Who We Are

Our international team of more then 35 professionals combines many different cultures, backgrounds, skills and experiences.

The Lawyers and Certified Public Accountants at GWA work together and share their individual strengths and knowledge in order to solve complex, multi-disciplinary problems and issues.

Greatway Advisory endeavours to serve our clients with competence, quality and motivation in order to provide exemplary solutions in the global market.

We are always looking for talents to add to our Team of lawyers and CPA. Maybe we might be looking for you: info@gwa-asia.com

Partners

Giovanni Pisacane
Managing Partner - Lawyer
gp@gwa-asia.com 

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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).

Daniele Zibetti
Partner - Lawyer
dz@gwa-asia.com 

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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).

Associates

Marta Snaidero
Head of Tax and Accounting Dpt
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.

Laura Saccone
Head of Legal Dpt
ls@gwa-asia.com 

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Laura Saccone is a lawyer enrolled in the Italian Bar since 2014. She has been working as a consultant for five years and joined Greatway Advisory in 2016.

Ms. Saccone focuses her practice on civil and commercial matters, as well as intellectual property law and labor law.

Prior to joining Greatway Advisory, Ms. Saccone worked as a consultant for international law firms based in Milan.

Ms. Saccone received her Law degree from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi - School of Law in 2011 and she is a member of Bocconi Alumni Association.

She is fluent in English, in addition to her native Italian.

Of Counsel

Michele Pozzoli
Italian CPA
info@gwa-asia.com  

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Areas of expertise:

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Bankruptcy trustee
  • Technical Consultant of Monza Court
  • Local authority Auditor

Fabio Pessina
Italian CPA
info@gwa-asia.com  

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Areas of expertise:

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Bankruptcy trustee
  • Technical Consultant of Monza Court
  • Local authority Auditor

Maurizio Oggioni
Italian CPA
info@gwa-asia.com 

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Areas of expertise:

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Bankruptcy trustee
  • Technical Consultant of Monza Court
  • Local authority Auditor

Arash Izadi
Partner - Lawyer
arash.izadi@izadilawoffice.com  

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Dr. Arash Izadi is a qualified Attorney at Law in Iran.

He obtained his Doctorate in International Law from Xiamen University of China and received his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Law in Iran.

Arash maintains broad knowledge in litigation and international dispute settlement with emphasis on commercial, investment, business and maritime disputes.

He is listed as Arbitrator at Arbitration Center of Iran Chamber of Commerce.

Arash Izadi has been Partner at Izadi Law firm since 2009, in Tehran.

Previously, he has associated in various law firms, courts and legal organizations in Iran since 2006.

He also teaches International Business Law, Public International Law and Private International Law at the Law Faculty in Tehran, Iran.

Legal Department

Bessie Liu
Senior Lawyer
bl@gwa-asia.com 

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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.

Calvin Zhang
Senior Lawyer
cz@gwa-asia.com 

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Calvin Zhang qualified as a PRC lawyer in 2000. He is experienced in both litigation and arbitration in front of PRC Courts, the SHIAC (Shanghai International Arbitration Center) and the CIETAC (China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission).

With a Chinese and American legal education and training, he has represented many European and American MNCs from a wide spectrum of industries.

He has also been involved in non-litigation legal services and has represented a wide range of European and American clients.

Tina Yang
Lawyer
ty@gwa-asia.com  

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Yang Jia (Tina) joined GWA Shanghai in 2011 and has been working as a legal consultant in GWA Shanghai for 6 years.

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.

Kevin Li
Lawyer
kl@gwa-asia.com  

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Kevin Li is has been working as a legal consultant since 2003.

He worked for various companies, including State-owned Enterprises, Domestic Private-owned Enterprises, Foreign Joint-venture Enterprises and Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises.

He is familiar with legal practices in the fields of Foreign Investment Laws, Company Laws, Contract Laws, Labor Laws.

Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the Law School of Shanghai University and a master’s degree in International Trade Law from the Law School of East Anglia University, UK.

Caris Chen
Lawyer
carischen@gwa-asia.com 

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Caris Chen has been working as a Legal Advisor for 7 years, and joined Greatway Advisory in 2015.

She specializes in economic laws and business laws. Caris holds a bachelor’s degree in Economic Law from East China University of Political Science and Law and a master’s degree in International Business Law from National University of Singapore.

She has already passed the Chinese Bar Exam and obtained the Certificate of the Legal Profession Qualifications.

