished differences in comparison to Regulation No. 9 is that, […]

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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

    The “Made in China 2025,” aims to modernize its manufacturing sector, transforming it into an innovative, high-quality, high-technology global competitor within a decade. China’s government identified 10 key manufacturing sectors to focus on: information technology numerical control tools and robotics, aerospace equipment, ocean engineering and high-tech ships, railway equipment, energy-saving and new-energy vehicles, power equipment, […]

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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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    Our Practical Guide about Foreign Direct Investments in China FDI is available on newsstands! Thanks again to ClasseEditori for this amazing and useful project. Do not miss it! The next one will be “Free Trade Zones in China” on May 26 and “Chinese Labor Laws” on June 9. Because we care for the success of your business in China.(22nd May 2018)

    Carlo Diego D’ANDREA

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    Pleased to have in Shanghai fruitful meetings with our AC members, WG Chairs, members and the EU’s Chief Negotiator for the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment CAI Maria Martin-Prat who is in China for the 17th round of negotiations. (21st May 2018)

    Carlo Diego D’ANDREA

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    We had the pleasure of meeting with PhilHoganEU ,EUAgri to discuss how EU agricultural, food and beverage business are doing here in China. We made sure to share all of our members’ concerns with Commissioner.(16th May 2018)

    Carlo Diego D’ANDREA

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    Nice way to start your Saturday in Italy with a good coffee and a good guide about China by DPgroup‬. Thanks Classeditori.(12nd May 2018)

    Carlo Diego D’ANDREA

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    With EU CGs in Shanghai, front of the Oriental Pearl Tower lighting in blue.(10th May 2018)

    Carlo Diego D’ANDREA

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    Great experience in Washington DC.(2nd May 2018)

    Carlo Diego D’ANDREA

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    We were glad to be invited to speak at Bo Le Associates’ event ‘Unleash your Potential’ to talk about how artificial intelligence will increasingly replace humans in the workplace and how we can react to this disruption to still be able to unleash and fulfill our potential as human beings.(14th Apr.2018)

    Carlo Diego D’ANDREA

    Project Description

    Inspiring lunch in Shanghai with Mrs Paola Severino former Italian Justice minister and Rector of LUISS University.(10th Apr.2018)

    Carlo Diego D’ANDREA

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    Training session for italian CPA in Pescara city about investment in China: because the lawyer way is always the right one. Thanks to our amazing colleagues of Pescara’s office!(6th Apr.2018)

    Carlo Diego D’ANDREA

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    Short business trip in Italy – University of Teramo: seminar on investment in China. (5th Apr. 2018)

    Carlo Diego D’ANDREA

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