Articles

“Pointers and Tips When Negotiating Contracts with Chinese Companies”- Canadian International Lawyer Journal, January 2015

On January 6th, 2015, Caroline Berube’s article was published in the Vol.10 of the Canadian International Lawyer Journal. It offers a detailed account of useful strategies and tips to consider when negotiating a contract with Chinese companies, namely: company searches and credit checks, undertaking other due diligence, use of contracts, and authorized signatories. You can find Caroline’s article on Page 33 of the journal: Canadian International Lawyer, Vol.10, No.1

“Effectively Accessing Chinese Consumers Through Distribution Relationships” by Michael L. Bohn and Caroline Berube, April 2014

An article authored by Michael L. Bohn, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek (WHD) and Caroline Berube, HJM Asia Law & Co LLC, titled “Effectively Accessing Chinese Consumers Through Distribution Relationships” was published in the latest WHD’s newsletter. You can view the complete article here.

“New Risks Emerge for U.S. Companies Operating in China” by Michael L. Bohn and Caroline Berube, March 2014

An article authored by Michael L. Bohn, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek (WHD) and Caroline Berube, HJM Asia Law & Co LLC, titled “New Risks Emerge for U.S. Companies Operating in China: Increased Enforcement Of Domestic Anti-Bribery Laws Has Created Additional Challenges” was published in the latest WHD’s newsletter. You can view the complete article here.

“Exiting China: Strategies for American Executive and Lawyer to Consider in Redeploying Assets from China to the United States or Third Countries”, December 2013

An article co-authored by John Donohue and Caroline Berube (both members of IBLC) titled “Exiting China: Strategies for American Executive and Lawyer to Consider in Redeploying Assets from China to the United States or Third Countries” was published in the December edition of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) news. OESA is the trade industry association for the automotive parts suppliers industry. The full article can be read here: Exiting China (Donohue) with CH and HJM Asia mastheads

November 2013- Canadian International Lawyer Journal

Caroline Berube and Ralf Ho wrote an article  for the Vol.9 No.2 issue of the Canadian International Lawyer Journal which was published this month. The article is titled  “Are Employees Protected in China? Or, What To Keep in Mind if You Intend To Hire Individuals in China.” The full article can be read here: CILJ, HJM Asia Law

September 2013 – Primerus Paradigm, Fall 2013 Edition

Caroline Berube, with the contribution of her colleagues, published an article on “Development of the Data Protection in China” for the Primerus Paradigm magazine in which she discusses the recent increased focus on data protection in China and regulations and policies which affect foreign companies. Here’s a link to the article: HJM-Asia-Law_TheDevelopmentOfDataProtectionInChina_Fall2013

Primerus Business Law Institute of Asia Pacific Newsletter – Volume 1, June 2013

Primerus has released its first PBLI-AP Newsletter. Caroline Berube, the managing partner of HJM, was the editor of the newsletter.  Additionally, Caroline and her colleague authored an article titled “Updates on the Personal Data Protection Act” in Singapore which can be found on page 7. The complete newsletter can be viewed here: Primerus_PBLI-AP_Newsletter_June2013

January 23rd, 2013 – Primerus Paradigm, Winter 2013 Edition

Please find enclosed a link to our contribution to the Winter 2013 edition of the Primerus Paradigm magazine.  In this article, the co-authors, Caroline Berube and Deborah Loedt, provide an overview of a foreign employer’s legal responsibilities when deciding to hire local and foreign employees in China.  We hope you find the article of interest.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss in further detail.

http://www.hjmasialaw.com/PDF/HJM_Primerus_Paradigm_Winter2013.pdf

December 18th, 2012

The continuation of our article on the pitfalls of doing business in China has been published in the Coopérative D’achats Stratégiques Industriels (Coop. CASI) newsletter, December 2012 edition. In this article our firm discusses the importance of understanding business cultures and working with your potential partner to negotiate a deal. Readers, please note that this article currently available in French only!  The article can be accessed here; the first article is available here.

“Le marché chinois des produits pharmaceutiques et chimiques”, Coopérative d’Achats Stratégiques Journal, May 1st, 2012

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube authored the article “Le marché chinois des produits pharmaceutiques et chimiques“, published in the Coopèrative d’Achats Stratègiques Journal, which looks at pharmaceutical and chemical products in the Chinese Market.

“The changing face of corporate law in Singapore”, Corporate INTL Magazine, February 12th, 2012

HJM Asia contributed an article titled “The changing face of corporate law in Singapore” in Corporate INTL Magazine.

November 1st, 2011

The essentials of investing for the first time in China – COOPÉRATIVE D’ACHATS STRATÉGIQUES INDUSTRIELS (CASI) Infolettre (in French)  To read the article, please click here.

October 1st, 2011

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube and Associate Bradley Alexander authored an article on “How to protect a trademark: China” published in the Volume 3, Issue 1, October 2011 of the International Bar Association Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee Newsletter. To read the article, please click here.

August 1st, 2011

Riccardo Cajola and Caroline Berube from HJM Asia & Cajola, wrote an article on “The distribution of commercial products in China: an analysis on possible strategies for entering the market” published in Telex Anie by the Federation of Electrotechnical and Electronic.  To read the article (in Italian), please click here.

January 1st, 2011

Getting the Deal Through – Private Equity (Fund Formation) 2011 (contributing editor: Casey Cogut of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP), authored by HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube. To read the article, please click here.

January 1st, 2011

Getting the Deal Through – Private Equity (Transactions) 2011 (contributing editor: Casey Cogut of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP), authored by HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube. To read the article, please click here.

July/August 2010

Caroline Berube, the managing partner of HJM Asia, and Riccardo Cajola, partner at Cajola & Associati, wrote an article on “Transfer of Technology in China” published in Telex Anie by the Federation of Electrotechnical and Electronic.
To read the article (in Italian), please click here.

May 1st, 2010

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube and her colleague James Yule authored a review of the book titled “Searching for success in judicial reform: voices from the Asia Pacific experience” issued in the International Bar Association Asia Pacific Regional Forum Newsletter, Volume 17, No. 1, May 2010. To read the article, please click here.

March 1st, 2010

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube and her colleague Shelly Chen authored an article in the IPBA Journal No. 57 March 2010 on “The effect of the anti-monopoly law in China – a practical case”. To read the article, please click here.

March 1st, 2010

Getting the Deal Through – Private Equity (Fund Formation) 2010 (contributing editor: Casey Cogut of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP), authored by HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube. To read the article, please click here.

March 1st, 2010

Getting the Deal Through – Private Equity (Transactions) 2010 (contributing editor: Casey Cogut of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP), authored by HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube. To read the article, please click here.

October 1st, 2009

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube and her colleague Patrick Pu authored an article titled “A brief review of China’s laws, regulations and policies in the wake of the current global financial crisis”, published in the Volume 16, No. 12 October 2009 of the International Bar Association Asia Pacific Regional Forum Newsletter. To read the article, please click here.

May 1st, 2009

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube authored an article in the Corporate UK on “Company formations in Singapore”. To read the article, please click here.

May 1st, 2009

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube authored an article in the Corporate UK on “Company formations in China”. To read the article, please click here.

March 1st, 2009

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube authored an article in the Corporate UK on “South-east Asia focus”. To read the article, please click here.

March 1st, 2009

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube authored an article in the Orchimedia e-bulletin on “Protect your intellectual property in China”. To read the article (in French), please click here.

March 1st, 2009

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube and her colleague Shelly Chen authored an article in the IBA Arbitration Committee Newsletter on “Arbitration in China: judicial support and supervision of foreign interests”. To read the article, please click here.

March 1st, 2009

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube and her colleague Patrick Pu authored an article in the IPBA Journal No. 53 March 2009 on “Bankruptcy and insolvency in the PRC: a myth?”. To read the article, please click here.

February 1st, 2009

HJM Asia Managing Partner Caroline Berube authored an article in the Corporate UK on “Full service law firms: who’s who?”. To read the article, please click here.