IBA China Working Group Newsletter, Message from Co-chairs, June 2020

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, co-chair of the IBA China Working Group, is happy to announce the publication of the second newsletter of the China Working Group (“CWG”)! Caroline thanks all IBA-CWG contributors, together with her co-chair, David Liu (JunHe LLP, Shanghai), their editor, Dominic Hui (Ribeiro Hui, HK) for the superb work. This edition brings 15 relevant articles related to Chinese laws.! A preview of the articles is given in the attached (PDF).  Special mention to the IBA CWG’s first webinar on May 21st, 2020  she moderated and which recorded a huge turnout from all over the world (see Caroline’s post here).

IBA CWG From the Co-Chairs, June 2020

The Variable Capital Company: an answer to Singapore’s fund management Sector?

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, the Chair of the Asia Pacific Region for Primerus, a society of the world’s finest independent, boutique law firms, is proud to contribute a feature article on its inaugural Vol. 1 Asia Pacific Newsletter published for April 2020.  Caroline and colleague, Matthew Boyd (Corporate Secretary, HJM Asia Law and Procosec Asia) shared their insights about the Variable Capital Companies Act 2018 which was passed into Singapore law on January 14th, 2020.  The creation of the Variable Capital Company (or “VCC”) represents Singapore’s efforts to boost its fund management industry by providing a fund-friendly legal entity. The article is also featured on the Primerus Xpress Corporate Client e-Newsletter. A special thanks to Chad Sluss (Senior Vice President of Services, Primerus) for coordinating the newsletter from start to finish.  You may access the newsletter and message from the Chair from the attached PDF.


Asia Pacific Newsletter – April 2020

Primerus Newsletter, 2020

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, is proud to be the Chair of the Asia Pacific Region of Primerus and publish the first Primerus Asia Pacific newsletter for 2020!  Thanks to our Asia members who contributed articles covering in brief: Labor Incident Act in Taiwan (by Jia-Wei Chao, Attorney of Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law); The Variable Capital Company in Singapore (by Matthew Boyd, Legal Executive of HJM Asia Law & Co LLC);  Whistleblowers’ protection by law in Australia (by Selwyn Black and Yue Lucy Han, lawyers from Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers); China’s amendment to Trademark Law (by Edward Sun and April Yang, lawyers from Hengtai Law Offices); Employee’s claim for coronavirus infection in Hong Kong (by Christine Wong of ONC Lawyers); and Employer’s obligations at workplace in Australia (by Murray Thornhill (Director) and Gemma Wheeler-Carver (Lawyer), from HHG Legal Group).  Click on this PDF to view the Message from the chair and contributors’ articles.  Asia Pacific Newsletter – April 2020


IBA China Working Group Newsletter, Message from Co-chairs, March 2020

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law and  co-chair the IBA China Working Group (“CWG”) with David Liu (Partner at JunHe LLP) are pleased with the release of the IBA CWG’s first newsletter of  2020!  The newsletter covers important legal developments in China as follows: “Alipay and the impact of e-payment systems resulting in new regulations in China and other jurisdictions”, “Compliance requirements and regulatory trends in cross-border transfers of personal information in China”, etc.. We appreciate the work of all contributors, authors and editorial team, especially Dominic Hui, active member of the IBA CWG in charge of the newsletter, who have worked hard to put this issue together. Click here to learn more about IBA CWG:



International Bar Association, China Working Group, “a note from the Co-Chairs”, September 2019

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law and Co-Chair of the International Bar Association China Working Group (“CWG”), together with the Co-Chair David Liu from JunHe, prepared a special welcome  note for the CWG newsletter for the 2019 Seoul Annual Conference covering different topics such as “Strategies for foreign CTAs to enter China”, “Opportunities for the legal industry in China’s Greater Bay Area” and “China sets up international commercial courts to promote the Belt and Road initiative”.

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Interview with Eckart Brodermann by Marc O. Dedman and Caroline Berube, Paradigm, International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Fall 2018

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law, and Marc O. Dedman, Partner of Spicer Rudstrom, had the opportunity to interview Eckart Brodermann about his new published article “UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, An Article-by-Article Commentary”, Wolters Kluwer, 2018. Please click the following link to read about the interview

Dedman Brodermann Berube

IBA Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee Newsletter, September 2015

Caroline Berube, the Managing Partner of HJM, is the Asia Pacific Forum Liaison Officer/ Publication Officer for the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee within the International Bar Association (IBA). Part of her duties include being the editor of the committee’s newsletter. This issue focused on the upcoming IBA Annual Conference in Vienna and various sessions organized by the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee. You can view the September 2015 newsletter here: IP Entertainment Law (Sept 2015)