Johannes Lazzaro

Johannes Lazzaro

Associate Director - China Head of Account Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Chinese corporate and commercial law
  • Advisory on PRC-related tax, accounting, and HR matters 
  • FDI and market access strategies in China 
  • Company formation, restructuring, corporate governance, and compliance 

Experience & Responsibilities 

Johannes joined the Hawksford China team in 2021 based in Shanghai and leads the Account Management team for China offices. 
Johannes regularly advises corporate clients – ranging from publicly traded MNCs to family-owned SMEs – on their overseas investment structures and operations in China. Prior to joining Hawksford, he worked in Shanghai as a trusted advisor for several reputable firms in the industry, gaining broad exposure in assisting foreign clients with their market entry and expansion projects, focusing on fashion, luxury brands and FMCGs. Johannes also provides his clients with effective and practical business-oriented solutions.
Johannes has lived and worked in several countries, including China and South Korea, where his passion for Asia sparked and developed. He is fluent in Italian, German, English and is currently improving his Mandarin skills.


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