Carlo Diego D’Andrea

Carlo Diego D’Andrea

Founding and Managing Partner
Shanghai Office

Founder and Managing Partner of D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel, and Founder of DP Group. Born on November 13th, 1978, in Viareggio, Tuscany, Carlo Diego D’Andrea has played a pivotal role in fostering business relationships between Europe, China, and other developing countries.

Graduated in Law at the University of Teramo (Italy), he then subsequently obtained a Masters’ degree in Corporate Advisor at LUISS University in Rome, including an enriching Erasmus Scholarship program at the Universitat de Barcelona. and a Diploma in Chinese Studies at Nanjing Normal University and is a member of the Italian Bar Association and adjunct professor of international organization at LUISS University.

Mr. D’Andrea arrived in China in 2005 and is fluent in Italian (mother tongue), English, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. During his professional career, D’Andrea served as the Managing Partner of a leading European law firm in China from September 2009 to September 2013. In this role, he played a vital part in assisting European companies in navigating the complexities of the Chinese legal system. He facilitated business operations, intellectual property protection, and the establishment of numerous European companies in China as an Italian lawyer based in China.

He mainly deals with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, assistance in ODI/FDI and intellectual property rights. He also holds board positions in various Director boards ranging from SMEs to MNCs operating globally & is an author of many business books offering valuable insights in navigating the complexities of how to successfully operate in the international marketplace.

His commitment to fostering business relationships can be seen in his roles as the Chairman of the Board of the EUCCC Nanjing Chapter from April 2012 to April 2014, Chair of the Legal & Competition Working Group at the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) Shanghai Chapter from April 2014 to May 2018, and as the EUCCC National Vice President based in Beijing from May 2021 until May 2023. In these positions, he actively participated in shaping legal and competition policies, advocating for fair business practices, and fostering a favorable business environment for European companies in China.

His dedication and leadership within the EUCCC are evidenced by serving as a two-term Chairman of the Shanghai Chapter Board of the Chamber from May 2017 to May 2021. Additionally, Nanjing Working Group Coordinator of the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce from November 2011 to December 2016.

He now is the acting National Vice President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and Chairman of the Board of the Shanghai Chapter.

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