Carlo Diego D’Andrea, born on November 13, 1978, in the charming town of Viareggio, Tuscany, is a legal expert with a diverse range of roles and accomplishments. With his wealth of international experience, D’Andrea has made a significant impact in the legal field, while also excelling as an author. As the Founder and Managing Partner of D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel, he leads a team of professionals dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services to multinational companies, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to expand their businesses in the global market.
Within emerging economies around the world, including China, India, Vietnam, among others, D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel is a rapidly growing law firm that specialises in providing high-quality scouting and relocation services for businesses looking to expand or relocate, helping countless companies, from small medium enterprises to multinational corporations, successfully relocate their operations and to negotiate & receive favourable investment subsidies. Additionally, D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel has consolidated its presence in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in recent years. In particular, the firm’s Dubai offices are well-positioned to assist companies in setting up and exploring opportunities in the Middle East, as the region is well known for its vibrant business environment, the firm has the expertise and experience to help clients navigate the legal landscape and optimise their operations.
The firm is notably one of the few international law firms in the world with authorization from the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China to duly operate as a law firm in China.
D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel has also been well established as an award-winning law firm for M&A deals between Europe and Asia. With our well-rounded experience in this field, our team of attorneys at law assist companies to successfully invest billions of dollars in emerging economies around the world, including China, India, Vietnam, among others and to identify and seize the opportunities presented by these emerging markets. The firm has been recognized and ranked by reputable legal organisations such as asialaw for their Notable Corporate & M&A Achievements and awarded “Law Firm of the Year in Corporate and M&A” by Le Fonti. The firm is an essential partner for investors looking to expand globally, as their expertise in corporate law and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is highly respected, as the professionals’ knowledge of IPR is an vital component in helping investors protect their assets while expanding their businesses worldwide. The attorneys at law of the firm specialize primarily in corporate law, which has ensures the firm as the global choice for legal services for many of its clients.
D’Andrea’s journey towards becoming a legal luminary started with his educational pursuits. He pursued a law degree at the Università degli Studi di Teramo, where he developed a solid foundation in the legal field, culminating in presenting his thesis on European Union law titled “The EU and Fight Against Terrorism”, discussing how the EU has responded to the threat of terrorism and the legal framework established to combat it. However, his thirst for knowledge and a global perspective compelled him to explore beyond his academic studies. D’Andrea embarked on an enriching experience at Nanjing Normal University, immersing himself in the Chinese language and culture. This exposure not only expanded his horizons but also laid the groundwork for his future endeavours in bridging European and Chinese legal systems.
To further enhance his understanding of international law, D’Andrea pursued a Master’s degree in Giurista di Impresa (Corporate Lawyer) from the renowned Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli. This educational milestone provided him with the expertise and insight needed to navigate the complexities of multinational business transactions. D’Andrea’s commitment to continuous learning also led him to the Universitat de Barcelona, where he delved into Spanish law, further broadening his legal perspective.
D’Andrea’s professional career took off when he assumed the role of Managing Partner at a leading European law firm in China. From September 2009 to September 2013, he played a crucial role in assisting European companies in understanding and operating within the intricate Chinese legal system. His expertise in both European and Chinese law enabled him to facilitate business operations, protect intellectual property rights, and successfully establish numerous European companies in the Chinese market.
Beyond his legal practice, D’Andrea has been actively involved in the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC). He served as the Chair of the Legal & Competition Working Group at the EUCCC Shanghai Chapter from April 2014 to May 2018. In this influential position, he actively contributed to shaping legal and competition policies, ensuring fair business practices and fostering a conducive environment for European companies in China. D’Andrea’s commitment to the EUCCC is evident through his significant contributions, including serving as a two-term Chairman of the Shanghai Chapter Board from May 2017 to May 2021, which has been instrumental in improving the business environment in Shanghai and China, playing a significant role in engaging with the Chinese Government and other stakeholders to address key issues facing European businesses in the country.
D’Andrea’s dedication to strengthening economic ties between Europe and China extends beyond his role in Shanghai. He served as the Chairman of the Board of the EUCCC Nanjing Chapter from April 2012 to April 2014, actively promoting business relationships in the region. More recently, his appointment as the EUCCC National Vice President based in Beijing from May 2021 until May 2023 has further solidified his role in fostering economic cooperation and collaboration between Europe and China. In this vein, D’Andrea also frequently meets with political leaders from around the world, such as Executive Vice President of the European Commission, Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis & President of the European Council, Mr. Charles Michel to discuss important matters related to international relations and cooperation. In addition to that, he also meets with national leaders such as the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, to discuss bilateral relations and strengthen political ties between countries.
In addition to his legal achievements, D’Andrea has also left a mark as an accomplished author. He has penned several practical business guides, including best-selling titles such as “Intellectual Property Rights in China,” “Chinese Labor Laws,” “Commercial Contracts in China,” “Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam,” and “Foreign Direct Investments in Belarus,” to name just a few. These publications have been well-received and valued by readers seeking reliable and insightful information on navigating legal landscapes in various countries and our now established best seller titles in several categories on Amazon.
D’Andrea’s commitment to knowledge-sharing and education is evident through his contributions to academic institutions. He has fostered partnerships between educational institutions such as the Italian University di Teramo and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, providing exchange programs and scholarship opportunities through D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel.
As a renowned speaker on the global stage, D’Andrea has played an influential role in shaping international investment and M&A strategies across diverse countries and sectors. His expertise and insights into emerging market trends have made him a popular resource for businesses and professionals seeking to expand their networks and increase their foothold in new markets.
Through his diverse roles as a legal professional, EUCCC representative, and author, Carlo Diego D’Andrea has made a significant impact in the legal and business realms. His expertise, passion for cross-cultural understanding, and dedication to sharing knowledge have set him apart as a true multifaceted leader. As he continues to shape the legal landscape through his role at D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel, one can only anticipate further contributions and achievements from this remarkable individual.
In conclusion, choosing the right law firm and the right lawyer can make all the difference in successfully navigating the complex world of foreign direct investment and global expansion. With their extensive knowledge and experience in these areas, the firm D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel and indeed Carlo Diego D’Andrea can provide you with the guidance and support needed to achieve your goals and protect your interests.
From handling legal compliance issues to negotiating deals, the team at D’Andrea & Partners has the expertise and resources to help you succeed. If you’re looking for a trusted partner for your scouting and relocation support as well as M&A (mergers and acquisitions) for businesses, their comprehensive approach ensures that clients receive complete legal support throughout all stages of their global expansion journey., look no further than D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel and Carlo Diego D’Andrea.
This article was originally published on: Vents Magazine