Tax Department

Eva Banzo
Tax and Accounting Advisor
eb@gwa-asia.com 

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Eva Banzo has been working in tax and accounting department for more than 6 years.

She specializes in tax, accounting and corporate finance.

She has been working in China for 2 years as a financial consultant.

Eva holds a double bachelor’s degree in Business Studies and Business Administration and Management at Universtitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain).

Joan Zhang
Senior CPA
jz@gwa-asia.com  

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Joan Zhang has been working as an auditor for 9 years, and joined Greatway Advisory in 2010.

She specializes in auditing and taxation. Prior to joining Greatway Advisory, Joan worked as an auditor in one of the Big Four.

Joan holds a bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Trading from Tongji University.

Joan also holds professional certificates of Certified Public Accountant, Certified Tax Agent and Certified Internal Auditor.

Lei Yang
Finance Manager
lei@gwa-asia.com 

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Lei Yang holds two master’s degree, one in International Accounting (obtained in the UK) and one in Global Business Administration (obtained in Japan).

She is a registered ACCA student, passed nine exams in fundamental level and two exams in professional level.

Lei had been working as an accountant and financial analyst in multinational manufacturing companies for three years.

Before joining GWA, she spent three years studying and living in Japan.

Louis Zhang
CPA
lz@gwa-asia.com  

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Louis Zhang has been working as an auditor in one of the Big Four and has participated in many auditing cases, ranging from manufacturing companies to service companies.

He holds a dual bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Business Administration from Drexel University, Philadelphia, U.S.A and he is on his way of finishing CPA exams.

Accounting Department

Hedy Huang
Senior Accountant
hh@gwa-asia.com  

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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.

Coco Cao
Senior Accountant
cc@gwa-asia.com  

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Coco Cao  has been working as an accountant for 12 years, and joined Greatway Advisory Asia in 2011.

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

She gained experience in accounting of both wholly foreign owned enterprises and joint ventures engaged in trading activities.

Coco holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Shanghai Finance University.

Eva Chen
Accountant
ec@gwa-asia.com 

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Eva Chen specializes in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to P.R. China’s principles for foreign-invested enterprises.

She has gained extensive experience in VAT refund.

Eva holds a bachelor’s degree in International Accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Bella Wang
Accountant
bw@gwa-asia.com 

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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.

Sherry Zhang
Accountant
sz@gwa-asia.com 

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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.

Mick Gu
Accountant
mg@gwa-asia.com 

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

He is a Chinese semi-senior accountant. Prior to joining Greatway Advisory, Mick worked as financial manager in an Australian company.

Mick Gu holds a bachelor’s degree in International Accounting from Shanghai Maritime University.

Elsa Fu
Accountant
ef@gwa-asia.com 

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Elsa Fu has been working in accounting for more than 10 years.

She specializes in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to P.R. China’s principles for foreign-invested enterprises.

Elsa holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Technology from Beijing University, and then obtained the Accounting Certificate.

Communication and Events

Chiara Reali
Communication and Events Specialist
marketing@gwa-asia.com 

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Chiara has gained extensive working experience in marketing and communication for both consulting companies and Italian institutions in Mainland China and Hong Kong.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Studies and a master’s degree in International Relations both from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

She speaks English and Mandarin fluently, in addition to her native Italian.

Office Management

Lisa Yang
Office Manager
ly@gwa-asia.com 

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Lisa Yang has 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
shoffice@gwa-asia.com 

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Selina graduated in Business Administration from China University of Geosciences.

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

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).

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).

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.

Laura Saccone is a lawyer enrolled in the Italian Bar since 2014. She has been working as a consultant for five years and joined Greatway Advisory in 2016.

Ms. Saccone focuses her practice on civil and commercial matters, as well as intellectual property law and labor law.

Prior to joining Greatway Advisory, Ms. Saccone worked as a consultant for international law firms based in Milan.

Ms. Saccone received her Law degree from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi - School of Law in 2011 and she is a member of Bocconi Alumni Association.

She is fluent in English, in addition to her native Italian.

Areas of expertise:

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Bankruptcy trustee
  • Technical Consultant of Monza Court
  • Local authority Auditor

Areas of expertise:

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Bankruptcy trustee
  • Technical Consultant of Monza Court
  • Local authority Auditor

Areas of expertise:

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Bankruptcy trustee
  • Technical Consultant of Monza Court
  • Local authority Auditor

Dr. Arash Izadi is a qualified Attorney at Law in Iran.

