Roberto Gilardino

Roberto Gilardino is our exclusively recommended Investigation Services expert in China on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Roberto directly using the contact details listed above.

Roberto is Regional Partner at Horizons, supervising the advisory’s activities in North Asia as well as additional countries.

From the Horizons lead office in the heart of downtown Shanghai, Roberto, in addition to his portfolio, oversees the advisory’s transnational operations. His Shanghai-based team, whose expertise rests in corporate issues and property safeguard, liaises day-to-day with Horizons’ regional offices, serving as the advisory’s global gateway.

Roberto’s background and skill-set lie in international business and corporate law with a special attention on corporate government, strategy and shareholder protection. He is further highly judicious in proving clients with robust M&A support and negotiation analysis. Having a deep sense of cross-cultural issues in cross-border transactions and corporate matters, Roberto and his team provide clients with unique insights and strategies related to the difficult-to-read, often behind the scenes, nuances in transnational business.

Serving as a versatile leader, Roberto is equally able to tend to highly positioned clients and liaise with governmental entities, as he is able to roll up his sleeves and attend to the nuts and bolt work corporate advisory.

Firm Overview:

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.

Horizons is a unique advisory firm providing highly specialised 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.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Roberto Gilardino and Horizons Corporate Advisory in China (

Axis Geffen

Axis Geffen is our exclusively recommended Investigation Services expert in Canada on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Axis directly using the contact details listed above.

Axis is the founder and president of AXIS VERO INCORPORATED, an Ontario, Canada-based Private Investigation Firm that offers an extensive array of investigative services to a broad spectrum of clients as well as providing investigative support, training and security consulting to a number of established Private Investigation and Security Agencies worldwide.

Axis is an Information Gathering Specialist with extensive experience in Technical Surveillance Countermeasures, Anti-Terrorism and Narcotics Investigations. Axis is relied on by Security and Investigation Agencies as well as Formal Investigative Bodies. He is a commissioned author, mentor and his investigative experience encompasses all aspects of the investigative industry including;

  • Undercover operations
  • Surveillance,
  • WSIB and Insurance investigations,
  • Family Law investigations
  • Fraud investigations,
  • Privacy matters,
  • Research and Due Diligence,
  • Mergers and Acquisitions investigations,
  • Digital Forensic investigations,
  • Data Retrieval,
  • Post-Termination investigations,
  • Employment Law Investigations,
  • Harassment/Sexual Harassment/Bullying investigations,
  • Counter-Surveillance investigations,
  • Missing Persons and Heir Location investigations,
  • Corporate investigations,
  • Criminal investigations,
  • Vandalism and Theft investigations,
  • Internal Corporate investigations,
  • Labour Dispute Management / Resolution,
  • Interviews and Statement Taking,
  • Background Research,
  • Civil and Domestic investigations
  • Process Service,
  • Hague Law related investigations,
  • Intellectual Property investigations,
  • Site Security Analysis,
  • Risk Assessment and Prevention,
  • Loss Prevention Operations,
  • Personal and Physical Security,
  • Personal Injury Claims Support and Accident investigation,
  • Drone investigations,
  • Marine investigations,
  • Commercial Airline/Airline investigations,
  • Cold Case investigations,
  • Social Media/Alternate Identity Locate investigations,
  • Witness location and location for international service investigations,
  • Design / Installation of Camera systems,
  • Troubleshooting / repair of sensitive electronics and various security systems.

Axis Geffen is also one of the very few individuals in the Province of Ontario to be awarded with the distinction of Non-Lawyer Notary Public, which permits him to verify evidence and Affidavits for use in court within the USA and internationally. At the time of this writing, Mr. Geffen is the only Private Investigator in Ontario, Canada to have ever been permitted this achievement.

Finally, Mr. Geffen is known to assist a number of charities around the world, serving in the capacity of adviser, as well as conducting due diligence & various investigations. Mr. Geffen is an active/participating member in good standing of the World Association of Detectives, the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, and the California, Texas, and Florida Associations of Licenced Investigators.