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Matteo Zhi, D’Andrea & Partners

Matteo Zhi

Senior Partner
D’Andrea & Partners

Tel: +86 21 6218 7350 808
Email: m.zhi@dandreapartners.com

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Practice areas

Corporate & commercial; Inbound investment; Litigation; M&A


Matteo Zhi is the global equity partner of D’Andrea & Partners and responsible for operations in China. Zhi advises clients on both Chinese and cross-border matters and business transactions. His special focus areas are cross-border investments (FDI & ODI), mergers and acquisitions, international trade, corporate law, antitrust, and IPR protection as well as dispute resolution.

Zhi graduated in Law from the University of Nanjing, and was then awarded a master’s degree as corporate adviser (Giurista d’impresa) at Roma Tre University and a JM at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Koguan Law School. Zhi has made several speeches on topics regarding investments in Italy in different seminars as well as published various articles regarding Sino-Italian legal affairs. Zhi speaks Chinese, English and Italian and is one of the few Chinese lawyers who can work fluently in Italian.

Zhi advises more than 100 Italian multinationals on their investments in China, including the country’s largest state-owned enterprise, Leonardo Group, Serie A football club Naples, the famous furniture company Cassina-Poltrona Frau and luxury car maker Maserati. Zhi also advises Italian institutions such as the General Consulate of Italy in Shanghai and the Italian Trade Agency in China. Zhi also assists Chinese enterprises on their investments in Italy, in particular, assisting OPPEIN group in establishing their European Headquarters in Milan and also providing consultancy to Jinko Solar, Lenovo Group, Kehua Holding etc. Moreover, Zhi assists the biggest private group of India, Tata Group, the leading Indian carmaker Bajaj, and the top American automotive engineering company PAC on their legal affairs in China.

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