Mr. Luigi Bendi is the Shareholder and Chairman of C&A Advisors. With an economic background derived from his in Economic Studies from theUniversita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Mr. Bendi served as Vice President of Banque Sudameris in Paris for five years. He then moved on to be a senior partner at Chiomenti Studio Legale for the next 30 years where he was responsible for the firm’s internationalization, and opened offices in New York, London, Singapore and China. Mr. Bendi acquired C&A Advisors in 2012 and has since then piloted the broadening of the firm in Mainland China, Hong Kong and London.
Meet Our Team
Before joining C&A Advisors, Marco worked for KPMG for 11 years as a Senior Manager in the Switzerland corporate department. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management and Business Administration, and as a US Certified Public Accountant (CPA), he was a practice leader in audit and advisory services for both national and international companies – particularly in the Food & Consumer Goods, Hospitality, Healthcare and Sports Industries. He therefore has broad experience in specific business issues related to different accounting and reporting frameworks (US GAAP, IFRS, Swiss GAAPRPC). Marco has lived in China since 2012 and is married with one child. He is fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish.
Veronica is head of the Tax Advisory and Global Transfer Pricing Services Department, and head of the Beijing Office at C&A Advisors. She specializes in tax and corporate matters and her extensive professional experience has been an integral piece in numerous international tax plannings of MNEs and cases ranging from acquisitions to restructuring. Veronica joined the Firm in 2012 after maturing a broad experience in top tier Italian law and tax firms, and companies dealing with international tax, corporate and M&A matters. She holds a Law Degree and a Master’s Degree in International Tax Planning from the University of Rome “La Sapienza.” In addition, she obtained a diploma specializing in Chinese Law from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and a three-year diploma in Chinese Language and Culture from Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente (Is.I.A.O). Veronica also holds a PhD in International law (thesis on transfer pricing) from the China University of Political Science and Law of Beijing. Veronica speaks Italian, English, Spanish and Chinese.
Lorenzo obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in law from the Bologna University of Law. Soon after earning his degree, he began practicing law in top tier Italian law firms dealing with M&A, banking and general corporate matters. After two years practicing in Italy, Lorenzo joined a postgraduate Master’s course focusing on intellectual property management and corporate law in the Chinese market. In December 2009 he passed the Italian Bar examination for his lawyer’s qualification. Lorenzo has been living and working in China since August 2008. Prior to joining C&A in 2010, Lorenzo worked for over a year in a qualified Chinese IP law firm based in Shanghai. As a C&A senior manager, Lorenzo is responsible for all foreign investments, corporate affair matters and liaise with tax and accounting departments to provide a full spectrum of services. Over the course of his six years of professional experience in C&A, he has gained significant knowledge of all corporate related matters such as the incorporation of foreign invested enterprises, joint ventures and M&A transactions with a focus on tax and accounting. Since 2016, Lorenzo has been head of the Hong Kong Branch where he guides all clients using Hong Kong as a hub to invest in Mainland China. In addition, he assists in the setup and management of brand new investment vehicles in Hong Kong. Lorenzo speaks Italian, English, Spanish and an intermediate level of Chinese.
Summer obtained a Degree in Economics from Shanghai International Studies University in 2003 and since then has been working in the Treasury Department of C&A. Summer has gained broad and vast experience in supporting enterprises by managing their banking relationships, processing routine receipts and payments transactions and bank reconciliations. She additionally manages administrative matters related to dealing with foreign exchange transactions, SAFE restrictions and the application of capital bank accounts. Summer is fluent in Mandarin and English.
Before joining C&A Advisors four years ago, Jackie received her Bachelor’s Degree from Guangdong University of Technology. She then worked as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche Guangzhou for more than three years, and as an internal auditor in a Hong Kong listed trading company specializing in Automobile 4S shop and Food for two years. Since joining C&A in 2011, she has developed a deep knowledge of accounting and tax regulations through regular participation in advisory projects for our clients. She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.
Ivy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and she is a member of The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA). She has worked at the C&A Beijing office since April of 2008. Since joining C&A, she has developed a deep knowledge in many fields of enterprise administrative consulting and has become a well-rounded, qualified consultant. Her work experience has been in accounting, taxation and due diligence works for crucial clients. Ivy’s knowledge also extends to familiarity with accounting principles, tax laws and regulations. She is also fluent in Chinese and English. As a manager of the C&A Beijing Office, she manages accounting, tax and audit matters.
Maggie is a member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) and the China Certified Tax Agent Association (CTA). She has worked in the C&A Beijing office since 2012. Since then, she has developed expertise in many fields of enterprise administrative consulting and has become a well-rounded, qualified consultant. She has been involved in accounting, taxation and due diligence works for key clients. She is familiar with accounting principles as well as tax laws and regulations. Additionally, she is fluent in Chinese and English.
Originally from China, Ivy joined C&A Advisors in 2013. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics Law at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Ivy has broad experience in foreign direct investment and she specializes in corporate law as a corporate services consultant. Before joining C&A, she was working for consulting companies, providing business proposals and legal advice throughout several industries. Ivy is fluent in Chinese and English.
Eugenio has served at C&A Advisors since 2011, specializing in Business Formation and Corporate Affairs activities, Financial Controlling for group entities, as well as working in Mission for fraud prevention/detection, internal control and risk assessment. Eugenio holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in both Economics and Development Studies from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and has educational experience in Xi'an and Beijing. Since joining C&A, he has developed a deep knowledge of banking and SAFE regulations through regular participation in advisory projects for our clients and coordination of foreign currency-related transactions. Eugenio has lived in China since 2008 and is fluent in Mandarin, English and Italian.