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Head of the new desk will be the Chinese lawyer Xie Ying who enters the firm as Of Counsel

Milan, 4 July 2018 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo confirms its decisively international approach with the creation of a China Desk in Italy. The new desk will assist both Chinese clients who are increasingly interested in the opportunities offered by our country and Italian companies that want to invest and realize projects in China.

Head of the new China Desk in Italy will be Mrs. Xie Ying who will join Pavia e Ansaldo as Of Counsel. Xie Ying has gained extensive experience in M&A, Private Equity as well as Commercial and Corporate law.

Pavia e Ansaldo’s China Desk will play a strategic role in managing relations between Chinese investors and their Italian business partners by furthering mutual understanding between the parties involved in the transactions and offering solutions that take into account the differences between the two countries.

"The opening of the China Desk in Italy is perfectly in line with the international strategy of the firm which is based on two main assets that represent our competitive advantage - Culture and People. The in-depth knowledge of the local jurisdictions and the different economies and cultures of reference guarantee our clients tailor-made assistance and, jointly with the quality of our Desks, allow us to work flexibly at an international level. Xie Ying joins our firm, meeting both of these characteristics, with an education obtained from the best Chinese universities and multiple professional experiences made both in China and in Italy." commented Stefano Bianchi, managing partner of the law firm Pavia e Ansaldo.

"I am thrilled by this opportunity and by the challenge of taking over the leadership of the new China Desk in Italy. Joining the firm will allow me to open new horizons in order to develop innovative legal services, versatile and suitable for the needs of Chinese and Italian companies. I will put my skills and my experience at the service of the firm to provide a wide-ranging professional assistance to clients, with a specific sensitivity and an intercultural approach that are essential to promote the success of cross-border transactions between the two countries." said Xie Ying, Head of the China Desk of law firm Pavia e Ansaldo.

Graduated in Law at the University of Beijing and with a Master in International Business Law at the UN ILO International Training Center, Xie Ying has a successful track record in assisting Italian and Chinese clients in corporate and commercial law matters, with an emphasis on joint ventures and M&A transactions, in addition to corporate governance, trade negotiations, international contracts and alternative dispute resolution. Xie possesses also proven expertise in the field of Chinese ODI (outbound direct investments) in Italy and Europe as well as FDI (foreign direct investments) in China.