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

Founders

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
Managing 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).

Legal Department

Tina Yang
Senior Legal Advisor
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.

Ella Jin
Legal Assistant
ej@gwa-asia.com 

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Ella has been working as HR Specialist for 8 years, and joined Greatway Advisory in September 2018.
She is specialized in Social Security Labor Law.

Ella got a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature at the Shanghai International Studies University, and she also obtained the Certificate of TEM-8.

She is fluent in English.

Roxanne Gao
Legal Assistant
rg@gwa-asia.com 

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

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

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

Donato Mallo Marrone
Affiliate Lawyer
dmm@gwa-asia.com 

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

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

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

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

Clive Zhu
Affiliate Lawyer
c.zhu@gwa-asia.com 

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

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

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

Shirley Yu
Lawyer
s.yu@gwa-asia.com 

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Shirley Yu works in GWA Shanghai as a Legal consultant.

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

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

Bessie Liu
Affiliate 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.

Tax Department

Marta Snaidero
Partner
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.

Giada Piccinini
Associate Tax Advisor
g.piccinini@gwa-asia.com 

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

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

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

She studied Money and Banking at the London School of Economics and she attended an exchange program at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou with a focus on MBA courses.

Giada has lived in China since 2015 and she speaks fluently English, Italian, Spanish, and has basic knowledge in Chinese.

Vivian Sun
CPA
vs@gwa-asia.com 

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

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

Andie Sun
CPA
as@gwa-asia.com 

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

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

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

Accounting Department

Hedy Huang
Senior Accountant
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.

Alvin Zhang
Senior Accountant
az@gwa-asia.com 

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Alvin holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Shanghai University.

He has gained a rich experience in bookkeeping, tax declaration and financial management for small and medium sized enterprises for more than 10 years.

Eva Chen
Senior 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.

Sara Yu
Accountant
sy@gwa-asia.com 

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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.

Maggie Li
Accountant
ml@gwa-asia.com 

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

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

Echo Zhang
Accountant
ez@gwa-asia.com 

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Echo Zhang is specialized in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to P.R. China’s principles for foreign-invested enterprises.

She has a strong audit experience before joining Greatway Advisory in April 2018.

Echo got a Bachelor’s Degree in Management at the Nanjing University of Information Engineering, and she also obtained the Certificate of Professional Accounting.

Catherine Wang
Accountant
cw@gwa-asia.com 

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

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

Mendy Wang
Accountant
mw@gwa-asia.com 

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Mendy Wang has a ten-years-long working experience in several accounting departments, which allowed her to specialize in bookkeeping, tax declarations according to the P.R.C.’s financial report analysis.

She has also a financial experience in both domestic and foreign enterprises.

She got a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at the Shanghai University. She obtained the Certificate of Accounting Profession as well.

Communication and Events

 
Communication and Events
marketing@gwa-asia.com 

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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).

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.

Ella has been working as HR Specialist for 8 years, and joined Greatway Advisory in September 2018.
She is specialized in Social Security Labor Law.

Ella got a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature at the Shanghai International Studies University, and she also obtained the Certificate of TEM-8.

She is fluent in English.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shirley Yu works in GWA Shanghai as a Legal consultant.

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

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

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.

Ms. Marta Snaidero is an Italian Certified Public Accountant specializing in International and Chinese tax law.

She has been practicing as tax consultant since 2010.

During her studies she attended an exchange program at the Indian Institute of Planning and Management in New Delhi with a focus on MBA courses.

She got a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Udine, Italy.

She is author of several articles and books and she has held various seminars on International and Chinese Tax Law.

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

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

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

She studied Money and Banking at the London School of Economics and she attended an exchange program at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou with a focus on MBA courses.

Giada has lived in China since 2015 and she speaks fluently English, Italian, Spanish, and has basic knowledge in Chinese.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Alvin holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Shanghai University.

He has gained a rich experience in bookkeeping, tax declaration and financial management for small and medium sized enterprises for more than 10 years.

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.


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

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

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

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

Echo Zhang is specialized in bookkeeping, reporting and tax declarations according to P.R. China’s principles for foreign-invested enterprises.

She has a strong audit experience before joining Greatway Advisory in April 2018.

Echo got a Bachelor’s Degree in Management at the Nanjing University of Information Engineering, and she also obtained the Certificate of Professional Accounting.

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

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

Mendy Wang has a ten-years-long working experience in several accounting departments, which allowed her to specialize in bookkeeping, tax declarations according to the P.R.C.’s financial report analysis.

She has also a financial experience in both domestic and foreign enterprises.

She got a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at the Shanghai University. She obtained the Certificate of Accounting Profession as well.


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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 graduated in Business Administration from China University of Geosciences.

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