Senior Equity Partner
Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore
“More than just serving mandates, we work hard to really get to know our clients, building rewarding, long-term relationships that are committed to excellence.”
North Asia & additional countries
“To meet client needs in complex corporate matters, we roll up our sleeves and dig deep to uncover the intangibles that turn a questionable situation into a winning one.”
Lucia Myriam Netti
EMEA, Russia, Belarus
“Creating successful solutions calls for a commitment to transparency and eliminating any false illusions about ‘what can be done’ for a client.”
We’ve got you covered at home and abroad
With globalisation making the world smaller every day, opportunities for companies to expand across borders have become increasingly attractive. Still, entering new markets, achieving corporate compliance and the protection of assets far from home comes with legal and cultural complexities that can be difficult to navigate.
To fully tend to the transnational nature of today’s corporate advisory, Horizons employs a diverse network of offices and desks in more than 30 countries that allow us to quickly and effectively serve clients with sound advice across world regions and legal systems.
Our Counsel is made up of lawyers with unique professional experience. Among them include the independent lawyers and firms who make up Horizons’ recently formed China Collaborative Group (CCG).
More than just applying themselves to the legal and financial aspects of client needs, our Counsel network helps clients address the cross-cultural nuances tied to corporate activities.
Horizons’ network of counsel professionals may be accessed through any one our three lead offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Turin. From there, we’ll match you with an advisor that can meet your specific needs. It’s all part of our ‘one team, one focal point’ approach to service.
Meet some of our Counsel lawyers.
CHINA COLLABORATIVE GROUP (CCG)
Bas Besseling — The Netherlands
Julian Cockain-Barère — France
Fernando Hernández Gómez — Mexico
Marlies Hoecherl — United Kingdom
Josep Mª Solsona Sancho — Spain
Adriana Piraíno Sansiviero — Brazil
Olufemi ‘Femi’ Sunmonu — Nigeria
If you’re ready to start finding your solution, we’re ready to start listening
Horizons is a unique advisory firm providing highly specialized legal and tax solutions that allow enterprises to thrive in today’s complex transnational corporate environment.
We leverage an international network of professionals to expertly and effectively address multifaceted corporate issues. We do so across world regions and legal systems, deploying an adept understanding of and ability to leverage socialist, common, civil and sharia law for your benefit.
Today’s world is one of unpredictable change and geopolitical volatility that requires businesses to nimbly respond to a continuous array of local, regional and global challenges that affect their operations. To this end, Horizons serves as a highly responsive advisory, providing turnkey corporate solutions that proactively anticipate your dedicated needs.
If you can imagine a firm whose professional services are delivered through one single focal point, addressing all your corporate needs in a judicious, compliant and highly transparent manner, then you are imagining Horizons.
Let’s work together to find your solution.
Senior Equity Partner
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One team, one focal point, one purpose
Horizons is a Corporate Advisory with a highly specialized focus on transnational corporate transactions and their related aspects. Our expertise helps guide businesses in navigating the complex landscape of rules, regulations and cross-cultural nuances related to the modern corporate lifecycle.
The professional practices we provide are devoted to assisting domestic and multinational companies and investors with all legal requirements, transactions to close. Our client base is largely made up of enterprises and individuals primarily from the Far East, Middle East, Europe, Russia and Belarus — geographical areas of which we have a high level of expertise.
Horizons serves clients with a ‘one team, one focal point, one purpose’ approach whose strength lies in the sensitivity we bring in creating solutions that serve multiple cross-border stakeholders. To achieve this, we give particular focus to 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.
With expert focus, Horizons’ professionals provide forward-thinking, real-world corporate solutions you can count on.
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We serve client needs that fall under socialist law, civil law, common law and Sharia (Islamic) law.
Socialist law denotes a general type of legal system which has been used in communist and formerly communist states. It is based on the civil law system, with major modifications and additions from Marxist Leninist ideology.
