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.