Area of expertise

  • Company incorporation and corporate maintenance
  • Greater China FDI
  • Corporate Governance / Directorship
  • Fluent in Italian, English and French


Francesco Montonati is Director of Hawksford Hong Kong. He is an International Law graduate, Francesco started his career at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in HK & Macau. He joined Hawksford in 2013 and has been working in both the Hong Kong and the Shanghai offices. During his 10+ years of practice, Francesco has extensively supported the establishment and business operations of foreign companies across Hong Kong and China, providing comprehensive advisory with outsourced administration services.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Master’s degree in International Law
  • Student at the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries
  • Certificate in First Aid from St. John’s Ambulance Hong Kong

Notable achievements

  • Played on a local basketball team for nine years
  • Awarded a scholarship from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore