Roberto Gilardino is Regional Partner at Horizons, supervising the advisory’s activities in North Asia as well as additional countries (including Cyprus, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore).
From the Horizons lead office in the heart of Shanghai, Roberto directs the team in serving both inbound and outbound investments in China. With a multidisciplinary team, Horizons’ professionals tackle legal, accountancy and tax challenges from a local, national, and international perspective. Through this approach, cross-border investments are comprehensively safeguarded for the present and future.
Roberto and his team understands that misinterpreting cultural nuances can be significant dealbreakers in international transactions. As a result, Horizons leverages a worldwide team in over 40 jurisdictions to serve clients without language, geographical or cultural barriers. Namely, the Horizons’ team designate a local team in the country or region of the investor to navigate them through unfamiliar jurisdictions. In the comfort of the client’s home country or region, Horizons deliver global results through a local gateway and erase cultural and geographical obstacles.
Serving as a versatile leader, Roberto is equally able to tend to highly positioned clients and liaise with governmental entities. Unlike the traditional legal practice, Roberto and his team have positioned themselves to not just simply practice law. The Horizons’ team understand real-world challenges and committed to conveying legal doctrine with clarity and accessibility. In this approach, clients fully understand their options and legal tools, as well as their subsequent outcomes.
Prior to joining Horizons, Roberto served professionally in ministries, governmental bodies, and the private sector, primarily in China.
An Italian national, Roberto is fluent in Italian, English, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese
Horizons provides global corporate solutions for investors to thrive in unfamiliar jurisdictions -such as China. Namely, our professionals formulate legal, accountancy, and finance frameworks to launch cross-border investments. From pre-investment to daily management and ultimately winding up, Horizons’ services enable businesses to operate with full compliance.
Equally, Horizons recognises that cultural differences between jurisdictions can act as significant deal-breakers in cross-border transactions. Especially under unfamiliar grounds, investors can face challenges in deciphering the varying regional, sociocultural, political, and religious differences that may be directly or indirectly at play in country-by-country legal systems and their unique processes. As a result, Horizons leverages an international team as one team to succeed in bridging the cultural and language gaps for clients.
Working local to deliver global solutions
With over 40 years of experience in cross-border transactions, Horizons employs a localisation approach. Specifically, the international team spans over 40 countries and regions to serve clients in their local country or region. The local team act as the designated liaison for clients and collaborate with the international offices to shape the correct corporate framework for their cross-border investments. Hence, Horizons works locally to deliver global solutions.