Common law is a law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals, as opposed to statutes adopted through the legislative process or regulations issued by the executive branch.
Civil law is a legal system originating in Europe, intellectualized within the framework of late Roman law, and whose most prevalent feature is that its core principles are codified into a referable system which serves as the primary source of law.
Sharia Law (Islamic Law)
Sharia means “the road to the watering place” in Arabic and refers to the revealed guidance and directives given in the Holy Book of Islam, as well as the Sunna. Largely a way of life for Muslims, it rules everyday transactions, including what other systems generally refer to as contract law, commercial law, family law, finance law and banking law, among other areas. Islamic scholars use Fiqh – jurisprudence – in order to apply the directives of Sharia, which are hundreds of years old, to modern-day situations. While Sharia is considered as eternal and fixed, Fiqh is flexible and changes according to the circumstances under which it is applied, allowing Islamic law to cover specific situations not directly addressed in the revealed sources.
Our Key Practice Areas
- Environment & Resources
- Enterprise Performance Improvement
- Financial Governance Improvement
- Government Affairs
- Intellectual Property
- Investment Management
- Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Equity
- Private Investment Funds
- Regulatory Compliance & Reporting
- Transaction Services
- Analytical Audit
- Business Plan
- Corporate Finance Advisory
- Debt & Claims Trading
- Financial Modeling
- Financial Statement Audit
- Internal Audit
- Valuation Advisory Services
- Sharia & Islamic Finance
LITIGATIONS AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Business & Tort Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Compliance & Reporting Services
- Criminal Proceedings
- Directors & Officers
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Investigations & White Collar Crimes
- Issues & Appeals
- Shareholder Rights, Relations & Dispute Resolution
- Technology Transactions
TAX, EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
- Cross-Border Tax
- Employment Law
- Employment Mobility & Trade Secrets
- Global Compensation, Benefits
- Indirect Tax
- Labour/Management Relations
- Labour & Employment
- Mergers & Acquisitions Tax
- International Tax
- Relocation / Immigration
- Tax Accounting Services
- Tax Controversy & Dispute Resolution
- Tax Management Consulting
- Transfer Pricing
- Wealth Planning & Protection
Horizons blog featuring news, information and insights
The Square is Horizons company blog. Its name embodies both the square form found in our logo — which symbolises the total control necessary for proper execution — and our mission ‘to play from strength while remaining grounded and dependable’ (see our logo story).
The Square also represents, in name and spirit, the traditional idea of an open gathering place where people come to interact, exchange ideas and receive news and information.
Horizons believes blogging to be a powerful communication tool that informs and builds trust in our firm’s expertise, as we strive to meet the needs of those who depend on our expert advice for their business success.
We encourage you to visit The Square regularly, and catch up on the latest goings on at Horizons and beyond. Please note, blog content is available in English only.
Top posts from The Square
Smoothing the path to cross-border business connectivity: Horizons’ Roberto Gilardino discusses the China Collaborative Group
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): application in Europe and the effects across non-European countries
China’s new Tobacco Tax Law comes into effect 1 July with emphasis on reducing the detrimental effects of smoking on society
The Belt and Road Initiative moves into Latin America with China-LAC Santiago Declaration
Horizons unveils its China Collaborative Group—a legal services advisory designed for the Belt & Road era
Explore a career at Horizons
Committed to providing clients with real-world corporate solutions, Horizons places great importance on attracting and retaining talented, high-quality professionals and support staff who are ready to put their minds to work.
When you become a member of our team, we’ll rely on your insight, intellectual inquisitiveness, solutions-oriented mindset and fresh thinking to solve challenging problems for clients. You’ll be asked to prove yourself extremely capable, able to drill down into complex corporate issues and apply a broad perspective in addressing local, regional and global challenges.
What we do at Horizons is complex, necessary work that is both rewarding and leads career growth. If Horizons seems like the place for you, please take a few minutes to review our featured job opportunities, and consider becoming part of our team. You’ll work hard, but the rewards will be worth it.