He obtained his Doctorate in International Law from Xiamen University of China and received his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Law in Iran.

Arash maintains broad knowledge in litigation and international dispute settlement with emphasis on commercial, investment, business and maritime disputes.

He is listed as Arbitrator at Arbitration Center of Iran Chamber of Commerce.

Arash Izadi has been Partner at Izadi Law firm since 2009, in Tehran.

Previously, he has associated in various law firms, courts and legal organizations in Iran since 2006.

He also teaches International Business Law, Public International Law and Private International Law at the Law Faculty in Tehran, Iran.

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.

Calvin Zhang qualified as a PRC lawyer in 2000. He is experienced in both litigation and arbitration in front of PRC Courts, the SHIAC (Shanghai International Arbitration Center) and the CIETAC (China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission).

With a Chinese and American legal education and training, he has represented many European and American MNCs from a wide spectrum of industries.

He has also been involved in non-litigation legal services and has represented a wide range of European and American clients.

Yang Jia (Tina) joined GWA Shanghai in 2011 and has been working as a legal consultant in GWA Shanghai for 6 years.

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.

Kevin Li is has been working as a legal consultant since 2003.

He worked for various companies, including State-owned Enterprises, Domestic Private-owned Enterprises, Foreign Joint-venture Enterprises and Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises.

He is familiar with legal practices in the fields of Foreign Investment Laws, Company Laws, Contract Laws, Labor Laws.

Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the Law School of Shanghai University and a master’s degree in International Trade Law from the Law School of East Anglia University, UK.

Caris Chen has been working as a Legal Advisor for 7 years, and joined Greatway Advisory in 2015.

She specializes in economic laws and business laws. Caris holds a bachelor’s degree in Economic Law from East China University of Political Science and Law and a master’s degree in International Business Law from National University of Singapore.

She has already passed the Chinese Bar Exam and obtained the Certificate of the Legal Profession Qualifications.

Eva Banzo has been working in tax and accounting department for more than 6 years.

She specializes in tax, accounting and corporate finance.

She has been working in China for 2 years as a financial consultant.

Eva holds a double bachelor’s degree in Business Studies and Business Administration and Management at Universtitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain).

Joan Zhang has been working as an auditor for 9 years, and joined Greatway Advisory in 2010.

She specializes in auditing and taxation. Prior to joining Greatway Advisory, Joan worked as an auditor in one of the Big Four.

Joan holds a bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Trading from Tongji University.

Joan also holds professional certificates of Certified Public Accountant, Certified Tax Agent and Certified Internal Auditor.

Lei Yang holds two master’s degree, one in International Accounting (obtained in the UK) and one in Global Business Administration (obtained in Japan).

She is a registered ACCA student, passed nine exams in fundamental level and two exams in professional level.

Lei had been working as an accountant and financial analyst in multinational manufacturing companies for three years.

Before joining GWA, she spent three years studying and living in Japan.

Louis Zhang has been working as an auditor in one of the Big Four and has participated in many auditing cases, ranging from manufacturing companies to service companies.

He holds a dual bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Business Administration from Drexel University, Philadelphia, U.S.A and he is on his way of finishing CPA exams.

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.

Coco Cao  has been working as an accountant for 12 years, and joined Greatway Advisory Asia in 2011.

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

She gained experience in accounting of both wholly foreign owned enterprises and joint ventures engaged in trading activities.

Coco holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Shanghai Finance University.

Eva Chen specializes in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to P.R. China’s principles for foreign-invested enterprises.

She has gained extensive experience in VAT refund.

Eva holds a bachelor’s degree in International Accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

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.

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.

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

He is a Chinese semi-senior accountant. Prior to joining Greatway Advisory, Mick worked as financial manager in an Australian company.

Mick Gu holds a bachelor’s degree in International Accounting from Shanghai Maritime University.

Elsa Fu has been working in accounting for more than 10 years.

She specializes in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to P.R. China’s principles for foreign-invested enterprises.

Elsa holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Technology from Beijing University, and then obtained the Accounting Certificate.

Chiara has gained extensive working experience in marketing and communication for both consulting companies and Italian institutions in Mainland China and Hong Kong.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Studies and a master’s degree in International Relations both from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

She speaks English and Mandarin fluently, in addition to her native Italian.

Lisa Yang has 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 graduated in Business Administration from China University of Geosciences.

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