Riccardo Benussi

Riccardo Benussi

Country of Origin: Italy
Title: Deputy Regional Manager
Office: Shanghai Office
Languages: Chinese, Mandarin, English, German, Italian, Spanish

Riccardo Benussi is a Manager on the International Business Advisory team for the Shanghai office of Dezan Shira & Associates. Riccardo assists foreign invested companies from Europe, North and South America with their investments in China. Riccardo’s areas of expertise include setting up of wholly foreign-owned enterprises and representative offices, and trademark filing in China. His industry experience includes international food and beverage, manufacturing, and high-tech. Riccardo also co-manages the Italian Desk with Dezan Shira & Associates’ Managing Partner, Alberto Vettoretti.  

Prior to joining Dezan Shira & Associates, Riccardo Benussi worked on the trademark team at one of Asia’s largest IP law firms after gaining experience at a large Italian-based IP advisory firm. Most recently, Riccardo was the legal consultant for a Sino-American construction company based in Shanghai.

Riccardo was previously a post-graduate fellow with the Italian Trade Agency based in Rome, Shanghai Tong Ji University and Beijing. The course focused on Intellectual Property management and internationalization for SMEs. Riccardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Intellectual Property and East Asian Law from the University of Bologna. He is fluent in Italian, English, German and Spanish and is proficient in Chinese. 

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  • Employment Conditions Abroad

    As the collaboration reaches its fourth year, the Managing Partner of ‘Employment Conditions Abroad – Italy (ECA Italia)’ Stefano Pacifico chats with Dezan Shira & Associates’ Riccardo Benussi on how ECA Italia works and how the two firms collaborate.


  • A Sugar-Free Look into the Chinese F&B Market

    In this webinar, Dezan Shira & Associates' Riccardo Benussi and The Silk Initiative's Joel Bacall provide a sugar-free look into the legal and commercial aspects of China's fast-growing F&B industry.


  • Diagnosing China’s Healthcare Industry

    In this webinar, international business advisory manager Riccardo Benussi provides an introduction to the healthcare industry in China, breaking down investment trends, market entry concerns and regulations, current hurdles, and case studies in the medical device sector.



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