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In an era of free-floating digital information, your privacy is more important than ever
Consistent with our professional responsibilities and applicable law, Horizons is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of all information pertaining to its clients, potential clients, their affiliates and affiliated individuals. That is to say, discreet handling of information is as vital to our business as it is yours.
In taking serious precautions to safeguard your interests, we undergo all commercially reasonable steps consistent with industry practices to protect each client’s personal data by using established security standards and procedures. To prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of such data, each office in the Horizons network has established physical, electronic and managerial security procedures.
You should be aware that when you provide information to any Horizons’ professional, you are providing it to Horizons as a whole. Your information may, therefore, be exported to, processed in and accessed from countries whose laws provide varying levels of protection, not always equivalent to that provided in your own country. Wherever your information may be used, the advisory does its utmost to ensure your privacy and the protection of personal data.
As a matter of best practices, the advisory enters into binding non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements with all its clients. Therefore, we do not, under any circumstance, provide traditional business references of existing and/or prospective clients.
As a Horizons client, it is not only our duty to serve you, it’s our privilege. To this end, we assure you that the advisory has adopted various protocols and technical safeguards to ensure the protection of your data across our worldwide network.
Access by Third Parties
Consistent with our professional and ethical obligations, Horizons may allow others to access your information in order to process data on our behalf in connection with the conduct of our business or where disclosure of your information is in your interest or is otherwise permitted, required or authorized under applicable law.
Prior to allowing any third party access to your information for the purpose of conducting our business, Horizons will take all reasonable steps to ensure that such third party enjoys a sound business reputation and provides at least the same level of privacy protection that we offer to our clients.
Diversity and inclusion are inherent values that drive our success
As a globally-minded Corporate Advisory, Horizons refuses to be held back by geographic or cultural boundaries, and endeavours to serve all persons, entities and stakeholders in formulating corporate business solutions.
We are at once an equal opportunity employer and service provider who does not discriminate on the grounds of sex, race, disability, family status, nationality, creed, political affiliation or any other factors. While this may read as standard boilerplate language, our livelihood depends on genuinely living up to such ideals.
As a corporate global citizen, we place great value on cross-cultural sensitivity and nuanced understanding. We put this understanding into real practice, remaining committed to viewing problems and challenges through multiple socio-cultural and systemic perspectives. This is the basis of our unique ability to advance highly creative client solutions that achieve successful outcomes.
In the full scope of these efforts, we attempt to function as a positive bridge builder between countries and cultures, fully serving our clients, their stakeholders and communities beyond. Such diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our advisory and its business objective.
Corporate Social Responsibility as it ought to be
As a Corporate Advisory, it goes without question that we are committed to conducting business in accordance with established best practices in each of the countries we operate in. Inherent in this objective is living up to the principles that best serve our clients, business partners, employees and at-large stakeholders.
In lieu of making a ‘big show’ of externals—building playgrounds, sponsoring fundraisers or boasting of commitments to environmental sustainability—our mission in corporate responsibility is to provide services and solutions that position our clients to be innately socially responsible in the course of their business. Included in this is the pursuit of business strategies that contribute to social development by aligning corporate incentives with social and environmental goals serving the public interest.
What we are talking about is paying employees fair wages, providing them with adequate health care and avoiding or ceasing activities destructive to the common good of society; it’s about working with clients to evolve beyond operating in an overly insular fashion, and foster outward creative thinking on how to solve problems by sharing knowledge and resources across sectors; it’s about identifying the costs, both literal and figurative, corporations transfer to society, and choosing to price them into an enterprise’s business.
Most notions of outward Corporate Social Responsibility exist largely as a marketing strategy under the guise of altruistic corporate behaviour. At Horizons, we take a different, more strategically focused approach to CSR. At the end of each day, we hope to achieve outcomes whose benefits carry little fanfare but have far-reaching results for our clients and beyond.
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